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Atlanta Here We Come

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STATUS: Bursting with excitement! See blog entry below for details.

What song is playing on the ipod right now? FAST CAR by Tracy Chapman

Huge news going on at the Nelson Agency this morning. When I got back from the gym, my author Linnea Sinclair had called to tell me that her novel FINDERS KEEPERS was nominated for a RITA for Best First Book.

WOO HOO Linnea!

I can barely contain myself. As y’all know, my agency is young—only been around since 2002. To have an author nominated for a RITA, the top award in the realm of romance is a big, big deal.

And then the news gets even better if that’s possible.

Linnea calls me back an hour later to tell me that GABRIEL’S GHOST was also nominated for a RITA for Best Paranormal/Futuristic. (In case you’re missing it, Linnea writes kick-ass Science Fiction with romance).

WOO HOO again.

I feel like running out right now to buy a new dress for the RITA award ceremony at RWA in Atlanta.

Not only that, but both these titles were also nominated for a RIO award just this week (Reviewers International Organization).

And, just so we don’t scare any of the boys away, Linnea gets just as many emails from her science fiction male fans as from the female SF and romance-reading fans.

Time to celebrate!

16 Responses

  1. Cindy Procter-King said:

    Wow, congratulations to both Linnea and Kristin.

    Linnea’s also a great artist. When we were both formerly with a now-defunct epub, she designed a cover for my short story download that perfectly captured what I was going for–and she didn’t even have to ask. Somehow, she just knew.

    Linnea, please know that all the NBI survivors are incredibly proud of you!!


  2. Kasey Mackenzie said:

    Congratulations to both you and Linnea! That’s wonderful news. I’ll have to pick up both her books as they sound like they’re right up my alley. =)

  3. Sarah said:

    These sound like books I would enjoy (in the middle of writing a female-oriented SF novel myself). Will have to check them out!

  4. December Quinn said:

    Great news! Congrats to both of you!

    (And boy…nothing like that cheerful “Fast Car” by Tracy Chapman to really get the celebration moving, eh?! Tee-hee.)

  5. Eileen said:

    Congrats! This is not only new dress worthy- but certainly also requires some swanky new shoes. Maybe a new handbag too- this is big.

  6. kathie said:

    Yeah to both of you! That kind of news must be icing on what seems like hot selling cake. Really, really happy for you both.

  7. Patrice Michelle said:

    Congrats Linnea! I know you’re siked, Kristin! You ladies have the BEST time in Atlanta! 🙂

    I didn’t know you had a blog. So glad you started one. 🙂

  8. Anonymous said:

    Congrats, Linnea et al.!However, lemme get this straight: these books, which RWA wouldn’t even consider “published” in their first incarnation, are up for RITAs in their (presumably RWA-sanctioned “real” publisher) 2nd incarnation?

    Just proves there is life after small press twilight.