Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A VERY Big Day!


I haven't been able to post anything much lately, but boy did I luck out on getting the joy of handling today's news.

Sunday afternoon was a VERY big day for The Knight Agency. Around noon the emails started pouring in as our clients were proudly reporting back to us with their nominations for the much anticipated 2007 RWA National Awards.

and the Drum Roll PLEASE!

This year we have four authors bringing home seven nominations for the highly regarded RITA AWARD. The RWA’s RITA is the highest award of distinction and is the most sought-after award in romance publishing today. The 1,100 romance novels entered in this year’s contest have been narrowed down to nearly 100 finalists in 12 categories.


2007 RITA for Best First Book Finalists

Rekindled by Tamera Alexander
Bethany House Publishers - Karen Schurrer, editor

Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday
Dorchester Publishing - Leah Hultenschmidt, editor


2007 RITA for Best Inspirational Romance Finalists

Revealed by Tamera Alexander
Bethany House Publishers - Karen Schurrer, editor

Rekindled by Tamera Alexander
Bethany House Publishers - Karen Schurrer, editor

2007 RITA for Best Romantic Novella Finalists

"Her Mad Grace" in Bad Boys Ahoy! by Sylvia Day
Kensington Books - Kate Duffy, editor

2007 RITA for Best Short Contemporary Romance Finalists


Rapid Fire by Jessica Andersen
Harlequin Enterprises - Allison Lyons, editor

2007 RITA Finalists for a Novel with Strong Romantic Elements

Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday
Dorchester Publishing - Leah Hultenschmidt, editor

We are just as proud to also announce four extremely talented women who have been nominated for the 2007 Golden Heart award. RWA’s Golden Heart contest honors the best unpublished manuscripts of the romance genre. Nearly 1,100 manuscripts were entered by aspiring writers in the 10-category contest.

2007 Golden Heart for Best Contemporary Single Title Romance Manuscript Finalists

Touch of Danger by Susan Paytas

2007 Golden Heart for Best Paranormal Romance Manuscript Finalists

All Fired Up
by Kristen Painter

2007 Golden Heart for Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements Manuscript Finalists

The Miseducation of April Hillson by Maureen McGowan

According To Jane by Marilyn Weigel


To all of our lovely ladies, I speak for the entire team in offering the biggest round of appluase you can imagine. We couldn't be any prouder! Way to go and we will all have our fingers crossed until the Award’s ceremony at RWA’s 27th Annual Conference held July 11-14, 2007 in Dallas, TX.





12 Comments:

Blogger Bonnie Ferguson said...

Congrats, ladies! And congrats to the Knight Agency! :)

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 12:39:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Maureen McGowan said...

Thanks Deidre! The support I feel from the agency means so much to me. See you this weekend!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 12:52:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Yasamin said...

congrats to them all!! I just read Spying in High Heels and I looooovvvveeeeddddd it!!! :D talk about hilarious!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 2:37:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Shannon McKelden said...

You rock, ladies!! Congrats, and I will have all my fingers crossed for you.
Shannon

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 3:20:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kristen Painter said...

I second what Maureen said. You guys are so wonderful and supportive.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 5:42:00 PM EDT  
Blogger blueberri said...

Super congrats to the talented authors who finaled!!! WOOHOO!!! AWESOME!!! I have my fingers crossed for you all!!! TKA ROCKS!!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 6:31:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Lis said...

Congratulations!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 6:48:00 PM EDT  
Anonymous Marilyn Weigel said...

And I'm echoing Maureen and Kristen here :). It's wonderful to be one of The Knight Agency clients!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007 at 7:30:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Marley Gibson said...

Huge CONGRATS to TKA and all the sistahs who are finalists! Wish I could be there to cheer you each on!!!

Marley = )

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 10:27:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Liane Gentry Skye said...

Way to go, ladies! You're all an inspiration to those of us who are still pushing towards the dream.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 10:37:00 AM EDT  
Blogger Rae Monet said...

Whoo hooo, Yay team!!!! I'm so proud to be a part of KA ;)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 12:34:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Kate Pearce said...

Congrats everyone!

Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 11:32:00 PM EDT  

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