2012 FTHRW Golden Gateway Winners

2012 FTHRW Golden Gateway Winners
From The Heart Romance Writers (FTHRW) congratulates our winners in the 2012 Golden Gateway Contest, UNPUBLISHED DIVISION and PUBLISHED DIVISION.Good luck to those who received editor requests and best wishes to everyone for continued writing success!

Special thanks to our final round judges: Rachel Burkot, Love Inspired; Deb Werksman, Sourcebooks; Katherine Pelz, Berkley Editorial; Erika Tsang, Avon Books; Latoya Smith, Grand Central Publishing; Liz Pelletier, Entangled Publishing LLC; Laura Barth, Harlequin Heartwarming; Tessa Woodward, HarperCollins/Avon; and Michelle Grajkowski, 3 Seas Literary Agency.
* Full manuscript request
** Partial manuscript request

UNPUBLISHED DIVISION

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/TIME TRAVEL

1st Place: Moon Borne by Heather Boey/Rachael Slate *
2nd Place (tie): The Ring by Jaclyn V. Di Bona
2nd Place (tie): Shift Happens: A Carus Novel by
Jasmin McKenzie/JC McKenzie
4th Place: Stone Guardian by Danielle Monsch
5th Place (tie): Just Once in a Very Blue Moon by
Dawn Wolzein/Dawn Marie Hamilton
5th Place (tie): Eavesdropper by Sarah Templeton/Cera Daniels

HISTORICAL

1st Place: The Parachutist by Dora Mekouar/Diana Quincy *
2nd Place: Dark Star by Callie Burdette/Callie Russell
3rd Place: Dagger’s Destiny by Karen Woodward
4th Place (tie): The Wicked Earl of Westfield by
Betty Trovarelli/Renee Ann Miller
4th Place (tie): Miss Chesley’s Secret Night by
Barbara Huddleston/Barbara Bettis +

MAINSTREAM FICTION WITH ROMANTIC ELEMENTS

1st Place: Sunsets on Catfish Bar by Mary E. Strand
2nd Place: Synchrony’s Call by Susan J. Bickford
3rd Place (tie): Close Knit by Beverly Diehl
3rd Place (tie): Seemingly Perfect by Mary E. Strand
5th Place: Rifles, Racquets, and Rabbit Holes by Robin Haseltine

LONG/SHORT CONTEMPORARY SERIES ROMANCE

1st Place (tie): When Sparrows Cry by Heidi Luchterhand *
1st Place (tie): Fugitive Heart by HiDee Ekstrom
1st Place (tie): Ms. Scrooge by Anita Calhoun/Amity Grays *
4th Place: The Billionaire’s Hypnotized Mistress by Greta MacEachern
5th Place: Love on the Menu by Joan Rhine

SINGLE TITLE

1st Place: Love Waltzes In by Alana Albertson
2nd Place: Jungle Blooms by Evelyn M. Timidaiski/Evie Morris
3rd Place: Hawaiian Heat: The Marriage Trap by Diane Garner
4th Place: Going All The Way by Heidi Ulrich/Megan Ryder

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

1st Place: Looking into Hell by Kristine Thompson *
2nd Place: Her Unreasonable Doubt by Anne-Marie Carroll **
3rd Place: Waking Up In Hell by Kristine Thompson
4th Place: Guilty by Design by Mary E. Strand
5th Place: Mint Condition by Katina Drennan/Kat Drennan

 

PUBLISHED DIVISION

1st Place: The Missing Time by Sandra J. Clarke * (3 Seas)
2nd Place: The Last Bachelor by Tina Radcliffe * (3 Seas)
3rd Place: Read My Lips by Kelle Z. Riley ** (3 Seas)
4th Place (tie): Tracked Through Time by Becky Lower
4th Place (tie): Alien Contact for Idiots by Edward Hoornaert

 

* Full Manuscript Requested
** Partial Manuscript Requested
+ Highest Scoring Entry from First-Round Judging