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Joyce Henderson Contest 2018 Winners

Southwest Florida Romance Writers

The Joyce Henderson Contest

2018 Winners
Congratulations to our 2018 contest winners!

Contemporary
Editor: Sue Grimshaw, Penguin Random House Publishing
Agent: Scott Eagan, Greyhaus Literary Agency

1st: The One That I Want by Keely Thrall
2nd: Crocodile Tears by Kilby Blades (Full Request, Scott Eagan)
3rd: On the Brink by Lynn Harris
4th: Mirror Image by Betty Unkel

Historical
Final Judges:
Editor: Robin Haseltine, Entangled Publishing
Agent: Nicole Resciniti, The Seymour Agency

Three-Way Tie for 1st place:
The Heiress Affair by Catherine Chase (Full Request, Robin Haseltine & Nicole Resciniti)
The Paper Doll Princess by Bethany Truex (Full Request, Robin Haseltine & Nicole Resciniti)
Better Wed than Dead by Lesli Lent (Full Request, Robin Haseltine; Partial request, Nicole Resciniti)

Young Adult
Final Judges:
Editor: Jennie Conway, St. Martin’s Press
Agent: Andrea Somberg, Harvey Klinger Literary Agency

1st: Before and After August by Jennifer Hawkins
2nd: When I Found Her by Allison Hay
3rd: Whisper by Tracy Bilen

Romantic Suspense
Final Judges:
Editor: Georgia Woods, Hartwood Publishing
Agent: Dawn Dowdle, Blue Ridge Literary Agency

1st: High Heels and Handguns by Lisa Heartman (Full Request, Georgia Woods & Dawn Dowdle)
2nd: Midnight Intervention Gone Wrong by Kathryn Carr (Full Request, Georgia Woods)
3rd: Ashes to Dust by Kathryn Carr (Full Request, Georgia Woods)

Paranormal/Science Fiction/Fantasy
Final Judges:
Editor: Nancy Schumacher, Melange Books
Agent: Kat Enright, The Seymour Agency

1st: Forever Linked by Farrah Blake (Full Request, Kat Enright)
2nd:
Alien Son by Ginger Kenney
3rd:
 Stealing Time by William Haggart