RITA® Awards 2013: Novel with Strong Romantic Elements category

I’m just back from Atlanta  where Time’s Echo was nominated for one of  Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA® awards.

It didn’t win – that honour went to Simone St James and The Haunting of Maddy Clare – but it was a big thrill to see the cover of Time’s Echo flash up onto the screen at the awards ceremony last Saturday.  It felt as if we were both a very long way from York!


The conference was incredibly busy, but on the Sunday I had a chance to see something of Atlanta, which was much more attractive than I’d expected going on the view from my downtown hotel.  Saw Margaret Mitchell’s house, where Gone with the Wind was written, and the birthplace of Martin Luther King (a bit of trivia for you: he was called Michael on his birth certificate, apparently, but his name was changed to honour Martin Luther). And then there was the Shakespeare Tavern – after the reference to Martin Luther, the closest I got to the sixteenth century while I was there. I didn’t go inside, but perhaps I wouldn’t have felt so far from home after all if I had …

Shakespeare Tavern


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