I was just notified that my heroine in A Little Slice of Heaven, Gianna Randazzo, was awarded First Runner-Up in Book Utopia’s Favorite Heroines of 2008! Said Book Utopia Mom: “Gianna is one of those characters that I can see in my everyday life. A woman I’d value as a friend. A woman like so many women I already know. She reacts like the women I know, takes care of herself like the women I know. I like her in ways that I don’t necessarily like other heroines. She’s the girlfriend I’d call with good news or bad, and in the end, she’s the heart of this warm book.”

Thanks, Book Utopia Mom! I’m always thrilled when someone gets my characters.