I'm thrilled and grateful that two of my manuscripts, THE PARACHUTIST and TEMPTING BELLA, are among the top eleven overall finalists.
The Orange Rose differs a bit from other contests in that it doesn't split entries up according to category. All genres of romance (historical, paranormal, contemporary, etc) are judged together.
The finalist entries are judged by three editors and agents. The winners will be announced on Saturday, Oct. 13.
Here's a complete list of the finalists. Congratulations and best of luck to everyone!
Finalists for the 2012 Orange Rose Contest
for Unpublished Authors
Unwritten by Rachel Bates
The Agreement by Angela Blount
Sail Away by Chris Campillo
First Aid for a Broken Heart by Katrina Crew
Burnout by Tee O'Fallon
Mesmerized in Madagascar by George Guthridge
Keeping Athena by Rowena Hacker
Genie in a Bottle by Tracy Mecca
Tempting Bella by Diana Quincy
The Parachutist by Diana Quincy
Flood and Fire by Amy Raby