The RWA conference is still going on in America, and the RITA winners were announced last night. I'm delighted to say that I know one of them! So three cheers for Barbara Hannay for winning the Traditional Category with Claiming His Family.
When you know several of the shortlisted people and you want them ALL to win (I so wanted Fiona Harper and Marion Lennox to bring a Rita back, but they were in the same category - why can't we have a triple tie?? - and I wanted Jill Shalvis to win in her category too as her books are fab) the results are always going to be a little bittersweet, but I'm really pleased for Barbara. (She's written a book in a trilogy with Liz Fielding and Jackie Braun that I just can't wait to read.)
Rest of the winners are up at the Pink Heart Society (link is directly to the post) so go and raise a glass to the winners.