Friday, April 17, 2009

Color Me Surprised

Good news is always welcome, especially when things aren't going well. That's what happened today. While picking up by grandson from pre-K this afternoon, after fighting him only hours before about going to school, I received a phone call that turned my day around and brought out the sunshine. The short contemporary category coordinator for the National Readers Choice Award contest called me to let me know that my first Harlequin American, FAMILY BY DESIGN, is a finalist in the contest. NRCA is judged by readers across the United States, so being chosen a finalist is, to me, a very prestigious honor. This is my second time as a finalist in this contest. The first time was with my debut Silhouette Romance, RACHEL'S RESCUER, in 2001. I wasn't at all disappointed not to win, because just being among some of the best in the business was a thrill.

Sadly, I won't be attending RWA's National Conference in Washington, D.C. where the winners of the NRCA will be announced in July. But just knowing one of my books is again among books by some of the finest authors in the romance industry puts a big smile on my face.

Thank you, readers! And thank you, OKRWA!


Penny Rader said...

Woo-hoo, Rox! Mega congrats on being a finalist. I'm so proud of you and thrilled for you!

j-momma said...

YAY ROX!!!! Can we the general public vote (I mean stuff the ballot box)?

Roxann Delaney said...

Thanks, Penny! It really was a surprise.

Roxann Delaney said...

Hey, Julie! I wish you could vote. ::grin:: And ha ha ha on stuffing the ballot box.