Monday, 26 March 2007

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Each year the RWA (Romance Writers of America) holds a contest for romantic fiction called the RITAs. I kind of see it as the Oscars of the romantic fiction world. I could be wrong about that, but it seems to be the biggest, glitziest do there is.

Anyway, yesterday I got a phone call from America, telling me that Blind-Date Marriage had finaled in two categories: Best First Book and Best Traditional!

I would like to say I received the news with consummate grace and professionalism, but unfortunately I can't. I yelled "no way!" down the phone. Classy, huh?

Now I'm trying to work out whether I should make the trip to Dallas to be at the awards ceremony in person. Should I?

16 comments:

Julie Cohen said...

Yes, you should.

Congratulations!

Jessica Raymond said...

Wow, Fiona -- congratulations!!

I think you should definitely go. How exciting would it be?? Plus your flights, hotel etc. could be classified as business expenses...

Jess x

Michelle Styles said...

YES!!! GO!!!! Be treated like princess. You deserve it/

Congrats.

Kate Walker said...

Congratulations Fiona

And yes you should go - how many times will you get a double nomination? Just one is plenty of justification for going

Anonymous said...

One word - YES!

Anonymous said...

sorry that one word was from Daisy!

Nell Dixon said...

Of course you should go. Congratulations - so hope you win.

Liz Fielding said...

Congratulations, Fiona! And yes, of course you should go. Book now. This instant.

Kate Hardy said...

*** DEFINITELY GO! ***

Congratulations, Fiona. Excellent news.

Anonymous said...

That is the most wonderful news - many congratulations. I would definitely attend in person.
Very well done - Ray-Anne

Anonymous said...

Yes you should come to Texas. Congratulions!

Tiana

Trish said...

Congratulations!!!!

And YES YOU SHOULD GO - You can hang out with Jenna and me!!!!

Nicola Marsh said...

Huge congrats, Fiona.

And you should definitely start packing those bags :)

Ally Blake said...

Wooweee Fiona!!! What fantastic news on your first book too. Superstar!!!

Super duper huge congrats!!

Ally

Shirley said...

Many congratulations!

A double nomination? Yes, of course you should go.

Judy Jarvie said...

Fiona major congratulations. That really is amazing news. I'm jiggling in my seat for you just thinking about it!

Go! Go! Go! Am smiling all over for you and mentally urging you to book that flight. jx