03/29/2004 Entry: "Catherine Asaro and Laura Resnick Up for RITA Awards"
The nominations for the 2004 Romance Writers of America's RITA awards have been posted, and science fiction author Catherine Asaro's SKYFALL is up for Best Paranormal Romance. She thinks it may be the first time ever that a book from a purely science fiction house (Tor in this case) has been nominated for a RITA. (More of us staffing this site need to read it, I guess!)
Also of interest is fantasy author Laura Resnick's nomination for her contemporary romance FALLEN FROM GRACE, written as Laura Leone. FALLEN FROM GRACE was just about my favorite romance novel from last year, and it'll be out in trade paperback in a couple of months. Resnick's fantasy novels were disappointingly lacking in the romance department (I've been told), but all that will hopefully change when the first of her books for the Luna line--DISAPPEARING NIGHTLY--is released in 2005. It will reportedly combine mystery, romance, humor and fantasy.