Community was the word of the night at the 2010 Golden Apple Awards hosted by the Romance Writers of America - New York City Chapter. The New York romance publishing industry was out in force last night to celebrate the GAA winners. This year honorees included authors Mary Jo Putney and Leanna Renee Hieber, independent publisher Sourcebooks, agent Lori Perkins and editor Deb Werksman.
RT would like to congratulate all of the winners. Another big congrats to RWA NYC for 20 years of inspiring and supporting aspiring and published authors in the New York City area.
Lifetime Achievement Winner - Mary Jo Putney
"Millions want to make it in the Big Apple and I have made it!"
Bookseller of the Year - Penn Books
"Romance allows readers to relax and enjoy life, especially when times get tough." - Craig Newman, CEO, Penn Concessions
Editor of the Year - Deb Werksman
"[The romance industry] is a giant sorority party."
Publisher of the Year - Sourcebooks
"In the romance world, the people we meet, the authors, booksellers, readers, the community is extraordinary." - Dominique Raccah, CEO Sourcebooks
Agent of the Year - Lori Perkins
"I've never seen a more supportive group of writers then in romance."
Author of the Year - Leanna Renee Hieber
"This has been the most amazing year of my life."