Saturday, November 13, 2010

2009 Divas - 2010 Linda Howard Award of Excellence

Sorry to be so late adding these names to the Contest Divas listing, I'll be doing catch-up in the next few days.
 
Series Short/Long Contemporary
Final judge Susan Litman, Editor, Silhouette Special Edition

First - THE TYCOON'S MARRIAGE DEAL by Louise D Cobb & Karen Daughtry
Second - SECOND CHANCE MOM by Jennifer Moening w/a Jenna Rutland
Third - LOVES FUGITIVE by Kathy Hind w/a Kaily Hart
Fourth - HEAD GAMES by Denise Cychosz
Fifth - COMING HOME by Jennifer Lou Harris

Romantic Suspense (series & single title)
Final judge Megan McKeever, Associate Editor, Pocket Books (Simon & Schuster)

First - THE LAST MAGICIAN by Linda Baxter and Ann Fischer w/a E.J. Brighton
Second - DEATH OF AN ISLAND TART by Janice Croom
Third - GAMES OF TRANCE by Sherrie Super
Fourth - THE YARD MAN by G. Jillian Stone
Fifth - THE GAVEL'S ECHO by Anne-Marie Carroll

Single Title
Final judge Latoya Smith, Editor, Grand Central Publishers

First - VERDICT by Jean Mason
Second - PASSION by Jeanell Bolton
Third - NONI'S VISION by Shelia Tenold
Fourth - AND HE COOKS, TOO by Barbara Kroon
Fifth - A DIFFERENT BEAT by Susan Breeden
Honorable Mention - GETTING LUCKY by Katie Graykowski

Unique Genres (Paranormal, Futuristic, Fantasy, and Time Travel)
Final judge Heather Osborn, Acquisitions Editor, Tor

First - DEAR HEART by Alison Leake
Second - RED MOUNTAIN by Heather Leonard
Third - DEMONS IN DIXIE by Alexandra George
Fourth - SHADOW WORLD by Rashda Khan
Fifth - MOONLIGHT by Lisa Kessler

Historical Romance
Final judge Alicia Condon, VP, Editorial Director, Dorchester

First - WHEN A HEART DARES by Kathleen Bittner Roth
Second - THE BLACK DAGGER by Barbara Huddleston
Third - THE SPY ON THE ORLEANS ROAD by Elizabeth McCord
Fourth - DEFENSIVE MEASURES by Alyssa Fernandez
Fifth - THE STORM AFTER by Gina Hooten Popp

Inspirational
Final judge Tina James, Editor, Steeple Hill

First - HOPE FOR THE FUTURE by Pam Mantovani
Second - FAITH, FAMILY AND THE GIRL NEXT DOOR by Susan Johnson
Third - BEACH RENTAL by Grace R. Greene

Young Adult
Final judge Natashya Wilson, Senior Editor, Harlequin Teen

First - MAGIC SCHOOL DROP-OUT by Liese Sherwood-Fabre
Second - LOVE AND SALT by Elizabeth Langston
Third - SUGAR HIGH by Bethany Cunningham
Fourth - REAL GUYS LIKE PINK by Micki Gibson
Fifth - MAIL ORDER BOYFRIEND by Denise Hale

Romantic Sensual and Sizzling (Erotica)
Final judge Raelene Gorlinsky, Publisher & Editor, Ellora's Cave

First - THE SILKIE'S SALVATION by Laura L. Webb
Second - THE VISCOUNT'S PLEASURE HOUSE by S.N. Webb
Third - THE LOVING OF LORD LOXLEY by Madeline Smyth


The Write Magic (For Southern Magic Members only)
Final judge Sara Megibow, Associate Agent, Nelson Literary Agency

First - RED MOUNTAIN by Heather Leonard
Second - SHADOW WORLD by Rashda Khan
Third - DEMONS IN DIXIE by Alexandra George

