Thursday, 17 January 2008

Romance Prize Nominations!

Two of my books have been nominated for the same award! Her Parenthood Assignment and English Lord, Ordinary Lady are in the running for the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s Romance Prize.

The winner will be announced at the awards luncheon at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington on the 4th of February. Until then, I will mostly be gnawing at my fingernails…

I was in the middle of a rather large roast beef dinner with some friends last Sunday evening when the phone rang. ‘Let the answerphone get it,’ I yelled, tucking into a Yorkshire pudding. Above the noise of four adults and four children that I could hear one of my friends’ voices. I’ll ring her back after dinner, I thought, but then I heard the words ‘awards luncheon’ and ‘fourth of February’ and suddenly I was across the room with the phone in my hand. Not quite sure I remember how I got there. And I gave the award organiser on the other end of the line quite a surprise too!

18 comments:

Ray-Anne said...

Absolutely fantastic!
Many congratulations.

Fiona Harper said...

Sheesh, Ray-Anne! That was quick posting! Thanks for the congrats - I'm absolutely thrilled!

Donna Alward said...

You. Are. Sneaky.

And congrats hon!

Kate Hardy said...

Congratulations! Fabulous news.

Looking forward to catching up with you on the 4th :o)

juliemt said...

I am so thrilled for you, Fiona! Her Parenthood Assignment was fabulous, and I can't wait to start reading English Lord, Ordinary Lady!

Congrats, again!

Julie

Michelle Styles said...

Hooray for you!!!!

I can't say that I am surprised as they were lovely books.

Many many congrats!

Jan Jones said...

Well done, Fiona!

Julie Cohen said...

Hooray!! Great news! Will see you on the 4th.

liz fenwick said...

YES!!!!! Brilliant news. See you there :-)

liz fenwick said...

this email is from sasha my mum just told me about the awards well done

Fiona Harper said...

Thank you so much for all your good wishes, everyone! I'm still not sure I've taken it all in - but sooooo relieved I can finally let it all out.

Liz Fielding said...

Wow, Fiona. How long have you been published? And how many awards and nominations have you gathered? Two years and this is your second DOUBLE nomination!

Wow, again.

Many, many congratulations. You are a star.

See your onthe 4th.

Jessica Raymond said...

Congratulations Fiona! What a wonderful start to 2008.

Biddy said...

Congrats lovely!!
I won't be at the luncheon but might be around for drinks afterwards ;-)

Well deserved.

Nell said...

Congratulations!!!!

Carol Townend said...

Congratulations!
Best wishes
Carol

Judy Jarvie said...

Congratulations Fiona! I've read book books and can't decide which I like best - too hard.
Heaven help the judges. jx

Debs said...

Not one, but two books nominated how wonderful. Congratulations and very best of luck.