Friday, March 26, 2010

Congrats to the RITA and Golden Heart Finalists

Some of our Young Adult writer friends are up for a couple prestigious awards this year. Fictionistas would like to congratulate them and wish them well in at the award ceremony in July.

For the RITA--an award given for excellence in the romance genre--YA Category--the nominees for books published in 2009 are:

Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog
Random House Group, Delacorte Press
ISBN: 978-0-385-738494

Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter
Hyperion Books for Children
Editor: Jennifer Besser
ISBN: 978-1-423-11638-7

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Walker Books for Young Readers
Editor: Emily Easton
ISBN: 978-0-8027-9823-7

Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books, MTV Books
Editor: Jennifer Heddle
ISBN: 978-1-416-57173-5

The ABC's of Kissing Boys by Tina Ferraro
Random House Group, Delacorte Press
Editor: Krista Marino
ISBN: 978-0-385-73582-7

Nothing Like You by Lauren Strasnick
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Editor: Anica Rissi
ISBN: 978-1-416-98264-7

The Golden Heart award is for unpublished manuscripts. This year's nominees in the YA category are:

  • Ghost-Ridden by Vanessa Barneveld
  • Shattered by Shea Berkley
  • bloom by Shelley Coriell
  • Welcome Caller, This is Chloe by Shelley Coriell
  • The Halo Chronicles: The Guardian by Carey Corp
  • Squeeze Three Times by Kimberly Eve MacCarron
  • Spelling and Glamour by Jennifer McAndrews
  • Unchosen by Erica Daniel O'Rourke

    1. I've only read like half of those! Off to the book store. :)

    2. YAY, congrats to the finalists!!!