Oh my goodness!

The RWA Conference was spectacular in so many ways.  How could it not be? I mean, I was presented with jewelry and cake! (Thanks, Diana, Edna, Carrie, Lisa, and Marni!)

But my highlight of the year (and many years!) came on Saturday night, when I was honored to receive the 2012 RITA Award for Regency Historical Romance, for A Night to Surrender!

I can’t even describe how much this meant to me.  To receive a RITA award is a tremendous honor, and to have it happen so close to home, with so many friends and my husband in attendance — it was like a dream come true.

Thank you to all the readers, friends, and colleagues who made this conference so special!

7 comments to “RITA Winner!”

  1. Alisa
    · July 30th, 2012 at 8:09 am · Link

    Yippee! way to go! 😉

  2. Kim C
    · July 30th, 2012 at 1:37 pm · Link

    So proud of you!

  3. Laura Drake
    · July 31st, 2012 at 6:29 am · Link

    We were SO proud and happy for you, Tessa! A well-deserved honor.

    And people, she looked like a movie star! Nice bling, Tessa!

  4. Erin Kane Spock
    · July 31st, 2012 at 10:26 am · Link

    Congratulations! So exciting.

  5. Marni Bates
    · August 4th, 2012 at 2:24 pm · Link

    I’m so incredibly happy for you! Congratulations, Tessa!

  6. Beverly Diehl
    · August 5th, 2012 at 8:21 am · Link

    So very happy for you – and you looked STUNNING. Well deserved, hope to read many more of your great books for years to come.

  7. J.J.
    · August 8th, 2012 at 4:13 am · Link

    CONGRATULATIONS, Tessa!! I’m happy for you and you deserved it, a great honor, I’m glad you’ve got to bring the RITA’s trophy home. I read your books and love everyone of them, incl “One Night to Surrender”, it’s great fun to read, no wonder you won! I’m (impatiently) waiting to read “A Lady By Midnight”, 28th Aug. doesn’t come fast enough. Keep great stories coming for us to enjoy, okay. 😀

    P.S. Looked like your OSCAR’s night in that pic. 😉