Yesterday I was lucky enough to sit down to lunch with four Australian Harlequin authors. What do you they have in common? Between them they have SEVEN RITA nominations. Lillian Darcy has now been nominated in three different categories which is testament to her skill as an author. Marion Lennox has won a RITA in the past and this year has two books nominated and one is a Medical. YAY MEDICALS! Anne Gracie writes stellar Regency historicals and proudly had her very first Rita nominee badge and Bronwyn Jameson made a huge splash this year with all three books of a series being nominated. Champagne flowed and I listened to these women talk about their writing and their journeys. Some had entered many times before and not been nominated, others have had a nomination each year for the last three years but never actually won their category.
Fingers crossed their will be another Aussie Rita coming south this year.