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2016 Great Beginnings Contest Winners!

Sponsored by the Utah Chapter of
Romance Writers of America®


Final Judge: Karen Solem, agent with Spencerhill Associates
1st Place (Tie): Departures by Lisa Bingham*
                               Dangerous in a Kilt by Anna Durand
2nd Place: Reading Between the Lines by Tiffany Odekirk
3rd Place: Conflict of Interest [Heartland] by Marie Johnston
Honorable Mention: Don't Bug Me by Philisha Stephens

Final Judge: Danielle Egan-Miller, agent with Browne and Miller Literary Associates
1st Place: Sweet Creek Ranch by Wanda Ann Thomas
2nd Place: His Grace Forgiven by Tammy Kirby
3rd Place: The Red Parrot by Lisa Marie Wilkinson
Honorable Mention: Celestina's Burnings by Annemarie Schiavi-Pedersen
                                            Defending Lily's Dream by Karen Miller
                                            Judgment Between the Rivers by Marie Wells Coutu

Romantic Suspense
Final Judge: Nicole Resciniti, agent with the Seymour Agency
1st Place (Tie): Under the Gun by Tiffinie Helmer*
                                The Hustler by Angie Hockman
2nd Place: Murder at Second Sight: An Evie's Events Mystery by Sandra Havriluk
3rd Place: From Me to We by Linda Hornung
Honorable Mention: Stitched Up Heart by Tarina Deaton

Final Judge: John Scognamiglio, senior editor, Kensington Publishing
1st Place: The Mark of Cagairain by Yanicke Forfang
2nd Place: Sanguis Donum by Robin Lynn
3rd Place: Footprints in Time by Tolden Rhys
Honorable Mention: The Waiting Dark by Kimberly VanderHorst
                                          Beyond Dracula by K.F. Silver

Utah RWA Member*


Updated 04/30/16