Saturday, February 6, 2010

Whitney Award Finalists Announced

The 2009 Whitney Award Finalists were announced on Friday, February 5th. I was excited, pleased, and humbled to see my sweet medieval romance, Illuminations of the Heart, listed among the finalists in the romance category. My book is up against some stiff competition, but competition is good. Keeps us writers on our toes! Wishing the best of luck to every one of these authors...including me! :-)

2009 Whitney Award Finalists

Romance Category

Counting the Cost, by Liz Adair
Illuminations of the Heart, by Joyce DiPastena
All the Stars In Heaven, by Michele Paige Holmes
Santa Maybe, by Aubrey Mace
Previously Engaged, by Elodia Strain

Mystery/Suspense

Lockdown, by Traci Hunter Abramson
Methods of Madness, by Stephanie Black
Murder By the Book, by Betsy Brannon Green
Lemon Tart, by Josi Kilpack
Altered State, by Gregg Luke

Youth Fiction

Princess of the Midnight Ball, by Jessica Day George
Fablehaven IV: Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary, by Brandon Mull
My Fair Godmother, by Janette Rallison
Bright Blue Miracle, by Becca Wilhite
The Chosen One, by Carol Lynch Williams

Speculative Fiction

Servant of a Dark God, by John Brown
The Maze Runner, by James Dashner
Wings, by Aprilynne Pike
Warbreaker, by Brandon Sanderson
I Am Not a Serial Killer, by Dan Wells

Historical

Tribunal, by Sandra Grey
The Undaunted, by Gerald Lund
Alma, by H.B. Moore
The Last Waltz, by G.G. Vandagriff
In the Company of Angels, by David Farland

General Fiction

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, by Jamie Ford
No Going Back, by Jonathan Langford
Gravity vs. the Girl, by Riley Noehren
The Route, by Gale Sears
Eyes Like Mine, by Julie Wright

5 comments:

Virginia C said...

Congratulations, Joyce! I wish the best of luck!

Heather B. Moore said...

Thanks for posting this! Congrats on your nomination for Illuminations :-)

Heidi Ashworth said...

Big congratulations and big hugs!!!!

Valerie Ipson said...

Congratulations, Joyce!!! I'm so happy for you AGAIN!!!

Joyce DiPastena said...

Thanks for the congratulations, everyone!