My heartfelt congratulations goes out to:
Jill Shalvis for a DOUBLE FINAL!!!! Simply Irresistible in the RITA Contemporary Single Title Romance category AND for "Friendly Fire" in Born on the 4th of July in the RITA Romance Novella category-Jill is one of my all-time FAVORITE authors! (I've met her a few times, but I'm sure she might consider it stalking!)
Sherry Thomas for His at Night in the RITA Historical Romance category --Sherry is an Austin RWA member and she WON the RITA last year for her book Not Quite a Husband!
Melissa Mayhue for A Highlander's Homecoming in the RITA Paranormal Romance category-- Melissa is a fellow Celtic Heart
Chris Campillo for Sail Away in the Golden Heart Contemporary Single Title category-- Chris is another Austin RWA member
CONGRATULATIONS, LADIES! I'LL BE ROOTING FOR YOU ON JULY 1ST!!!