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TheBarony

Accolades for “The Duel” or “Miss Stewart’s Seduction”

“Gorgeous writing, absolutely un-put-downable” – contest judge /senior editor

“In-depth historical knowledge at a detailed level, a knack for twining that detail into the story, and an ability to create characters true to their day.” – New York Times bestselling author

“I love the opening. The writing in the pages is fabulous. I looked forward to each turn of the page.” – contest judge /agent

Winner in Romance, 2013 Novel Rocket Launch Pad Contest: READ AN EXTENDED EXCERPT AT THIS LINK.

First Place for Romantic Suspense in the 2012 Southwest Florida Romance Writers’ Hold Me, Thrill Me Contest. Final judge: Leslie Wainger (Harlequin)

First Place for Romantic Suspense in the 2012 Valley of the Sun RWA’s Hot Prospects Contest. Final judges: Deborah Werksman (Sourcebooks) and Elaine P. English.

First Place for Romantic Suspense in the 2012 Celtic Hearts Romance Writers’ Golden Claddagh Contest. Final judge: Suzie Townsend (New Leaf Literary and Media)

First Place for Historical Romance in the 2012 Golden Acorn Excellence in Writing Award, sponsored by the Charter Oak Romance Writers. Final judge: Alicia M Dean (The Wild Rose Press)

Runner-Up in the 2013 Vivid Voices Contest, “Prepare to Scare!” Judge: Lucy Carson (The Friedrich Agency)

Second Place for Historical Romance in the 2012 Rose City Romance Writer’s Golden Rose Contest. Final judge: Chelsey Emmelhainz (Avon/HarperCollins)

Second Place for Romantic Suspense in the 2012 Touch of Magic Contest, sponsored by the Central Florida Romance Writers. Final judge: Katherine Pelz (Berkley/Penguin)

Third Place for Romantic Suspense in the 2012 First Coast Romance Writers’ Unpublished Beacon Contest. Final judges: Leis Pederson (Berkley) and Shana Smith (Harlequin Intrigue)

Third Place for Mainstream with Romantic Elements in the 2013 North Texas RWA Great Expectations Contest. Final judge: Emilia Pisani (Simon and Schuster)

Honorable Mention for Historical Romantic Suspense in the 2012 Daphne Contest, sponsored by the Kiss of Death Romance Writers.  Final judges: Laura Bradford (Bradford Literary Agency) and Megan Records (Kensington Press)

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With great fanfare:

My manuscript of “The Baron’s Bride” is a Finalist for the 2012 Daphne du Maurier Award of Excellence in Historical Romantic Mystery/Suspense, sponsored by the Kiss of Death chapter of Romance Writers of America.

Prizes for “The Baron’s Bride” (July 2012):

Honorable Mention in the Daphne Contest.  Final judges Laura Bradford (Bradford Literary Agency) and Megan Records (Kensington Press).

Second Place for Romantic Suspense in the 2012 “Touch of Magic” Contest, sponsored by the Central Florida Romance Writers.  Final judge: Katherine Pelz (Berkley/Penguin)

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