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Lone Star Writing Competition--the Winners!

It’s that time again. The 2010 Lone Star Writing Competition Committee (of Northwest Houston Romance Writers of America) has announced this year's winners of one of the most respected contest for unpublished romance novels. Here are the categories, winners, and finalists.

Young Adult Category:
1st place--REDEFINING NORMAL by Katie McGarry, Kentucky
2nd place--CAMP AWAKENING by Bonnie Staring, Ontario, Canada
3rd place---IGNITE by Cindy Nielsen, Utah

Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Category:
1st place – REQUIM FOR THE UNDEAD by Sharron Houdek
2nd place – PARADOX by Isis Rushdan
3rd place – INHALE by Alissa Huelsman-Bell- w/a Kendall Grey

Inspirational Category:
1st Place - THE CAPTIVE BIRD by JoAnn Robisheaux, Texas
2nd Place - KASEY'S SECRET by Kayla Westra, Minnesota
3rd Place - THE SAMURAI'S HEART by Walt Mussell, Georgia

Historical Category:
1st Place - DEVIL'S HEARTACHE by Wendy La Capra, New York
2nd Place - LOVING THE EARL by Iona Jones, Blenheim, New Zealand
3rd Place - INVITATION TO SCANDAL by Kelly Boyce, Nova Scotia, Canada

Romantic Suspense Category:
1st Place – RAIN OF ASH by Michelle Miller, Washington*
2nd Place – MONET MURDERS by Jean Harrington, Florida
3rd Place – INTO THE AMAZON by Nicole Tedesco, Florida**

Contemporary Series Category:
1st Place – FIRST AID FOR A BROKEN HEART by Katrina Crew, United
2nd Place - STAR KISSED by Kelly Fitzpatrick, Washington
3rd Place – SPORTING CHANCE by Ree Mancini, California

Single Title Category:
1ST Place: STRONG, SWEET AND HAUNTED by Kate Freiman, Ontario, Canada
2nd Place: MARGARITA AND HER MASTER by Marina Osipova, New York
3rd Place: DEADLY OBSESSION by Katie Reus, Mississippi




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