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2016 BOOKSELLERS’ BEST AWARD

A Published Authors’ Contest for Books Published in 2015
Sponsored by Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America

Shelly Bell, Co-Chair BBA2016@aol.com
Barbara Wilder, Co-Chair Barbara.Wilder05@yahoo.com

 

DEADLINES

*1/8/16 Entry forms and fees must be paid  
*1/22/16 Books must be received by coordinators 
*On or before 5/15/16, finalists will be notified
*On or before 5/22/16, finalists’ names will be posted on GDRWA website
*July of 2016 – Evening awards reception at
RWA National Conference in San Diego (date to be announced)
*On or before 8/15/16– winners’ names will be posted on the GDRWA website

 

PRIZES AND PERKS

* Uniquely designed award for each winner
* Gift for winning book’s editor
* Reception for all finalists at RWA National conference where winners are announced
* Winners’ names listed in the RWR
* Finalists’ names, and winners’ names and book covers posted on GDRWA site
* Certificates to all finalists and winners

 

JUDGE INFORMATION

Judge's Scoresheets:

Online Scoresheet
Download Scoresheet in Word and PDF

 

2016 BBA Category Coordinators:

Short Contemporary Romance Coordinator
Meghan Schilling- meghan.schilling@yahoo.com 

Long Contemporary Romance Coordinator
Cheryl Smith- cssmith37@comcast.net 

Historical Romance Coordinator
Carol Kachmar- i_tutor@ameritech.net (there is a _ between the “i” and the “t”)

Inspirational Romance Coordinator
Leigh Kraushaar-   shaeross@outlook.com 

Mainstream/Single Title Coordinator
Dana Nussio- nussio@earthlink.net

Novella Coordinator
Alison Diem- alison.diem@gmail.com 

Paranormal Romance Coordinator
Heather Novak- heathernovak.author@gmail.com 

Erotic Coordinator
Shelly Bell- bba2016@aol.com

Romantic Suspense Coordinator 
Kay Krieg- kmkrieg123@yahoo.com 

Young Adult Romance Coordinator
Gina Conkle- ginaconkle@gmail.com 

 

 

 

2015 Booksellers' Best Award

A Published Author's Contest for Books Published in 2014 sponsored by Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America

 

The Greater Detroit RWA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Booksellers' Best Award Contest.

 
 

Latest News

2015 Booksellers' Best Award Winners:

THE PATTY SHENBERGER AWARD FOR BEST FIRST BOOK

Elizabeth Michels, Must Love Dukes

SHORT CONTEMPORARY

Jennifer Snow, Falling for Leigh

LONG CONTEMPORARY

Karen Rock, A League of Her Own

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Susannah Sandlin, Lovely, Dark, and Deep

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

Barbara Longley, The Highlander’s Bargain

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Caroline Fyffe, West Winds of Wyoming

NOVELLA

Lisa Belcastro, A Shenandoah Christmas

EROTIC ROMANCE

Kate Baum, Funny Girl

YOUNG ADULT

Callie James, Innocent

INSPIRATIONAL

Irene Hannon, Deceived

SINGLE TITLE

Deeanne Gist, Fair Play

Congratulations to all of our winners!

 
 

 

And here are all of the Finalists:
 
 

Latest News

2015 Booksellers' Best Award Finalists:

THE PATTY SHENBERGER AWARD FOR BEST FIRST BOOK

Sheila Athens, The Truth About Love
Danica Favorite, Rocky Mountain Dreams
Tamara Hughes, Once Upon a Masquerade
J.C. McKenzie, Shift Happens
Elizabeth Michels, Must Love Dukes

SHORT CONTEMPORARY

Barbara DeLeo, The Bouquet List
Leigh Duncan, The Bull Rider’s Family
Michelle Major, A Kiss on Crimson Ranch
Crista McHugh, Breakaway Hearts
Jennifer Snow, Falling for Leigh

LONG CONTEMPORARY

Donna Alward, Treasure on Lilac Lane
Sheila Athens, The Truth About Love
Virginia Katra, Carolina Man
Maggie McGinnis, A Cowboy’s Christmas Promise
Karen Rock, A League of Her Own

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

Lena Diaz, Take the Key and Lock Her Up
Kaylie Newell, Lone Wolfe Protector
Susannah Sandlin, Deadly, Calm, and Cold
Susannah Sandlin, Lovely, Dark, and Deep
Julie Ann Walker, Hell for Leather
Rebecca Zanetti, Blind Faith

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

J.T. Geissinger, Into Darkness
Sharon Kay, Wicked Waves
Barbara Longley, The Highlander’s Bargain
J.C. McKenzie, Shift Happens
Lauren Smith, The Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

Anna Campbell, What A Duke Desires
Caroline Fyffe, West Winds of Wyoming
Hughes Tamara, Once Upon a Masquerade
Margaret Mallory, Captured by a Laird (The Douglas Legacy)
Elizabeth Michels, Must Love Dukes

NOVELLA

Lisa Belcastro, A Shenandoah Christmas
Katherine Garbera, Her Summer Cowboy    
Robin Kaye, Heat of the Moment
Margaret Mallory, The Gift: A Highland Novella      
Lori Wilde, Valentine's Day Disaster

EROTIC ROMANCE

Kate Baum, Funny Girl
Jane Colt, Runaway Bridesmaid
Savanna Fox, Bound to be Dirty
Samantha Ann King, Tempting Meredith
Elle Saint James, Bloodbond Prophecy

YOUNG ADULT

Patty Blount, Some Boys
NJ Damschroder, Full Fusion
Callie James, Innocent
Callie James, Student Bodyguard for Hire
Madeline Wynn, Daughter of the Fallen

INSPIRATIONAL

Amanda Cabot, With Autumn's Return
Elizabeth Camden, With Every Breath
Vannetta Chapman, Murder Simply Brewed
Irene Hannon, Deceived
Irene Hannon, One Perfect Spring

SINGLE TITLE

Carey Baldwin, Judgment
Carey Baldwin, Confession
Moriah Densley, Starter Wife
Deeanne Gist, Fair Play
Beth Yarnall, Dyed and Gone

 
 

 

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