Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Love Starts With Elle

Big day around here.

I was on the phone with Susan May Warren, talking writing and congratulating her on being a Rita finalist. Call waiting toned on my phone, so I took the call.

It was my Rita call! So, why Sooz holds on the other end, I'm learning I'm also a Rita finalist. I clicked back over to Susie, "Me, too, me, too!"

But, the competition is steep. I'm honored to be named among these authors:

2009 RITA Finalists for Inspirational Romance
Deep in the Heart of Trouble by Deeanne Gist
Bethany House Publishers (ISBN: 1590529286)
David Long and Julie Klasseneditor, editors

Faking Grace by Tamara Leigh
Random House Publishing, WaterBrook Multnomah (ISBN: 978-1-59052-929-4)
Julee Schwarzburg, editor

Finding Stefanie by Susan May Warren
Tyndale House Publishers (ISBN: 1-4143-1019-6)
Karen Watson, editor

Love Starts with Elle by Rachel Hauck
Thomas Nelson Inc. (ISBN: 1595543384)
Ami McConnell, editor

Mulberry Park by Judy Duarte
Kensington Publishing Corp. (ISBN: 978-0-7582-2015-8)
John Scognamiglio, editor

The Convenient Groom by Denise Hunter
Thomas Nelson Inc. (ISBN: 9781595542588)
Amanda Bostic and Leslie Peterson, editors

The Perfect Life by Robin Lee Hatcher
Thomas Nelson Inc., Women of Faith Fiction (ISBN: 978-1-59554-148-2)
Ami McConnell and Leslie Peterson, editors

Where Love Abides by Irene Hannon
Harlequin Enterprises, Steeple Hill Love Inspired (ISBN: 9780373874798)
Melissa Endlich, editor


And thanks to my other editor, Leslie Peterson!


Sharon Hayes said...

This is so exciting Rachel - I'm pr??!!...Rachel Hayes" YEA!!!

Sharon Hayes said...

OOPS - don't know what happened above - here it is again.
This is so exciting Rachel - I'm praying. . . "and the winner IS??!! RACHEL HAUCK!!" YEA YEA!!!