On Friday, July 10 at the We Love YA blog, some of my fellow YA finalists in the 2009 Golden Heart Awards are popping by to talk about their nominated manuscripts. Leave a comment over at We Love YA for your chance to win a copy of HEARTBREAK RIVER, by 2007 GH winner Tricia Mills (aka Trish Milburn). Trish had the happy task of ringing each of us back in March to tell us we had finaled.
One of my dear critique partners, Stephanie Kuehnert, is gearing up for this month’s release of her sophomore book, BALLADS OF SUBURBIA. In this powerful story, the main character, Kara struggles to find a way to cope when her family breaks down and friendships go awry. Steph has a very personal story to tell about what inspired her to write the book here.
And in other news…
One of my other dear CPs, Anna Campbell, features in the Sunday Telegraph‘s Sunday Magazine supplement today. The article talks about how romance novels are back in fashion and that the women who write them aren’t stereotypical, champagne-swilling, bon-bon-eating, feather-boa-wearing hacks. (Although, I’m partial to champagne and chocolate, so the cliche is not far off in my case.) They’re smart, savvy, and enthralling millions of readers. Overall, it’s a nice article that acknowledges the good work of our nation’s internationally bestselling romance authors.