I'm thrilled to announce that The Treasures of Venice has WON the romantic suspense category in the "Judge a Book By Its Cover" contest sponsored by the Houston Bay Area RWA chapter! (just click on the title of this post to see all the winners)
The Wild Sight took third place in this category of the contest last year so I'm very excited about The Treasures of Venice finishing FIRST! In addition to a beautiful certificate (I have the one for The Wild Sight framed and in my office), a copy of my cover along with the other five winners will appear in an advertisement in the April issue of the Romance Writers Report. If you are a member of Romance Writers of America (or know someone who is) be sure to look for it!
What more can I say except the Sourcebooks Art Department ROCKS! They were totally responsible for this awesome cover as well as the equally lovely (my opinion may be slightly biased) cover of The Wild Sight. I also think they did a fantastic job on my newest cover, The Wild Irish Sea. They did ask me for input on this third cover and I did mention a seascape and a thatched roof cottage, but I never envisioned anything as wonderfully eye-catching as what they produced!
So THANK YOU Art Department and THANK YOU HBA-RWA! You really brought a huge smile to my face!
Meanwhile, I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my galleys for The Wild Irish Sea, which are suppose to be delivered tomorrow. One more step closer to the book being on the shelves!
OH MY! Seeing all three of the covers here together makes my heart pitter-pat just a wee bit faster!