The Last Wolf by Maria Vale, Bad Bachelor by Stefanie London, and Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley are 2019 RITA Award finalists
We are thrilled to share that The Last Wolf by Maria Vale, Bad Bachelor by Stefanie London, and Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley are 2019 RITA award finalists!
The Last Wolf is a finalist for Best First Book and Paranormal Romance, Bad Bachelor for Contemporary Romance: Long, and Bellewether for Mainstream Fiction with a Central Romance.
The RITA is recognized as the highest award of distinction in romance fiction. Up to 2,000 novels are entered annually in over thirteen different categories. The RITA winners will be announced at the RWA National Conference this summer (July 25-28, 2019).
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The Last Wolf by Maria Vale
Maria Vale is a journalist who has worked for Publishers Weekly, Glamour magazine, Redbook, the Philadelphia Inquirer. She is a logophile and a bibliovore and a worrier about the world.Trained as a medievalist, she tries to shoehorn the language of Beowulf into things that don't really need it. She currently lives in New York with her husband, two sons and a long line of dead plants. No one will let her have a pet.Visit her online at mariavale.com.
Bad Bachelor by Stefanie London
Stefanie London is the USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic comedy. Her books have been called “genuinely entertaining and memorable” by Booklist, and her writing was praised as “elegant, descriptive and delectable” by RT Magazine.
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Stefanie now lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband. She loves to read, collect lipsticks, watch zombie movies and drink coffee. Her bestselling book, Pretend It's Love, was a 2016 Romantic Book of the Year finalist with the Romance Writers of Australia.
You can visit her at www.stefanie-london.com.
Bellewether by Susanna Kearsley
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author and RITA award winner Susanna Kearsley is known for her meticulous research and exotic settings from Russia to Italy to Cornwall, which not only entertain her readers but give her a great reason to travel. Her writing has drawn comparisons to Mary Stewart, Daphne Du Maurier, and Diana Gabaldon. She won the coveted Romance Writers of America RITA Award for The Firebird, and hit the bestseller lists in the U.S. with The Winter Sea and The Rose Garden, both RITA finalists and winners of RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards. Other honors include National Readers’ Choice Awards, the prestigious Catherine Cookson Fiction Prize, and finaling for the UK’s Romantic Novel of the Year Award. Her popular and critically-acclaimed books are available in translation in more than 20 countries and as audio books. She lives in Canada, by the shores of Lake Ontario.
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