I’m a RITA finalist!

Mine Under the Mistletoe by Kat Latham

Mine Under the Mistletoe by Kat LathamI got amazing news today! My Christmas novella, Mine Under The Mistletoe, is a finalist for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA award for best romance novella!

I’m beside myself with giddiness, and I’d like to sincerely thank all of the people who helped me with this story before it made it to the digital shelves. I’m even more excited because it’s apparently Angela James’s first nomination as an editor.

Here’s the list of nominees.

The Bridesmaid
by Julia London
Sourcebooks, Casablanca
Deb Werksman, editor

Defending Truth
by Shannon McNear
in A Pioneer Christmas
Barbour Publishing
Becky Germany, editor

How to Marry a Highlander
by Katharine Ashe
HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Impulse
Lucia Macro, editor

How to Misbehave
by Ruthie Knox
Random House Group, Loveswept
Sue Grimshaw, editor

Imagine Me and You
by Maisey Yates
in Animal Attraction
Harlequin, HQN
Margo Lipschultz, editor

Mine Under the Mistletoe
by Kat Latham
Carina Press
Angela James, editor

Take Me, Cowboy
by Jane Porter
Tule Publishing, Montana Born Books
Tessa Shapcott, editor

Take What You Want
by Jeanette Grey
Samhain Publishing
Jennifer Miller, editor

Too Fast to Fall
by Victoria Dahl
in Be Mine
Harlequin, HQN
Tara Parsons, editor

The other nominees are AMAZING authors. I’ve read some of the novellas and I’m going to read the rest before the big awards ceremony in July.

Have you read any of these novellas? What did you think?

Thank you to all of the wonderful, thoughtful people who have sent me tweets, emails and Facebook messages congratulating me. You’ve made this day so special, and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate every single message. You guys rock!

By Kat

Kat Latham writes sexy contemporary romance, including the London Legends rugby series. With degrees in English lit and human rights, she loves stories that reflect the depth, humor and emotion of real life. She's a California girl living in the Netherlands with her baby girl and British husband.


  1. Congratulations, Kat! I haven’t read any of the above books yet, but am planning to. I tweeted this for you.

  2. Congrats Kat!!!! I saw the list and I was jumping for joy for all the authors on it. It’s going to be a tough competition but all of you are winners!!!!

  3. I already *hug tackled* you on Twitter, but I wanted to congratulate you here too! 🙂

    I’m SOOO happy for you. I’ll be in San Antonio and you’ll hear me whooping when they read off your name for the nominee list. 😀

  4. I’ve only read the novella by Ruthie Knox “How to Misbehave” because I love everything she writes, she is a definite auto-buy for me and I have never been disappointed by any of her books. I have heard of most of the other authors though. Looks like a stiff competition! Congratulations on your nomination!

  5. Congratulationss Kat! I have read yours, Jane Porter’s and Julia London’s books and they were all awesome!

  6. Congrats. I’ve read nearly all of them and enjoyed Mine Under the Mistletoe a lot. There are a few others on the list I wouldn’t have nominated, bnut as a reader the who gets nominated and who doesn’t has always eluded me.

    Good luck in the final!

  7. This just made my day! I’m so excited MUTM is a RITA finalist! I loved this book the first time I read it, and I can’t think of a more deserving author. You go girl <3

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