Saturday, March 26, 2011

Congrats! Kelly Ann Riley

2011 RITA Finalists for Inspirational Romance
Look! Look! Look!

There’s a Love Inspired Suspense in the running, not in the inspy category, but in the Best First Book.
Firestorm by Kelly Ann Riley (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense; Tina James, editor)

Congrats Kelly, you do the Craftie Ladies proud!

Over on the Craftie Ladies of Romance, our own Linda Goodnight is a finalist with not one BUT TWO books.
Finding Her Way Home by Linda Goodnight (Steeple Hill Love Inspired; Allison Lyons, editor)
The Wedding Garden by Linda Goodnight (Steeple Hill Love Inspired; Allison Lyons, editor)

To make sure that every Love Inspired series is covered, we also have a historical.
A Convenient Wife by Anna Schmidt (Steeple Hill Love Inspired Historical; Tina James, editor)

Our competition is steep. Here are the rest of the inspy finalists.
Doctor in Petticoats by Mary Connealy (Barbour Publishing; Rebecca Germany, editor)
In Harm's Way by Irene Hannon (Revell; Jennifer Leep, editor)
Maid to Match by Deeanne Gist (Bethany House Publishers; David Long and Julie Klassen, editors)
Shades of Morning by Marlo M. Schalesky (WaterBrook Multnomah; Shannon Marchese, editor)

Whisper on the Wind by Maureen Lang (Tyndale House Publishers; Stephanie Broene, editor)
Within My Heart by Tamera Alexander (Bethany House Publishers; Karen Schurrer and Charlene Patterson, editors)

Good luck all!


PamelaTracy said...

Kelly, we are so proud of you. You go, girl!

Lisa Mondello said...

Whoohoo, Kelly! Congratulations to you and all the LI finalists! Good luck to you all!

Terri Reed said...

Way to go!! We'll all be cheering for you in NYC.

Liz Johnson said...

Kelly, that's awesome! Congratulations to all the Love Inspired finalists. So honored to be part of such an incredible group of writers!

Margaret Daley said...

Congratulation, Kelly!!

Hope White said...

Kelly - way to go! We're all so proud of you!

Dana Mentink said...

Woo hoo! Super, Kelly and all the 'honorees.'

Anonymous said...

Hi! I just wanted to send a belated thank you to Pamela and each of you. I went out of town shortly after finding out I finaled in the Rita and didn't get a chance to thank everyone. I just want you to know how much I appreciate your support and for making this experience more fun and meaningful. Hope to see you in NYC!