RWA Announces 2013 RITA & Golden Heart Award Winners

Romance Writers of America Announces 2013 Contest Winners

Romance Writers of America (RWA), the trade association for aspiring and published romance fiction authors, announces the winners for the 2013 RITA® and Golden Heart® Awards on July 20 from 8:00–10:00 p.m ET. The RITA—the highest award of distinction in romance fiction—recognizes excellence in published romance novels and novellas. The Golden Heart recognizes excellence in unpublished romance manuscripts.

We'll be posting the names of the winners as they're announced, so stay tuned! Follow us on Twitter at #RITAGH.

 

2013 Golden Heart Winners

Contemporary Series Romance Winner

Miranda Liasson "Baby on Board—Help!" by Miranda Liasson
 

Romantic Suspense Winner

Krista Hall Reynolds "Broken Places" by Krista Hall Reynolds
 

Contemporary Single Title Romance Winner

Jane O'Hanlon "Objection Overruled" by Jane O'Hanlon
 

Historical Romance Winner

Joanna Shupe "Drawn to the Earl" by Joanna Shupe
 

Paranormal Romance Winner

AE Jones "Mind Sweeper" by Amy Jones writing as AE Jones
 

Young Adult Romance Winner

Darcy Woods "Summer of Supernova" by Darcy Woods

 

2013 RITA Winners

Short Contemporary Series Romance Winner

A Night of No Return Sarah Morgan A Night of No Return by Sarah Morgan
Harlequin, Presents
Lucy Gilmour, editor
 

Long Contemporary Series Romance Winner

A Gift for all Seasons Karen Templeton A Gift for All Seasons by Karen Templeton
Harlequin, Special Edition
Gail Chasan, editor
 

Novel with Strong Romantic Elements Winner

The Haunting of Maddy Clare Simone St. James The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
Penguin Group USA, New American Library
Ellen Edwards, editor
 

Inspirational Romance Winner

Against the Tide Elizabeth Camden Against the Tide by Elizabeth Camden
Baker Publishing Group, Bethany House Publishers
Raela Schoenherr, editor
 

Romantic Suspense Winner

Scorched Laura Griffin Scorched by Laura Griffin
Simon & Schuster, Pocket Star Books
Abby Zidle, editor
 

Romance Novella Winner

Seduced by a Pirate Eloisa James Seduced by a Pirate by Eloisa James
HarperCollins, Avon Impulse
Carrie Feron, editor
 

Contemporary Single Title Romance Winner

The Way Back Home Barbara Freethy The Way Back Home by Barbara Freethy
Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books
Micki Nuding, editor
 

Historical Romance Winner

A Rogue by Any Other Name Sarah MacLean A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean
HarperCollins Publishers, Avon Books
Carrie Feron, editor
 

Paranormal Romance Winner

Shadow's Claim
Kresley Cole Shadow’s Claim by Kresley Cole
Simon & Schuster, Pocket Books
Lauren McKenna, editor
 

Young Adult Romance Winner

The Farm Emily McKay The Farm by Emily McKay
Penguin Group USA, Berkley Publishing Group
Michelle Vega, editor
 

Best First Book Winner

The Haunting of Maddy Clare Simone St. James The Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St. James
Penguin Group USA, New American Library
Ellen Edwards, editor

 

1 Comment

Congratulations!

July 21, 2013 12:32 PM by Brina Cary

Congratulations to all of the 2013 Golden Heart and RITA winners!!

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