Monday, July 12, 2010

2010 Orange Rose Contest Finalists

[Correction, 7-15-10: Our apologies to finalist Deborah O’Neill Cordes for misspelling her name, now corrected below. - Linda and Lynn]

The Orange County Chapter of RWA is proud to announce the 27th Annual Orange Rose Contest top ten finalists. These top ten finalists were selected by overall score, independent of category.

Historical & Regency

- Seducing Charlotte by Dora Mekouar, VA

Mainstream with Romantic Elements

- Deadly Blessings by Kathy Bennett, CA

- Girl Three by Tracy Mastaler, VA

- Oak Moon by Laura Templeton, GA

- The Miser Who Bought the Farm by Kendel Flaum , SC

- The Other Side of Heaven by Deborah O’Neill Cordes & Cary Morgan Frates, WA

- Tressed to Kill by Beth Yarnall, CA

Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy

- Assassin in Love by Amy Raby, WA

- Hearts of Darkness by Ciara Stewart , WA

Romantic Suspense

- Piercing Velvet by Aimee Carper, MO

Second round scoring is underway and contest winners will be announced in October.

Congratulations to our top ten finalists on their top scoring entries!

Lynn Nissen
2010 Orange Rose Contest Coordinator

Linda McLaughlin
2010 Orange Rose Electronic Entry Coordinator