I'm a Rita Finalist
Well, blow me down, but I finalled in the Ritas! For A Lady Raised High: A Novel of Anne Boleyn that I wrote as Laurien Gardner. I'm stunned! But fine with it. :-) My editor has two of her authors finalling in that category, so she's jazzed.
The complete list is up at www.rwanational.org. My first Rita nomination! I doubt I'll win but I'm just tickled to be a finalist!