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    RWA Hall of Fame

    RWA's RITA Award is the highest honor in romance publishing. RITA Award winners are determined by the toughest judges in existence—an author's fellow romance authors. For an author to win more than one RITA during her career is rare. For those outstanding authors who win multiple RITAs, RWA needed a special way to honor them, so we created the RWA Hall of Fame. Upon receipt of her/his third (formerly the fourth) RITA Award in the same category, an RWA member is inducted into the RWA Hall of Fame for that category.

    Romance Writers of America proudly presents our Hall of Fame members:

    Kresley Cole
    Paranormal Romance
    Qualifying Novels:
    2007 - A Hunger Like No Other
    2010 - Kiss of a Demon King
    2013 - Shadow's Claim

    Karen Templeton
    Contemporary Series Romance
    Qualifying Novels:
    2009 - A Mother's Wish
    2011 - Welcome Home, Cowboy
    2013 - A Gift for All Seasons

    Barbara O'Neal
    Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
    Qualifying Novels:
    2006 - Lady Luck's Map of Vegas
    2010 - The Lost Recipe for Happiness
    2012 - How to Bake a Perfect Life

    Julia Quinn
    Regency Historical Romance
    Qualifying Novels:
    2007 - On the Way to the Wedding
    2008 - The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever
    2010 - What Happens in London

    Kathleen Creighton
    Contemporary Series Romance
    Qualifying Novels:
    1988 - In the Defense of Love
    2004 - The Top Gun's Return
    2009 - Danger Signals

    Jodi Thomas
    Short Historical Romance
    Qualifying Novels:
    1992 - The Tender Texan
    1995 - To Tame a Texan's Heart
    2006 - The Texan's Reward

    Susan Elizabeth Phillips
    Contemporary Single Title
    Qualifying Novels:
    1998 - Nobody's Baby But Mine
    1999 - Dream a Little Dream
    2001 - First Lady

    Nora Roberts
    Long Contemporary Romance
    Qualifying Novels:
    1983 - The Heart's Victory
    1984 - This Magic Moment
    1985 - A Matter of Choice
    1987 - One Summer

    LaVyrle Spencer
    Single Title Historical Romance
    Qualifying Novels:
    1983 - The Endearment
    1984 - Hummingbird
    1985 - Twice Loved
    1988 - The Gamble

    Nora Roberts
    Romantic Suspense
    Qualifying Novels:
    1989 - Brazen Virtue
    1992 - Night Shift
    1993 - Divine Evil
    1994 - Nightshade
    1995 - Hidden Riches

    Jo Beverley
    Regency Romance
    Qualifying Novels:
    1992 - Emily and the Dark Angel
    1993 - An Unwilling Bride
    1994 - Deirdre and Don Juan

    Kathleen Korbel (Eileen Dreyer)
    Long Contemporary Romance
    Qualifying Novels:
    1990 - The Ice Cream Man
    1992 - A Rose for Maggie
    1995 - A Soldier's Heart

    Nora Roberts
    Contemporary Single Title Romance
    Qualifying Novels:
    1991 - Public Secrets
    1994 - Private Scandals
    1996 - Born in Ice

    Cheryl Zach
    Young Adult Romance
    Qualifying Novels:
    1985 - The Frog Princess
    1986 - Waiting for Amanda
    1996 - Runaway

    Francine Rivers
    Inspirational Romance
    Qualifying Novels:
    1995 - An Echo In the Darkness
    1996 - As Sure As the Dawn
    1997 - The Scarlet Thread

    Jennifer Greene (Alison Hart)
    Short Contemporary Series Romance
    Qualifying Novels:
    1990 - Night of the Hunter
    1996 - Single Dad
    1998 - Nobody's Princess

    Justine Dare (Justine Davis/Janice Davis Smith)
    Paranormal Romance
    Qualifying Novels:
    1991 - Angel for Hire (Justine Davis)
    1995 - Lord of the Storm
    1998 - Fire Hawk