The RITAs are the romance novel equivalent of the Oscars, complete with awards ceremony, wisecracking presenters, and shiny gold statuettes. And this year…

The Mischief of the Mistletoe has been nominated! This is my very first RITA nomination, so I’m utterly over the moon. (It made it even better that it happened right around my birthday.) Turnip is clearly my lucky vegetable.

I’ll find out the results at the awards ceremony in June, so stay tuned! To make it even better, two of my favorite people, Sarah MacLean and Cara Elliott, are up in the same category with me.

Cara and I are going to be speaking on a panel together at the Empire State Book Festival in Albany this weekend, so you’ll be seeing two very happy authors!


  1. Georgia on April 1, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Congratulations and good luck.

  2. Angie on April 1, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Congratulations! Any of your books would deserve the nomination, but Mischief of the Mistletoe is especially delightful 🙂 Well done!

  3. Tracie on April 1, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Congrats, Lauren! It couldn’t have happened to a more talented and deserving writer. I’m just shocked that this is your first nomination since all of the books in the PC series have been winners IMO! Hope you get to take home that shiny gold statuette in June! Fingers crossed.

  4. Sharin on April 1, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Way to go! It’s about time too. Here’s hoping this will bring more success your way and how nice that you get to share it with good friends. Cheers to you!

  5. Ashley on April 1, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    How is it possible this is only your first?!?! Congratulations and I am rooting for you to win!

  6. AngelB on April 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    It is amazing that this is only your first. Congratulations Lauren!!

  7. Miss Eliza on April 1, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Congratulations, Lauren! It’s well deserved! 🙂

  8. Chanpreet on April 1, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    Congratulations Lauren! 🙂

  9. Marg on April 1, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Congratulations! Awesome news!

  10. Sheila on April 2, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Congratulations ! I am so glad it was our dear
    Turnip who helped you get the nomination.

  11. Amanda on April 2, 2011 at 9:42 am


  12. Cho on April 2, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Congratulations, Lauren!

  13. Crystal on April 5, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Congrats! Loved this book. Very well deserved!

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