Next week I’ll be traveling to Columbus, Ohio, to attend my very first RT Booklovers’ Convention, the annual reader/author event sponsored by RT Book Reviews magazine (formerly known as Romantic Times). Some months ago, I learned that my debut, Goddess of the Hunt, was nominated for an RT Reviewer’s Choice award in the Best First Historical Romance category. I was so honored.

This week, RT published the full list of the nominees and winners. I was even more honored that GotH was chosen to receive the award! I should caution, though — at the moment it says something like “Best Historical” next to my category. Tempting as it is to grab that glory and run with it, I feel the need to clarify that the award is still for “Best First Historical Romance,” which is a tremendous honor and in and of itself, especially considering that I was nominated next to these wonderful authors:

Lavinia Kent, A TALENT FOR SIN
Tina Gabrielle, LADY OF SCANDAL
Lindsay Townsend, A KNIGHT’S CAPTIVE

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners in every category. And to anyone who’ll be in Columbus next week, I look forward to seeing you there! Although I still have no idea what I’ll be wearing to accept this very cool award.

Oh! While I’m posting, I should mention that the new June issue of RT has a 4-1/2 star, Top Pick! review of One Dance with a Duke!

6 comments to “Cat’s out of the bag”

  1. Lori
    · April 22nd, 2010 at 3:37 pm · Link

    How exciting for you! COngratulations!!

  2. Gillian
    · April 22nd, 2010 at 6:04 pm · Link

    Excellent! Congratulations, Tessa. 🙂

  3. Bonnie Ferguson
    · April 23rd, 2010 at 4:43 am · Link

    Congrats, Tessa!!! 😀

  4. Lexi Connor
    · April 23rd, 2010 at 1:24 pm · Link

    Congratulations, Tessa! (I learned of this through Bonnie.) Make sure to celebrate your win and have a GREAT time in OH!

  5. Liza
    · April 23rd, 2010 at 12:59 pm · Link

    Congrats Tessa! As I just finished your first 3 books and loved them all, you totally earned this award. Can’t wait for your next book to be released.

  6. Tessa
    · April 23rd, 2010 at 5:31 pm · Link

    Thank you all, very much! I do indeed intend to live it up in Ohio!


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