Monday, June 04, 2007

2007 Divas ~ FAB 5 Winners



Winner -- Angie Fox Gwinner -THE ACCIDENTAL DEMON SLAYER

Second Place -- Sandra De Taranto - INCREDIBLE DREAMS

Third Place -- Laurel Bradley - TIMING IS EVERYTHING

Fourth Place -- Laurel Bradley - SOME WHERE/SOME WHEN
Honorable Mention -- Debra K. Maher - CLAIRE'S CROSSING


Final Judge: Gail Northmann, Executive Editor, Triskelion Publishing


Short Contemporary


Winner -- Cat Schield - A CASE OF MEDDLING

Second Place -- Stacey Joy Netzel - DECONSTRUCTING JORDAN

Third Place -- Rachel Berens-VanHeest - TAKE A CHANCE ON ME

Fourth Place -- Lynnette Baughman - THE SEXIEST MAN ALIVE

Honorable Mention -- Donna Kowalczyk - MEANT TO BE

Honorable Mention -- Bobbi Dumas - O'SHEA'S FIANCEE


Six finalists because of tie scores.


Final Judge: Jessica Alvarez, editor, Steeple Hill


Long Contemporary/Single Title


Winner -- Virginia McCullough -- THE CHAPELS ON THE HILL

Second Place -- Kathleen Irene Paterka -- FATTY PATTY

Third Place -- Cari Gunsallus -- PRETENSES OF LOVE

Fourth Place -- Amy Lillard -- SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY

Honorable Mention -- Christine Keniston -- PRODIGAL DAUGHTER


Final Judge: Emily Sylvan Kim—agent—The Prospect Agency


Romantic Suspense


Winner -- Annie Oortman - DIE AGAIN

Second Place -- Shirley Cayer - CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE

Third Place -- Babette DeJongh - GUARDING JULIA

Fourth Place -- Shirley Cayer - PAINT HER DEAD

Honorable Mention -- Sherry Foley - A CAPTIVE HEART


Final Judge: Caren Johnson, agent, Caren Johnson Literary Agency




Winner -- Gina Black - CHERRY ON TOP

Second Place -- Cindy Procter King - A LITTLE WILD

Third Place -- Jennifer Lawler - NIGHT BLOOMING JASMINE

Fourth Place -- Heather Logan Kaufman - FIGHTING THE UNDERTOW

Honorable Mention -- Heather Logan Kaufman - NATURE'S PENTACLE


Final Judge: Rose Hilliard, associate editor, St. Martin's Press




Winner -- Lesli Muir Lytle - 17 DAYS OF THISTLE AND DOWN

Second Place -- Cindy Nord - NO GREATER GLORY

Third Place -- Barbara Fraire - LADY LIBERTINE

Fourth Place -- Carol Aloisi - IN THE HANDS OF A TEXAN

Honorable Mention -- Carrie Lofty -– REDEEMING WILL SCARLET


Final Judge: Leah Hultenschmidt, editor, Dorchester Publishing


......Upward movement in blue...

Five Finals....
Lisa Marie Wilkinson - SOLD!
Deb Yates
Four Finals....
Gail Foreman - SOLD!
Cathy Leming
Abigail Strom
Three Finals...
Amy Baldwin
Margaret Batschelet
Laurel Bradley
Donna Kowalczyk
Nancy Lytle
Virginia McCullough
Bobbie O'Keefe
Annie Oortman
Rachel Robinson
Cat Schield
Beth Watson
Two Finals.....
Shirley Cayer
Vanetta Chapman
Danica Favorite-McDonald
Joan Goodman
Angie fox Gwinner
Robin Haseltine
L. Faye Hughes
Heather Logan Kaufman
Lorrie Kruse
Donna Maloy
Kristina McMorris
Micqui Miller
Laurel O'Donnell
Kiki Opdenberg
Jan Scarbrough
Kaki Warner

Sunday, June 03, 2007

2007 Divas ~ Heart of the Rockies Winners

Colorado Romance Writers is proud to announce its Heart of the Rockies winners and honorable mentions. We had four requests from editors. Thanks to all our volunteers!
Jan Snyder, 2007 Heart of the Rockies Coordinator

