Congratulations RITA and Golden Heart Winners!

The Romance Writers of America held their National Conference this past week.  I missed this year’s event but next year I plan to go, especially since I’m speaking at the Passionate Ink RWA party/meeting.

Info about this year’s conference can be found here.  It was in Fabulous New York and I SO wanted to go!

Honoring excellence in publishingNext year’s conference will be in Anaheim CA.  Look for me there as both an author and an editor.

And as I’ve stated on Twitter, I am aiming for my agents to help me win a RITA award.  Why you ask?

Partially because I’m male.  A RITA would to me validate my acceptance into the genre I actually love so much.  It would validate that my stories follow RWA’s guidelinens about the Romance Genre (found here) And lastly because it’s an excuse to gloat haha!  Seriously though, those finalists of the RITA and Golden Heart award are some of the hardest working people in the industry along with some of the best new and upcoming talent.

The list of finalists can be found here too.  A lot of hard work goes into putting out a novel, and not just from the writer’s end.  The editors are also deserving of a pat on the back, slice of chocolate cake and a hell yeah, so on my behalf, congratulations to this year’s finalists and winners!

About saschaillyvichauthor

Sascha, who was proclaimed by the publishing industry as The Gentleman Playboy of Romance, started writing eighteen years ago. His erotic romances have been listed under Night Owl Romance’s and Road to Romance’s Recommended read lists, and he’s been nominated for a CAPA by The Romance Studio. Recently, Torn to Pieces was a USA TODAY Recommended Read. Sascha is a trained and experienced public speaker, and enjoys giving talks and teaching, particularly on aspects of romance, erotic romance, and writing. He was the former host of The Unnamed Romance Show on Radio Dentata, and is fond of doing guest spots and interviews, on both traditional radio and podcasts. Sascha writes for City Lights Publishing, Red Sage, Sizzler Editions, Totally Bound, and Decadent Publishing. Find him at
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2 Responses to Congratulations RITA and Golden Heart Winners!

  1. I hope that one day you do win a RITA award..You are a fantastic author.

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