Sunday, July 1, 2018

The Sheila Contest 2018 Final Round Results


The Sheila Contest 2018

Final Round Finalists!

Here are the Finalists' Placements:

Single Title/Contemporary

1st Place - Never Love a Thief, Sarah Leyton 
2nd Place - Endangered Love, Jackie Rutherford
3rd Place - Fragments of a Life, Bonnie Pierson 
4th Place - No Other Choice, Penelope Leas 
5th Place - Royal Misfits, Piper Malone **
6th Place - The Art of Second Chances, Cheryl Ford
7th Place - Counting on Him, Alleigh Burrows **  


1st Place - Best Laid Plans, Patty Reagin 
2nd Place - Edge of Heaven, J. Lynn Rowan
3rd Place - Memories and Moonbeams, Averil Reisman 
4th Place - A More Perfect Love, Kate Forest **
5th Place - Duplicity, Cheryl Swafford
6th Place - The Botanist's Daughter, Sharon Bernas

Young Adult

1st Place - It Hurts, Robbin Luckett 
2nd Place - Casualty, Paula L. Huffman
3rd Place - Now is Everything, Lani Forbes
4th Place - What He Hides, Amy Patrick
5th Place - The Kiss List, Katrina Emmel
6th Place - Wrecked, Amy Gale ** 

Romantic Suspense

1st Place - Malice for Mercy, Jacqueline Jayne **
2nd Place - Green Carnations, Maureen Marshall 
3rd Place - Leather and Lies, Celeste Straub
4th Place - Carly's Storm, Kay Turnbaugh
5th Place - Saving Stella, Erica Wynters 
6th Place - Overdue Justice, Christy Thomas


1st Place - Touch 3.3, Valen Cox
2nd Place - House of Ash and Brimstone, Megan Starks
3rd Place - The Ravine, Michelle Joyce Bond
4th Place - Guardian Awakened, Grace Adams **
5th Place - Desperate Heat, Susanna Eastman

The following 1st place manuscripts are moving on to the Best of the Best Round of judging:
Never Love a Thief
Best Laid Plans
It Hurts
Malice for Mercy
Touch 3.3

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 this date is not guaranteed.

** VFRW Member