Long Contemporary Category Romance:

1st Place- A First Time for Everything by Abigail Strom

2nd Place- The Men of Their Dreams by Lynda Rettick

3rd Place- Venus in Blue Jeans by Margaret Batschelet


Short Contemporary Category Romance:

1st Place- Morgan Ranch by Micole Black

2nd Place- Meadow Lark Spring by Judy Wickam

3rd Place- Caitlyn's Cowboy by Patricia Morgan

Honorable Mention

The House on Copper Street by Bobbie O'Keefe


Romantic Suspense:

1st Place- Widow's Tale by Maureen Miller

2nd Place- Sweet Deceit by Julie Stephens

3rd Place- Homicide in Aisle 13 by Karen Graffenberger

Honorable Mention

Relative Malice by Joan Goodman



1st Place- Heaven Sent by Deb Yates

2nd Place- Kiss of a Traitor by Gail Foreman

3rd Place- Unbound Heart by Leigh Dennis


Paranormal/Time Travel/Futuristic:

1st Place- Her Man in the Moon by Gail Foreman

2nd Place-Hell's Angel by Joanne Kennedy

3rd Place-The Passion Stone by Sherry Diener

Honorable Mention

Obsidian Hearts by Lynda Cox


Single Title Romance:

1st Place- The Rosetti Curse by Tina Novinski Radcliffe

2nd Place- Get by Nancy Lytle

3rd Place- Broken Wings by Karen Docter

3rd Place- The Meistersinger by Kimberly Fish

Honorable Mention

Lone Tree by Bobbie O'Keefe

Twist of Fate by Amy Baldwin

Sitting Courtside by Tyuana Bailey


Mainstream with Romantic Elements:

1st Place- Path of the Butterfly by Krista Wilson

2nd Place- Murphy's Law by Sandy James

3rd Place- Cross Talk by Caren Helms

Honorable Mention

No Strings Attached by Beth Watson

Chasing Dreams by Robin Searle



1st Place- Seeing You by Pamela Nissin

2nd Place- To Win a Gladiator by Carla Hughes

3rd Place- Annie's Heart by Judythe Hixson

Honorable Mention

Never Been Kissed by Danica Favorite-McDonald

Their Miracle Baby by Danica Favorite-McDonald



1st Place- The Sand Castle by Cynthia D'Alba

2nd Place- On Business by Monica Kaye

3rd Place- Yesterday's Indiscretion by Harris Channing

......Upward movement in blue...
Five Finals....
Gail Foreman - SOLD!
Lisa Marie Wilkinson - SOLD!
Deb Yates
Four Finals....
Cathy Leming
Abigail Strom
Three Finals...
Amy Baldwin
Margaret Batschelet
Nancy Lytle
Bobbie O'Keefe
Rachel Robinson
Beth Watson
Two Finals.....
Vanetta Chapman
Danica Favorite-McDonald
Joan Goodman
Robin Haseltine
L. Faye Hughes
Donna Kowalczyk
Lorrie Kruse
Donna Maloy
Virginia McCullough
Kristina McMorris
Micqui Miller
Laurel O'Donnell
Annie Oortman
Kiki Opdenberg
Jan Scarbrough
Cat Schield
Kaki Warner

2006 Divas ~ First Kiss Contest

The placements for the First Kiss Contest.

