Tuesday, December 27, 2005

RT Nominee

Ooh, ooh! How excited am I?

I just found out SK8ER BOY was nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award as Best YA book of 2005. w00t! The Christmas presents just keep on coming! Of course, the competition is fierce, but what is it they say? It's an honor just to be nominated! :) Plus with this award, you don't have to physically enter - so every teen book reviewed in the magazine over the past year was eligible. To think my book stood out amongst so many good books - well, that's just unbelievably cool.

It's also especially satisfying because RWA cancelled the YA category of the RITAs.

Anyway - check out the entire list of nominees! Some very familiar faces among the finalists. So YAY to all my friends and fellow writers who made the cut. I'll be cheering you on at the RT convention.



Anonymous said...

Woo Hoo, Marianne!!!! That's fantastic :)

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

Congratulations once again, Marianne. You're ending 2005 with a bang!

Gena Showalter said...

Major congrats!!!! What a year for you. I love it!

The (Mis)Adventures of a Single City Chick said...

Huge congratulations, Marianne! Wishing you the best of luck!!


TJBrown said...

Congrats! I just finished Sk8er Boy. Nice work.

Marianne Mancusi said...

Thanks guys!

I want to add also my congrats to Cindy Holby - my friend, fellow Dorchester author - who also finaled in the Young Adult category for her Smooch book "Obsessing Orlando" which I am DYING to read. Yay Cindy! We are going to have sooo much fun at RT.