Romance Writers of America RITA Reader Series Week 8:

Best First Book

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Join us for the next installment of the RWA RITA Video Chat Finalist Series. This week we'll be placing the spotlight on the Best First Book finalists. This will be an interactive live event, so come ready with questions to ask! Click RSVP to register for the event. Authors participating: Kristen Callihan Sharon Lynn Fisher Huntley Fitzpatrick Anna Lee Huber Katie McGarry Simone St. James Finalist Books: The Anatomist’s Wife by Anna Lee Huber Penguin Group USA, Berkley Publishing Group Crazy Little Thing by Tracy Brogan Amazon Publishing, Montlake Romance Firelight by Kristen Callihan Grand Central Publishing, Forever Forged in Fire by Trish McCallan Amazon Publishing, Montlake Romance Ghost Planet by Sharon Lynn Fisher Tom Doherty Associates, Tor Books The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James Penguin Group USA, New American Library My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick Penguin Group USA, Dial Books for Young Readers Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry Harlequin, Harlequin Teen The purpose of the RITA contest is to promote excellence in the romance genre by recognizing outstanding published romance novels and novellas. The award itself is a golden statuette named after RWA's first president, Rita Clay Estrada, and has become the symbol for excellence in published romance fiction.