Monday, November 23, 2009

2009 Divas - Fool for Love Contest Winners

Short Contemporary Category
1st Place
Star Kissed by Kelly Fitzpatrick
2nd Place
Battle Born Love by Linda Enos
3rd Place
The Man Who Loved May by Brent Pye

Finalist Judge
Renee Lynn, Editor
Champagne Line, Wild Rose Press

Long Contemporary Category
1st Place
Watch Them Die by Susanne Frost
2nd Place
Rocky Mountain Hi by Janice L. O'Hara
3rd Place
From Bagdad With Love by Gail Zerrade

Finalist Judge
Patience Smith, Senior Editor
Silhouette Romantic Suspense

Historical Category
1st Place
For the Love of a Lady by Kathleen Bittner Roth
2nd Place
Love and the Murdering Marquis by Patricia Patton
3rd Place
Love and the Heir by Patricia Patton

Finalist Judge
Nicole D'Arienzo, Historical Managing Director
Wild Rose Press

Inspirational Category
1st Place
The Aviatrix by Christine E. Johnson
2nd Place
Faith, Family, and the Girl Next Door by Susan Diane Johnson
3rd Place
White Lace and Promises by Dianne K. Burns

Finalist Judge
Emily Rodmell, Assistant Editor
Steeple Hill Love Inspired

Paranormal Category
1st Place
Lover Enslaved by Jodi Redford
2nd Place
Legend of the Druid Laird by Barbara Longley
3rd Place
Revelations by Marnee Bailey

Finalist Judge
Barbara Poelle, Agent
Irene Goodman Agency

Romantic Suspense Category
1st Place
Decoding Deception by Julie Johnstone
2nd Place
Against Her Will by Marie Campbell
3rd Place
Air of Certainty by Wendy "Piper" Rome

Finalist Judge
Keyren Gerlach, Associate Editor
Silhouette Romantic Suspense

Women's Fiction Category
1st Place
Tie A Yellow Ribbon by Dixie Lee Taylor
2nd Place
Pleasant Lake, P.D. by Kelly Fitzpatrick
3rd Place
Love On A Half Shell by Lenette Howard

Finalist Judge
Helen Rosburg, Executive Editor
Medallion Press

Honorable Mentions
entrants who missed finaling by 2 points or less

An Accidental Family by Ami Weaver (Long Contemporary)
In Plain Sight by Liz Renyer (Romantic Suspense)
Monster Mine by Tammy Lee (Romantic Suspense)
Murder Creek by Gin Price (Paranormal)
To Bite Or Not To Bite by Cecilia LeBaron (Paranormal)

Contest Deadline was: 4/01/09

Virginia Romance Writers

Contest Diva Leaders:
Advancement from one final upward is highlighted in blue:
Eleven Finals:
Nancy Evertz
Diane O'Brien Kelly
Nine Finals:
Kelly Fitzpatrick
Seven Finals:
Christine E. Johnson - SOLD!
Six Finals:

Kelly Fitzpatrick
Deborah Gross
Yvonne Harris
Kathleen Bittner Roth
Cat Schield
Five Finals:
Constance Gillam
Jeannie Lin
Susan Newman
Elizabeth Pina - SOLD!
Elaine M. Powell
Beth Watson
Laura Williams
Four Finals:
Jeanell Bolton
Deanna Carlyle
Louisa Cornell
Michal Scott
Tracy St. Hilaire
Sandra van den Bogerd
Gail Zerrade
Three Finals:
Sara Avellino
Elizabeth Bemis
Deborah Blake
Anne-Marie Carroll
Martha Ferris
Sherry Foley
Katie Graykowski
Alison Henderson
D'Ann Linscott-Dunham
Barbara Longley
Virginia McCullough
Tatia Talbot
Gina Welborn
Sharon Wray
Two Finals:
Drue Allen
Maree Anderson
Robyn Anders
Rylee Andrews
Sheila Athens
Susan Breeden
Kelsey Browning
Dianne K. Burns
Tina Joyce Butts
Marie Campbell
Melanie Card
Meredith Clark
Denise Cychosz
Beth Davis
Laurie DeMarino
Wenda Dottridge
Ella Drake
Kendra Elliot
Sharon Fisher
Louise D. Foster
Grace R. Green
Keli Gwyn
Celesta Hofmann
Linda Hurtado
Suzanne Kalb
Jeffe Kennedy
Sandra Kerns
Lisa Kessler
Christine Johnson
Julie Johnstone
Kim Law
Barbara Cool Lee
Sherri Lee
Mary Lindsey
Heidi Luchterhand
Gabrielle Luthy
Kate MacArthur
Kate MacEachern
Jennifer Mackin
Sarah Marshall
Carolyn Martin
Jean Mason
Jamie Michele
Judy Mills
Laurel O'Donnell
Mary Oldham
Tara Owens
Allison Pang
Kathleen Irene Paterka
Patricia Patton
Cathy Perkins
Angi Platt
Jodi Redford
Shellee Roberts
Lateia Sandifer
Pamela Scheibe
Catherine Marie Scott
Susan Shellabarger
Susan Speers
Holly Watson
Beatriz Williams
Teri Wilson
Amanda Berry
Christine E. Johnson
Elizabeth Pina
Arianna Skye
Amy Talley
Penny Watson

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