I’m psyched to report the first twenty pages of my mystery-in-progress FATAL IMAGE won third place in the Mystery/Suspense category of the 2015 New England Readers Award for Unpublished Work.
For full disclosure, the sponsoring group was one of my Romance Writers of America chapters, Connecticut Romance Writers of America (CTRWA), but that status didn’t give my anonymously submitted pages extra mojo.
So, because I’m still only published in poetry and newspaper journalism, I feel as giddy as Ugly Betty showing up in her Guadalajra poncho for her first day of work at “Mode.”
The above link to the list of contest finalists will go away next year when CTRWA gears up for its 2016 writing contest. However, because this blog is a year-round establishment, so I’m posting the Winners list below. Congratulations, everyone!
Writing Contest & Award
The New England Readers Award for Unpublished Works
Congratulations to the finalists! The Grand Prize Winner will be picked at random.**
1st – Gear Kin – Jamie K. Schmidt*
2nd – Four Bullets – Amy DeLuca w/a Amy Patrick
One More Breath – Pamela Kopfler (tie)
3rd – Twin of Fire – P. Cody Miller
1st – Can’t Forget – Colleen S. Meyers
Better Dead – Pamela Kopfler (tie)
2nd – Constant Craving – Kari Cole
3rd – Rain Goddess – Amanda Byrd
1st – The Secret Affairs of a Duke’s Daughter – Janna MacGregor
2nd – Master of Tides – Jennifer Kohout
3rd – First Offer – Ann Clement*
1st – Best Laid Plans – Lindsay Larson
2nd – The Bar Scene – Christine Dreidel w/a Virginia Frost
3rd – Summer Rayne – Marianne Rice
1st – Art of Deceit – Maya Corrigan
2nd – Secrets That Kill – Sarah Andre
3rd – Fatal Image – Rhonda Lane*
** Due to a processing error, this list was amended to include all finalists.