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2019 High Five Finalists

Many thanks to all the writers who submitted their first five pages and congratulations to our following finalists:

Historical

Editor: Mary Altman, Sourcebooks
Agent: Nicole Resciniti, The Seymour Agency

  • Mary-Teresa Heath, A BUTTERCUP IN WINTER
  • Catherine Marie Scott, PRIDE AND PROGRESS
  • Blake Ferre, CORSETS & COVERT AFFAIRS

Romantic Comedy

Editor: Caroline Tolley, Soul Mate Publishing
Agent: Dawn Dowdle, Blue Ridge Literary Agency

  • James Montgomery, BUCKSKIN CODY
  • Becke Turner, UNSCRIPTED
  • Patrice Lyle, TO LOVE, HONOR and EAT CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

Romantic Suspense

Editor: Georgia Woods, Hartwood Publishing
Agent: Erin Niumata, Folio Literary Management

  • Lori Matthews, HARD TARGET
  • C.S. Smith, NEAR MISS
  • Vicki Briner, LETHAL LIES

Fantasy/Sci Fi/Paranormal

Editor: Robin Haseltine, Entangled Publishing
Agent: Amanda Leuck, Spencerhill Associates

  • Clementine Fraser, DUST BOUND
  • Clementine Fraser, BLOOD CURSED ROSE
  • Jackie Rutherford, THE PRINCE- A Cinderella Retelling

Contemporary (including Women’s Fiction with romantic elements)

Editor: Jennie Conway, St. Martin’s Press
Agent: Scott Eagan, Greyhaus Literary Agency

  • Laralyn Gill, A FAST WOMAN
  • Christina Smith, STATISTICAL IMPROBABILITY OF SOUL MATES
  • Sheila Hansberger, WEEKEND IN CUBA