Rosanne Bittner: Heart of the West

Rosanne Bittner: Heart of the West


Rosanne Bittner

Romantic Times / RT Book Reviews

  • Best Historical Novel nominee for 2015.
    • Do Not Forsake Me
  • PIONEER AWARD, 2012: for authors who have been writing since the 90's.
  • Best Historical Novel nominee for 1999.
    • Mystic Dreamers
  • Career Achievement Award nominee for 1998.
  • "Historical Storyteller of the Year" nominee for 1997.
  • Reviewers' Choice Award for best Western Historical Romance, 1994-95
    • Until Tomorrow
  • Reviewers' Choice Award for best Western Historical Romance, 1993-94
    • Unforgettable
  • Reviewers' Choice Award for best North American Historical Romance, 1992-93
    • Tender Betrayal
  • Reviewers' Choice Award for best Indian Romance, 1991-92
    • Song of the Wolf
  • Reviewers' Choice Award for best Western Historical Saga, 1990-91 for
    • In the Shadow of the Mountains
  • Certificate of Excellence in Career Achievement for Western Historical Romance, 1990-91
  • Best Post-Civil War Romance, 1991
    • Embers of the Heart
  • Best Fictionalized Biography, 1990
    • This Time Forever
  • Best Indian Romance, 1986
    • River of Love
  • Best Western Series, 1986
    • Savage Destiny

Mid-Michigan Romance Writers of America

       I am excited and pleased to announce that I am the winner of the 2011 Mid-Michigan RWA Angel Award, "for devoted service and inspiration to other writers!" Though all of my awards are special to me, this is a very special honor, voted on and presented by my fellow MMRWA members.


Romance Writers of America©

  • Finalist, 1999 Heart O'Denver RWA Aspen Gold Award
    • Love Me Tomorrow
  • Finalist Plaque, 1999 Oklahoma RWA Reader's Choice Award
    • Love Me Tomorrow
  • Finalist, 1999 Phoenix Desert Rose RWA Golden Quill Award
    • Love Me Tomorrow
  • One of three finalists, 1998 National Reader's Choice Awards sponsored by the Oklahoma RWA (Long Historical category)
    • Love Me Tomorrow
  • 1st place plaque, Wisconsin RWA "Write Touch: Readers' Awards Contest", Historical Category, 1997
    • Tame the Wild Wind
  • 2nd Place, Wisconsin RWA "Write Touch: Readers' Awards Contest," Historical Category, 1996
    • Chase the Sun
  • 3rd Place, Oklahoma RWA "Reader's Choice Award," 1993
    • Song of the Wolf
  • Finalist, 1993, for AWA's prestigious RITA Award
    • Song of the Wolf

Women Writing The West:

  • WHERE HEAVEN BEGINS, WINNER of the prestigious 2005 WILLA Award, given annually for outstanding literature featuring women's stories set in the West.

"Affaire De Coeur" Magazine, California:

  • Finalist, Favorite Author Award 2000, along with such famous names as Nora Roberts! This award is voted on by readers, not by the magazine.
  • Finalist, Best Cover, 2000: Mystic Visions
  • Finalist, Best American Historical, 2000: Mystic Visions
  • AFFAIRE DE COEUR'S Hall of Fame, 1999
    • for longevity and stamina in the market and for overall reader appeal
  • National Reviewer's Choice Award, 1998: Love Me Tomorrow
  • Golden Pen Award, 1992
    • Favorite Historical Author
  • Golden Certificate, 1989 & 1990
    • Tennessee Bride, Heart's Surrender, This Time Forever
  • Silver Pen Award, 1987 & 1989
    • for continued popularity and for quality, excellence of writing, and entertainment given to readers.

Other Awards

  • Award of Excellence from Colorado Romance Writers for Historical Romance, 1995
    • Wildest Dreams
  • 1st place, Puget Sound (WA) Romance Readers Choice Award "Favorite Civil War Romance," 1994
    • Tender Betrayal
  • 3rd place, "Bookstores That Care" Award for Outstanding Historical Romance Author, 1990
  • Coloma Lioness Club (a charity organization):
    • Lioness of the Year, 2008
    • Dedication to Charity Giving, 1999

  • Nominated for awards in Arts & Communications and in Community Service "for accomplishments that have had an impact on the community."

  • Distinguished Woman Award presented by the City of Coloma, MI (my hometown) for "bringing honor and distinction to the Coloma Community and to the women and men of America through your literary accomplishments. Your scores of novels inspire all who read of the adventures and historical settings your gift of the written word empowers you to so creatively express."


RITA Award Certificate Some of Rosanne's many writing awards. Close up of the Bookstores That Care award





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