RT's 2012 Career Achievement Award Nominees

Today we are bringing you this year's nominees for the RT Career Achievement Awards from across the genres. RT's Career Achievement Awards honor authors for their entire body of work throughout their career. Each of these authors has written many outstanding stories and played an essential role in their particular genre. Readers can click on the author's photo to find out more about the authors and the books that RT Magazine has reviewed.



Nominated for Contemporary Romance


Janet Chapman

Rachel Gibson


Jill Shalvis
Jodi Thomas



Nominated for Erotic Romance

Maya Banks
Jaci Burton
 Emma Holly


Nominated for Historical Romance


Mary Balogh

Jennifer Blake


 Shirlee Busbee
Janelle Taylor


Nominated for Inspirational


Wanda E. Brunstetter

Mary Starns Clark


 Ted Dekker
Kathleen Y'Barbo


Nominated for Mainstream


Marie Bostwick

ReShonda Tate Billingsley


Emily Giffin
Kristin Hannah 


Nominated for Mytery, Suspense & Thriller


Nevada Barr


Mary Jane Clark


 Sara Paretsky
F. Paul Wilson


Nominated for Paranormal Romance


Amanda Ashley

Kresley Cole


 Sherrilyn Kenyon
Marrie Shayne


Nominated for Urban Fantasy


Kelley Armstrong

Patricia Briggs


 Kim Harrison
Eileen Wilks


Nominated for Romantic Suspense


Cherry Adair

Suzanne Brockmann


 Cindy Gerard
Tara Janzen


Nominated for Science Fiction and Fantasy


Tanya Huff

Michelle Sagara

 Kristine Kathryn Rusch

 Jo Walton
Nalo Hopkinson


Nominated for Series Romance

Kate Hoffmann
Diana Palmer
Vicki Lewis Thompson


Nominated for Young Adult

Daniel Handler
Joyce Carol Oates
Christopher Pike


Want to see more of the 2012 RT Awards nominees, including titles nominated for the 2012 RT Reviewers' Choice Awards? Visit our awards page here.