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    RWA Service Award

    RWA Service Awards are intended to honor major commitments of service to RWA and are presented for the accumulated body of effort a volunteer may make during a lifetime.

    To nominate an RWA member for the Service Award, click here or e-mail nominations@rwa.org.

    2015 RWA Service Award Recipients

    Lynn Coddington

    Lynn Coddington has written historical and category romance novels as Allison Hayes for Avon Books and Silhouette Special Edition. She holds a Ph.D. in Education, Language and Literacy from the University of California at Berkeley. She also has a masters degree in Educational Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in Linguistics from UC Berkeley. Coddington has served on the RWA Academic Research Grant Committee for several years.



    Barbara Dunlop

    Barbara Dunlop USA Today best-selling author Barbara Dunlop writes contemporary romance novels, including the comedic “Match” series and more than 35 novels for Harlequin Books. Her sexy, light-hearted stories regularly hit bestsellers lists. Dunlop is a three time finalist in the Romance Writers of America’s RITA award. Dunlop served as a director on the RWA Board of Directors and currently serves on the RWA Bylaws Committee.
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Past RWA Service Award Recipients
    2014: Sylvia Day, Lorraine Heath, Stephanie Jones, & Renee Ryan
    2013: Julie Hurwitz, Eloisa James, Donna MacMeans, & Trish Milburn
    2012: Natalie Damschroder, Dorien Kelly, & Diane Pershing
    2011: Amy Atwell, Nikki Enlow, Stephanie Feagan, & Linda Howard
    2010: Madeline Hunter
    2009: Karen Fox
    2008: Nicole Burnham & Jill Limber
    2007: Katy Cooper, Jennifer Crump, Pam McCutcheon, & Connie Newman
    2006: Mary Strand & Nancy Haddock
    2005: Jill Barnett, Gail Freeman, & Laura Hayden
    2004: no award given
    2003: Sunni Jeffers, Alicia Rasley, & Mary Stella
    2002: Jill Floyd & Sandra Kitt
    2001: Jeanne Nicholson, Maggie Shayne & Carol Stephenson
    2000: Alice Countrymen & Linda Prine
    1999: Brenda Hamilton, Shannon Snow Lewis, Betty Rosenthal, Valerie Taylor, & Susan Wiggs
    1998: Laura Baker & Rita Clay Estrada
    1997: Donna Caubarreaux, Laura DeVries, Lynda Hales, & Alfie Thompson
    1996: Debra Dixon, Theresa Goodman, Anne Holmberg, Janet Kuchler, Kim Lewis, & Kate Welsh
    1995: Rita Gallagher, Cathie Linz, Debbie Macomber, & Karan Richardson
    1994: Margaret Brownley, Patt Marr, & Maggie Osborne
    1993: Darlene Layman, Harold Lowry, & Nora Simpson
    1992: Emma Merritt, Sharon Winn, Jan Boies, Glenda Kachelmeier, Susan Horton, Darlene Layman, & Claudia Yates
    1991: Kathy Clark & Jeanne Triner
    1990: Marian Jones