Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Dixie Kane Memorial Contest

4th Annual

My first contest and I placed in two categories! I received the official results today from SOLA - Southern Louisiana Chapter of Romance Writers of America. I'll try to copy them - not easy for a tech-challenged writer like me:

The Southern Louisiana Chapter of the Romance Writers of America, Inc. congratulates the winners of its 4th Annual Dixie Kane Memorial Contest:


First Place Defending Hope by Diane K Burns

Second Place The Road to Love by Anne Wolfe

Third Place Murder on Ocean Drive by Gloria Ferguson

Honorable Mention Light the Fire by Mary Manners

Short Contemporary:

First Place No Bull by Whisper Ellis

Second Place The Perfect Holiday Mix by Wendy S. Marcus

Third Place Beauty and the Feast by Julia Barrett

Honorable Mention A Thread of Shells by Lucy J. Dixon

Single Title Contemporary:

First Place Marryin’ the Librarian by Wendy Qualls

First Place (tie) Murder, Curlers, and Canes by Arlene McFarland

Second Place Chasing Miracles by Linda Chubbuck

Third Place Courting Disaster by Ellie Kirkland

Honorable Mention Worth Fighting For by La-Tessa Montgomery

Novel With Romantic Elements:

First Place The Choice by Pamela Kopfler

Second Place Tragic Choices—Far Off Places by Margot Pleasants

Third Place Odin’s End by Dawna Fichtner

Honorable Mention Wild Rodeo Nights by Sandy Sullivan


First Place A Mad Passion by Laura Hirnesen

Second Place The True Confessions of a Lady Novelist by Emily Becher

Third Place A Frenchman’s Secrets by Rhoda Fort

Honorable Mention Theft by Night by Connie Queen


First Place Rocky Mountain Howl by Kinsey W. Holley

Second Place Intergalactic Brides Series: The Triple Bride by Whisper Ellis

Third Place Demon Soul by Christine Ashworth

Honorable Mention A Vision of Death by Gretchen Stull

Romantic Suspense:

First Place From Baghdad With Love by Gail Zerrade

Second Place The Light of Truth by Shelley K. Masoc

Third Place Anytime Darlin’ by Julia Barrett

Honorable Mention Saving Sarah by Robena Grant

Winner of the Highest Overall Score resulted in a tie:

No Bull by Whisper Ellis

From Baghdad With Love by Gail Zerrade

In case you managed to miss my oh-so-obvious highlighting, my works placed in Short Contemporary and Romance Suspense.

Beauty and the Feast, by Chana Alexander - Third Place, Short Contemporary.

Anytime Darlin', by Julia Barrett - Third Place, Romance Suspense.

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