2011 Golden Pen Winners

PARANORMAL (Leis Pederson, editor, Berkeley Publishing Group)

  1. Tattoo of Your Name Across My Soul by Abigail Schmidt
  2. Bound by Blood by Dawn Groszek
  3. Bathtub Jinn by Kay Hudson

SINGLE TITLE (Katherine Pelz, editor, Berkeley Publishing Group)

  1. Legally Mastered by Sarah Castille *
  2. It’s Not You by Kimberly Kincaid
  3. Better than Pasta by Kate Meader

SERIES CONTEMPORARY (Susan Litman, editor, Harlequin Enterprises [Special Edition])

  1. The Scandalous Seduction of Miss Spencer by Jane O’Reilly
  2. Mistress By Blackmail by Caro LaFever
  3. Going the Distance by Althea West

HISTORICAL (Deb Werksman, editor, Sourcebooks)

  1. Silverhawk by Barbara Bettis
  2. Notorious Match by Angelyn Schmid
  3. A Whisper to the Wild by Eileen Emerson

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE (Holly Blanck, editor, St. Martin’s Press)

  1. Guardian’s Promise by Sharon Wray
  2. The Shadow Hour by Jacqui Nelson
  3. Chance Encounter by Tracy Poole

YOUNG ADULT (Regina Griffin, editor, Egmont USA)

  1. Camp Awakening by Bonnie Staring
  2. Forget Tomorrow by P.H. Dunn
  3. Kisses and Curses by Shoshana Brown

INSPIRATIONAL (Melissa Endlich, editor, Harlequin Enterprises [Steeple Hill])

  1. Left to Chance by Jessica Keller *
  2. All the Blue of Heaven by Virginia Carmichael
  3. Jerusalem’s Harlot by Wanda Thomas

NSRE (Valerie Gray, editor, Harlequin Enterprises [MIRA and SPICE])

  1. Sweet Spot by Laura Drake *
  2. The Hourglass by Sharon Struth
  3. Strange Bedfellows by Nancy Holland

* indicates a manuscript that was requested by the final-round judge.


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