There have been a lot of comments this week about the Romance Writers of America annual national conference. It ends each year with a huge gala where they present the RITAs and the Golden Heart awards. (Think of it as the Oscars of the Romance Realm.) RITAs are for the best books by published authors. The Golden Heart is awarded to an author who … well, here’s what the RWA has to say about it:

1,200 romance manuscripts are entered in the Golden Heart each year by writers who have not accepted a publishing offer for a work of original fictional narrative prose of 20,000 words or more from any non-Subsidy, non-Vanity Publisher (by the contest entry deadline).

Last night, the Golden Heart for Contemporary Single Title (in other words, not a series) was awarded to …

…. drum roll please …

Vivi Andrews
for her manuscript Easy Money.

Yes, Vivi Andrews who blogged here last Saturday, and gave away a copy of her Serengeti Heat to Ioki_Jo.

So HUGE HUGE HUGE congratulations to my fellow Samhain author. We’re all proud of you, Vivi!

If you want to send your congratulations to Vivi personally, her email address is Vivi @Viviandrews DOT com

Vivi’s Golden!
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4 thoughts on “Vivi’s Golden!

  • July 19, 2009 at 4:43 am
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    Congratulations =)

    Is there smoe kind of TV shows for this awards? Where can we see the other winners?

    tynga85AThotmailDOTcom

  • July 19, 2009 at 4:47 am
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    Hi, Tynga

    No, more's the pity but there's no broadcasts of the event. I followed it last night on twitter as many of the attendees were twittering the results live. I'm sure there'll be a lot of blogs going up today with more information.

    Here's a blog post that shows who was nominated – there are some big names for the RITAs – Nora Roberts, etc. http://ridingwiththetopdown.blogspot.com/2009/07/rita-awards.html
    or here: http://www.rwanational.org/cs/2009_rita_and_gh_finalists_announcement

    But I notice that not even the RWA site has the winners up yet. I'll post something here if I do find a complete list. I'm sure there'll be one up soon.

  • July 20, 2009 at 6:38 am
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    Thank you, Leah! And everyone else for your congrats! It's such a thrill and I'm just floored by how wonderful everyone has been. Thank you again!

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