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2010 Orange Rose Contest Finalists

July 12, 2010 by in category Archives tagged as , , , ,

[Correction, 7-15-10: Our apologies to finalist Deborah O’Neill Cordes for misspelling her name, now corrected below. – Linda and Lynn]

The Orange County Chapter of RWA is proud to announce the 27th Annual Orange Rose Contest top ten finalists. These top ten finalists were selected by overall score, independent of category.

Historical & Regency

Seducing Charlotte by Dora Mekouar, VA

Mainstream with Romantic Elements

Deadly Blessings by Kathy Bennett, CA

Girl Three by Tracy Mastaler, VA

Oak Moon by Laura Templeton, GA

The Miser Who Bought the Farm by Kendel Flaum , SC

The Other Side of Heaven by Deborah O’Neill Cordes & Cary Morgan Frates, WA

Tressed to Kill by Beth Yarnall, CA

Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy

Assassin in Love by Amy Raby, WA

Hearts of Darkness by Ciara Stewart , WA

Romantic Suspense

Piercing Velvet by Aimee Carper, MO

Second round scoring is underway and contest winners will be announced in October.

Congratulations to our top ten finalists on their top scoring entries!

Lynn Nissen
2010 Orange Rose Contest Coordinator

Linda McLaughlin
2010 Orange Rose Electronic Entry Coordinator

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Orange Rose Finalists Annouced

July 12, 2009 by in category Writing Contest tagged as ,

The finalists for OCC’s 26th Annual Orange Rose Contest for Unpublished Writers were announced at the July meeting by contest chair, Charlotte Lobb.

This year’s finalists range the globe, from California to Georgia, Vancouver to Toronto, and even Australia by way of Paris.

And the finalists are:

Lecia Cotton Cornwall, Unmasking the Countess, Historical

Pamela Kopfler, Better Dead, Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy

Kate Frieman, Strong, Sweet & Haunting, Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy

Kathy Bennett, A Dozen Deadly Roses, Romantic Suspense

Gayle Link, w/a Vanessa Riley, Carriage of Honor, Historical

Laurie Thompson, A Sweet But Deadly Desire, Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy

Gabrielle Luthy, Learning How to Stay, Mainstream

Alison Pritchard, The Sons of Gregor MacLeod: Highland Promise, Historical

Jo Anne Banker, This Child is Mine, Contemporary

Cheryl Nagro, Love Thy Neighbor, Inpirational

Congratulations to all, and a big Thank You to Charlotte for all her hard work on the contest.

Final results will be announced at the October meeting.

Posted by Linda McLaughlin, Orange Rose Contest Electronic Entry Coordinator

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