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RITAs and NYT

STATUS: Hugely excited. Today was just a day for good news.

What’s playing on the iPod right now? KOKOMO by Beach Boys

I have to say that Denver is expecting a fairly large snow storm tomorrow. I wish I was in Kokomo.

But today is for celebration nonetheless.

Congratulations, Sherry, on your double RITA nomination for PRIVATE ARRANGEMENTS for Best First Book and Best Historical Romance.

And Congrats also to Jamie for hitting #15 on the New York Times Bestseller List for HOTEL. This means it will actually be printed in the paper rather than just online with the Extended List.


Happy happy happy dance!


19 Responses

  1. DebraLSchubert said:

    Congrats to you, Sherry, and Jamie! Sorry about the impending snow storm, however, I imagine the bad weather is tempered by this incredibly great news. (Looks like my Denver relatives picked a good week for a Caribbean cruise!)

  2. HeatherM said:

    Yes! That’s fantastic (love the cover for Private Arrangements). And they say people aren’t buying books. What do they know? Congrats!

  3. Anonymous said:

    Congratulations. At my local Borders in Ames, Iowa, there are two large, separate stacks of Hotel…someone clearly liked it and ordered up enough of ’em to make a splash. I greatly look forward to reading it.

  4. Anonymous said:

    You’ve hit it out of the ballpark with Jaime Ford’s novel. Mucho kudos. Hope he’s working on his next.

  5. Anonymous said:

    Just curious and you may have already answered this but, Jamie’s title is right on perfect. Was this the original title he had for the book or was it changed? My understanding is that titles are changed more often than not from the original author’s title. Just wondering.

  6. Belynda Cianci said:

    Whoa that’s great for both!

    I actually just snapped up a copy of “Hotel” on my Kindle today, and will be snuggling down for some quality time tonight.

    Congrats on all the good news!

  7. corum said:

    Congrats to you, Sherry, and Jamie! Sorry about the impending snow storm, however, I imagine the bad weather is tempered by this incredibly great news. (Looks like my Denver relatives picked a good week for a Caribbean cruise!)

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