Golden Claddagh Contest

2015 RESULTS ARE IN!

Historical
The Forbidden Kiss, Callie Burdette – First Place
Bride of Folly, Sandra Woods – Second Place
The Duke’s Seduction, Masha Levinson – Third Place

Contemporary
Sometimes You Need a Sexy Scot, Melonie Johnson – First Place *
My Fair Mademoiselle, Celeste Deveney – Second Place (tie)
Flirty for Dimwits, Joni Hahn – Second Place (tie)

Paranormal
Born of the Lion, Melina Gillies – First Place *
Merlin’s Children, Becky Rawnsley – Second Place (tie)
Breeders, Fenley Grant – Second Place (tie)

Young Adult
Mom, I Married a Highlander, Lana Pattinson – First Place**
Beneath Us, Michelle Joyce Bond – Second Place *
Into the Skye, Rebekah R. Ganiere – Third Place

*Denotes full request
**Denotes full request and CHRWA member

Final Round Judges:

Historical
Beth Miller, Agent – Writers House, LLC
Bethany Blair, Editorial Assistant – Penguin Random House
Tricia Skinner, Agent – Fuse Literary

Contemporary
Saritza Hernandez, Agent – Corvisiero Literary Agency
Julie Mianecki, Assistant Editor – Penguin Random House
Nicole Fischer, Assistant Editor – Harper Collins

Paranormal
Amanda Leuck, Agent – Spencerhill Associates
Margaret Bail, Agent – Inklings Literary Agency
Angela James, Executive Editor, Carina Press

Young Adult
Nicole Resciniti, Agent – The Seymour Agency
Lydia Sharp, Editor – Entangled Publishing, LLC
Aubrey Poole, Associate Editor, Sourcebooks