Woo-Hoo! The Fillies are more excited than if they’d found a golden nugget.

Actually, we found two and we’re bustin’ our buttons right off our clothes. Do you remember the big RITA award that Romance Writers of America gives out every year?

Well, they certainly do. And two Fillies have been nominated in their respective categories.

Donna Alward – HOW A COWBOY STOLE HER HEART – contemporary series

And Karen Witemeyer – TO WIN HER HEART -inspirational

Winners will be announced in Anaheim, California at the awards ceremony on July 28, 2012. So don’t be shy. Let them know how proud you are of them. This is a really big honor.

Felicia Filly
When I'm not keepin' all these Fillies in line, I'm practicing my roping so I can catch me a cowboy. Me and Jasper (my mule) are two peas in a pod. Both of us are as crotchety as all get-out.
Updated: March 27, 2012 — 10:09 am


  1. Congratulations on your nominations!!!You are winners in my book already!

  2. How cool!!! But then both are great writers!

  3. Congratulations Donna and Karen! Both well deserved nominations and the best of luck to both of you in Anaheim!


  4. Thanks, ladies. We are thrilled and excited and downright giddy. 🙂 Thanks for all your love and support!

  5. Congrats Donna and Karen!! Did you notice both Rita nom books have HEART in the titles? Wishing you both luck. I will be there to cheer you on!

  6. Wow! Congrats, Karen and Donna!!!

  7. Congrats, ladies~

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    Congrats to both of these Ladies.. I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you both… Good Luck..

  9. Hey! If you’re in the Anaheim area, come for the HUGE Literacy Signing that kicks off the RWA National Convention. It will be July 25, 2012, at the Anaheim Marriott. Check out the details at Stop in and see Donna, Karen, and lots of the other Fillies!

  10. Congratulations, Ladies.
    Karen, your books are still on my Wish List. I’ll get to them soon.

    Donna, I have not yet read this one, but the two I just finished were very good. Both brought tears to my eyes.

    Best of luck to both of you.

  11. Thanks everyone! It is so exciting! And Tracy is right – if you’re in the area, come to the signing! I’m going to be there – actually I wasn’t going to make the conference this year but these nominations happen once in a blue moon or (or even less)!

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