Wednesday, December 09, 2009

congratulations in order

Current work: French duo book 2 (and seeing my accountant)
Listening to: Corelli (yup, stress puppy’s back)
Reading: Jan Jones, Fortunate Wager – read this in one sitting. I love Jan’s Newmarket books because she has the place spot on. I also love her characterisation (Caroline is a tad unconventional and utterly lovely – the kind you’d want to be your friend; and Alexander is just gorgeous), her dialogue, the way she writes the most horrible villains, and the rollicking good pace of her stories. (Jan, you’d better have the next one almost complete now. Impatient readers – i.e. me – want the next one…)

Guess I was a bit optimistic yesterday re Dad. Will gloss over the really upsetting stuff (which I have vented – am not bottling it up, and thanks to my best friend for ringing me last night to cheer me up) and instead focus on the good: the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards 2009 nominations have been announced. Some of my writing mates are on the list and I’m so pleased for them: Jessica Hart has a double nomination, firstly for the Career Achievement (Series) and secondly for the Best Romance; Sarah Morgan and Jennie Lucas for Best Presents Extra; Fiona Harper and Nicola Marsh for Best Romance; and Abby Green with a DOUBLE nom for Best Presents. Congrats to all of them.

(Oh, yeah. And I’m also listed for Best Presents with Surrender to the Playboy Sheikh. Special thanks to lovely Sarah Morgan for telling me yesterday evening when I was at a pretty low ebb.)

14 comments:

Michelle Styles said...

Many many congratulations!!!

ninaharrington said...

How fantastic is that!
Many, many congratulations for your nomination - and to all the nominees.
You must be thrilled at being nominated for the Best Presents - and I did love that cover! LOL
I do hope that you will treat yourself with something lovely today.

Jan Jones said...

That's fabulous, Kate! Love seeing my mates' names on nomination lists.

And I am SO relieved you liked Fortunate Wager

(((on the bad stuff))) + xxxxxxx on the good.

Liz Fielding said...

Hooray! Congratulations for the Best Presents nom. Hugs on everything else.

Nicola Marsh said...

Huge congrats Kate!!!!

And thanks for sharing the good news with me :)

Sharon said...

Fantastico news - well done you - and to everyone else who is nominated.
Way to go!
x

Kimberly Lang said...

Yay! You rock!!

(As does Nic, but this isn't her blog...)

Nell Dixon said...

Congratulations!!!!

Caroline Storer said...

Ohh congratulations to you and all the other on the list for the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Awards 2009 When do you find out if you have won? Take care. Caroline x

Lacey Devlin said...

Congrats Kate :D :D :D

Elaine said...

I also loved Fortunate Wager and delighted to be able to tell Jan so a week or two ago when we converged on Cambridge to scoff sticky toffee pudding et al.

And congrats to you too!

Shirley Wells said...

Wow! Belated congratulations. How exciting is that? Best Presents, eh? I absolutely adored Surrender to the Playboy Sheikh. Thoroughly deserved!

Olivia Ryan said...

Great news, Kate. Well done you! x

Kate Hardy said...

Thanks, all - I'm so thrilled about it! (Sorry, meant to post my thanks ages ago. Been a bit distracted...)