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
Queen of Song and Souls
King of Sword and Sky
Lady of Light and Shadows
Lord of the Fading Lands
Long before I was published, I was writing and submitting books to a variety of unpublished writing contests.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 The following is a list of my unpublished contest wins.
This was the unpublished manuscript that became LORD OF THE FADING LANDS and LADY OF LIGHT AND SHADOWS.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.
An Invasion of Leprechauns