Thursday, March 25, 2010

Special Congrats Announcement!

We interrupt our regular YA Fresh blogging with this SPECIAL announcement...

Our own Tina Ferraro is a RITA finalist for her young adult novel, THE ABC's of KISSING BOYS!!!! Yes, that makes Tina a two-time finalist for the Romance Writers of America's prestigious award for How To Hook a Hottie and now ABC's.

Also, Tina has recently become a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence YA category.

Yes, Tina is on fire, YA Freshers! *sizzle, sizzle*

Huge Congrats, Tina Ferraro!!!!

Let's also send congrats to the other awesome YA RITA finalists for Best Young Adult Romance:

2010 RITA for Young Adult Romance
Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog
Random House Group, Delacorte Press
ISBN: 978-0-385-738494

Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter
Hyperion Books for Children
Editor: Jennifer Besser
ISBN: 978-1-423-11638-7

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Walker Books for Young Readers
Editor: Emily Easton
ISBN: 978-0-8027-9823-7

Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books, MTV Books
Editor: Jennifer Heddle
ISBN: 978-1-416-57173-5

The ABC's of Kissing Boys by Tina Ferraro
Random House Group, Delacorte Press
Editor: Krista Marino
ISBN: 978-0-385-73582-7

Nothing Like You by Lauren Strasnick
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Editor: Anica Rissi
ISBN: 978-1-416-98264-7

*sigh* I just love RWA RITA time!!

6 fresh comments:

TinaFerraro said...

Thanks so much, Kelly, and allow me to remind our readers that in 2008, you were a *double* Rita finalist yourself!

I was THRILLED to get the call, and I'm delighted to be in the company of these fine authors.

And look for the story behind The Call tomorrow...

Aliya said...

Congrats to all the authors! :)

bookaholic said...

Yay for Tina!! Congrats!

Janie Emaus said...

Tina - you are on fire!

Laurena said...

Congratulations to all of the authors...but to Tina especially!

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