I'm delighted to say that two of my books have made it on to the shortlist for the Romantic Novelists Association RoNA Rose Award.
Here's the other nominees.
Betrothed to the Barbarian by Carol Townend
Beneath the Major's Scars by Sarah Mallory
The Good, The Bad and the Wild by Heidi Rice
Always the Best Man by Fiona Harper
I'm really over the moon.
First of all, I didn't think I'd made the shortlist. My friend Kate Hardy made the shortlist last year and at a later date she'd told me she got the call on Christmas Eve.
So, this year, when Christmas Eve came and went, I just assumed I hadn't made it.
Then on 4 January an email pinged into my Inbox. And I promptly pinged onto the ceiling!
There was screaming. There was shouting.
Yes, I was very happy. So, my flight and hotel are booked. My ticket is bought for the awards.
There might even have been the purchase of a new dress...