The annual NJRW “Put Your Heart in a Book” Conference is less than five weeks away! To help share our excitement, we’ll shine the spotlight on one of our Golden Leaf finalists leading up until the conference.
The Golden Leaf is awarded annually for excellence in romance fiction by authors who are NJRW members or in Romance Writers of America (RWA) Region One. Winners will be announced during the NJRW Put Your Heart in a Book Conference award ceremony on October 17, 2014.
Spotlight on Novella: “Inevitably a Duchess,” by Jessie Clever (Someday Lady Publishing)
Jane held up the bourdaloue.
“Then what is this doing in your dressing room?”
Richard did not hesitate as he replied, “Waiting for you to make use of it.”
Jane’s hand faltered slightly at his words, and the bourdaloue wobbled in her grip.
“You acquired this for me?”
Richard nodded, finishing with one tea cup before starting to fill another.
“I had heard that chamberpots could be awkward for ladies, and I didn’t want you to be inconvenienced.” He finished filling the second cup and returned his gaze more directly to her. “I thought you had dire need of such facilities. Why are you standing there having this conversation with me?”
The hand holding the bourdaloue dropped completely, returning to its place at her side.
“That is the nicest thing that anyone has ever done for me,” Jane said and was surprised to find her voice came out as a whisper.
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Good luck to Jessie and all our Golden Leaf finalists!
It’s not too late to register for the conference. Visit our website for more information. But hurry, registration closes October 4th!