Thursday, 24 January 2013

Time to Celebrate!

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.
West Wing to Maternity Wing and Her Christmas Eve Diamond have made the shortlist with four other books.

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. 
There was Richard and Judy are presenting the Awards!  I get to be in the same room as them!

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...


  1. How fantastic! Huge congratulations x

  2. Hi Scarlet:

    I’m so happy for you! I really loved “West Wing to Maternity Wing”!

    Here’s what I wrote in my rewview:

    Scarlet Wilson Blazes a New Standard for Medial Romances! 5-Star Brilliance!

    Scarlet Wilson Writes Big!
    There is so Much More Here than I Expected to Find in a Medical Romance!

    A Romance for all Continents!

    The scope is big! The action moves from the Amazon River, to the California coast, to an apartment on Fisherman’s Warf, (with a view of Alcatraz), back to the Amazon and to California once again!

    I found the “West Wing to Maternity Wing” to be one of those rare books that made me feel like a better person for having read it. It’s that good. Scarlet Wilson is a rising star in the Medical Romance heavens. In fact, I’d be surprised if the Medical genre can contain her! Brava!

    By the way, do they allow betting on these awards in England? I have a few quid from my last visit. : )


  3. Thank you Vince! Needless to say I loved your review and forwarded it on to my editor and she loved it too!

  4. Thats so great! Huge congrats, am thrilled for you!!

  5. Thank you Charlotte, pretty thrilled myself!

  6. Massive congratulations, Scarlet. 2 books - go you! I LOVED “West Wing to Maternity Wing", so I'm keeing all my digits crossed for you. Caroline x

  7. Thank you Caroline! Keeping all my fingers crossed too!

  8. Coming in late but HUGE congrats and good luck in the finals!

  9. Wooohooo!! That's excellent news, Scarlet. Well done!
    Should I take a guess what colour the new dress will be? I can't wait to see the pictures of the big event!

  10. Romy - I've broken the habit of a lifetime and picked a purple dress! Pictures will follow x

  11. Bah, am so late. Sorry. My new site doesn't have blog updates sadly so I miss everyones'! Anyway, huge congrats! Hope it goes well for you!!

  12. Lateness is allowed jackie! It's only 2 days away now - getting very excited!

  13. Congrats on the nomination, Scarlet.

    Delighted for you.