RWA Award Results 2017

In Awards, Contests, RWA News by Louisa West1 Comment

The winners of our annual awards were announced on Saturday 12 August 2017 at a gala awards dinner during our ‘Love Gone Wild’ conference.

Highlights of the evening included inducting the incomparable Marion Lennox into our esteemed Hall of Fame, and the ever-popular Escape After Party.

Congratulations to all of our nominees and award winners. We are incredibly proud of the calibre of talent across RWA, and look forward to receiving entries for our 2018 season.

Ripping Start Award

3rd place – Tania Holland, Framed
2nd place – Tamar Sloan, Make It Count

Selling Synopsis

3rd place – Bree Verity, The Unwilling Smuggler
2nd place – Tanya Kean, A Reckless Heart

First Kiss

3rd place – Miranda Morgan , The Dating Deal
2nd place – Sheridan Kent, Love’s Concerto

Little Gems Anthology – Onyx

Short list: Imelda Evans, Courtney Clark Michaels, Shannon McEwan, J. Kenneally, Rose Pearse, Heidi Catherine, Kal Colmer, Frances Dall’Alba, Fiona Greene, Jillian Jones, Caitlyn Lynch, Fiona Marsden, Jane Newton, Stella Quinn.
3rd place – Rose Pearse for Blind Date and J. Kenneally for Jewels of the Pharoah
2nd place – Shannon McEwan for What Mari Found
  

Spicy Bites Anthology – Tattoo

Short list: kristne Charles, Kerrie Starbuck, Josephine Brierly, Amy Rose Bennett, Dina Bridges, Audrey Fraser, Caitlyn Lynch, A. K. McInnes, Wren St. Claire, Nardia Sheriff, Lee-Ann Wallace.
3rd place – Josephine Brierly for The Nuances of Tattooed Love
2nd place – Wren St. Claire for The Girl with the Spiderweb Tattoo
  

Romance Media Award (ROMA)

Finalists: Penelope DeBelle and Hsu-Ming Teo

Valerie Parv Award

Finalists: Meg Quilty, Kali Anthony, Emily Michel, Fiona Marsden, Joanna Nell, Miranda Morgan.
Highly Commended: Meg Quilty, Kali Anthony, Fiona Marsden.
3rd place – Miranda Morgan for The Dating Deal
2nd place – Emily Michel for To Capture the Heart of a Pirate

Emerald Award

3rd place – Jennifer Raines for Common Cause
2nd place – Janis Linford for A Most Perfect Invention

Emerald Pro Award

2nd place – P.A. Crake for Vexed

Lynne Wilding Meritorious Service Award

Nominees: Bronwyn Stuart, Erica Hayes, Leisl Leighton, Julie-Anne Carter, Emily Barlow, Lana Pechercyzk

RWA Hall of Fame

Ruby Novella Award

Finalists: Catherine Hein for Santa and the Saddler, Fiona Marsden for Swept Away, Anna Hackett for Unexplored.

Ruby Short Romance Award

Finalists: Madeline Ash for Breaking Good, Melanie Milburne for The Most Scandalous Ravensdale, Melanie Milburne for Unwrapping His Convenient Fiancé.

Ruby Long Romance

Finalists: Avril Tremayne for Escaping Mr. Right, Barbara Hannay for The Grazier’s Wife, Pamela Hart for The War Bride.

Ruby Romantic Elements

Finalists: Natasha Lester for A Kiss from Mr. Fitzgerald, Sarah Barrie for Legacy of Hunters Ridge, Kaye Dobbie for Mackenzie Crossing, Amy Andrews and Ros Baxter for Numbered.

Ruby Romantic Book of the Year

Finalists: Sarah Barrie for Legacy of Hunters Ridge, Natasha Lester for A Kiss from Mr. Fitzgerald, Amy Andrews and Ros Baxter for Numbered, Kaye Dobbie for Mackenzie Crossing, Anna Hackett for Unexplored, Pamela Hart for The War Bride, Avril Tremayne for Escaping Mr. Right, Barbara Hannay for The Grazier’s Wife, Catherine Hein for Santa and the Saddler, Melanie Milburne for Unwrapping His Convenient Fiancé, Madeline Ash for Breaking Good, Melanie Milburne for The Most Scandalous Ravensdale, Fiona Marsden for Swept Away.

Comments

  1. The news of Conference has made me even sadder couldn’t attend this year. A heartfelt congratulations to all the Award winners.
    So thrilled Marion Lennox is now on our Wall of Fame. Over those early 1990 years when I was first published, she was so very kind and helpful. Have always been blessed by her workshop presentations from that very first RWA conference many years ago.
    I love every book of hers. They’ve made me cry, made me laugh, get the standard for writing Romance genre very high for me and always given wonderful “reads”. May there be many more books from her to delight in.

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