From The Heart Romance Writers  is pleased to announce the final ranking of the
2018 Pages From The Heart Contest.

Congratulations to all the contest finalists!

Thank you to everyone who participated, especially our final round judges.


 Published Author Division


 Published Author – Contemporary Long

Agent: Andrea Cascardi – Transatlantic Agency

Editor: Patience Bloom – Harlequin

First Place: Ammi Folkright by Ana Morgan ** # @

Second Place: He Loves Me Knot by Sarah McGregor

Third Place: Lost In Camelot by Julia Day # @

Honorable Mention: Hearts And Hat Tricks by Paris Wynters **


Published Author – Contemporary Short

Agent: Erin Niumata – Folio Literary Management

Editor: Alycia Tornetta – Entangled Publishing

First Place: Daphne’s Hero by Katie Grant

Second Place: Whisper by Tracy Bilen

Third Place – TIE: Holiday Serenity by Julia Day # @

Third Place – TIE: The Right Guy by Kate O’Keeffe # @


Published Author – Historical

Agent: Andrea Somberg – Harvey Klinger, Inc.

Editor: Norma Perez-Hernandez – Kensington Books

First Place: The Mail Order Daughter In Law by Megan Besing

Second Place – TIE: The Offer by Sarah McGregor

Second Place – TIE: Edge of Heaven by J. Lynn Rowan

Third Place: Mary Masters by Ana Morgan


Unpublished Author Division


Unpublished Author – Contemporary Long

Agent: Michelle Grajkowski – Three Seas Literary Agency

Editor: Stephanie Doig – Carina Press

First Place: His Saving Grace by Erin Parisien **

Second Place: Loving Trouble by Sarah Storin

Third Place: Rub Me the Right Way by Laura Elizabeth **

Honorable Mention: North Star by Katherine Olson


Unpublished Author – Contemporary Short

Agent: Scott Eagan – Greyhaus Literary Agency

Editor: Susan Grimshaw – Loveswept (Penguin-Random House)

First Place: Love on the Docks by Andriana Palas ** @

Second Place: Love in the Studio by Betsy Gray ** # @

Third Place: An Artist’s Touch by Kate Cordelia @

Honorable Mention: A Beautiful Risk by Colette Dixon **


Unpublished Author – Historical

Agent: Pam Victorio – D4EO Literary

Editor: Deborah Gilbert – Soulmate Publishing

First Place: Every Time You’re Near by Shannon Gallagher ** #

Second Place: To Catch A Marquess’ Murderess by Felicia Grossman ** #

Third Place: The Forfeit by Shannon Gallagher **

Honorable Mention: The Revolutionary and the Rogue by Blake Ferre


Unpublished Author – Paranormal/Fantasy/Futuristic/Time Travel

Agent: Laurie McLean – Fuse Literary

Editor: Deb Werksman – Sourcebooks 

First Place: Heart of Stone by Mica Kennedy # @

Second Place: Ruin of Souls by Hunter Skye

Third Place – TIE: A Child of Eden by Laralyn Doran

Third Place – TIE: Praetorian Rising by Lisa Knight


Unpublished Author – Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Agent: Ann Leslie Tuttle – Dystel, Goderich & Bourret

Editor: Kristine Swartz – Berkley Publishing 

First Place: All Your Broken Pieces by Evie Drae # @

Second Place: Dead Man’s Bluff by Deborah Ransburg + @

Third Place: Evidence of Murder by Lila Ferrari **

Honorable Mention: Free My Heart by Diane Wiggs **


Unpublished Author – Young Adult

Agent: Colleen Oefelein – Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency

Editor: Janet Clementz – Soulmate Publishing

First Place: Treading Water by Arel Jansen ** # + @

Second Place: Below the Surface by Arel Jansen ** #

Third Place: Casualty by Paula L Huffman

Honorable Mention: What Comes After Four by Miranda Darrow ** #


Hero of our Heart Award

Agent: Jessica Errera – Jane Rostrosen Agency

Agent: Cate Hart – Corvisiero Agency

Agent: Carrie Pestritto – Laura Dail Literary Agency

First Place: His Last Hope by Sharla Wylde + + @ #

Second Place: Praetorian Rising by Lisa Knight #

Third Place: The Last Summer by Stacey H. Rubin **

Honorable Mention: An Artist’s Touch by Kate Cordelia

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+ = Request for Partial
# = Request for Full
@ = Request for Synopsis


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