It’s that time of year again! Time to announce the finalists in RWA’s Romantic Book of the Year (Ruby) competition for published novels. We have four sections, each with four finalists and the winners will be announced at our annual conference, this year to be held in Fremantle, WA.
This year’s batch is a wonderful microcosm of our membership, including some of our most established and loved author members and some who have entered the finalist list with their first book. Obviously, if you are a romance writer, RWA is the place to be!
So, without further ado, congratulations and best of luck to:
|Anne Gracie||Bride by Mistake|
|Helen Lacey||Marriage Under The Mistletoe|
|Sarah Mayberry||More Than One Night|
|Stephanie Laurens||The Lady Risks All|
|Elise K Ackers||Small Town Storm|
|Fiona McCallum||Wattle Creek|
|Helene Young||Burning Lies|
|Tricia Stringer||Queen of the Road|
|Anne Oliver||The Morning After The Wedding Before|
|Melanie Milburne||Enemies at the Altar|
|Nicola Marsh||Marrying the Enemy|
|Yvonne Lindsay||A Forbidden Affair|
|Alison Roberts||Sydney Harbour Hospital: Zoe’s Baby|
|Emily Forbes||Sydney Harbour Hospital: Bella’s Wishlist|
|Fiona Lowe||Newborn Baby For Christmas|
|Madeline Ash||Uncovered by Love|
Thanks go to our new Ruby co-ordinator, Dorothy Bramich and to Louise Reynolds, our erstwhile Ruby co-ordinator, for mentoring her through her first year in this role. We would be helpless without our stalwart volunteers! Thanks too, to our wonderful reader judges.