I am thrilled to share that my Bindarra Creek book Reach for the Stars is a finalist in the Romance Writers of Australia’s Romantic Book of the Year (RuBY) contest for 2016 in the Short Sweet category! I’m also extremely excited that my good friend and critique partner Juanita Kees is also a finalist in the same category – and also for her Bindarra Creek book, Home to Bindarra Creek.

I could barely believe it when the RWA contest co-ordinator rang me a couple of days ago to tell me the news! I have very little recollection of the conversation but I think it consisted of me mainly saying “You’re kidding?” and “Seriously?!” Thank you to the judges and coordinators!

Congratulations to all the other finalists – you can see the full list here. I’m thrilled to see so many friends on the list and also to see so many self-published books making the finals! Winners will be announced at the Awards dinner at the Adelaide conference in August.