Monday, November 02, 2009

2009 Divas - Heart of the Rockies Contest Winners


Colorado Romance Writers is pleased to announce the winners of our 2009 Heart of the Rockies Contest for unpublished authors!! Winners were announced at CRW's 21st Anniversary & Romance Lovers Tea, held Saturday, October 10, 2009. Congratulations to all of the HOTR finalists!

Short Contemporary:

1st PLACE - Nancy Evertz, Redemption
2nd PLACE - June Bowen, The Cupid Virus
3rd PLACE - Quinn Tellier, The Billionaire in a Santa Suit

Long Contemporary:

1st PLACE - Meghan Murphy, Uncivilized
2nd PLACE - Jennifer Maitlen, There She Goes
3rd PLACE - Denise Cychosz, Head Games


1st PLACE - Keli Gwyn, Violets and Violins
2nd PLACE - Sandra van den Bogerd, No Turning Back
3rd PLACE - Sandra van den Bogerd, Shades of Gray

Paranormal/Time Travel/Futuristic/Fantasy:

1st PLACE - Allison Pang, Shadow of the Incubus
2nd PLACE - Beatriz Williams, Oversea
3rd PLACE - Jessica Hunt, Reading the Waters

Mainstream with Romantic Elements:

1st PLACE - Celesta Hofmann, Southern Diversion
2nd PLACE - Tiffinie Helmer, Edge
3rd PLACE - Gabrielle Luthy, Learning How To Stay

Romantic Suspense:

1st PLACE - D'Ann Linscott-Dunham, Wild Horses
2nd PLACE - Molly Herwood, Return to Mist Mountain
3rd PLACE - Cathy Perkins, Illusions

Historical Romance:
[Tie for 3rd finalist]

1ST PLACE - Kelly Bowen, Beholden
2nd PLACE - Martha Ferris, The Protector
3rd PLACE - Martha Ferris, The Handfasting
4th PLACE - Vicki Law, Together

Single Title:

1st PLACE - Nancy Evertz, Restoring Mitch's Heart
2nd PLACE - Suzanne Kalb, The Swing of Her Hips
3rd PLACE - Jeanell Bolton, Passion


1st PLACE - Leigha Phillips, Stolen Nights of Passion
2nd PLACE - Mary Margaret Mercado, Luscious Red Running Hood

Contest Deadline: 6/15/09

Colorado Romance Writers

Contest Diva Leaders:
Advancement from one final upward is highlighted in blue:
Seven Finals:
Nancy Evertz
Diane O'Brien Kelly
Six Finals:
Yvonne Harris
Five Finals:
Christine E. Johnson - SOLD!
Elaine M. Powell
Laura Williams
Four Finals:
Jeanell Bolton
Deanna Carlyle
Kelly Fitzpatrick
Susan Newman
Elizabeth Pina - SOLD!
Cat Schield
Michal Scott
Tracy St. Hilaire
Beth Watson
Three Finals:
Sara Avellino
Elizabeth Bemis
Deborah Blake
Martha Ferris
Sherry Foley
Constance Gillam
Alison Henderson
Virginia McCullough
Chi Nguyen-Rettig
Kathleen Bittner Roth
Two Finals:
Melanie Card
Anne-Marie Carroll
Meredith Clark
Denise Cychosz
Beth Davis
Katie Graykowski
Deborah Gross
Keli Gwyn
Celesta Hofmann
Linda Hurtado
Suzanne Kalb
Jeffe Kennedy
Lisa Kessler
Sherri Lee
Cathy Leming
Mary Lindsey
D'Ann Linscott-Dunham
Barbara Longley
Heidi Luchterhand
Kate MacArthur
Jennifer Mackin
Carolyn Martin
Jean Mason
Judy Mills
Laurel O'Donnell
Allison Pang
Susan Shellabarger
Susan Speers
Sandra van den Bogerd
Beatriz Williams
Teri Wilson
Sharon Wray
Gail Zerrade
Amanda Berry
Christine E. Johnson
Elizabeth Pina
Arianna Skye
Amy Talley
Penny Watson

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