by Jo Robertson
If you didn't have a chance to see it live, check out the piece NBC did on The Today Show Friday about romance novels and featuring the National Conference.
Go to http://today.msnbc.msn.com/ and scroll right on "videos for today" until you reach "Romance novel sales bloom." If you look hard enough you'll see our own Bandita Donna MacMeans at the Literacy Signing. She's wearing her wide-brimmed designer hat!
RWA raised a whopping $58,000 for the event. Yay!
Additionally, our own Bandita KJ Howe garnered a first-place award in short contemporary for her manuscript THE MATADOR in the Daphne du Maurier Award for unpublished writers. She received the honor during the Mystery/Suspense Chapter of RWA's Death by Chocolate award celebration Wednesday night.
Also, what an honor for Pamela Bolton-Holifield, aka Doglady, who also won first place in the Daphne historical category. I met Pam at breakfast one morning and she's as much a delight in person as she is on the loop.
Congratulations, Doglady, aka Louisa Cornell!
Be sure to stay tuned for more announcements of upcoming awards and honors.