1st (tie) Catherine Chant, from Assonet, MA for Brother Trouble, Mainstream YA
and Oberon Wonch of Carmel, IN for A Knight in Her Arms, Historical

2nd- Nancy Holland of St. Paul, MN for Felyn's Curse, Fantasy/Paranormal

3rd- Catherine Chant of Assonet, MA for Saints and Sinners, Romantic Suspense

Venus Campbell, Washington, DC for To Desire The Stars (Fantasy/Paranormal)
Catherine Chant, Assonet, MA: for Wishing You Were Here (YA/Fantasy/Paranormal)

DIVA LEADERS...upward movement in blue...
Forty-four Finals........
Lisa Marie Wilkinson - SOLD!
Twenty-three Finals........
Victoria Wasserman
Twenty Finals......
Christie Craig - SOLD!
Fifteen Finals.....
Carla Hughes
Fourteen Finals.....
Helen Scott-Taylor
Twelve Finals............
Robyn Grady - SOLD!
Donna Kowalczyk
Eleven Finals
Catherine Chant
Ten Finals..........
Tina M. Novinski-Radcliffe
Deb Yates
Nine Finals.........
Kathleen Beaver aka Kate Carlisle
Kimberley Howe
Jennie Manlick
Eight Finals........
Donna Caubarreaux
Christine Diehm - SOLD!
Cyn/Cindy Marolt - SOLD!
Jodi Redford
Stacey Lynn Reimer - SOLD!
Sharon Wray
J. L. Wilson - SOLD!
Seven Finals.......
Diane Burke
Mary Ann Chulick
Karen Davenport
Gail Foreman - SOLD!
Jennifer Haymore
Jane Langdell Robinson
Inara Scott
Kathleen Warner
Six Finals......
Kerensa Brougham
Kimberly Duffy aka Lindsey Brookes
Jenny Gardiner - SOLD!
Nancy Holland
Christine Keach
Lorrie Ann Kruse
Dorothy Mays
Bev Pettersen
Mona Risk
Donna Rosenbloom
Five Finals.....
Amy Atwell
Vannetta Chapman
Alan Chaput
Diane Della Maggiora
Lisa A. Diaz
Carol Ericson - SOLD!
Judi Fennell
Jerre Ferns
Caroline Fyffe
Corrina Lavitt
Kristina Y. McMorris
Shelia Rae Z. Mohs
Annie Oortman
Pam Palmer Poulsen
Theresa Ragan
Vicki Tharp
Carol Webb
DeAnne Wildes-Mickelson
Four Finals....
Terry Irene Blain
Kathleen Cherry
Alice Clary
Dani Collins
Sharon Forret
Teryl Myers Hager
Courtney Hoffman
Ruth Kaufman
Sandra Kerns
Cathy/Catherine Leming
Catherine McClain
Virginia McCullough
Anitra Lynn McLeod
Barbara Monajem
Kristen Painter
Melinda Porter
Diane Ramsey
Kathy Shaw
Elizabeth Stock
Anna Sudgen
Three Finals...
Delilah Ahrendt
Alexandra Nakis Alichos
Kathy Altman
Sarah Andre
Cynthia Anstey
Joanne Barnaba
Mary Biebel
TJ Bittick
Teri Bradburn
Jena Brown
Teresa Elliott Brown
Patricia Canavan
Sheryl Carpenter
Pat Casiello
Kathie Clare
Anne Crowder
Jaclyn DiBona
Gillian Doyle
Natalie Eggeman
Allison Fippinger
Maureen Fisher
Patti Fischer
Karen Foley - SOLD!
Mary Gardner
Angela Gwinner
Laurie Hahn
S. L. Hardwick
Donna Hatch
Elysa Hendricks
Erin Hudson
L. Faye Hughes
Melissa James
Christy Janisse
Laura Jochum
Deborah C. Johnson
Darynda Jones
Robin Kawczynski
Kim Kerr
Maggi Landry
Cheryl Martin
Jean Mason
Maya Milhous
Anna Muzzy
Brenda Nelson-Davis
Stacey Joy Netzel
Terry Odell
Diane Owens
Dorrie Parini
Susan Kenney Paytas
Anna Perrin
