WOW you Wednesday: Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Today’s WOW you Wednesday author spotlight is Susan Elizabeth Phillips.

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Phillips was born on December 11 in Cincinnati, Ohio to John Aller Titus and Louesa Coate Titus. After receiving a B.F.A. in theater arts from Ohio University, Phillips taught drama, speech, and English at a local high school until her first child was born, then became a stay-at-home mother. In 1976, the family moved from Ohio to New Jersey. You can read all about her in her own words here: http://susanelizabethphillips.com/all-about-me/

Her AUTHOR AWARDS include:

In 2001, she was inducted into the Romance Writers Hall of Fame (RWA’s RITA Award is the highest honor in romance publishing. RITA Award winners are determined by the toughest judges in existence—an author’s fellow romance authors. For an author to win more than one RITA during her career is rare. For those outstanding authors who win multiple RITAs, RWA needed a special way to honor them, so we created the RWA Hall of Fame. Upon receipt of her/his third (formerly the fourth) RITA Award in the same category, an RWA member is inducted into the RWA Hall of Fame for that category).

Qualifying Novels: Contemporary Single Title
1998 – Nobody’s Baby But Mine
1999 – Dream a Little Dream
2001 – First Lady
In 2006, she was a recipient of the Romance Writers of America’s Lifetime Achievement Award (This award is presented to a living author in recognition of significant contributions to the romance genre. To qualify for the award, the recipient’s career in romantic fiction must span a minimum of 15 years. Recipients must in some way continue to promote the romance genre, teach romance in fiction, or publish romantic fiction. In 1994 a new requirement was added, that recipients must maintain active RWA membership. Authors are nominated for the award by RWA members and selected by the Board of Directors).

In 2012, she was the recipient of the RT Pioneer Award.

Her AWARDS BY TITLE include:

HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS
Named by LIBRARY JOURNAL as one of the TOP ROMANCES of 2014.
Booklist: Top 10 Romance 2014

THE GREAT ESCAPE
Named by LIBRARY JOURNAL as one of the TOP ROMANCES of 2012.

CALL ME IRRESISTIBLE
Named by LIBRARY JOURNAL as one of the BEST ROMANCE BOOKS OF 2011
Top 10 Romance Fiction: 2011, Booklist Online
RT Reviewers Choice Best Book Awards 2011 Contemporary Romance Nominee

WHAT I DID FOR LOVE
Named by LIBRARY JOURNAL as one of the BEST BOOKS OF 2009

NATURAL BORN CHARMER
Named Bestselling Romantic Comedy by Borders Books
Audie 2008 Winner, Best Audiobook Romance
Debuted at #4 on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list
Quill Nominee as Best Romance of 2007
Outstanding Romance of 2007, American Library Association Genre Fiction Award
Audible.com’s Best Audiobooks of 2007, Romance (#2 Ranking)
One of the Best Audiobooks of 2007, Library Journal
Booklist’s 2007 Editor’s Choice, Audio for Adults

MATCH ME IF YOU CAN
Borders Best of 2005 Romance
A Top Five Romance of 2005, Library Journal
Best Contemporary Romance, Nominee, Romantic Times

AIN’T SHE SWEET?
Borders Bestselling Contemporary Hardcover Romance
Borders Best of 2004 Romance
Best Contemporary Novel, Nominee, Romantic Times

BREATHING ROOM
Top Ten Favorite Book of the Year, Romance Writers of America
Best of Romance 2002, Borders Books
Best Contemporary Romance, Nominee, Romantic Times

THIS HEART OF MINE
Waldenbooks Best Selling Hardcover Debut
Top Ten Favorite Book of the Year, Romance Writers of America
Dorothy Parker Award of Excellence 2001, Reviewers Int’l Organization

FIRST LADY
RITA Award; Single Title Contemporary Romance, 2001
Top Ten Favorite Book of the Year, Romance Writers of America

LADY BE GOOD
Top Ten Favorite Book of the Year, Romance Writers of America (#1 ranking)
Finalist, RITA Award, Single Title Contemporary Romance, 1999
Best Books of 1999, Library Journal
Top Ten Favorite Writer 1999, Affaire De Coeur

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM
RITA Award, Single Title Contemporary Romance, 1998
Top Ten Favorite Book of the Year, Romance Writers of America (#1 ranking)
Favorite Book of the Year nominee, Romantic Times Bookstores That Care

NOBODY’S BABY BUT MINE
Favorite Book of the Year, Romance Writers of America, 1997
RITA Award, Single Title Contemporary Romance, 1997
Best Contemporary Romance, Bookstores That Care
Nominee, Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, Best Contemporary Romance,1997

KISS AN ANGEL
Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, Contemporary Romance, 1996
Nominee, Romance of the Year, Affaire de Coeur
Top Ten Favorite Author, Affaire de Coeur

HEAVEN, TEXAS
Nominee, Favorite Book of the Year, Romance Writers of America, 1995
Nominee, RITA Award, Single Title Contemporary Romance 1995
Best Contemporary Romance, Bookstores That Care
Nominee, Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, Best Contemporary Romance, 1995
Nominee, Romantic Times Career Achievement Award, Contemporary Romance, 1995

IT HAD TO BE YOU
Favorite Book of 1994, Romance Writers of America
Romance of the Year, 1994, Affaire de Coeur
Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Award, Best Contemporary Romance, 1994
Best Contemporary Romance, 1994, Affaire de Coeur
Best Single Title Contemporary, 1994, The Readers’ Voice
Top 25 Romances of the Century, Amazon.com

HONEY MOON
Nominee for Romance Writers of America Members Golden Choice Award
Best Romance of the Year.

HOT SHOT
Reviewer’s Choice Award, Best Contemporary Novel of 1991
Romantic Times Publishing Group

FANCY PANTS
Nominee for Romance Writers of America’s Members Golden Choice Award, 1990
Best Romance of the Year
Lifetime Achievement Award, Romantic Times, 1988-89

RISEN GLORY
Silver Medallion for Historical Romance, Romance Writers of America, 1984
Critic’s Choice Award, Best New Historical Romance Author, Romantic Times, 1985

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