Awards

I confess, I am a Contest Diva. I love contests—especially winning them! Below are most of my contest conquests. I urge any aspiring author to enter contests that provide feedback and a chance to get your work before editors and agents.

Crown of Crystal Flame

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Queen of Song and Souls

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King of Sword and Sky

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Lady of Light and Shadows

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Lord of the Fading Lands

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Unpublished Awards

Long before I was published, I was writing and submitting books to a variety of unpublished writing contests. The wins and finals helped keep me motivated to continue writing – and got my manuscripts in front of editors without going through the slush pile. The following is a list of my unpublished contest wins.


Winter King

  • The Winter King (unpublished, fantasy romance) finaled in the 2006 Georgia Romance Writers´ Maggie Award of Excellence.


  • Tairen Soul

    This was the unpublished manuscript that became LORD OF THE FADING LANDS and LADY OF LIGHT AND SHADOWS. The Jasmine Award win in 2005 was judged by Alicia Condon at Dorchester, and ultimately led to my first sale and the publication of the Tairen Soul series.

  • Tairen Soul won the 2005 LCRWA Jasmine Award.
  • Tairen Soul won the 2004 West Houston RWA Emily & Best of the Best Award.
  • Tairen Soul won the 2004 NOLA Stars Suzannah Award.
  • Tairen Soul finaled in the 2003 Tampa Area Romance Authors First Impressions Contest.
  • Tairen Soul finaled in the 2003 SpacecoasT Authors of Romance, Launching a Star Contest.
  • Tairen Soul finaled in the 2000 Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award of Excellence.


  • An Invasion of Leprechauns

  • An Invasion of Leprechauns (unpublished, contemporary romance) finaled in the 2003 Tampa Area Romance Authors First Impressions Contest.


  • Loving Grace

  • Loving Grace (unpublished, contemporary romance) won the 2005 Tampa Area Romance Authors (TARA) Award
  • Love Grace (unpublished, contemporary romance) finaled in the 2004 RWA Golden Heart Contest.
  • Loving Grace (unpublished, contemporary romance) won the 2003 SpacecoasT Authors of Romance, Launching a Star Contest.
  • Loving Grace (unpublished, contemporary romance) won the 2001 Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award of Excellence.
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