The Valley of the Sun Romance Writers would like to congratulate our 2006 winners:
CHICKLIT/WOMEN'S FICTION (Kathryn Lye, Harlequin)
FIRST PLACE: The Camp Followers by Shannon O'Keeffe-Dame
SECOND PLACE: The Marilyn Club by Kayce Lassiter
THIRD PLACE: Bad Hair Day In The City by Marian Stevens
EROTICA (Kristi Studts, Triskelion)
FIRST PLACE: Feeding Our Desire by Mary Ann G. Chulick (full requested)
SECOND PLACE: Corporate Fantasies by Marie Tuhart
THIRD PLACE: The Perfect Package by Jan Walkosz
FF&P (Kate Seaver, Berkley)
FIRST PLACE: Queen in Exile by Donna Hatch (full requested)
SECOND PLACE: Overlord by Anitra Lynn McLeod (full requested)
THIRD PLACE: Elusive Grace by Anitra Lynn McLeod (full requested)
HISTORICAL/REGENCY (Chris Keeslar, Dorchester)
FIRST PLACE: Touch the Flame by Donna Warner (full requested)
SECOND PLACE: Counterfeit Companion by Doreen Rebh
THIRD PLACE: Fire At Midnight by Lisa Marie Wilkinson
LONG CONTEMPORARY (Paige Wheeler, Folio Literary Agency)
FIRST PLACE: Fairy Godmother, Inc. by Libby H. Banks (partial requested)
SECOND PLACE: Lip Service 101 by Robyn Grady
THIRD PLACE: Beyond Pleasure by Dianne Venetta (partial requested)
ROMANTIC SUSPENSE (Jennifer Jackson, Donald Maass Literary Agency)
FIRST PLACE: Legacy of Lies by Doris M. Lemcke
SECOND PLACE: Every Rose Has Its Thorn by J. L. Wilson
THIRD PLACE: Montana Millionaire by Vannetta Chapman
SHORT CONTEMPORARY (Brenda Chin, Harlequin)
FIRST PLACE: Hunk Brothers, Inc. by Sally Stotter
SECOND PLACE: Romancing the Storm by Lee Rhuday
THIRD PLACE: The Long Road Home by Carol Webb
YOUNG ADULT (Michelle Grajkowski, 3 Seas Literary Agency)
FIRST PLACE: Brother Trouble by Catherine Chant
SECOND PLACE: The Summer Secret by Laurie Saloman
THIRD PLACE: My Life In The Void by Betsy Norman
It was an excellent contest this year and out of 24 finalists, we had 7 requests for fulls and partials, which is almost 30% of the finalists. Congratulations...great job!
DIVA LEADERS...upward movement in blue...
Christine Diehm - SOLD!
Terry Irene Blain
Alexandra Nakis Alichos
Cheryl Wyatt - SOLD!
Michelle Ann Young
Teresa Elliott Brown
Tera Lynn Childs
Leslie Dicken - SOLD!
Denise Frost - SOLD!
L. Faye Hughes
Christine E. Johnson
Debra K. Maher
Lynda Mikulski - SOLD!
Susan Heinzig Turnbull