Calista Fox: Has two new deals. First, a three-book deal with St. Martin's Press. The Burned Deep trilogy releases in print starting Sept. 1, 2015! Also, she just accepted a three-book deal with Grand Central Publishing!
Virginia Nelson: Was nominated at one of PRG's Best Reads of 2014!
Jenn Windrow: Her manuscript Struck By Eros placed first in the RWA Golden Pen contest!
Christmas Party: No Roses, Beads or Quills Awarded
Lexi Post: Her book, Masque, won The Passionate Plume contest for paranormal erotic romance, came in second in the Prism Awards for erotic paranormal and came in third in the Book Seller’s Best Awards for erotic romance.
Amber Polo: Her book, Heads in the Clouds, won in the Fiction - Romance Category for the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards and she's going to Albuquerque for the awards.
Robin Kramme: Her short play submission to the Arizona Women's Theatre Company has been selected by their judges for the Pandora festival of new works by AZ women playwrights. She is joined by Bernadette LaMazza.
Nancy Chaney: is a finalist in the Arizona Author's Writing Contest for the 3rd year in a row with her essay titled "Fear." She won first place last year. Winners will be announced at their banquet November 1st.
Barbara White Daille: is very happy to share that her first book, The Sheriff's Son, has now been released for the first time in e-book format.
Carey Baldwin: is pleased to announce she signed for a new series, Cassidy and Spenser Thrillers, with Harper Collins/Witness Impulse. The first book in the series, Judgment, featuring forensic psychiatrist Caitlin Cassidy and FBI profiler, Special Agent Atticus Spenser, releases October 7th.
Jennifer Windrow's: manuscript, Struck By Eros, finaled in the First Coast Romance Writers Beacon writing contest in the Paranormal Romance category. Struck By Eros also finaled in the Golden Pen writing contest, which is the practice contest for the Golden Heart.
Shelley Coriell’s: latest romantic thriller, The Buried, released Oct. 28 from Grand Central Forever. It received 4 1/2 stars from Romantic Times, who called it "one thrilling read...with crisp, smooth storytelling and a diabolical villain housed within a chilling plot."
Membership Appreciation Dinner: No Roses, Beads or Quills Awarded
Jeanette Collins: Sold her novel, Elena Chavez, to Decadent Publishing. She also took third prize in the Laura Short Story contest for 2014, sponsored by Women Writing the West.
Patricia Burroughs: Published This Crumbling Pageant (The Fury Triad, Volume 1) with Story Spring Publishing.
Jenn Windrow: Published a short story called Swallowed by Darkness in The Aurora Wolf Literary Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy.
Helen King: Finaled in the 2014 Put Your Heart in a Book contest in the Paranormal category for Stealing Ever After.
Jenn Windrow: Was approved for PRO status! She also won the Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Chapter’s On the Far Side Contest in the Urban Fantasy category for Evil's Unlikely Assassin, which also got a request for a partial from Tor Books.
Sandy Wright: Won the FFP Chapter’s On the Far Side Contest in both the Romantic Elements & the Paranormal categories for Song of the Ancients, which also got a request for a full from the Harvey Klinger Agency.
Virginia Nelson, w/a T. Snow: Won FFP’s On the Far Side Contest in the Erotica category for Sins of a Man.
May - June 2014
Terri Molina: Her romantic suspense, Dark Obsession, was re-released via KDP. This is her fourth book and it's also available in print.
Noemi Ghirghi, w/a Mimi Sebastian: Her pirate book, Devil's Island, hit #1 on the Amazon bestseller list in Historical/Caribbean and Latin American, beating out both James Michener and Isabel Allende.
Virginia Nelson, w/a V.S. Nelson: Book Reads and Reviews gives 5 stars to Eternal Nights and writes: "I can honestly say, this is the book that sealed the deal with this being one of my favorite paranormal series! I can’t wait to see what else V.S. Nelson has in store for us.” Book Reads and Reviews also gave 5 stars to Eternal Blades.
Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal RWA Chapter’s On the Far Side Contest Finalists:
Virginia Nelson, w/a T. Snow: Sins of a Man - Erotica
Sandy Wright: Song of the Ancients - Paranormal & Romantic Elements
Shannon Orso: Skyrize - SciFi & Time Travel/Futuristic
Jennifer Windrow: Evil’s Unlikely Assassin - Urban Fantasy
Melanie Tighe, w/a Anna Questerly: Pangaea - Fantasy & Romantic Elements