2006 Golden Pen Winners

Category Romance, Final Judge: Brenda Chin, Harlequin

  • 1st Place – HOLD ON TIGHT — Robyn Grady
  • 2nd Place – MEET YOUR MATE — Jacqueline Floyd
  • 3rd Place – LIP SERVICE 101 — Robyn Grady

Historical, Final Judge: Hilary Sares, Kensington

  • 1st Place – FATAL FORTUNE — Joanne Barnaba (full manuscript requested by final judge)
  • 2nd Place – THE WITCH OF CAROLINE COUNTY — Laurel Jue (full manuscript requested by final judge)
  • 3rd Place – CHIEFTAIN — Sheila Rae Z. Mohs

Inspirational, Final Judge: Denise Silvestro, Penguin Praise

  • 1st Place – TO WIN A GLADIATOR — Carla Hughes
  • 2nd Place – A REASON TO DANCE — Glynna Kaye-Sirpless
  • 3rd Place – PROMISES — Missy Tippens
  • *4th Place – LIMITED LIGHT — Carla Williard

Paranormal, Final Judge: Megan McKeever, Pocket

  • 1st Place – THE MAGIC KNOT — Helen Taylor
  • (tie) *2nd Place – TIME TREASURE — Sheila Rae Z. Mohs
  • (tie) *2nd Place – FLASHPOINT — Nicki Greenwood
  • 3rd Place – SIREN’S SONG — Sheila Rae Z. Mohs

Romantic Suspense, Final Judge: Leah Hultenschmidt, Dorchester

  • 1st Place – WALK, TROT, SHOOT — Bev Petterson (full manuscript requested by final judge)
  • 2nd Place – DEADLY CLIMB — Teri Thackston
  • 3rd Place – IN YOUR DREAMS — Kathy Pritchard

Single Title, Final Judge: Rose Hilliard, St. Martin’s Press

  • 1st Place – GEORGIE UNDERGROUND — Angie Fox Gwinner
  • (tie) 2nd Place – ONE SHOT, TWO KILLS — Kimberley Howe
  • (tie) 2nd Place – THE END OF EDEN — Dorothy Mays

Young Adult, Final Judge: Kate Seaver, Berkley

  • 1st Place – SUPER CHICK — Kimberly Duffy
  • 2nd Place – SURVIVING NELLA — Laura Cumbie
  • 3rd Place – THE GEEK GIRLS GUIDE TO CHEERLEADING — Charity Tahmaseb

* four finalists due to a tie


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