Star Award for Published Women's Fiction

Past Winners 

2020

GENERAL CATEGORY

Winner: We Hope for Better Things, by Erin Bartels

Finalists:

Kelly Harms, The Overdue Life of Amy Byler
Barbara O'Neal, When We Believed in Mermaids

OUTSTANDING DEBUT

Winner: We Hope for Better Things, by Erin Bartels

Finalists:
Lorelei R. Brush, Uncovering
Christie Grotheim, The Year Marjorie Moore Learned to Live

2019

GENERAL CATEGORY

Winner: My Dear Hamilton, by Laura Kamoie and Stephanie Dray

Finalists:

Julie Clark, The Ones We Choose
Barbara O'Neal, The Art of Inheriting Secrets

OUTSTANDING DEBUT

Winner: The Queen of Hearts, by Kimmery Martin

Finalists:
Reyna Gentin, Unreasonable Doubts
Suanne Schafer, A Different Kind of Fire

2018

GENERAL CATEGORY

Winner: Last Christmas in Paris, by Heather Webb and Hazel Gaynor

Finalists:

Orly Konig Lopez, The Distance Home
Jacqueline Sheehan, The Tiger in the House

 

OUTSTANDING DEBUT

Winner: Are You Sleeping (Truth Be Told), by Kathleen Barber 

Finalists:

Lori Henriksen, The Winter Loon
Orly Konig Lopez, The Distance Home

2017

GENERAL CATEGORY

Winner: The Stone Necklace, by Carla Damron 

OUTSTANDING DEBUT
Winner:
Lift and Separate, by Marilyn Simon Rothstein

2016

GENERAL CATEGORY

Winner: The Lemoncholy Life of Annie Aster, Scott Wilbanks

OUTSTANDING DEBUT

Winner: The Girl Who Wrote in Silk, by Kelli Estes 


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