Wednesday, October 05, 2011

2010 Divas - Winners of the Launching A Star Contest 2010

The SpacecoasTAuthorsof Romance (Florida STARS) is proud to announce the winners and placements in the 2010 Launching a Star Contest!+
Overall Winner The overall winning entry in the 2010 Launching A Star contest is Breath of Fire, by Leah Hodge.  In addition to receiving a star-shaped paperweight for her first place win in the Futuristic/Fantasy category, Leah will have a star named after her through the International Registry of Stars. Congratulations, Leah!
Single Title
Final Judges: Selina McLemore, Sr. Editor-Grand Central Publishing and Becca Stumpf,  The Prospect Agency
First Place – Beware of Heels – Suzanne Purvis
Second Place- Far From PerfectBarbara Longley
Third Place- Haunted Heart – Carol Shrembek
Finalist- X+Y+Love – Karen Papandrew
Finalist – Present from the Past – Donna Wuest
General Paranormal
Final Judges: Meredith Giordan, Editor – The Berkley Publishing Group and Laurie McLean, The Larsen-Pomada Agency
First Place- Machine Slave – Jennette Heikes
Second Place- Jinn & Tonic – Kay Hudson
Third Place- Pack of Lies – Kimila Bowling
Finalist – Scent of Fear –  NJ Litz
Finalist – Surrender the Night – Traci Yates-Poff
Final Judges: Leah Hultenschmidt, Sr. Editor-Sourcebooks, Devi Pillai, Sr. Editor – Orbit/The Hachette Book Group and Suzie Townsend, Fine Print Literary Management
First Place- Breath of FireLeah Hodge
Second Place – Ghost PlanetSharon Lynn Fisher
Third Place – True Through the AgesBarbara Longley
Finalist – ExhaleKendell Gray
Finalist – InhaleKendell Gray
Final Judges: Talia Platz, Editor – New American Library (NAL) and Michelle Grajkowski, 3 Seas Literary Agency
First Place- Her Heart's DesireLynn Gutierrez
Second Place- To Walk in the SunAmy DeTrempe
Third Place- Her Secret Flyboy – Jeanne M. Dickson
Finalist- Paper HeartsKay Hudson
Finalist- Dragon's LairLori Sanders Foley
 Series Contemporary
Final Judges: Susan Litman, Sr. Editor – Harlequin/Silhouette Special Editions and Roberta Brown, The Brown Agency
First Place- The Cattleman's ProposalHelene Lacey
Second Place- Perfect KateRebecca Sampson
Third Place- Lost and FoundJo Anne Banker
Finalist-A Christmas ReunionJennifer Stroka
Finalist- Electing Mr. Right – Lateia Elam Sandifer
Romantic Suspense
Final Judges: Katherine Pelz, Editor, The Berkley Publishing Group and Laura Bradford, The Bradford Literary Agency
First Place- Zane's War – Theresa Monsey
Second Place- Wreckless – Elizabeth Klein
Third Place- Buried SecretsJean Mason
Finalist- Carmelita's Gold – Brenda M. Pierce
Finalist- Night Visions – Becke Martin
Final Judges: Natalie Hanemann, Editor, Thomas Nelson and Rachelle Gardner, WordServe Literary
First Place- The Healing TreeAmy DeTrempe
Second Place- Whitewash Bride – Kathleen L. Maher
Third Place- Shades of Grace – JoAnn Robisheaux
Finalist- Going in Circles – Jodie Bailey
Finalist- Love's Advocate – Karen Fleming
Young Adult
Final Judges: Kristin Daly Rens, Editor, HarperCollins Children's Books and Elaine Spencer, The Knight Agency
First Place- Jinn – Sharron Houdek
Second Place- Legacy – Robin Bielman
Third Place- Real Guys Like PinkMicki Gibson
Finalist- Dream CraftersPeter Andrews
Finalist- My Life as an Extra – Ruth Kaufman

Movement upwards listed in Blue...
Seven Finals
Jeanell Bolton
Six Finals
Tracy St. Hilaire
Five Finals
Elisa Beatty
Katie Graykowski
Sylvia McDaniel
Crista McHugh
Four Finals
Nancy Evertz
Kendel Flaum
Tamara Hughes
N J Litz
Dora Mekouar
Isis Rushdan
Rebecca Sampson
Robin Weaver
Three Finals

Peter Andrews
Kathleen Cherry
Katrina Crew
Sarina Dorie
Alyssa Fernandez
Kelly Fitzpatrick
Trudi Seery Gilligan
William Haggart
Leah Hodge
Rebecca Lees
D'Ann Linscott-Dunham
Jean Mason
Tracy Mastaler
Mary Oldham
Connie Queen
Kylie Short
Madeline Smyth
G. Jillian Stone
Anna Sugden
Suzanne Webb
Two Finals
Amy Atwell - Sold!
Jo Anne Banker
Jennifer Beane
Martha Catt
Kathy Coatney
Lexi Connor
Kelly Conrad
Amy DeTrempe
Alice Fairbanks-Burton
Jamie Farrell
Sharon Lynn Fisher
Lori Sanders Foley
Joe Fraser
December Gephart
Micki Gibson
Kendell Gray
Laurie Green
Lynn Gutierrez
Sharon Hamilton
Marona Hewitt
Kay Hudson
Patrice Kavanaugh
Lisa Kessler
Marne Ann Kirstatter
Elizabeth Knowles-Palladino
Helene Lacey
Kim Law
Suzanne Lazear
Barbara Longley
Katie McGarry
Stacy Monson
Danielle Mulcahy
Nancy Naigle
Brenda Nelson-Davis
Cindy Nord
Kelly Rucker
Merry Simmons
Heather Snow
Bonnie Staring
Ciara Stewart
Jennifer Stroka
Jennifer Tanner
Bobbye Terry
Phyllis J. Towzey
Amy Villalba
Anne K. Albert - Defending Glory
Amy Atwell - Lying Eyes
Alyessa Everett - A Tryst with Trouble
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
G. Jillian Stone - The Yard Man

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