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2011 19th Annual 

Heart of the West Writers Contest Winners!

Sponsored by the Utah Chapter of
Romance Writers of America®

*URWA Member

Historical- final judge: Anita Mumm, Literary Assistant, Nelson Literary Agency

1st Place - FROM THE ASHES: A FAERIE TALE - by Kerrigan Byrne*
2nd Place - STARLING - by Virginia Taylor
3rd Place - THE COURTESAN'S REVENGE - by Stephanie Thomas
4th Place - ELLA - by Virginia Taylor

Contemporary - final judge: Michelle Wolfson, Wolfson Literary Agency

1st Place - BETTER THAN PASTA - by Kate Meader
2nd Place - LEGALLY MASTERED - by Sarah Castille
3rd Place - ANOTHER SATURDAY NIGHT AND I AIN'T GOT NOBODY - by Jennie Marts
4th Place - A YEAR TO REMEMBER - by Shelly Bell

Mystery/Suspense - final judge: Lauren Ruth, BookEnds, LLC

1st Place - BLOOD OATH - by Carol-Faye Ashcraft
2nd Place - FOREVER - by Alicia Lienhart
3rd Place - DARK VICTORY - by P.J. O'Dwyer
4th Place - BREE - by Virginia Taylor

Paranormal - final judge: Marisa Corvisiero, L. Perkins Agency

1st Place - CLAIMED BY PASSION - by S.L. Rowland*
2nd Place - FAERIE FATE - by Mara Nash
3rd Place - GUARDIAN TAMED - by P.A.DePaul
4th Place - CALLER OF LIGHT - by T.J. Shaw

Young Adult- final judge: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency

1st Place - FORGET TOMORROW - by P.H. Dunn
2nd Place - GETTING A LIFE, EVEN IF YOU'RE DEAD - by Beth Watson
3rd Place - RILEY'S POND - by Harley Brooks*
4th Place - DESIGNER GENES - by Harley Brooks*

Published - final judge: Lisa Mangum, Editor, Shadow Mountain

1st Place - ONE PASSION REMAINS - by Cheryl ODonovan
2nd Place - RISING - by Nichole Giles
3rd Place - KEEPER OF THE SOUTHEREN GATE - by Joy Spraycar
4th Place - IF WALLS COULD TALK - by Rachelle J. Christensen

Golden Pen- URWA Members Only - final judge: Tara Parsons, Editor,Harlequin

1st Place - FROM THE ASHES: A FAERIE TALE - by Kerrigan Byrne*
2nd Place - MINDBOUND - by Alysia Ricks w/a Alysia S. Knight*
3rd Place - DESIGNER GENES - by Harley Brooks*
4th Place - CLAIMED BY PASSION - by S.L. Rowland*
5th Place - RILEY'S POND - by Harley Brooks*

Updated 10/21/11