A huge congrats to Colette Ballard for an amazing run of awards success for her debut young adult novel RUNNING ON EMPTY (Tulip Romance/Spencer Hill Press)! Check out this fantastic list of the books’ wins:
*WINNER of GDRWA’s 2014 BOOKSELLERS’ BEST AWARD! (Young Adult)
*NOMINEE for BOOKSELLERS’ BEST AWARD! (Best First Book)
*WINNER 2014 Winter Rose Award of Excellence! (Young Adult)
*2nd PLACE WINNER of The New England Reader’s Choice Bean Pot Award! (Romantic Suspense)
*2nd PLACE WINNER in the 2014 Write Touch Readers’ Award Contest! (Young Adult)
*FINALIST in The Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence! (Young Adult/ New Adult)
*FINALIST in ACRA’s Heart of Excellence contest! (Young Adult)
*FINALIST in Georgia Romance Writers’ Published Maggie Awards! (Young Adult)
The Wisdom of Hair and Palmetto Moon author Kim Boykin’s A PEACH OF A PAIR, in which a young woman receives a wedding invitation to her baby sister’s shotgun wedding back home only to discover her fiance is the groom, and when she takes a job with two spinster sisters to escape her life, she ends up on a life journey with the women, learning the true meaning of sisterhood and forgiveness, to Leis Pederson at Berkley.
Paris Paysanne by Emily Dilling takes the reader on a tour of the local, independent producers at Paris markets while offering over 100 simple yet elegant seasonal recipes shared and inspired by the producers themselves. The first book to acquaint the reader with the farmers of the city’s organic markets, Paris Paysanne speaks to the informed food lover, the experienced and beginner francophile chef, the inquisitive traveller, and the Paris lover alike.
In French Comfort Food Hillary Davis takes the reader on a delicious journey throughout the many regions of France to re-discover the most loved meals that French families prepare every day. Over 100 recipes with gorgeous photography by celebrated food photographer, Steven Rothfeld.
Barb Han’s SWORN TO SURVIVE, in which a woman becomes the target of the monster who abducted her brother fifteen years ago, turns to the one man she can’t forget for help, and struggles to survive long enough to uncover the truth, in a four-book deal.
Congratulations to Suzanne Kaufman Kalb, who won the 2014 Golden Heart for Contemporary Romance, and Sarah Cannon, who won in the Short Contemporary Romance category!
Congratulations to Stephanie Draven whose LET’S MISBEHAVE won the best historical category and to Lexi Post whose MASQUE won best paranormal book!
Dr. Tonia Vojtkofsky’s KEEP YOUR BRAIN STRONGER FOR LONGER, a first-ever workbook of brain exercises designed for those with Mild Cognitive Impairment, a high risk factor for dementia that affects six million Americans.
Shelley Freydont’s next novel in the Celebration Bay mysteries, set in upstate New York and featuring a former Manhattan party planner and her West Highland Terrier sidekick; in which a competition to become Celebration Bay’s official Haunted House and the recipient of the cash prize that comes with it turns deadly when Yankee one upsmanship ends in murder, to Faith Black at Berkley Prime Crime, in a two-book deal, for publication in Fall 2015
USA bestselling author of Somewhere in France, Jennifer Robson’s final book in her WWI trilogy in which a young British aristocrat seeks to build a new life in post-war Paris, frequenting the artistic and literary salons of the period, where she meets a young American architect who may change her life forever; and the first book of a new series about war brides during the Second World War, to Amanda Bergeron at William Morrow, in a very nice deal, in a two-book deal, for publication in Winter 2016.