Romance Writers of America (RWA), the trade association for published and aspiring romance fiction authors, announced the winners of the 2019 RITA® Awards on Friday, July 26, at a black-tie awards ceremony emceed by bestselling romance author and Washington Post columnist Sarah MacLean at its 39th Annual Conference in New York City.
Susannah Nix’s novel, Advanced Physical Chemistry, was awarded the Romance Writers of America 2019 RITA® Award for Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length. The RITA® Award is the highest award of distinction in romance fiction and recognizes outstanding published romance novels and novellas.
Up to 2,000 romance novels and novellas from 13 different categories are judged each year in the RITA® competition. After the first round of judging by fellow published romance authors, the competition narrows to approximately 100 finalists. Then, final round judges, also published romance authors, select one winner in each category from among the finalists.
The complete list of this year’s winners can be found here on the RWA website.
Romance Writers of America’s mission is to advance the professional and common business interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy and by increasing public awareness of the romance genre. Romance fiction is a $1 billion industry, and it’s a consistent, top-performing category on the best-seller lists. To learn more about romance fiction and RWA, visit http://www.rwa.org.
The wait is over! Applied Electromagnetism is available everywhere! This forced proximity road trip romance is the perfect summer read—and just in time for the long holiday weekend.
I'm so proud of this book, and I can't wait to hear what you think of it. So far I've been blown away by the responses. A lot of readers are even saying it's their favorite book of mine yet! But don't take my word for it. Check out these reviews:
"Delivers it all - tension, laughs, tears, and characters you connect with completely. You NEED to read this one! --Fangs & Femmes
"I really enjoyed this enemies to lovers workplace romance. Through it all these two found common ground, made me laugh and found their happily ever after. Perfect summertime reading!" --Escape in a Book
"The ending KILLED ME. I loved it." --Romance in the Wild
"These characters are truly magical." --The Book Undercover
"I love the way this author combines strong and highly intelligent heroines, males with flaws and hot steamy chemistry. Don't even hesitate for a minute, get your one-click finger ready and have a blast." --BookBub reviewer
"This story is everything I love in a romantic comedy. Intensity, lust, frustration and misconceptions!" --Goodreads reviewer
"I. Love. This. Series. And. I. Need. More." --Goodreads reviewer