Friday, 17 April 2015

Shortlisted - RNA Joan Hessayon Award

Friday is always a good day because it's almost the weekend. Today, it's a fantastic day! My first book with Accent Press, A Jersey Kiss: The Jersey Scene, has been shortlisted for the RNA Joan Hessayon Award!

Seeing my name on the RNA website, The Bookseller and Booktrade sites has been incredibly exciting and the support from people online, Facebook, Twitter, emails, etc, has been overwhelming.

So, thanks to the RNA for shortlisting me and to the brilliant New Writers' Scheme who work tirelessly to help new writers reach their publishing dream; to the wonderful team at Accent Press, especially Hazel, Cat, Steph and Beth, and to everyone who has congratulated me. HUGE congratulations to my fellow contenders, whose names I've copied below from the RNA website:

The full shortlist for 2015 is:
  • Karen Aldous The Vineyard - Carina
  • Caitlyn Callery  The Bankrupt Viscount  - MuseItUp
  • Ashlinn Craven  Maybe Baby  - Crimson Romance
  • Brigid Coady No one Wants to be Miss Havisham - HarperImpulse
  • Joan Fleming  What the Future Holds  - Tirgearr
  • Kathy Jay  What If He’s The One  - HarperImpulse
  • Natalie Kleinman  Safe Harbour  - White Glove (originally published by Safkhet)
  • Nikki Moore Crazy Undercover Love  - HarperImpulse
  • Margaret Pardoe  Meant for Each Other  - DC Thomson novella
  • Janice Preston  Mary & the Marquis  - HMB Historical
  • Caroline Roberts  The Torn Up Marriage  - HarperImpulse
  • Heather Rosser  In the Line of Duty  - New Generation Publishing (originally published by Attica Books)
  • Georgina Troy  A Jersey Kiss  - Accent Press (me!)
  • Jules Wake  Talk to Me  - Choc Lit
  • Gwyneth Williams  Echoes in the Sand  - Endeavour Press
I can't wait to celebrate with the other contenders at the RNA Summer Party in London on 21 May.
Georgina X

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