The good news is, as of this morning, those three tasks I mentioned in my last post (page proofs, revisions, partial manuscript) are all completed! (So is Thanksgiving, for that matter!) The not-as-good news is, I still have a lot of writing to do on THREE NIGHTS, my house is a disaster, and I haven’t wrapped or shipped a single Christmas present yet. uh.

But…I also have great news to share! I was extremely honored to learn that Goddess of the Hunt has been nominated for the RT Reviewers’ Choice award for Best First Historical Romance. The awards ceremony will be held at the RT Booklovers convention next April, which I had luckily already planned to attend. Now I just have one more reason to look forward to it.

And then I learned just this morning that those lovely people at Random House have sold some foreign rights for my books. The entire trilogy will be translated into German, and rights to Goddess of the Hunt have been sold for a Japanese language edition! So exciting.

Whether you’re naughty or nice, I hope you all are having a great holiday season! Now I’m off to try to cross one more thing off my list…

8 comments to “The good, the not-as-good, the great!”

  1. Sarah Tormey
    · December 11th, 2009 at 3:58 pm · Link

    Congrats on your RT nomination! I won’t be there this year, but I’ll have my fingers crossed for you:)

    And great news about the foreign rights. I’m so pleased RH is pulling through for you:) I know a lot of people there are seriously enjoying your work.

    Happy Holidays!

  2. Renee
    · December 11th, 2009 at 6:03 pm · Link

    That is wonderful news, Tessa! And well deserved. Like Sarah I won’t be attending but I’ll be cheering you on from home.

  3. Bonnie Ferguson
    · December 11th, 2009 at 6:53 pm · Link

    Congrats, Tessa! :mrgreen:

  4. catie james
    · December 13th, 2009 at 7:03 pm · Link

    Congratulations Tessa! Spectacular new regarding a spectacular debut.

  5. catie james
    · December 13th, 2009 at 7:03 pm · Link


    Blargh! Never comment while recovering from illness. 😳

  6. Chris
    · December 14th, 2009 at 5:46 am · Link

    YAY! Great News!

  7. terrio
    · December 14th, 2009 at 8:45 am · Link

    Congrats on all the progress and on the nomination. Lots of reasons to be celebrating!!

    I embraced online shopping and had everything shipped to the person for whom it was purchased. No wrapping, but less hassle. I’ll take it!

    Merry Christmas and here’s to a fantabulous 2010!

  8. Christy
    · December 16th, 2009 at 4:43 am · Link

    Yeah Tessa! you deserve it! Can’t wait till next year for your trilogy!