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Women’s Fiction Writers Association Announces Finalist for the 2020 RISING STAR Award for Unpublished Women’s Fiction

June 22, 2020


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Nancy Yeager is thrilled to announce her book Two Scandals are Better Than One won the 2020 IndieReader Discovery Award for historical romance.

Jean M. Grant is pleased to announce that two of her books, Will Rise from Ashes and A Hundred Breaths, are finalists in the 2020 RONE awards.

Dori Ann Dupre’s second novel Good Buddy, a 2019 Readers' Favorite International Book Award winner for Southern Fiction, will be released on audiobook on June 21 on Audible, iTunes, and Amazon. Good Buddy is narrated by the talented voice over artist, Charles Kahlenberg.

Barbara Hinske's latest novel Guiding Emily: A Tale of Love, Loss, and Courage was released June 12.

Susie Orman Schnall's novel We Came Here to Shine will be published on June 16 by St. Martin's Griffin.

Janet Roberts is excited to announce her poem "And the World Stood Still" was accepted for publication by American Writers Review for their special edition Art in the Time of Covid 19, to be released July 2020.

C.P. Florez is pleased to announce the publication of her second book Nenadich Street, Poems and Passages.

Kerry Lonsdale is thrilled to announce her sixth novel Side Trip (Lake Union Publishing), romantic women's fiction, will be published on July 7.

Rebecca Taylor is happy to announce the publication of her debut women's fiction title Her Perfect Life from Sourcebooks Landmark, along with the simultaneous release of the audio book from Recorded Books. 

Shelley Noble’s Lucky's Beach (William Morrow) will be on sale June 30.

Anna Taylor Sweringen announces that her novel Kwanzaa to the Rescue won the Mainstream with Romantic Elements category of North Texas RWA's Great Expectations contest.

Belle Ami lets us know that The Girl Who Loved Caravaggio is a Finalist for Time-Travel in the RONE Awards. The winners will be announced in October.

Sita Romero is excited to announce that she has signed a contract with Red Adept Publishing for her first book, Pushing Through (working title). 

Mary Anne Kennedy is pleased to announce that her poem "Flying with Billy Collins" appears in the newly released Best Poets of 2019 Vol. 1 by Eber & Wein Publishing.

D.R. Ransdell’s Substitute Soloist: An Andy Veracruz Mystery just won a Silver IPPY (Independent Book Publishers Award) for the West/Mountain Region.

Judith Keim is happy to announce that A Summer Of Surprises will be released on June 23.

Carole Brungar Is thrilled to see her latest novel Going Home win a silver medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Karri L. Moser just signed a publishing contract with Black Rose Writing for her 4th novel A Home For The Windswept.

Janet Garber’s "Creation, Inc." was published in The Ravens Perch in May; "Stranger on the Plane" was published in Coffin Bell in May; and "How I Became an Instant Grandmother" was published in Family Story Project in May.

Critique partners Kyle Ann Robertson and K.E.Huston will be duking it out as both of their manuscripts NOT SO LITTLE THINGS and TEX MILLER IS DEAD, respectively, are finalists in the women’s fiction category of Contemporary Romance Writers’ 2020 Stiletto Contest.

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