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2013 21st Annual 

Heart of the West Writers Contest Winners!

Sponsored by the Utah Chapter of
Romance Writers of America®

Overall Winners

1st Place - Bookish - by Marni Folsom
2nd Place - Blood, Pain And Pleasure - by Nadine Mutas
3rd Place - Independent Heart - by Ann Bracken*

Historical- final judge: Scott Eagan, Greyhaus Literary Agency

1st Place - Wild Is the Wind - by Bonnie Hobbs
2nd Place - Independent Heart - by Ann Bracken*
3rd Place - Jonah - by Kelli Ann Morgan*
4th Place - Gray's Menagerie - by Nancy Connally

Contemporary - final judge: Nicole Resciniti, The Seymour Agency

1st Place - Jaded*** - by Cindy Stark*
2nd Place - SEAL eXtreme Adventures - by Kimberley Troutte
2nd Place - Corsica Gate - by Robena Grant
3rd Place - See Jane Fall - by Katy Regnery

Young Adult/New Adult - final judge: Judith Engracia, Liza Dawson Associates Literay Agency

1st Place - Bookish*** - by Marni Folsom
2nd Place - Arcane - by Leesa Bell
3rd Place - The Witch Of The Hills - by Joe Fraser
3rd Place - Hollywood Gothic - by Allison Morse

Paranormal - final judge: Beth Campbell, BookEnds-LLC, A Literary Agency

1st Place - Blood, Pain And Pleasure*** - by Nadine Mutas
2nd Place - My Boss Is A Werewolf - by Cynthia St. Aubin*
3rd Place - Return Of The Assassin - by Donya Lynne
4th Place - The Highlander's Curse - by Katalyn Sage*

Mystery/Suspense- final judge: Allison Lyons, Harlequin Editor

1st Place - Dead Zone - by B. Gallagher w/a Jenna Bennett
2nd Place - Murder in a Small Town - by Cathy Phifer
3rd Place - Seducing The PI - by Melinda B. Pierce
4th Place - Whistleblower - by Alysia S. Knight*

Golden Pen- URWA Members Only - final judge: Cori Deyoe, 3 Seas Literary Agency

1st Place - Independent Heart*** - by Ann Bracken
2nd Place - My Boss Is A Werewolf*** - by Cynthia St. Aubin
3rd Place - Changing of the Glads*** - by Joy Spraycar
4th Place - The Highlander's Curse - by Katalyn Sage


*** Full Requested
* URWA Member

Updated 10/12/13