Today’s the day that RWA notifies finalists in its 2008 Rita and Golden Heart contests. Congratulations to all of this year’s finalists!

I’m sending extra special congratulations to fellow Noodler, Theresa Ragan! Theresa is a double finalist in the romantic suspense and single title categories of the Golden Heart Contest. These are Theresa’s fifth and sixth GH finals and it seems her first sale is long overdue. Here’s hoping she gets the call soon!

And this just in—two more Noodlers strike gold! Priscilla Kissinger is a GH finalist in the contemporary series romance category, and Stephanie Rowe’s He Loves Me, He Loves Me Hot is a Rita finalist in the paranormal category. Pris is a GH finalist for the second time. In 2006, Stephanie was a double Rita finalist for two YA novels, written as Stephie Davis.

The Wet Noodle Posse rides again!


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With that great GH track record, seems to me Teresa is just waiting for the perfect editor to show up.
Obviously her stories have what it takes to capture a judge’s (and therefore a reader’s!) heart.

Good luck, Teresa – and all you other finalists out there!



You are so right, Rachel. I’m also inspired by the persistence and dedication of writers like Theresa!


Lee, thanks so much for the congratulations! I was thrilled to get the call letting me know about my final. A true surprise!!

I look forward to seeing you and the rest of the Posse members at the national conference. I’ll be sure to stop by for a quick hug during the Literacy signing. Autographed copies of your books are always great gifts!

Thanks again!



Looking forward to seeing you in San Francisco, Pris! Congraulations again, and fingers crossed that being a finalist quickly translates into getting “the call”!


Thanks, Lee! And I’m totally pumped for Pris & Theresa, too! I know that first sale is coming soon!!!!!!!! It’s LONG overdue for two such amazing talents and wonderful people!


THat last anonymous was me… sorry…


Thanks, everyone! You guys are so great. I love the WNP and RWA with all the support we writers get from places like this blog! Thanks, Lee. I haven’t visited here before and it looks like I’ve been missing out!

Congrats to Pris and Stephanie and all the other finalists, too. I would love for the perfect editor to make me a call soon!

Thanks so much, Lee!



LOL, Stephanie! Congrats again! And yes, this just has to be the year for Pris and Theresa!


Happy to have you here, Theresa! Here’s hoping that perfect editor calls . . . soon!

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