Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Sheila Contest 2018 First Round Finalists


The Sheila Contest 2018

First Round Finalists!

The Valley Forge Romance Writers would like to thank all those who participated in The Sheila Contest this year.  

Below is the list of finalists by category.  Names marked with an ** are VFRW members. 
Please feel free to share the results on your loops and groups.  Best of luck to all in the Final and Best of the Best rounds!!

Single Title/Contemporary

Counting on Him, Alleigh Burrows **  
Endangered Love, Jackie Rutherford
Fragments of a Life, Bonnie Pierson 
Never Love a Thief, Sarah Leyton 
No Other Choice, Penelope Leas 
Royal Misfits, Piper Malone **
The Art of Second Chances, Cheryl Ford
(two ties)


A More Perfect Love, Kate Forest **
Best Laid Plans, Patty Reagin 
Duplicity, Cheryl Swafford
Edge of Heaven, J. Lynn Rowan
Memories and Moonbeams, Averil Reisman 
The Botanist's Daughter, Sharon Bernas
(one tie) 

Young Adult

Casualty, Paula L. Huffman
It Hurts, Robbin Luckett 
Now is Everything, Lani Forbes
The Kiss List, Katrina Emmel
What He Hides, Amy Patrick
Wrecked, Amy Gale ** 
(one tie)

Romantic Suspense

Carly's Storm, Kay Turnbaugh
Green Carnations, Maureen Marshall 
Leather and Lies, Celeste Straub
Malice for Mercy, Jacqueline Jayne **
Overdue Justice, Christy Thomas
Saving Stella, Erica Wynters 
(one tie)


Desperate Heat, Susanna Eastman
Guardian Awakened, Grace Adams **
House of Ash and Brimstone, Megan Starks
The Ravine, Michelle Joyce Bond
Touch 3.3, Valen Cox

Because VFRW experienced delays receiving first-round scores, first round finalists will be notified of final placement by July 1, 2018. The Best of the Best winner will be notified by phone and/or email no later than August 1, 2018. As always, we strive to keep to our deadlines, but things can happen to prevent the announcements in this time frame, so these are not guaranteed dates.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Breaking Out and Making Six Figures

Breaking Out and Making Six Figures

Eliza Knight

When:  Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10am to 1pm

Where:  Montgomery County Community College, 340 Dekalb Pike, 
              Blue Bell, PA  19422 - Parkhouse Hall, Room 124 

With the advent of self-publishing years ago, the world of publishing opened up in a whole new way, paving the path for many writers to forge lucrative and self-sustaining careers. In this workshop, I'll share my own personal journey to success, but also focus on key elements every writer can and should implement in order to gain visibility and succeed. Topics we'll focus on are: Career structure, focus and goals - Writing smart - Gathering your team - Marketing strategies that work and those that don't - Planning for the future.