Romance Writers of America (RWA), the trade association for
romance fiction authors, has announced the 2019 RITA®
and Golden Heart® Awards. The RITA recognizes excellence
in published romance novels and novellas. The Golden Heart recognizes
excellence in unpublished romance manuscripts.
The winners were revealed at the 2019 RWA Annual Conference in New York City, July 24-27.
The complete lists are linked above. Categories that include works of genre interest are listed below.
- Dearest Ivie by J. R. Ward (Ballantine Bantam Dell, Ballantine Books, Kara Walsh, editor)
2019 Golden Heart
- Bless Your Heart and Other Southern Curses by Heather Leonard