The Board approved the following 2008 Award Recipients:
- RWA Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award – Vicki Lewis Thompson (this used to be the Lifetime Achievement Award but was renamed to the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award)
- RWA Emma Merritt Service Award – Linda Winstead Jones
- RWA Service Award – Jill Limber, Nicole Burnham
- RWA Vivian Stephens Industry Award – Sue Grimshaw, Romance Buyer, Borders Group Inc.
- RWA Steffie Walker Bookseller of the Year Award – Dianne Defonce, Borders, Fairfield, Connecticut
- RWA Librarian of the Year – Susan Gibberman, Schaumburg Township District Library, Schaumburg, IL
- RWA Veritas Award — no nominations submitted.
- The RWA Grant recipient for 2008-2009 is Sarah S. G. Frantz, Assistant Professor of Literature, Fayetteville State University (Woot! Dr. Sarah. We can’t wait to read your papers that come out of this grant).