Friday, March 25, 2011

2011 RITA® and Golden Heart® Finalists!

Romance Writers of America® announced their finalists for the 2011 RITA® and Golden Heart® Awards this morning!

In the Young Adult category, honoring romance fiction published in 2010, here are the RITA® finalists:

Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing; Annette Pollert, editor)
The Clearing by Heather Davis (Houghton Mifflin Graphia; Julie Tibbott, editor)
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing; Karen Wojtyla, editor)
I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan (Scholastic; Cheryl Klein, editor)
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa (Harlequin Teen; Natashya Wilson, editor)
Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles (Walker Publishing; Emily Easton, editor)

In the Young Adult category, honoring 2010 unpublished romance manuscripts, here are the Golden Heart® finalists:

Irresistible by Suzanne Kaufman Kalb
The Dead Guy Downstairs by Sheri Adkins
The Lies that Bind by Shelley Coriell
Maids of Honor by Jennifer Stark w/a Jennifer McGowan
Piper's Kiss by Sheryl Carpenter
Secret Life by Bria Quinlan
Underhanded by Shoshana Brown

Winners of the awards will be announced July 1, 2011 at the RITA® and Golden Heart® Awards Ceremony to be held at RWA’s 31st Annual National Conference in New York, New York.

Congratulations to all the finalists!

7 fresh comments:

Shannon said...

Is there a similar award for young adult non romance? I am always on the lookout for awards for yet to be published manuscripts.

TinaFerraro said...

Shannon, that's a good question. I don't have an answer to that, but maybe some of our readers could help out?

Janie Emaus said...

Congratulations to all the finalist. You're already winners in my book.

mariska said...

Congrats to all the finalist. Too bad that i haven't read any of them *grins*

Kelly (Lynn) Parra said...

Congrats to the finalists!!!

Bria Quinlan said...

Thanks for the shout out to all us Golden Hearters too!!! I came to do my weekly read and there we were


TinaFerraro said...

Hey, Bria, we always support the Golden Heart and Rita finalists! Such an exciting time! Congrats to you...