2007 Golden Pen Winners

Short Contemporary, Final Judge: Wanda Ottewell, Harlequin

  • 1st Place – THE CHAPELS ON THE HILL — Virginia McCullough (request for full manuscript)
  • 2nd Place – MANDY, REMEMBERED — Lynnette Baughman
  • 3rd Place – THE NEIGHBOR — Sheila Langley, w/a Sheila Athens

Historical, Final Judge: Helen Rosburg, Medallion Press

  • 1st Place – ABDUCTING OLIVER — Courtney Milan
  • 2nd Place – A SECRET HEART — Deb Yates
  • 3rd Place – FALLEN ANGELS IN PARADISE — Cathy Leming

Inspirational, Final Judge: Melissa Endlich, Steeple Hill

  • 1st Place – UNDERCOVER BRIDE — Wenda Dottridge (request for full manuscript)
  • 2nd Place – SHADES OF GRACE — JoAnn Robisheaux
  • 3rd Place – THE BOSS’S DAUGHTER — Narelle Atkins

Paranormal, Final Judge: Leah Hultenschmidt, Dorchester

  • 1st Place – NOTHING IN THE DARK — Tanya T. Holmes
  • 2nd Place – STARING DOWN THE MOON — Susanne Frost (request to revise and resubmit partial)
  • 3rd Place – CAGE OF FORTUNE — Leah Farrin
  • 4th Place – SOMEWHERE MY LOVE — Beth Trissel

Romantic Suspense, Final Judge: Leis Pederson, Berkley

  • 1st Place – TEARS OF THE MOON — Carmine V. Anderson
  • 2nd Place – PICTURE OF TERROR — Deborah Gross
  • 3rd Place – BEST SERVED COLD — Elizabeth Alkhateb
  • 4th Place – OUT OF CHARACTER — Donna Meier

Single Title, Final Judge: Tessa Woodward, Avon Books

  • 1st Place – NOTHING BUT A MAN — Linda Steinberg
  • 2nd Place – NOTHING UNDER THE SUN — Laura Graham Booth
  • 3rd Place – A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR…A PINCH OF MAGIC — Tracy Leigh Ritts

Young Adult, Final Judge: Karen Chapin, Puffin Books

  • 1st Place – LUCKY — Laura Cumbie (request for full manuscript)
  • 2nd Place – SURVIVING NELLA — Laura Cumbie (request to revise and resubmit partial)
  • 3rd Place – SYMPATHETIC MAGIC — Tanya T. Holmes

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