|Rita finalist!! Nadine Miller's
2002 release, KISSING COUSINS, is also a Rita finalist!
Wow!!! Two Ritas in our group!! We are so excited
for you, Jane and Nadine!! (03/03)
|Rita Finalist!! Jane Porter's
Jan '03 release, LAZARO'S REVENGE, is a 2002 Rita finalist!! (03/03)
|Partials Requested!! Erin
Eisenberg and Barb Roberts BOTH had partials requested by
Harlequin at the Sleepless in Silverdale conference. Way
to go, guys!!! (2/03)
|USA Today Bestseller! Elizabeth
Boyle's ONE NIGHT OF PASSION, a July 2002 release, has hit the
USA Today list at #104. We are so excited for you,
|Second Printing! Melinda Rucker
Haynes' THE ETERNAL TRUST has gone into second printing!
Even better, it happened before the books were even in stores!
Way to go, Melinda! (7/02)
|RT Review! Elizabeth Boyle's new
book ONE NIGHT OF PASSION, out in July, received a 4 and 1/2
star rating from Romantic Times Magazine! We can't wait to
read it ourselves! Congratulations, Elizabeth! (6/02)
|Review! Pat Pritchard's book
LUCK OF THE DRAW was recently reviewed in the Mukilteo Beacon!
To read it, go to http://www.mukilteobeacon.com/authors.shtml.
Congratulations, Pat! (6/02)
|Contest Finalist! Jane Porter's
CHRISTOS'S PROMISE has finaled in the Short Contemporary
category of the Greater Detroit chapter's "Bookseller's
Best Award" contest! The winner will be announced at
the National conference. Good luck, Jane! (6/02)
|Finished MS! Karen Hugh and Dori
Lucero both recently announced that they've finished their
manuscripts. Way to go, Ladies! You've accomplished
a big step! (5/02)
|Full Request! DeeAnna Galbraith
had the honor of a full request from Harlequin Super. Good
luck, DeeAnna! (5/02)
|PW Review! Publisher's Weekly
did a glowing review of Melinda Rucker Haynes' THE ETERNAL
TRUST. To read it, check out the May 20th issue.
Congratulations, Melinda! (5/02)
|RT Article! Deborah Schneider
was asked to write an article for Romantic Times Magazine about
storytelling festivals for the August issue. Her book
comes out in September so the timing is perfect. Good job,
|Agent! Jesse Peterson got a call
from her first pick agent asking to represent her!
Congratulations, Jesse! (5/02)
|Request for Full! Jesse Petersen
received a request for a full manuscript from editor Melissa
Endlich of Harlequin Historicals for her book HEART OF A WOLF.
Way to go, and good luck! (4/02)
|Website feature! Deborah
Schneider's September 2002 release, BENEATH A SILVER MOON, is
currently being featured on Dorchester's web site as part of
their contest promotion. What a great way to get some free
|Netherlands Sale! A foreign
edition of Pat Pritchard's American West historical, YANKEE
WIFE, recently sold in The Netherlands! That's so
exciting, Pat! Way to go! (4/02)
|RITA Finalist! Janice Johnson is
a RITA finalist in the category of long contemporary for her
book THE WORLD OF A CHILD. This is her fourth RITA
nomination. Congratulations, Janice! (4/02)
|Another RITA Finalist! Our own
Jane Porter is a RITA finalist in the short contemporary
category for her book IN DANTE'S DEBT! We're rooting for
you, Jane! (4/02)
|Library Copies! Pat Pritchard
recently received notice that the King County Library System
will be buying ten copies of LUCK OF THE DRAW, her March
release, and they plan to purchase her August release as well!
Great job on marketing, Pat! (4/02)
|RT Award Nominee! Elizabeth
Boyle's last book, ONCE TEMPTED, has been nominated for a
Romantic Times award for Best Historical Romantic Adventure!
We're rooting for you, Elizabeth! (3/02)
|Contest Finalist! Susanna Carr's
short contemporary, THE WRONG BRIDE, was chosen as one of five
finalists for the Colorado Romance Writers' Award of Excellence.
The winner will be announced in May. Good luck, Susanna!
|RT Top Pick! Nadine Miller's
regency romance, KISSING COUSINS, received a 4 1/2 Top Pick from
Romantic Times! KISSING COUSINS will hit the shelves in
April. Don't miss it! (3/02)
|Request for Full! Jesse Petersen
received a request for a full from Pocket for her manuscript HER
SILENT HEART! Good luck, Jesse! (3/02)
|Russian Release! Adrianne Lee
recently received a copy of her hard cover anthology, NAUGHTY
NAUGHTY, released in Russia. The anthology was released in
the US by St. Martin's Press a year ago and also features
stories by Susan Johnson, Leandra Logan, and Anne Marie Winston.
|Good for her, sad for us. Jesse
Petersen announced that she will be moving out of state because
of her husband's job transfer. Jesse has had a huge
positive impact on our chapter and will be sorely missed.
Keep in touch, Jesse. We'll be first in line when you
become published! (2/02)
|Full Request! Dawn Gothro
received a request for a full manuscript from an agent!
Way to go! (2/02)
|UK Release and Honors! Jane
Porter's IN DANTE'S DEBT was released in February in the UK.
It also hit UK's Booktrack Hot 100 Index at #79! IN
DANTE'S DEBT will be released in March in Australia and January
2003 in the US. Congratulations Jane! We look
forward to reading it! (2/02)
|Radio Show! Darcy Carson
recently received a call from a producer asking if she'd be
willing to put her Romance Review show on live radio. This
is the same as the Internet show she did in the past where she
interviewed romance authors. Keep us posted Darcy! (2/02)
|Two Partial Requests! DeeAnna
Galbraith got a partial request from St. Martin's Press only
three weeks after sending her query! She also got a
partial request from Harlequin Superromance only five weeks
after sending her query! Good luck DeeAnna! (2/02)
|Great Review! Susanna Carr
received her first review for THE WRONG BRIDE from MyShelf.com.
It was positively glowing! Congratulations, Susanna!
|Hardcover! Five Star Original
Romance will be releasing Melinda Rucker Haynes's paranormal,
THE ETERNAL TRUST, as a hardcover in June 2002 as a second lead title
. Way to go, Melinda! (1/02)
|Moving into the Japanese Market!
Jane Porter has announced that Harlequin Japan will be featuring
her in their April newsletter and publishing her first three
books for three consecutive months. For those who have
never seen them, in Japan Harlequins are issued as 'comic
books'. We dying to see them, Jane! Congratulations!