One more day!

One more day until Golden Heart/RITA announcements!!!! The anticipation is one of the reasons I enter. I’m planning on hitting the refresh button on Judi Fennell’s and the RWA national website a gazillion times tomorrow.

A friend of mine says I can just pay her $50 and she’ll call me or not call me on March 25. She may talk big, but she entered too.

I hope someone I know finals so I have someone to cheer for in Washtington D.C. Also crossing my fingers for  “Butterfly Swords”. It’s a long shot, but I like having a horse in the race.

Judi Fennell’s GH listings:

RWA National listings:

Listings throughout the day. Everything will be listed by 2pm Central time

Happy Valentine's Day!

heartsI supposed a romance blog can’t be without a Valentine’s day post. I’ve got nothing spectacular planned, so I thought I’d just post of a list of those romance books that captured what good heart-warming, gut wrenching romance should be. They’ve all influenced my writing romance writing and I re-read them for pointers.

So without any explanation other than I love these stories and in no particular order:

Vows – Lavyrle Spencer
Suddenly You – Lisa Kleypas
Blue-Eyed Devil – Lisa Kleypas
Once a Princess – Johanna Lindsey
Renegade Bride – Barbara Ankrum
Gone with the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Ain’t She Sweet – Susan Elizabeth Philips
Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
Born in Ice – Nora Roberts