2008 Golden Pen Winners

Historical – Final Judge: Allison Brandau, Berkley

  • 1st Place – The Devil’s Virtue by Laura Williams (request for full manuscript)
  • 2nd Place – The Raven’s Heart by Pamela Bolton-Holifield w/a Louisa Cornell
  • 3rd Place – Hidden Beauty by Tiffany Chalmers

Inspirational – Final Judge: Melissa Endlich, Steeple Hill

  • 1st Place – An Inconvenient Love by Glynna Sirpless (request for full manuscript)
  • 2nd Place – Threads of a Tapestry by Sue Mason (request for full manuscript)
  • 3rd Place – The Beholder by Melanie Dickerson

Mainstream with Romantic Elements  – Final Judge: Kerry Donovan, NAL

  • 1st Place – Flowers, Veils, and Shotgun Shells by Caren Crane Helms (request for full manuscript)
  • 2nd Place – Pleasant Lake, P.D. by Kelly Fitzpatrick
  • 3rd Place – The Daddy Spell by Shannon M. Kennedy

Paranormal – Final Judge: Chris Keesler, Dorchester

  • 1st Place – Lover Enslaved by Jodi Redford
  • 2nd Place – The Vessel by Martha White
  • 3rd Place – One Daemon More by Zoe Forward
  • Honorable Mention – Touch of Twilight by Clarissa Ellison

Romantic Suspense – Final Judge: Adam Wilson, Mira

  • 1st Place – The Broken by Shelley Coriell
  • 2nd Place – Deadly Intent by Anna Perrin
  • 3rd Place – Criminal Obsession by Nikki Duncan

Short Contemporary Romance – Final Judge: Susan Litman, Harlequin

  • 1st Place – Second Chance for a Family by Kim Grooms w/a Kim Law (request for full manuscript)
  • 2nd Place – Catch Me If You Can by Kathy Coatney
  • 3rd Place – Bedding the Boss by Alison Pritchard

Single Title – Final Judge: Tara Parsons, HQN

  • 1st Place – Death, Taxes and the French Manicure by Diane O’Brien Kelly
  • 2nd Place – Busted by Diane O’Brien Kelly
  • 3rd Place – Cherish by Ginny Vermillion

Young Adult – Final Judge: Jennifer Heddle, Simon & Schuster

  • 1st Place – Big Panties and Other Parachutes by Sarah Tregay
  • 2nd Place – Stealing Gold by Leanna Weissmann
  • 3rd Place – Piper’s Kiss by Sheryl Carpenter
  • Honorable Mention – Call Me Crazy by Vanessa Barneveld

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