The North Texas Romance Writers of America Chapter 2015 Great Expectations Finalists

(Check it out: TWO of my manuscripts are in the finals! ~ Margo)


The North Texas Romance Writers of America Chapter is proud to announce the

2015 Great Expectations 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)


Final Round Editor:  KAREN REID, Associate Editor, Harlequin SuperRomance

Cordelia and Her Cowboy by Deborah Vlahakes

The Right Sister by Sharla Francis

The Trouble With Freddie by Diana Waldhuber

Wrong Side of Love by Susan JP Owens*


Final Round Editor:  GABRIELLE KECK, Editorial Assistant, Avon / William Morrow

A Lady In Shadow by Robin Delany*

Love’s Triumph by Jeanine Englert *

Love’s Wager by Jeanine Englert*

Rescuing Mr. Gracey by Eileen Barnes

The Secret Affairs of a Duke’s Daughter by Janna MacGregor


Final Round Editor:  RAELA SCHOENHERR, Fiction Acquisitions, Bethany House

Healing Grace by Anna Taylor

Lead Me Home by Natalie Monk

Reclaimed by Jennifer Rodewald

The Sacrifice by Megan Besing


Final Round Editor:   ALEX LOGAN, Editor, Grand Central Publishing

Between Nowhere and Lost by Alexandra Christle

Cave Girl by Liz McClure

Waking The Dead by D.B. Sieders

What You Wish For by Gina Wynn


Final Round Editor:  JULIE MIANECKI, Assistant Editor, Berkley Publishing Group

A Cruel Kind of Beautiful by Michelle Hazen*

A Not So Sleeping Beauty by Sheryl Kaleo

Branded by Robin Delany*

Feel Again by Carilyn Ballentine


Final Round Editor:  LAURA FAZIO, Assistant Editor, NAL/Penguin Group

Broken River:  Redemption by Lindsay Cross

Forsworn by Michelle Hazen*

Stalker by Sidney Bristol

Wrong Side of Love by Susan JP Owens*

SINGLE TITLE            

Final Round Editor:  MADELEINE COLAVITA, Editorial Assistant, Grand Central Publishing

The First Word by Isley Robson

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not by Nicole Evelina

How Not To Be A Tabloid Cover Story by CA Speakman

If I Should Remember by Kirk Van Brunt

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

Final Round Editor:  KRISTINE SWARTZ, Assistant Editor, Berkley Publishing Group

Awake and Dreaming by Andrea Contos

The New London Marriage Stipulation by Margo Bond Collins*

Not His Dragon by Annie Nicholas

Skin Deep by Margo Bond Collins*


Final Round Editor:  ALICE JERMAN, Assistant Editor, HarperCollins

Beest by Debbie Van Brunt

Colliding Skies by Debbie Koristz

The Nascent Bloom by Janet Halpin

Song of The Sirens by Carolyn Rogers


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