AUSTIN RWA 2014 RITA/GOLDEN HEART FINALISTS

Recently my fabulous Austin RWA chapter held a champagne party for the 2014 RITA/Golden Heart finalists at the beautiful home of urban fantasy author, Sloane Calder. (Thanks, everyone!) About 25 chapter mates enjoyed conversations and refreshments. Some ARWA members eluded the camera, so you won’t see them in the party album below. President Emily McKay (previous GH finalist, double RITA finalist, and 2013 RITA YA winner) proposed a toast to the current group of nominees and our past finalists and winners. We wished all of you could have attended. I’m truly honored to be among the supportive, talented writers in my local chapter and in this year’s group of Golden Heart finalists.

PARTY ALBUM

 AUSTIN RWA 2014 RITA/GOLDEN HEART FINALISTS

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Julia London (double RITA), Julie Kenner (RITA), Jillian Lark (Golden Heart), and Sherry Thomas (double RITA)

                   hostess                          emily

                      Hostess Sloane Calder and Ana Farrish                               Austin RWA President Emily McKay

the toast

The Toast (Julia London, Julie Kenner in back, Jillian, Sherry, and Susye Bowles)

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The Refreshment Table
(Foreground) Jodi Linton and Cheryl Rae’s curls
(Background) Aimee Wyatt and Mari Mancusi

 

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Julia London, Julie Kenner, and Jenna Stuart (2009 Golden Heart finalist)

 

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Melissa Rupert and Elaine Brady

 

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(Left to right) Tracy Talbot, April Kihlstrom, Claire Ashley, Kathy Ramirez, and Susye Bowles

 

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Anna Castle, Tenaya Sunbury, Chris Campillo (2011 Golden Heart finalist),
Emily McKay, Sloane Calder, and Ana Farrish

 

Comments

  1. That was fun! And what a lovely reason for celebrating. I’ve got my fingers crossed for Jillian Lark taking home that Golden Heart this year.

  2. What a sweet thing for your chapter to do! And it looks like you had a lot of fun!

    • Carrie, the party was fun. AustinRWA is amazing. There will be more of us than GH finalists at RWA14. We’re a large chapter and most of us live about 75 miles from San Antonio. Can’t wait to see you there. Thanks for commenting.~Jillian

  3. Since I wasn’t able to attend due to a prior engagement, I’m so happy to see the pictures here. What a lovely celebration. Congratulations, Jillian. So happy for you.

  4. Looks like a fun time, Jillian. Y’all sure know how to celebrate down in Austin!

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