Since the GH ’09 Call…
Vivi Andrews sold six paranormal romances to Laurie Rauch at Samhain, including her upcoming release The Sexorcist (April 2010).
Elizabeth Baldwin, writing as Elizabeth Essex, sold three manuscripts to Kensington Brava. THE PURSUIT OF PLEASURE, due Dec. 2010, and A SENSE OF SIN, due April 2011. BOOK #3 is still untitled.
Pamela Bolton-Holifield writing as Louisa Cornell still hasn’t entered that twelve-step program for contest sluts! Since our Golden Heart calls, The Raven’s Heart has placed : Between the Sheets 2009 – 1st Place (Request for the full from Gail Chastain of Harlequin), Spring into Romance 2009 – 2nd Place , Great Beginnings 2009 – 11th Place. And her latest book, The Deceit of Desire has placed : Daphne du Maurier 2009 – 1st Place , Royal Ascot 2009 – 1st Place , Launching a Star 2009 – 1st Place (Request for a partial from Talia Platz / NAL ), First Coast Beacon Contest 2009 – 4th Place (Request for the full from Jesse Feldman / NAL ). And on May 27th she signed with Kim Lionetti of Bookends ! No sale yet, but Louisa is just too darned stubborn to quit !!
Jennifer Bray-Weber gave birth to her second child, Bristol, has become the president of her local RWA chapter, and continues to juggle life as a domestic goddess, wife, and mother with writing.
Laurie DeSalvo w/a Lia DeAngelo sold a novella entitled Christmas to the Rescue to Highland Press for the Holiday Op Anthology.
Kelly Fitzpatrick contracted with Cerridwen Press for her manuscript Lily in Wonderland within days after finaling in the Golden Heart. She has since sold her Golden Heart finalist, Pleasant Lake P.D. to Medallion Press for release in 2011.
Rita Henuber signed with Jessica Faust of Bookends Literary Agency.
Tamara Hogan signed with Cherry Weiner of The Cherry Weiner Literary Agency, and sold her Golden Heart paranormal finalist, UNDERBELLY, to Deb Werksman at Sourcebooks in a three-book deal.
Darynda Jones landed an amazing agent, Alexandra Machinist at the Linda Chester Literary Agency, and sold her Golden Heart winning manuscript First Grave on the Right in a three-book deal to Jennifer Enderlin at St. Martin’s Press.
Autumn Jordon sold both her Golden Heart entry, retitled Evil’s Witness (6/18/10) and a second novel, Obsessed By Wildfire (1/27/10) to The Wild Rose Press.
Tina Joyce signed with Kara Watts of The Caren Johnson Literary Agency.
Aside from blogs and president’s newsletter messages, Laurie Kellogg has only done a little polishing of her manuscripts since last March. On the personal side–besides going away on too way many vacations–she finished her term as BCRW President by throwing a huge chapter holiday party to celebrate kicking uterine cancer’s booty and having the most beautiful grandchild in the world. After 10 years of chasing her dream of publication unsuccessfully, her writing is taking second place to spending time with her new grandson. Laurie knows how fast he’s going to outgrow schnuggling with her.
Elizabeth Langston signed with Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
Jeannie Lin signed with agent Gail Fortune of the Talbot-Fortune Agency and sold her Golden Heart winning manuscript Butterfly Swords (October 2010 release) to Harlequin Mills and Boon
Heather McCollum sold three books to The Wild Rose Press. The trilogy will be released July 30 starting with Prophecy: Book 1 of the Dragonfly Chronicles. The first book will be followed by Magick (October 8, 2010 release) and Masquerade.
Jamie Michele signed with agent Jill Marsal of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
Laura Navarre sold her dark Tudor romance THE DEVIL’S MISTRESS to Samhain (June 2010 release) and her dark Crusader romance THE DEVIL’S TEMPTRESS to Dorchester (November 2010 release.)
Hope Ramsay made a four-book deal with Grand Central Publishing for a series of romances featuring the small town of Last Chance, South Carolina. The first book in the series is scheduled for release April 2011.
Sara Ramsey signed with Jennifer Schober of Spencerhill Associates.
Joan Swan signed with agent Paige Wheeler of the Foliolit Agency and sold to Kensington Brava in a two book deal.
Liz Talley sold three books to Harlequin SuperRomance including her debut novel, Vegas Two-Step (June 2010 release).