December Gifts for WRW Members

Congratulations to all the WRW members who celebrated in March.

Ten New York Times Best-Selling authors appeared at Love Fest–a day of romance panels at Virginia Festival of the Book on March 23rd–including WRW’s Mary Hart Perry, Grace Burrowes, Joyce Lamb, Madeline Iva, Pamela Palmer, and Kristen Callihan.

Karna Small Bodman promoted her thriller Castle Bravo with four radio interviews, speeches to an AAUW chapter, a country club, and a new restaurant’s author series luncheon.

Meredith Bond republished one of her first Regency romances (of the four originally published by Zebra Books), An Exotic Heir.

Rancher’s Son, Leigh Duncan’s December release hit No. 1 in sales of all Harlequin American Romance in Amazon’s Kindle Store last month. Also, she recently signed a contract to write three more books in the Rancher’s Homecoming series, plus one more book, Major League Dad, which she turned in on March 15.  Major League Dad is tentatively scheduled for release in the Spring of 2014.

Grace Greene’s women’s fiction novel, Kincaid’s Hope, finaled in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence in the Contemporary Single Title category.

Bess Greenfield published her debut historical romance, The Count’s Last Mistress, set in 1871 France. It’s the first in a series and available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

The Promise, Kate Worth’s Victorian romance released in June 2012, made it into the quarterfinals of Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award competition for self-published novels; ABNA began in January with 10,000 entries and the next cut will whittle the Romance category down from one hundred remaining entries to five.