2016 GAYLE WILSON AWARD OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS

The Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, sponsored by RWA chapter Southern Magic, was conceived in honor of multi-RITA winner Gayle Wilson to award excellence in published romance fiction. The contest is judged by avid readers of romance, booksellers, and/or librarians.

We congratulate the following authors for winning and finaling in their categories.

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
WINNER: Beneath the Lake / Casi Mclean

Hard to Stop / Wendy Byrne
Hold Me Again / Rory Church
Reagan's Redemption / Cate Beauman

NOVELLA
WINNER: The Other Side of the World / Suzanne Vince

A Duke for Midwinter / Anthea Lawson
Anything for a Cowboy / Jenna Bayley-Burke

INSPIRATIONAL
WINNER: Another Way Home / Deborah Raney

Blackberry Ridge / Mary Manners
The Language of Music / Ruth Trippy
When Love Leads You Home / Carla Rossi & Jami Crumpton

HISTORICAL
WINNER: Moon Dark / Patricia Barletta

A Knight for Kallen / Lauren Linwood
A Scoundrel by Moonlight / Anna Campbell
The Gunslinger and the Heiress / Kathryn Albright
Whispers at Court / Blythe Gifford

CONTEMPORARY
WINNER: This Love of Mine / Miranda Liasson

Choose Me, Cowboy / Barbara Ankrum
Her Weekend Wrangler / Darlene Panzera
His First and Last / Terri Osburn
Sonata by Moonlight / Elayne Cox
The Wild One / Janet Gover

PARANORMAL, FANTASY, & SCIENCE FICTION
WINNER: Pure Justice / Liah Penn

Forbidden / Katrina Snow
Ice Magic, Fire Magic / Shauna Roberts

 

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