I received some incredible news this weekend. I won the RWA PRO Mentor of the year award! This is a pretty amazing thing, and I’m quite overwhelmed by it all. Here’s part of the notification letter from Maura Troy:

“…I am pleased to tell you that, based on a wonderful nomination letter received from Kim Chin-Sam, you have been selected as the recipient of this year’s award. Congratulations!

As evidenced by the letter, your dedication and assistance to PROs, both in your own chapter and beyond, is exactly the sort of networking and camaraderie that makes RWA such a wonderful organization. We are delighted to present you with this award as a token of recognition and thanks for all of those you have helped along the way…”

Kim Chin-Sam, who nominated me, is a fellow member of Toronto Romance Writers. Her letter of commendation was attached and made me blush.

The award will be presented at the RWA National conference in Anaheim in July, at the PRO Retreat. Unfortunately, I’m not attending National this year, so will have a friend accept the award for me.

Many thanks to Kim and to everyone else who made this happen. I am very honoured. 🙂

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  1. Congratulations!!!
    I can’t think of anyone who deserves it more, even with your blog posts you mentor, and you are in large part responsible for me clinging to my dream of writing.
    Because my new home is 100% accessible, I will be more healthy over all and perhaps have the energy back to write again. Come October when I will (hopefully) have recovered from the move, I will start again.


    • Thanks Diana. I’m sure that once you get settled, you’ll get back to writing again. But look at all your creative output in knitting patterns in recent years! You’re doing so much work. (Maybe it’s time for a Ta DAAAAAA list!)



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