|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
|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
|Great Review! Susanna Carr
received her first review for THE WRONG BRIDE from
MyShelf.com. It was positively glowing!
Congratulations, Susanna! (1/02)
|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!
|Proposals! Susan Browne is
currently in the process of sending out proposals for her
second novel, DREAMS OF BALLYDARA, to agents. Good
luck, Susan. We're rooting for you!
||Now in Paperback! In February
2002 the long-awaited paperback of Stella Cameron's
FINDING IAN comes out and in March, THE ORPHAN, Book #4 in
the Mayfair Square Series will be released. Way to
|Almost Finished! Stella Cameron
is buried in deep, dark deadline hell, but she is writing
the last chapter of COLD DAY IN JULY. She says
that's the good news, on the flip side, revision comes
|First Book! Johanna Asmi, writing as Susanna Carr, has had her first paperback book published by Heartline Books. Go to www.heartlinebooks.com to check out THE WRONG BRIDE!
|Request from Agent! Agent Michelle Grajkowski requested a full manuscript of THE HEART OF A WOLF from Jesse Petersen. Good Luck Jesse!
|Another Complete! Kim
Waltemeyer at Berkley
is currently reviewing Susan Browne's first novel, HOME TO
BALLYDARA. We'll keep our fingers crossed for you!
|Partial! A partial of Jesse
Petersen's THE HEART OF A WOLF was requested by
Avon. Way to go!
|Two More Books! Pat
Pritchard recently sold two more books to Kensington for
their Ballad Historical line. Can't wait to read
|Yet another request!
Besides her luck with the above mentioned manuscript,
Jesse Petersen has also had wonderful luck with HER SILENT
HEART. The full manuscript has been requested by
Karen Kosztolniyk, Senior Editor at Warner Books.
You're on a roll, Jesse!
|THE CALL! Deborah
Schneider was chosen as one of three finalists in RT's New
Historical Voice Contest. Only the first place
winner was promised a book contract, but second place
Debbie also received a book contract. They know
talent when they see it! Her book, BENEATH A SILVER
MOON, is scheduled for release September 2002.
|Partial request! Dorchester
requested a partial of Rohn Federbush's historical
COURTSHIP'S TOLL. Good luck Rohn!
|Contest Finalist! Rohn
Federbush was a finalist in the Paranormal category of The
Heart of the West RWA contest. Way to go, Rohn!
|Bestseller! Jane Porter's
CHRISTOS'S PROMISE hit #3 on Waldenbooks Bestseller List
for Series Romance in October and stayed there for two
weeks! Congratulations, Jane!
|UK Bestseller! Jane
Porter's THE SHEIKH'S WIFE hit #77 on the UK's Booktrack
Hit 100 list. THE SHEIKH'S WIFE will be released in
the US in May 2002. Looking forward to reading it,
|Keepers! Three of our
published authors won the Emerald City Keeper Award:
Nadine Miller for Best Regency with THE YORKSHIRE LADY,
Pam Binder for Best Paranormal with THE ENCHANTMENT, and
Jane Porter for Best Short Contemporary with THE ITALIAN
GROOM. Congratulations Ladies!
|Double Winner! Our own
Gerri Russell placed 1st in the Paranormal category of the
Emerald City Opener contest and 3rd in the Historical
category. Good job Gerri!