Thursday, July 23, 2009

More Awards

Last week was the Romance Writers of America's annual conference in Washington D.C. (Like ACFW, they move around the country each year.) They announce several awards, including the Touched by Love contest for unpublished writers and the Inspirational Reader's Choice contest. While I'm not a member of RWA, I have judged both these contests in the past. Here are the 2009 winners:

2009 IRCC Winners

Long Contemporary
1)Blue Heart Blessed by Susan Meissner (Harvest)
2)When the Soul Mends by Cindy Woodsmall (Waterbrook)
3)Along Came a Cowboy by Christine Lynxwiler (Barbour)

Short Contemporary
1)A Time to Heal by Linda Goodnight (Steeple Hill)
2)Hidden by Shelley Shepherd Gray (Avon Inspire)
3)Love Finds You in Snowball, Arkansas by Sandra D. Bricker (Summerside Press)

Long Historical (3rd Place Tie)
1)My Heart Remembers by Kim Vogel Sawyer (Bethany House)
2)A Passion Redeemed by Julie Lessman (Revell)
3)Courting Emma by Sharlene MacLaren (Whitaker House)
3)A Promise to Believe In by Tracie Peterson (Bethany House)

Short Historical
1)Hideaway Home by Hannah Alexander (Steeple Hill)
2)Family of the Heart by Dorothy Clark (Steeple Hill)
3)Promises, Promises by Amber Miller (Barbour)

Women’s Fiction
1)Where Do I Go? by Neta Jackson (Thomas Nelson)
2)Waiting For Daybreak by Kathryn Cushman (Bethany House)
3)Lying On Sunday by Sharon K. Souza (NavPress)

Romantic Suspense
1)Healing Promises by Amy Wallace (Multnomah)
2)Shadows at the Window by Linda Hall (Steeple Hill)
3)Double Jeopardy by Terri Reed (Steeple Hill)

1)Engaging Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn (Faith Words)
2)Almost Home by Susan Page Davis (Barbour)
3)Stuck On You by Rhonda Gibson (Barbour)

2009 TBL Winners

Overall TBL Winner-- These Three Remain by Dina Sleiman

1st-- These Three Remain by Dina Sleiman
2nd- Magistrate's Folly by Lisa Karon Richardson
3rd- White Heather by Susanne Dietze

Long Contemporary
1st--Kicking Eternity by Ann Lee Miller
2nd--Turning Paige by Kara Bonnevie
3rd- It's A Jungle Out There by Denice Stewart

Short Contemporary
1st --Lauren's Wish by Wenda Dottridge
2nd --Off the Grid by Niki Turner
3rd --Honor Bound by Tamara Cooper

Congratulations to all the winners!!

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