Last night the finalists in the 2012 RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) awards were announced, and I was thrilled to find that both my nominated books made it to the final round–Sea of Secrets in mystery, and Casting Shadows in young adult paranormal! The winners and runner-ups will be announced on August 9 at the Romance Novel Convention. I’m up against some really fine books, but I, like many an Oscar nominee, can say in all sincerity that it’s an honor to be nominated. And now my two finalist books get nice shiny badges for their covers! Thank you to all who voted for me, and if you feel like crossing your fingers for me in this judging round, I’d appreciate it.