Monday, July 14, 2014

The RONE Awards!

As you all know, I went to the RONE awards ceremony on Friday night. It was quite the party! I got all glammed up and headed over to the venue.  While we were waiting for the ceremony to start, this quiet new friend came to sit by us and mock the man at the end of the row. Haha!

I was on the second row and when I turned around, guess who was sitting behind me? Anne Perry! One of the best-selling authors of all time!  I got to chat with her for a few minutes and she was so gracious. She also has a charming accent! Here's the picture I got of the two of us.

Then, I had the honor of accepting the Best Fantasy award on behalf of Amber Argyle, but on my way up the stairs I tripped and nearly fell off the stage. It was SO embarrassing! The "Casanova" who was supposed to be helping me up the stairs nearly had a heart attack trying to catch me. Poor guy.  (I didn't get a picture of it. I was too mortified!)

The entertainment for the evening was incredible.  First, we had singer David Nichols (who was wearing military-style boots with his tuxedo. Interesting wardrobe choice!) but he was a great singer and had a lot of fun with ladies in the audience.  Then we had the Kristeff brothers perform (they were on America's Got Talent).  Here's the picture I got right before they kicked one of the lights on the ceiling.

And then it was time for the Suspense category.  The nominees were announced and I won Honorable Mention this year!  So, sort of a first or second runner-up, but still pretty awesome to be in the top three Suspense books for the year.  I was excited!

So there you have it.  I'd really like to thank those at InD'Tale magazine who put on these awards every year, and everyone who has supported me on my writing journey. None of this recognition would be possible without my wonderful readers and fans.  You're awesome! Thank you!

If you want to see the full list of RONE award winners, click here


Debra Erfert said...

It sounded like you had fun--not including almost tripping. You'd be in good company. Lots of celebrities trip and fall, and get up laughing, unless they get hauled off to the hospital, unconscious. lol!

Congratulations on your win! You're an awesome writer!

Jon Spell said...

Congratulations, Julie! Sounds like it was quite the spectacle and full of entertainment. =)

Julie Coulter Bellon said...

Thanks, Debra and Jon! It was so fun.

Charlie Moore said...

A very nice accomplishment, Julie. Congrats!!