Conference ~ Awards Dinner Results

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER conference.

with the results of the

Awards Dinner



The Previously Announced Awards

THE HARLEQUIN MILLS & BOON HIGH FIVE

3rd: Bernice Greenham ~ Bachelor: Baited, Hooked and Bedded

2nd: Melissa Smith ~ Secret Benefactor

1st: Cornelia Kamp ~ Protecting the Black Widow


FIRST KISS

3rd:  Natalie Moress ~ A Shot at Love

2nd:Angela Bissell ~ The Italian’s Return

1st: Marilyn Forsyth ~ Farmer Wants a Life


THE SELLING SYNOPSIS

3rd: Marilyn Forsyth ~ The Farmer Wants a Life

2nd: Cara Gabriel ~ The Bloody Ruby

1st: Eloise Shannon ~ The Billionaire’s Secret Bride


SINGLE TITLE & LOVING IT (STALI)

3rd: Clare Boston – The Assassin’s Gift

2nd: Imelda Evans – The Trouble with Men

1st: Diane Hester – Believe in Me


LITTLE GEMS ANTHOLOGY

Cover Contest Winner: Frank Honsa

3rd:  Donna Woodhouse – Otherwise Engaged

2nd: Catherine Evans – Diamond Shield

1st:  Shayne Sands – Bali Sunset

 

The Major Awards

THE LYNNE WILDING MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARD

Nominees:

Alison Ahearn

Catherine Evans

Fiona Gregory

Bronwyn Jameson

Helen Katsinis

And the award goes to: Helen Katsinis


THE VALERIE PARV AWARD

Highly Commended: Madeline Ash – What He Couldn’t Tell Her

Highly Commended: Anita Joy – Opposites Attract

Highly Commended: Cornelia Camp – Protecting The Black Widow

3rd: Bridget Gray – No Strings Attached

2nd: Cassandra Pennington w/a Cassandra Samuels – The Wager

1st: Bronwyn McEvoy – Fighting Fire


THE ROMANCE MEDIA AWARD – THE ROMA

Finalists:

Lust For Words ~Marie Christine Sourris ~The Courier Mail

Raging Romance ~Emily MacDonald ~Townsville Eye

The Romance Queens ~ Susan Horsburgh ~The Australian Women’s Weekly

Feel the Love  ~ Neil McMahon ~ The Age

And the award goes to: Susan Horsburgh ~The Australian Women’s Weekly

SPECIAL AWARD: RWA HALL OF FAME ~ HELEN BIANCHIN


THE EMERALD AWARD FOR BEST UNPUBLISHED SINGLE TITLE

3rd: C.T. Green – Halo: Even Angels Will Fall

2nd: Christine Taylor – The Profiler

1st: Michelle de Rooy – Breathless


THE EMERALD AWARD FOR BEST UNPUBLISHED CATEGORY ROMANCE

3rd: Jennifer St George – Seducing the Secret Heiress

2nd: Jennifer St George – The Convenient Bride

1st: Carolyn de Ridder – The Hostage


THE ANNA CAMPBELL AWARD

Joanne Robertson – The Easton Gang Rides Again


THE R*BY AWARDS (ROMANTIC BOOK OF THE YEAR)

SHORT SWEET ROMANCE

Finalists:

Barbara Hannay ~ Molly Cooper’s Dream Date

Leonie Knight ~ How to Save a Marriage in a Million

Marion Lennox ~ Abby and the Bachelor Cop

Fiona Lowe ~ Single Dad’s Triple Trouble

And the R*BY goes to Barbara Hannay

SHORT SEXY ROMANCE

Finalists:

Robyn Grady ~ The Fearless Maverick

Kelly Hunter ~ The Man She Loves to Hate

Melanie Milburne ~ The Wedding Charade

Anne Oliver ~ Her Not-So-Secret Diary

And the R*BY goes to Robyn Grady


LONG ROMANCE

Finalists:

Anna Campbell ~ Midnight’s Wild Passion

Fiona Lowe ~ Boomerang Bride

Sarah Mayberry ~ The Best Laid Plans

Mardi McConnochie: The Voyagers

And the R*BY goes to Fiona Lowe


ROMANTIC ELEMENTS

Finalists:

Anna Jacobs ~The Trader’s Wife

June Loves ~ The Shelley Beach Writers’ Group

Nicola Marsh ~ Busted in Bollywood

Helene Young ~ Shattered Sky

And the R*BY goes to Helene Young

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE FINALISTS AND WINNERS!!
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