Sunday, July 30, 2006


Linnea Sinclair with her RITA!!! and her handsome hubby, Robbie, at the reception after the Rita awards.

Chocolate was all around!

The lovely Susan Squires with her husband, Harry. Harry writes horror for Dorchester, and Susan writes vamp books (The Burning) for St. Martin's.

Rita winners:

Best Traditional: Marion Lennox
Short Contemp: Liz Fielding
Long Contemp: Diana Love Snell (Wet Noodle Posse member)
Paranormal: Linnea Sinclair (YAY!!!!!!)
Inspirational: Beth Pattillo (Her first book was published with Dorchester, she went two years w/o a contract and then got published in inspirational and won the Rita!)
Romantic Novella: Alesia Holliday (YAY!!!)
First book: Stephanie Feagan (Wet Noodle Posse member)
Regency: Diane Gaston (Wet Noodle Possemember!!)
Short historical: Jodi Thomas
Long historical: Liz Caryle
Novel with strong romantic elements: Barbara Samuel
Romantic Suspense: JD Robb (Nora said, "JD couldn't be here tonight, so I'm accepting on her behalf")
Contemp. single title: Susan Wiggs

More pix to follow...

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