Breaking News from Monster Girl and Sammy – Our Mommies are RITA Finalists!

Breaking News: We interrupt your day with a very special announcement from Monster Girl and Sammy…

Sammy say my mommy, Asa Bradley, got TWO Rita nominations!

Sammy says my mom, Asa Maria Bradley, got TWO RITA nominations for her first published book!

Monster Girl says that her mommy got an Editor Nomination for the second year in a row

Monster Girl says my mom, Jessa Slade, got an Editor Nomination for the second year in a row! Woof Woof!

The 2016 RWA Rita and Golden Heart nominations have just been announced and it’s with great pleasure that Jamie Brazil and I announce that our fellow Janes, Jessa Slade and Asa Maria Bradley are RITA Finalists!

Asa’s book, Viking Warrior Rising, has been nominated for best Paranormal Romance AND Best First Book!


Must Love Chainmail by Angela Quarles has been nominated for best Paranomal Romance with Jessa recognized as the book’s editor.


The RITA is the highest award of distinction in romance fiction. It’s the equivalent of the Oscars for romance authors. Winners will be announced at the 2016 RWA convention in San Diego on July 16th during the RITA and Golden Heart Awards Ceremony. I’m going to to be in the audience during the awards ceremony, cheering for these two amazingly talented women that I am lucky to call my friends.

Please join Sammy and Monster Girl in celebrating their mothers’ professional writing achievement!



About Jessie Smith

Health Care Worker by Day, Aspiring Author by Night and 24/7 Staff for Riley (Corgie/Tibetan Spaniel Mix)

Posted on March 28, 2016, in Auth: Jessie Smith and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Of course, we know the dogs played a huge role in this work. However, the humans will get all the glory. The special meal at nationals and get to dress up like the Oscars. The question is will you bring your canine companions to the stage?

    Seriously, huge congrats to both of you!

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  2. Congratulations to both of you! Oh, and to your critter-moms, too :)))

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  3. Yay! Thank you so much, Jessie, for posting this! Congratulations, Jessa! Can’t wait to party with you in San Diego! The Janes Represent!

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  4. Barbara Rae Robinson

    A big congratulations to both of you!! WTG!

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