Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Exciting News! (Although, I'm still in state of shock. haha!)

GRAFFITI GIRL is a DOUBLE FINALIST in the Romance Writers of America RITA awards in the Young Adult category and Best First Book.

("RITA awards are presented annually to the best published romance novels of the year. The award itself is a golden statuette named after RWA's first president, Rita Clay Estrada, and has become the symbol for the best in published romance fiction.")

I'm thrilled and honored, as well as being in such great company in the Young adult category with the following young adult authors:

2008 RITA for Young Adult Romance

Girl at Sea by Maureen Johnson
HarperCollins Publishers, HarperTeen - (978-0-06-054144-6)

Graffiti Girl by Kelly Parra
Simon & Schuster, MTV Books/Pocket - (141653461X)
Jennifer Heddle, editor

Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles
Llewellyn Worldwide, Flux - (978-0-7387-1018-1)
Andrew Karre, editor

Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
HarperCollins Publishers, HarperTeen - (978-0-06-121465-3)
Anne Hoppe and Nick Lake, editors

11 fresh comments:

TinaFerraro said...

Seeing this post gave me chills, Kelly! As we have discussed on the phone, I am absolutely thrilled for you, and so proud of you, too.

You're a rock star!

Kelly Parra said...

Thank you, Tina!!

And as I also said you on the phone--thanks for always being there and helping with GG all those months!

stephhale said...

Yeah, Kelly. You rock!

Kelly Parra said...

Thank you, Steph!!

Alyson Noel said...

Yay YOU!!

Anonymous said...

That's so great! Much deserved :)

Megan said...

I am really excited for you! Congratulations.

Kelly Parra said...

Thanks so much, Alyson, Bria, and Megan!!

WannabeWriter said...

Congrats!! I loved Graffiti Girl & my fingers are crossed for you.

:] Paige

Lis said...


Kelly Parra said...

Paige, thanks so much! I'm really glad you enjoyed GG!

Thank you, Lis!