Saturday, September 8, 2012

The Winners of the 2012 GOLDEN CLADDAGH Contest Are...

Celtic Category: Laurie McLean, Agent Larsen Pomada Literary Agents
· Winner: Highland Escape, Derek Dodson*
· Second Place: For Love of Gracey, Eileen Barnes
· Third Place: The Stone Manor, Terri Hale

Contemporary Category: Aubrey Poole, Editor, Sourcebooks
· Winner: Maisie McGrane—Meter Maid, Kristen Bow
· Second Place: Together is Enough, Emma Barry
· Third Place: Damn Enchanted Evening, E.J. Russell

Erotic Category: Katherine Pelz, Editor, Penguin Group
· Winner: One Night Stand, Parker Kincade
· Second Place: Next Move, Sabrina Garie

Romantic Suspense: Suzie Townsend, Agent, New Leaf Literary and Media
· Winner: Miss Stewart’s Seduction, Catherine Lawrence
· Second Place: The Distance Between Us, Linda Bond
· Third Place: Her Unreasonable Doubt, Ann-Marie Carroll

FF&P: Angela James, Editor, Carina Press
· Winner: Must Love Breeches, Angela Quarles
· Second Place: Halo Book 1—The Angel Lord, C.T. Green
· Third Place: Seer’s Blood, Leisl Leighton

Historical: Laura Bradford, Agent, Bradford Literary Agency
· Winner: The Training of a Marquess, Sandra Owens***
· Second Place: The Letter, Sandra Owens***
· Third Place: Dagger’s Destiny, Karen Woodward

Published: Becky Vintner, Agent, FinePrint Literary Agency
Amy Pierpont, Editor, Grand Central Publishing
· Winner: Wrath of the Tooth Fairy, Sarina Dorie**
· Winner: The Missing Time, Sandra Clarke**
· Third Place: Switch, Camryn Rhys*

Gold Claddagh Category: Kevan Lyon, Agent, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
Liz Pelletier, Editor, Entangled Publishing
· Winner: The Colonel’s Pride, Laura Livingston

Runners’ Up (in no particular order):
· One Night Stand, Parker Kincaid
· Seer’s Blood, Leisl Leighton
· The Dutch Kiss, Jo-Ann Carson
· For Love of Gracey, Eileen Barnes
· Maisie McGrane—Meter Maid, Kristin Bow

* CHRW Member
** Tie for first place
*** Request for Full


Renee Vincent said...

So very proud of our CHRW members, Camryn and Derek! Congratulations to you and all the winners listed. It's a happy day for many this weekend!

Natalie Murphy said...
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Natalie Murphy said...

Congratulations to all of the winners! I had a great time being a judge--I read some wonderful work =)

Dawn Marie Hamilron said...

Congrats to all the winners! So proud of you, Derek and Camryn.