Beyond the Fire is a 2014 Golden Heart® Finalist!

Me. Stoked. Times two. The RWA® Golden Heart® contest aims “to promote excellence in the romance genre by recognizing outstanding manuscripts” written by unpublished writers. Each entry is rated by a  group of the toughest reviewers in my genre:  Other romance writers. Everyone says the Golden Heart is like the Oscars for those of us pursuing publication, and I agree. I was a finalist in 2012 when the award went to the lovely and funny Lorenda Christensen (check out her novels Never Deal with Dragons and Dancing with Dragons!). Anyhoo. I *completely* rewrote my manuscript and gave it another go. What do you know? Readers liked this one, too. Winners will be announced in late July at the RWA National Conference.