|Me (top left) with my fellow finalists|
Not only did my manuscript, Tempting Bella, place first in the unpublished historical category but I also won two gift baskets during raffles held at breakfast and lunch!
One of the highlights of the conference was meeting and spending time with fellow writers. I also attended several workshops including one given by the funny, smart and insightful Eloisa James.
All in all, it proved to be a spectacular weekend. Thanks to all of the organizers who treated us all to yet another stellar NJRW PYHIAB conference.
Here's a full rundown of the 2011 PYHIAB winners:
Judith Wherett, RUNNING FOR HER LIFE
Single Title Contemporary:
Jeanell Bolton, PASSION
Diana Quincy, TEMPTING BELLA
Dawn Groszek, ROSE OF HOPE
D. B. Schuster, BREACH OF CONTRACT