The RITA Awards for best romances in twelve categories were announced at the RWA Conference in New York last week. The winner in the Young Adult category is The Iron King by Julie Kagawa, from the recently launched Harlequin Teen imprint.
Also announced were ten Golden Heart winners, awarded to unpublished manuscripts.
Wendy Crutcher, Materials Evaluator for Ocean County (CA) Public Libraries, is the 2011 RWA Librarian of the Year. The award was established in 1995 to “honor librarians who go above and beyond in their support of the romance genre, its authors, and readers.” Wendy posted her acceptance speech on her blog, The Misadventures of Super Librarian.