Saturday, August 22, 2009

I'm a R*by Award Winner!!

I have finally got around to blogging about my winning the R*by Award for Beneath the Surface in the Romantic Elements category at the Romance Writers of Australia conference last week. My other entry, Crash into Darkness, came second. As you probably know, both those books are e-pubbed and yet they won over all the other print published books so I am very proud of myself.

Not only did I not think I would win, I hadn't been told that the winner had to give a speech. I managed to splutter out something but I was in a daze for some time.

Here at the left is my award. It is very beautiful but was difficult to photograph.

The winners of the other three categories are:
Short and sexy: Trish Morey
Short and Sweet: Marion Lennox
Long Romance: Anne Gracie

I had a fantastic time at the conference over there last weekend and have just got home from the New Zealand Romance Writers conference here in Auckland this weekend. I am exhausted but happy at what I have learned and all the people I have met or caught up with.
Time to write, write, write to meet my commitments.

12 comments:

By Tina-Sue Ducross said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!

Suzanne, this is awesome, I am truly happy for you.
Cheers to having more readers of your books!

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Thanks so much, Tina-Sue. Even though this particular book has served me well, I am no longer following the e-pub route. I hope all is well with you.

Suzanne

lainey bancroft said...

Wonderful, Suzanne! It is a beautiful award.

Congratulations. I hope the honor helps you and your next books reach the next level!

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Thanks, Lainey. The award is attractive and looks just great on my desk.

Suzanne

raine said...

You finally put it up, lol! :)

I am so very proud of you, young lady, and honored to call you friend.

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Thanks so much, Raine. You have indeed been a friend in this never-ending journey through the writing world.

Suzanne

Footsteps said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations, Suzanne.

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Thank you, Heather. Hopefully I will find time soon to check on my favorite blogs including yours.

Suzanne

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

WTG Suzanne!!! WOOT!!! The R*by Award looks great with your book title and name on it!!!

I'm sooooo proud of you!!!

Hugs, Nancy

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Thanks, Nancy. It is a beautiful piece of art. I was in a National Australian magazine and next week I will be in the local newspaper. Mini-celebrity. Very mini.

Suzanne

Footsteps said...

Where are you Susanne? Writing, I would guess! Anyhow, my feed changed to www.heatherdugan.com/blogNEW . -Don't know if you got my response on that. Hope all is well!

Suzanne Perazzini said...

Thanks, Heather for letting me know. I did lose you. I will drop by tonight and see what you have been up to.

Suzanne