Milestones and Recognition

Southern Magic is proud to acknowlege the millestones of our members on journey as an author. This page is updated quarterly to reflect all Firsts (first publication, first agent, first sale), Milestone Publications (5th book, 10th book, 25th book, 35th book, 50th book, 75th book, 100th book), all Contest Finals, and Contest Wins of works 20,000 words or higher. Milestones are also acknowledged at the annual Southern Magic Readers Luncheon and during monthly programs.

Don't see your recent milestone listed? Please email the Milestones and Recognition chair at We want to celebrate with you!


  • Katherine Kobey - A Heart of Steel: When young love is never to be forgotten, 2016 (first book)
  • Brina Cary - Murder and Mayhem: Specials of Sector 33: Book One 2016 (first book)
  • Nancee Cain - Saving Evangeline 2015 (first book)
  • Aidee Ladnier - The Klockwerk Kraken 2015 (first book)
  • Louisa Cornell - A Perfectly Dreadful Christmas, 2014 (first book)
  • Betty Bolte - Hometown Heroines: True Stories of Bravery, Daring, and Adventure, 2012 (first book)
  • Katherine Bone - Duke by Day, Rogue by Night, 2012 (first book)

RWA Milestones

  • Lisa Bailey - RWA PRO 2016
  • Brina Cary - RWA PAN Provisional 2016
  • Aidee Ladnier - RWA PAN Provisional 2016

Publications Milestones

  • Katherine Bone - The Mercenary Pirate, 2017 (10th book)
  • Suzanne Johnson (writing as Susannah Sandlin) - Illumination, Penton Legacy V, 2017 (20th book)
  • Pam Mantovani - Barefoot Bay: Hot Summer Kisses, 2017 (5th book)
  • Christine Glover - The Marine's Red Hot Homecoming, 2016 (5th book)
  • Lexi George - Demon Hunting With a Dixie Deb (Demon Hunting Series Book 4)2016 (5th book)
  • Susan Carlisle - Married for the Boss's Baby, 2016 (10th book)
  • Cecilia Dominic - Eros Element, 2015 (5th book)
  • Betty Bolte - Amy's Choice, 2014 (5th book)

Contest Finals

  • Heather Leonard - Bless Your Heart and Other Southern Curses, 2017 (Golden Heart Finalist)
  • Lexi George - Demon Hunting With A Dixie Deb, 2017 (Holt Medallion Finalist)
  • Louisa Cornell - Unforgettable, 2017 (Royal Ascot Finalist)
  • Aidee Ladnier - Wolf Around the Corner, 2016 (Sexy Scribbles Semi-Finalist)
  • Heather Leonard - Magic City, 2015 (Golden Heart Finalist)
  • Susannah Sandlin - Lovely, Dark and Deep, 2014 (2015 Holt Medallion Contest, Romantic Suspense Category)

Contest Wins

  • Aidee Ladnier - The Klockwerk Kraken, 2015 (2016 FF&P Prism Contest, Novella Category)
  • Louisa Cornell - A Perfectly Dreadful Christmas, 2014 (2015 Holt Medallion Contest, Novella Category)