Writing is a solitary occupation. You sit in your office and lose yourself in a fictional world which can give you grief as well as pleasure but the bottom line is you’re hoping a reader is going to pick up your book and read it cover to cover and love it. Sometimes readers write to you telling you what they enjoyed about your story which is special. Being chosen as a finalist in the Oklahoma RWA chapter’s National Readers Competition is really special!
Annie West who writes for Harlequin Presents (Modern in UK, Sexy in Australia) says, “there’s a special reception for finalists at the San Fransisco conference. The idea of being invited to a reception there is very exciting as I sit here in my quiet little corner of Australia! The book is For the Sheikh’s Pleasure which was released in the US last August. It’s the second in a pair of linked books.”
Robyn Grady’s debut book for Silhouette Desire, The Magnate’s Marriage Demand is also a finalist.
In name only?
Marriage and children played no part in Armand De Luca’s plans. Then the hard-driving tycoon learned he had to marry and have an heir or lose his company. When he discovered his late brtoher had fathered an unborn child, Armand saw the perfect opportunity.
But expectant mother Tamara Kendle was not at all sure she wanted any part of Armand, his millions, or his convenient marriage. And she was so desirable, he wasn’t sure this union could ever be strictly business.”
Congratulations to Annie and Robyn!