RWA Presents Grant to N.C. Library

library grant presentationOn behalf of Romance Writers of America, author Susan Elizabeth Phillips presented a check for the 2013 RWA Library Grant to Robina Norman of the Hazel W. Guilford Memorial Library in Aurora, N.C., at the 2013 American Library Association conference in Chicago.

The Romance Writers of America Library Grant is designed to provide a public library the opportunity to build or expand its romance fiction collection and/or host romance fiction programming. The grant consists of $4,500 to be used toward the purchase of romance fiction, author honorariums and travel expenses, and other applicable program expenses.

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July 5, 2013 08:44 PM by Sherri Lupton Hollister

I just wanted to say that Robina is my best friend and muse. She is the reason I am a member of RWA. She took me to my first RT convention and has been one of my biggest supporters. I am so proud that she was awarded this grant. She works hard to make our small town library an integral part of our community. Aurora has a population of about 300 with surrounding area about 1600. Our library is our entertainment center, our information center and our social center. Robina is also the inspiration for one of the romantic comedy series I wrote (still not published) and after her adventure in Chicago I have fuel for another "Plain Janie" story. Thanks RWA for honoring an amazing lady.


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