Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Judge this book by it's cover!! I'm nominated for an award!
Sometimes, it’s good to judge a book by its cover
Romance author Cheris Hodges is a finalist for the cover of the year, an award given out at the Romance Slam Jam. This year’s event will be held in Chicago on April 30-May 4.
Hodges’s latest novel, “Just Can’t Get Enough,” was nominated for the Emma award in the category of best cover.
Named after the co-founder of the Romance Slam Jam, the Emma Awards is the premier awards event for readers and authors of black romance.
The Romance Slam Jam grew out of an early desire to recognize, and pay respect to our authors, and to celebrate their craft with their avid fans, says the founders of the event.
Emma Rodgers, Ashira Tosihwe and Francis Ray gave birth to the ROMANCE SLAM JAM in 1995 in Dallas, Texas, to demonstrate what Nikki Giovanni describes as “The Power, Passion and Pain of Black Love.”
There was much success at Black Images marketing, promoting and selling the works of black romance writers since the early 90’s that they decided it was time to take their love for romance to a new level by bringing writers and readers together.
To view the nominated cover, log on to www.cherishodges.com or www.myspace.com/cherishodges.
For more information on the Romance Slam Jam, log on to www.romanceslamjam.org.
“Just Can’t Get Enough” is in stores now.