2020 GE Finalists

2020 GE Finalists

North Texas Romance Writers of America

is proud to announce the

2020 Great Expectations Contest Finalists

 

Congratulations to all who entered and put your work in the hands of strangers.

Best of luck to the finalists as they submit their work to our final round editors.

*Denotes double-finalist

Listed in alphabetical order by title

 

CONTEMPORARY SERIES

Final Round Editor:  Lynn Raposo—Editorial Assistant, Harlequin

 

Lethal Lies by Vicki Briner

Love in the Studio by Betsy Gray

Lyrics, Lotharios, and Love by Debbie Ochoa

Not a Fairy Tale Romance by Robin Lynn

While Saratoga Sleeps by Joyce Hunt

 

FANTASY, FUTURISTIC & PARANORMAL

(Alternate Earth, Dystopian, Fantasy, Futuristic, Paranormal, Time Travel)

Final Round Editor:  Miranda Hill—Editorial Assistant, Berkley Publishing Group

 

Alone on Earth by Michal Scott

Destiny’s Calling by Dawn Ford

Knightborn by Sarah Purdy

Last Chance by JJ Black

 

HISTORICAL

Final Round Editor:   Erin Molta—Editor, Entangled Publishing

 

A Duke’s Place by KC Dane

Ever Since the Day We Met by Melina La Page

A Haunted Heart by Deb Ransburg

Lord Ashmore’s Valet by Kaylene Greenig

Secrets and Smoke by Esme Rose Cooper

 

INSPIRATIONAL

Final Round Editor:  Raela Schoenherr–Senior Acquisitions Editor, Bethany House Publishers

 

Deadly Cold Case Reunion by Sami Abrams*

Mine by Sami Abrams*

Moonshine River by Marie Wells Coutu*

Silent Stream by Marie Wells Coutu*

 

MAINSTREAM with ROMANTIC ELEMENTS  

Final Round Editor:  Meghan Farrell—Managing Editor, Tule Publishing

 

It’s the Heart, Stupid by Kelley McGee

Kwanzaa to the Rescue by Anna M. Taylor*

Mrs. Beecher by Mary Beesley

Tex Miller is Dead by K.E. Huston*

 

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE         

Final Round Editor:   Junessa Viloria—Editor, Forever / Grand Central Publishing

 

Diamonds or Die by Rebecca Montemurro

Hear Me Roar by Barbara Ellin Fox

Too Much to Lose by Christina Schaul

A Very Crowded House by K.E. Huston*

 

SINGLE TITLE            

Final Round Editor:   Mireya Chiriboga—Editorial Assistant, HarperCollins / Avon Books

 

Beautiful Weeds by Kate Bragdon

Kwanzaa to the Rescue by Anna M. Taylor*

Lumber Jill by Miranda Darrow

The Reality of Mr. Right by Jackie Rutherford*

 

YOUNG ADULT 

Final Round Editor: Megan Ilnitzki—Associate Editor, HarperCollins Publishers

 

Below the Surface by Arel Jansen

Escape the Room by Sandi Van Lieu

Face the Night by Lani Forbes

Role Reversal by Bonnie Staring

The Stolen Life by Jackie Rutherford*

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL GREAT EXPECTATIONS FINALISTS!