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Contest Diva Leaders:
Advancement from one final upward is highlighted in blue:
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Fifteen Finals:
Nancy Evertz
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Thirteen Finals:
Kathleen Bittner Roth
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Eleven Finals:
Diane O'Brien Kelly
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Ten Finals:
Anne-Marie Carroll
Kelly Fitzpatrick
Donna Meier
Gail Zerrade
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Nine Finals:
Deborah Gross
Christine E. Johnson - SOLD!
Jean Mason
Cat Schield
Tracy St. Hilaire
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Eight Finals:
Constance Gillam
Gabrielle Luthy
Laura Williams
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Seven Finals:
Jeanell Bolton
Keli Gwyn
Yvonne Harris
Barbara Longley
Patricia Patton
Elizabeth Pina - SOLD!
Michal Scott
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Six Finals:
Barbara Binns
Meredith Clark
Louisa Cornell
Denise Cychosz
Kelly Fitzpatrick
Barbara Cool Lee
Elaine M. Powell
Lisa Desrochers 
S. G. Shellabarger
Beth Watson
Robin Weaver
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Five Finals:
Deborah Blake
Linda Bond
Susan Breeden
Melanie Card
Susanne Frost
Katie Graykowski
Grace R. Greene
Tiffinie Helmer
Kay Hudson
Lisa Kessler
Jeannie Lin
D'Ann Linscott-Dunham
Meghan Murphy
Susan Newman
Allison Pang
Cathy Perkins
Cathryn Pritchard
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Four Finals:
Tina Joyce Butts
Sharon Calvin
Deanna Carlyle
Jeanne Dickson
Martha Ferris
Jessica B. Hunt
Julie Johnstone
Linda Lovely
Heidi Luchterhand
Mary Manners
Sylvia McDaniel
Brenda Nelson-Davis
Angi Platt - SOLD!
Madeline Smyth
G. Jillian Stone
Tatia Talbot
Sandra van den Bogerd
Laurel Wanrow
Beatriz Chantrill Williams
Sharon Wray
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Three Finals:
Maree Anderson
Sheila Athens
Sara Avellino
Anne Barton
Jennifer Beane
Elizabeth Bemis
Amanda Berry - SOLD!
Jennifer Bray-Weber
Kelsey Browning
Dianne K. Burns
Carol Burnside
Sheryl Carpenter
Jennifer Conner
Ally Cowee 
Laura Higdon Cumbie
Donna Cummings
Wenda Dottridge
Leslie Duvall
C. J. Ellisson
Sharon Fisher
Sherry Foley
Kate Freiman
Abby Gaines
Alexandra George
Deborah Gilbert
Bernadette Hearne
Jennette Heikes
Alison Henderson
Beverly Irwin
Susan Diane Johnson
Joan Kayse
Rashda Khan
Dee S. Knight
Barbara Kroon 
Maggi Landry
Kathy Lane
Kim Law
Alison Leake
Virginia McCullough
Kaylin McFarren
Crista McHugh
Janet Periat
Gina Rosavin
Jennifer Stroka
Quinn Tellier
Sheila Tenold
Laurie Thompson
Ami Weaver
Ellen Wehle
Gina Welborn
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Two Finals:
Sheri Adkins
Veronica Alderson
Drue Allen
Marjorie Allen
Robyn Anders
Rylee Andrews
Alison Atwater
Stefani Catenzaro Baltar
Patricia Barletta
Hanna Rhys Barnes
Joyce Barton
Tamra Baumann
Jennifer Beckstrand
Mary A. Behre
TJ Bennett
Jenny Bernard
Romily Bernard
Robin Bielman
Ann Bleakley
Kara Bonnevie
Kelley Bowen
Jude Brown
Marie Campbell
Sarah Castleberry
Elise Chand
Kathleen Cherry
Zita Christian
Louise D Cobb
Robin Constantine
Janice Croom
Karen Daughry
Beth Davis
Laurie DeMarino
Tracey Devlyn - SOLD!
Kate Diamond
Alleyne Dickens
Ella Drake
Cheryl Draycott
Cat Dubie
Lee Rhuday Duncan
Carol Dunford
Kendra Elliot
Nikki Enlow
Tracy Falenwolfe
Gloria Ferguson
Louise D. Foster
Joe Fraser
Bethany Cunningham Gabbert
Laurie Green
Lottie Green
Anne Greene
Anna Hackett
Ashley Henderson
Molly Herwood
Laura Hirneisen
Celesta Hofmann
Jennifer Holden
Kinsey W. Holley
Sharon Houdek 
Sandy James
Christine Johnson - SOLD!
Suzanne Kalb
Chris Keniston
Jeffe Kennedy
Sandra Kerns
Marge Knudsen
Sara LaBudda
Corrina Lavitt
Suzanne Lazear - SOLD!
Sherri Lee
Melinda Leigh
Heather Leonard
Jennifer Litteken
Mary Lindsey - SOLD!
Kate MacArthur
Greta MacEachern
Kate MacEachern
Jennifer Mackin
Sarah Marshall
Carolyn Martin
Dale Mayer
Dora Mekouar
Maureen McGowan
Jamie Michele
Imani Miller
Judy Mills
Gwen Mitchell
Jean B. Newlin
Laurel O'Donnell
Mary Oldham
Sally Orr
Tara Owens
Kathleen Irene Paterka
Alison Pritchard
Connie Queen
Dawna Rand
Jodi Redford
Shellee Roberts
Cate Rowan
Lynn Rush
Lateia Sandifer
Pamela Scheibe
Jan Schliesman
Catherine Marie Scott
Liese Sherwood-Fabre
Merry Simmons
Arianna Skye - SOLD!
Dina Sleiman
Coreene Smith
Heather Snow 
Susan Speers
Lori Dillon Stacy
Morgan Taylor
Jean A. Therkelsen
Linda Trout
Tracy Truman
Jan Warren
Holly Watson
Kayla Westra
Hailey Williams
Teri Wilson
Kevin Wolf
Marilyn Yarbrough
Rebecca Zanetti 
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SOLD!
Amanda Berry
Tracey Devlyn
Christine E. Johnson
Mary Lindsey
Suzanne Lazear
Elizabeth Pina
Angi Platt
Tina Radcliffe
Arianna Skye
Liz Talley
Penny Watson
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1 comment:

grgreene said...

Hi, Donna - It's a lot of fun to see the familiar names and their successes - and even more fun to see the ones who have sold. It's a lot of effort to try to keep this current. Thanks!

Grace
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