Friday, March 24, 2006


I got one of the most exciting calls of the year this morning!!

HIS SECONDHAND WIFE is a RITA finalist! For anyone who isn't familiar, the RITA award is the Oscar of Romance Writers of America. It's named after Rita Clay Estrada, the woman who founded the organization. I called my agent, but my editor is on vacation, so I had to leave her a message.

A nomination like this is a great spirit booster! Whoo hoo!


  1. What a THRILL!!How exciting! I often pick up new-to-me authors based on awards-- many lucky people will be introduced to your great books by this recognition process. THANKS for many an entertaining, uplifting book past 10 years. Home again with cold, sleeping & reading. Yours is next, after book 3 of NRoberts trilogy!

  2. Congrats, Cher! I saw that earlier today. You should be so proud. Did you see the names that were listed along side yours in that category? Wow! You've made the big time now, lady.

    Celebrate! You've earned it.

  3. Congratulations, Cheryl! I'm so happy for you.

  4. Thanks!

    And yes the other names on those lists blew me away. Three of them in my category are good friends!! LOL

  5. Congrats! I loved this book!!! Of course, I love all of your books!

  6. Congratulations! This is truly well deserved.