2016 Member News

Erica O’Rourke’s “Time of Death,” a Stillwater General Mystery written under her pen name Lucy Kerr, will be published by Crooked Lane Books on December 13, 2016.

Sarah Anderson has won a RITA award from Romance Writers of America for “The Nanny Plan.”

Kelly Duff placed second in the Kiss of Death RWA chapter’s Daphne du Maurier Awards for “Tame My Racing Heart.”

CJ Warrant’s debut novel, “Forgetting Jane,” comes out on June 29.

“Under Your Skin,” the first in Shannyn Schroeder’s “For Your Love” series, releases on June 28.

“Stranger in My House,” by Mari Manning, makes its debut on June 13.

Congratulations and good luck to the four Chicago-North members who have been nominated for Romance Writers of America’s RITA and Golden Heart awards! They are:

  • Elizabeth Harmon, “Pairing Off,” RITA nomination for Best First Book
  • Sarah M. Anderson, “The Nanny Plan,” RITA nomination for Contemporary Romance: Short
  • Melonie Johnson, “Sometimes You Need a Sexy Scott,” Golden Heart nomination for Contemporary Romance
  • Nicole Hohmann, “Field Guide to a Girl,” Golden Heart Nomination for Young Adult Romance

Melonie Johnson’s “Sometimes You Need a Sexy Scot” took first place in the Golden Claddagh Contest’s Contemporary category.