Tuesday, October 13, 2009

2009 Divas - The Shelia Contest Winners

The Valley Forge Romance Writers
are pleased to announce the winners
of the The Sheila 2009 Contest!


Final Judge: Deb Werksman, Sourcebooks

1. Butterfly Swords by Jeanne Lin
2. Passion and Politics by Susan Newman
3. The Aviatrix by Christine E. Johnson
4. A Very Patient Man by S.G. Shellabarger
5. Something Fierce by Carolyn Martin
6. The Lollard's Daughter by Elaine M. Powell

Romantic Suspense

Final Judge: Danielle Poiesz, Pocket Books

1. Edge of Deception by Elizabeth Bemis
2. The Gavel's Echo by Anne-Marie Carroll
3. Discovery Bay by Rachel Grant
4. Guardian's Angel by Sharon Wray
5. Retribution by Jean Mason


Final Judge: Latoya Smith, Grand Central

1. Machine Slave by Jennette Heikes
2. Charm School by Deanna Carlyle
3. 24 Hours to Midnight by Jennifer Stark
4. The Legend of the Druid Laird by Barbara Longley
5. Thirty by Tracy St. Hilaire

Women's Fiction w/ Romantic Elements

Final Judge: Chris Keeslar, Dorchester

1. Politically Incorrect by Faye Hughes
2. Busted by Diane O'Brien Kelly
3. Cub Creek by Grace R. Greene
4. Forewarning by Kathleen Wyland
5. Kissing My Old Life Au Revoir by Beth Watson

Single Title Romance

Final Judge: Adam Wilson, MIRA/Red Dress Ink

1. Finding Cherry by Inara Kirsten Scott
2. Delivering Love by Daria Cyzon
3. Jacks of Her Heart by Virginia McCullough
4. Going Once, Going Twice by Jenny Bernard
5. Man Law by Adrienne Giordano-Maynard

Deadline was on 2/15/09
Valley Forge Romance Writers
Contest Diva Leaders:
Advancement highlighted in blue:
Six Finals:
Diane O'Brien Kelly
Four Finals:
Deanna Carlyle
Yvonne Harris
Michal Scott
Tracy St. Hilaire
Laura Williams
Three Finals:
Elizabeth Bemis
Deborah Blake
Kelly Fitzpatrick
Beth Watson
Two Finals:
Anne-Marie Carroll
Meredith Clark
Deborah Gross
Linda Hurtado
Christine E. Johnson
Jeffe Kennedy
Cathy Leming
Jean Mason
Virginia McCullough
Elaine M. Powell
Cat Schield
Teri Wilson
Amanda Berry
Arianna Skye
Amy Talley
Penny Watson

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