Friday, February 10, 2012

some thrilling news

Current work: Vienna book
Listening to: Josh Groban
Reading: Rachel Hore, The Glass Painter’s Daughter (enjoying)

Sorry for my absence this week – it’s been a bit of a tricky time, but my mantra for the week is ‘onwards and upwards’.

Anyway, I’m pleased to say that my 51st M&B, ‘Once a Playboy…’, has just been accepted and will be out as a Medical Romance in September 2012.

There’s more – wait for it – something that I’ve been sitting on since Christmas Eve (and what a Christmas pressie that was). Excellent birthday pressie, as the news is out today: the RoNA shortlists have been announced, and I’ve been shortlisted for the RoNA Rose award with A Christmas Knight.

It’s a real thrill to be shortlisted – especially as I’ve read all the other books on the shortlist and know how high the bar is set. And everyone on the list is a friend of mine, so I am really looking forward to cheering on the winner on 5 March :o)

You can see more about it here – on the RNA awards website, and you can also see the other categories, too. Congratulations to all the shortlistees!

14 comments:

Nina Harrington said...

Many, many congratulations Kate. You must be delighted. :-)

Rachel Lyndhurst said...

Fantastic news,Kate and very well done!! X

Jan Jones said...

So pleased for you, hon. Looking forward to seeing you next month :)

Caroline said...

Huge congratulations Kate - so exciting. Fingers crossed for you. Caroline x

Jessica Hart said...

Great news - especially with number 51 done and dusted too. Double congratulations, Kate, and see you - and Jan! - in March```!

Liz Fielding said...

Ack - the announcement today caught me by surprise. Many congratulations, Kate - looking forward to seeing you on the 5th

Nell Dixon said...

Fab news!

Nas Dean said...

Congratulations Kate and all the best for A CHRISTMAS KNIGHT!

Happy Birthday to you!

Morton S Gray said...

Congratulations on your birthday and the nomination. How exciting! Mx

Shirley Wells said...

Fabulous news, Kate. Congratulations. As you know, I love, love, love A CHRISTMAS KNIGHT.

What a great birthday present. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Liz Fielding said...

Happy birthday (((Kate)))!

suzy doodling said...

That is indeed thrilling news. Good luck.

Olivia Ryan said...

Fantastic news, Kate - I saw your name on the shortlist. You must be thrilled!

Kate Hardy said...

Thank you, everyone, for the lovely wishes. I'm so thrilled about the shortlisting :) And the announcement date made it a really special birthday pressie!