2011 RITA Finalists for Inspirational Romance! I'm honored to have Within My Heart listed among them. Writing Within My Heart came at a difficult time in my life, while Mom was struggling with cancer (and then after she passed), and many of our last moments and conversations made their way into these pages. So Within My Heart was both a precious and yet especially hard-to-write story.
Mom was with me in Dallas in 2007 when I won my first RITA for Revealed (didn't she look pretty in pink!), so finaling with Within My Heart this year feels like coming full circle, in a way. I'll be attending the RWA Conference in NYC at the end of June (with my daughter Kelsey!) and hope to see many of the other finalists there and at the RITA award ceremony.
Check out the other finalists, clicking on the title to be taken to the link for that book. And if there's one you haven't read yet, why not download the FREE Kindle Sample of those books (remember, you don't have to own a Kindle to read Kindle books, just download the software), and check out some of these wonderful authors.