2009 Rita Nominations

The calls are going out today to 2009 Rita and Golden Heart finalists. Official results are going up at the RWA site and Twitter is also hopping. ¬†Just search for hashtag #rwanoms for a live feed. ¬†(And, no, you don’t have to be a Twit to follow results.)

Developing story…

We can report first here that Sherry Thomas was nominated for Best First Book, as well as Historical Romance.

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4 Responses to “2009 Rita Nominations”

  1. library addict says:

    Congrats to all the nominees.

    Glad to see Karen Templeton’s book is one of the finalists. It’s in my TBR pile.

  2. Magnolia88 says:

    That link to results does not work for me.

    But there are some great books nominated for Best Historical Romance (in addition to Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas).

    I’d have a hard time choosing on that list, although I think The Spymaster’s Lady will have a lot of fans.

  3. Susan/DC says:

    Once again I’ve not read a huge proportion of the books so am not invested in the winners in those categories. However, I completely disagree with the nominees in one of the few books I did read: in the anthology “It Happened One Night”, I thought the Laurens story was a complete cliche and the D’Alessandro story ho hum, whereas the Balogh was good and Hern story quite strong. So of course it’s the Laurens and D’Alessandrio that are finalists — this is one reason I tend not to pay too much attention to awards.

  4. AAR Lynn says:

    Susan –

    I kind of had a similar feeling with the Snowy Night With a Stranger anthology. I thought the Jane Feather and Sabrina Jeffries stories were both good, but London’s was the one that got the nod.

    It will be interesting to see who wins everything, though. I think I’ll have fun watching!