CONGRATS to my client Shelley Coriell who just got the call that she not only finalled but double finalled in the YA category of the 2010 RWA Golden Heart Awards for her manuscripts BLOOM and WELCOME CALLER, THIS IS CHLOE.
It is extremely rare for a writer to double-final, but then again, Shelley is an extremely talented writer.
From the Romance Writers of America's website:
Romance Writers of America® (RWA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2010 Golden Heart Awards®. RWA's Golden Heart Award honors excellence in unpublished romance manuscripts from 2009. More than 1,000 manuscripts were judged in 10 categories. Winners of the awards will be announced July 31, 2010, at the RITA and Golden Heart Awards Ceremony to be held at RWA’s 30th Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.
This is not Shelley's first time winning this honor. In fact, Shelley has been a RWA Golden Heart finalist in 2009, 2008 and 2007, as well as 2008 Golden Pen winner and the 2008 Kiss Of Death Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence winner!
I predict Shelley Coriell will soon be a YA superstar!