Belinda Peterson
Mary Reiber
Rachel Robinson
Pamela Roller
Cate Rowan
Laurie Saloman
Dee Scheffler
Karen Seaton
Joy Smith
Mary Stahlke
Marian Stevens
Jean Hart Stewart
Sally Strotter
Teri Thackson
Beth Watson
Cheryl Wilson
Roberta Winegard
Oberon Wonch
Danniele Worsham
Cheryl Wyatt - SOLD!
Michelle Ann Young
Two Finals..
Gabriella Anderson
Susan Baumann
Donnell Ann Bell
Kathy Bennett
Debra Bess
Nicole Bovard
Kate Bowman
Marilee Brothers
Karen Brown
Maggie Brown
Peggy Brown
Teri Brown
Stephanie Buchanan
Wendy Byrne
Sharon Calvin
Linda Carroll-Bradd
Stefani Catenzaro
Brooke Chapman
Susan Charnley
Tera Lynn Childs
Catherine Cockburn
Katey Coffing
Lynda Coker
Lisa Cooke
Laurie Cooper
Stacy Cornell
Cynthia Cox
Sara Creasy
Brenna Crowder
Sandra Crowley
Vicki Crum
Laura Cumbie
Patricia Detweiler
Leslie Dicken - SOLD!
Jodie Dittman
Marissa Doyle
Caroline Dunsheath
Kay Dykes
Donnell Epperson
Kathy Fawcett
Mary Fechter
Kim Finnegan
Jacqueline Floyd
Lauren Ford
Barbara Fraire
Denise Frost - SOLD!
Gail Fuller
Andrea Geist
Deborah Gilbert
Michelle Gilles
Sonja Goedde
Eileen Goldman
Joan Goodman
Robena Grant
Debbie Graves
Sherrill Green
Sarah Gross
Dawn Groszek
Melissa Haack
JoAnn Haberer
Renee Hagar
Pamela Hathaway
Juli/Julie Heaton
Tiffinie Helmer
Alison Henderson
Kathryn Hern
Nancy Herriman
Celesta Hoffman
Wanda Hogan
Michele Paige Holmes
Lark Howard
Rita Horiguchi
Dawn Ireland-Monsees
Patience Jackson
Nadele/Nadelle Jacobs
Christine E. Johnson
Tammy Johnson
Laurel Jue
Mary Kaye
Laurie Kellogg
Kathryn Kelly/Kelley
Cathy Keister
Sandra Kerns
Lyndell "Babe" King
Kathy Kulig
Paul LaFerriere
Doris M. Lemcke
Elaine Levine
Ginny Lester
Diana Loftin
Patrice Luneski
Gabrielle Luthy
Kathleen Lutter
Maggie Lynch
Janice Lynn - SOLD!
Susan Lyons
Greta MacEachern
Debra K. Maher
Carol/Carolann Malley
Laura Martello
Carolyn Matkowsky
Melissa Mayhue
Jennifer McAndrews
Elaine Meece
Lynda Mikulski - SOLD!
Trish Milburn
Patricia Morgan
Betsy Norman
Vonda Ogle
Mal Olson
Debra Hall Ownbey
Karen E. Papandrew
Jody Payne
Susan Peek
Catherine Pegau
Jean Marie Peragine
Deborah Pfeiffer
Elaine M. Powell
Michelle Pressma
Kimberly Price
Doreen Rebh
Gail Reinhart
Alix Rickloff
Erica Ridley
Heidi Rice
Kelly Riley
Michelle D. Rodgers
Paula Roe
Lee Roland
Karen Sandler
Jennifer Satterfield
Jan Scarbrough
Nancy Schneider
Melanie Scott
Cathie Shaffer
Stephanie Shamroski
Susan Shay
Andrea Shuman
Lynne Simpson
Cheryl Skoglund
Carolyn Slaughter
Robin Sorrentino
Lori Sowell
Karen Steele
Linda Steinberg
Patti/Patty Stern
Diane Stoddard
Pamela Stone
Carla Swafford
Charity Tahmaseb
Jennifer Talty
Laurie Temple
Robbie Terman
Kari Townsend
Beth Trissel
Philine Tucker
Susan Heinzig Turnbull
Leanne Tyler
Candice Vetter
Kristin Wallace
Amy Wang
Cassandra Ward
Lisa Watson
Marilyn Weigel
Joleen Wieser/Jolene Weiser
Carla Williard
Kim Wooldridge
Julie Woolley