Friday, October 07, 2011

2010 Divas - Toronto Romance Writers' 2010 Contest Results!

Toronto Romance Writers is delighted to announce the results for the
final round of the 2010 Original Golden Opportunity Contest (Toronto

Contemporary Series - Final Round Judge: Wanda Ottewell, Harlequin
Winner: FIGHTING FOR HER LOVE by Vicki Essex
Second Place: LOOKING FOR NORMAL by Robin Covington
Third Place: WHISPERS IN THE NIGHT by Carol Post
Fourth Place: FALLING FOR THE FARMER by Jennifer Lynn Bates
Contemporary Single Title - Final Round Judge: Margo Lipschultz, HQN
Second Place: HAUNTED HEARTS by Marian Cosic
Third Place: ALL THINGS EASY by Katrina Crew
Historical - Final Round Judge: Leis Pederson, Berkley
Winner: PAPER HEARTS by Kay Hudson
Second Place: DEVIL'S HEARTACHE by Wendy La Capra
Third Place: A RIP IN TIME by Helen Pilz
Romantic Suspense - Final Round Judge: Celia Johnson, Grand Central
Winner (tie): THE GREEN EYED DOLL by Jerrie Alexander
Winner (tie): NOW YOU SEE IT by Cait Donnelly
Second Place (tie): NOTHING TO FEAR by Rosalind Villers
Second Place (tie): THE VOICE OF REASON by Mary Oldham
Third Place: FINDING DARKNESS by Tina Everitt
Paranormal, Fantasy, Futuristic - Final Round Judge: Esi Sogah, Avon
Winner: THE FALL by Kristina Coi
Second Place: THE OUTER PLANETS by Laurie Green
Third Place: KINDRED OF THE FALLEN by Isis Rushdan
Strong Romantic Elements - Final Round Judge: Kathleen Gilligan, St.
Winner: DIE RUN HIDE by Patrice Kavanaugh
Second Place: BLACK OPS CHRONICLES: DEAD RUN by L. Pepper Norris
Third Place: FORTUNE'S FOOL by Jane Sevier
Fourth Place: SCYTHE DOES MATTER by Gina Grant
Young Adult - Final Round Judge: Karen Chaplin, Puffin Books
Winner: LEGACY by Robin Bielman
Second Place: FIFTEEN FOREVER by Tracy St. Hilaire
Third Place: BREATHING FIRE by Christine Canada
Gold Ticket Round – Judge: Kristin Nelson, Nelson Literary Agency
Winner: THE FALL by Kristina Coi
First Runner Up: DIE RUN HIDE by Patrice Kavanaugh
Second Runner Up: PAPER HEARTS by Kay Hudson


Movement upwards listed in Blue...
Nine Finals
Tracy St. Hilaire
Eight Finals
Jeanell Bolton
Six Finals
Crista McHugh
Dora Mekouar
Isis Rushdan
Five Finals
Peter Andrews
Elisa Beatty
Nancy Evertz
Kendel Flaum
Katie Graykowski
Tamara Hughes
NJ Litz
Sylvia McDaniel
Four Finals
Kathleen Cherry
Katrina Crew
Kelly Fitzpatrick
Kay Hudson
Patrice Kavanaugh
Mary Oldham
Robin Weaver
Suzanne Webb
Three Finals
Sarah M. Anderson
Kathy Coatney
Sarina Dorie
Alyssa Fernandez
Trudi Seery Gilligan
Laurie Green
William Haggart
Leah Hodge
Kim Law
Rebecca Lees
D'Ann Linscott-Dunham
Jean Mason
Tracy Mastaler
Katie McGarry
Cindy Nord
L. Pepper Norris
Connie Queen
Susanna Rogers
Kylie Short
Madeline Smyth
Ciara Stewart
G. Jillian Stone
Anna Sugden
Two Finals
Jerrie Alexander
Susan Anderson
Amy Atwell - Sold!
Jo Anne Banker
Jennifer Lynn Bates
Jennifer Beane
Robin Bielman
Susan Breeden
Christine Canada
Sarah Cannon
Martha Catt
Kristina Coi
Lexi Connor
Kelly Conrad
Mary Culver
Amy DeTrempe
Kimberly Dias
Alice Fairbanks-Burton
Jamie Farrell
Sharon Lynn Fisher
Lori Sanders Foley
Joe Fraser
Donna Frelick
December Gephart
Micki Gibson
Gina Grant
Kendell Gray
Lynn Gutierrez
Sharon Hamilton
Marona Hewitt
Nancy Holland
Jan Jackson
Elizabeth Kelley
Lisa Kessler
Kimberly Killion
Marne Ann Kirstatter
Elizabeth Knowles-Palladino
Helene Lacey
Suzanne Lazear
Barbara Longley
Stacy Monson
Danielle Mulcahy
Nancy Naigle
Brenda Nelson-Davis
Laurel O'Donnell
Caroline Phipps
Helen Pilz
Kelly Rucker
Jane Sevier
Merry Simmons
Heather Snow
Bonnie Staring
Jennifer Stroka
Jennifer Tanner
Bobbye Terry
Phyllis J. Towzey
Olivia Ventura
Amy Villalba
Anne K. Albert - Defending Glory
Amy Atwell - Lying Eyes
Alyessa Everett - A Tryst with Trouble
Lexi George - Demon Hunting In Dixie
Gwyn, Keli - A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California
Barbara Longley - Heart of the Druid Laird
Nancy Naigle - Out of Focus
J. S. Nichols - Come Back to Me
Edie Ramer - Cattitude
Jo Ramsey - Cluing In
Cat Schield - Meddling with a Millionaire (Harlequin Desire)
G. Jillian Stone - The Yard Man

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