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Find out more about the authors of color who have been nominated for the RITAs. We’ve included biographies, as well as links to their sites and where you can find their books.

Kennedy Ryan

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RITA Award Winner for Best Contemporary Romance – Long A Top 25 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy Ryan writes for women from all walks of life, empowering them and placing them firmly at the center of each story and in charge of their own destinies. Her heroes respect, cherish and lose their minds for the women who capture their hearts. She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an...

M. Malone

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RITA Award Winner For Best Romance Novella M. Malone is a NYT & USA Today Bestselling author of completely inappropriate romantic comedy. She lives with her husband and their two sons in the picturesque mountains of Northern Virginia even though she is afraid of insects, birds, butterflies and other humans. Since starting her indie publishing journey in 2011, she has sold over a million books...

Nisha Sharma

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RITA Award Winner for Best Young Adult Romance Nisha Sharma is the author of the YA novel My So-Called Bollywood Life, and the adult contemporary romance The Takeover Effect. Her writing has been praised in NPR, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue, Buzzfeed, Hypable and more. Nisha credits her father for her multiple graduate degrees, and her mother for her love of Shah Rukh Khan and Jane Austen. She lives...