Anna DeStefano accepts a Reviewers Choice Award for Best Harlequin SuperRomance

Anna DeStefano accepts a Reviewers Choice Award for Best Harlequin SuperRomance

 

PHANTOM author Lindsay Randall and me with her Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Historical Paranormal

PHANTOM author Lindsay Randall and me with her Reviewers' Choice Award for Best Historical Paranormal

 

AT V winner Marie-Claude Borque (center) with previous winners Helen Scott Taylor and Gerri Russell

AT V winner Marie-Claude Borque (center) with previous winners Helen Scott Taylor and Gerri Russell

Sadly, Dawn Thompson passed away before she learned that THE RAVENING was awarded a Reviewers’ Choice for Best Historical Shapeshifter Romance.  But her sister, Diane Mae Thompson, gave us a poignant and heartfelt acceptance to read for her, which I’ve included below.
My sister, Dawn Thompson, worked so hard to be a published author. Few knew the condition of her confinement to a wheelchair the last eleven years of her life, or knew how she could only type with her index fingers and thumbs. Even those were twisted and riddled with arthritis. Some saw Dawn as an overnight sensation, but she had worked for decades to make it. She once said she wanted to acheive three goals–make the NY Times Bestseller list, win a RITA Award, and to win a Romantic Times Award.  Alas, life didn’t favor my sister with the first two.  She was taken from us too soon. But she now has her Romantic Times Award. I know Dawn would be honored and truly touched with this award. I think you on her behalf for making part of her dream come true.
Dawn’s COUNTERFEIT LADY, written under the name Dawn MacTavish, will be a November release.
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