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2014 22nd Annual 

Heart of the West Writers Contest Winners!

Sponsored by the Utah Chapter of
Romance Writers of America®

Grand Prize Winners

1st Place - Desolation*** - by Nichole Severn
2nd Place - Ella's Gifts - by Melody Jerva
3rd Place - Running The Cobblestone - by Kathryn MacDonald Schneeman

Historical- final judge: Elizabeth Pomada, Larsen Pomada Literary Agency

1st Place - The Circus Thief*** - by Kate Lucas
2nd Place - Queen of Diamonds** - Kacey Thomas
3rd Place - Crusade - by Leigh Kraushaar
4th Place - A Time for Everything - by Mysti Parker
5th Place - Raven's Moon - by Emma Tracy*

Contemporary - final judge: Pattie Steele-Perkins , Steele-Perkins Literary Agency

1st Place - Rock Me - by Tara Wyatt
2nd Place - Blank Canvas - by Adriana Anders
3rd Place - The Cupcake Deal - by Julie Green
4th Place - Cordelia and Her Cowboy - by Deborah Vlahakes
5th Place - Stand Strong - by Jessie Gussman

Young Adult/New Adult - final judge: Katelyn Detweiler, Jill Grinberg Agency

1st Place - The Other Cheek - by McCall Hoyle
2nd Place - The Change - by Stephanie Brighton
3rd Place - Love's Mortal Coil - by Kat Colmer
4th Place - Tales of Cytheria - by Jonathan Jaatoul

Paranormal - final judge: Jim McCarthy, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management

1st Place - Tie - Moonwitched - by Renee Wildes
1st Place - Tie - Stalking Horse - by Alleyne Dickens
2nd Place - Hell To Pay - by Jillian David
3rd Place - Can't Help But See - by Morgan Walsh

Romantic Suspense- final judge: Jill Marsal, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency

1st Place - Desolation*** - by Nichole Severn
2nd Place - Ella's Gifts - by Melody Jerva
3rd Place - Running the Cobblestone - by Kathryn MacDonald Schneeman
4th Place - No Way Out - by Alex Strong

Golden Pen- URWA Members Only - final judge: Becca Stumpf, Prospect Agency

1st Place - Burning Ember - by Darby Briar*
2nd Place - Raven's Moon - by Emma Tracy*
3rd Place - Someone for Everyone - by Catherine Curtis*


*** Full Requested
** Partial Requested
* URWA Member

Updated 10/18/14