2007 Molly Winners

Historical

Highland Dragon -- Kimberly Price - Winner
Where Gulls Dare Not Perch -- Marianne Harden
Lost in Love -- Pamela Bolton-Holifield

Young Adult

Taking Sides -- Inara Scott - Winner
A Ghoul Just Wants to Have Fun -- Marureen Hardegree
The Chemistry of Curses -- Shoshana Brown

Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy

Magic Man -- Jacqui Jacobi - Winner
Midnight Craving -- Anna Hackett
A Coat for Melissa -- William W. Haggart

Single Title

The Earl's Christmas Gift -- Donna Rosenbloom - Winner
Finding Faith -- Vickie P. Taylor
And He Cooks, Too -- Barbara Kroon

Contemporary

The Cabin -- Carla S. Hudson - Winner
Teacher's Pet -- Diana Robertson
The Italian Solution -- Greta MacEachern
They Call me Doc -- Mary E. Biebel

Romantic Suspense

Say Nothing -- Leslie Turner - Winner
The Dead Parent Society -- Kelly Irvin
Counterfeit Dad -- Madeline McBride

Unsinkable Heroine Award

Dragon -- Lesli Lent - Winner
Highland Dragon -- Kimberly Price
Where Gulls Dare Not Perch -- Marianne Harden
And He Cooks, Too -- Barbara Kroon
He Who Walks with the Wind -- Pam Varnado

Heart of the Molly

The Wedding Ring - Kim Wooldridge - Winner
Hide and Seek - Maggi Landry
Dragon - Lesli Lent
The Norman's Promise - Annie MacFarlane

Congratulations to all our Winners!

2006 Molly Winners

Historical

Mesquite Tree -- Kaki Warner - Winner

More Than A Rogue --  Inara K. Scott

The Abduction of Miss Jenny Chandler -- Teri Thackston

 

Romantic Elements

 Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This -- Wendy Byrne -- Winner

Results May Vary -- Teryl Myers Hager

 To Kill a Geek -- L. Faye Hughes

Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy

See No Evil -- Pam Poulsen -- Winner

Waking The Dead -- Carla Hughes

Tin Man -- Alice Clary

Single Title

Never Say Goodbye -- Heidi Luchterhand -- Winner

There's Only Been You -- Donna Kowalczyk

I'll Bite You Myself -- Mary Biebel

Short Contemporary

The Ocean Between -- Lynda Coker -- Winner

Imperfect Minds -- Mona Risk

Ashley's Secret -- Carla Hudson

   

Long Contemporary

A Challenge to Love -- Peggy Hillmer -- Winner

Rock n Roll Heart -- Kim Wooldridge

Malice in Wonderland -- Maggi Landry

Romantic Suspense

Jane Doe's Return -- Jennifer Talty  -- Winner

Adrenaline Rush -- Mal Olson

One Night of Sin -- J. L. Wilson

No One Heard Her Scream -- Cindy Marolt

Unsinkable Heroine Award

No One Heard Her Scream -- Cindy Marolt -- RS -- Winner

Mama Said There'd Be Days Like This -- Wendy Byrne -- RE

Results May Vary -- Teryl Myers Hager -- RE

Free to Good Home -- Kathy Elbinger -- SC

Ruling Eden -- Michelle Pressma -- P/TT/F

Malice in Wonderland -- Maggi Landry -- LC

 

Heart of the Molly

Sunset Destiny -- Marie Steckbeck -- RS -- Winner

Malice in Wonderland -- Maggi Landry -- LC

Results May Vary -- Teryl Myers Hager -- RE

Kim Wooldridge -- Rock N Roll Heart -- LC

2005 Molly Winners

Historical

Winner
The Patrician's Desire --  Joan Kayce - Louisville, Ky

Runners Up
The Sense Of Honor - Ashley Kath-Bilsky - Colleyville, TX
Castle Ladyslipper - Marilee Brothers - Selah, WA
The Devil's Bargain - Laura Williams - Richland, WA

Romantic Elements

Winner
A Virgin in LA --  Patricia Cerrone - Playa Del Rey, CA

Runners Up
Crossing The Line - Cindy Marolt - Edmond, OK
I, Spy - Kate Johnson - Standsted, Essex, Untied Kingdom

Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy

Winner
Overlord  --  Anitra McLeod - Salt Lake City, UT

Runners Up
Once Bitten, Never Shy - Sharie Kohler - Katy, TX
Perfect World - Sandra Hyde - Auckland, New Zealand
The Shield - Denise Frost - Australia

Single Title

Winner
Walk This Way --  Edie Ramer - Richfield, Wi

Runners Up
What's In A Name? - Terry Odell - Orlando. FL
Angelwings - Lizbeth C. Selvig - Webster, MN

Short Contemporary

Winner
Heat --  Stacy Keith - Houston, TX

Runners Up
The Italian's Promise - Tricia Jones - Timsbury, Bath, England
Countdown To Love - Cheryl Martin - Evansville, IN

Long Contemporary

Winner
Love by Bequest --  Anna Sugden - Cesskill, NJ

Runners Up
Colorado Cowboy - Willena Ferguson - Kingston, OK
Dance of Passion - Nancy Brophy - Beaverton, OR

Romantic Suspense

Winner
Lethal Medicine --  Victoria Wasserman - Pittsford, NY

Runners Up
One Shot, Two Kills - Kimberly Howe - Stouffville, Ontario, Canada
Storm Swept - Chantal Wright - Apex, NC

Unsinkable Heroine Award

Winner
If Not For You - J. L. Wilson - Savage, MN

Runners Up
By Honor Bound - Christine D'Allaird - Troy, NY
The Patrician's Desire - Joan Kayce - Louisville,KY
The Shield - Denise Frost - Australia

Heart of the Molly

Winner
Private Duty - Barbara Zukowski

Runners Up
About That Night - Heidi Kuhn
Blackmail at Coral Bay - Marie Steckbeck

Congratulations to the 2005 Winners!

2004 Molly Winners

Historical

THE HORSEMAN'S HEART by Sherril Green
RUINED by Victoria Grondahl
SECRETS AND SEDUCTION by Elizabeth Stock --Winner

Romantic Elements

THE FOUNDATION by Alan Chaput -- Winner
FAMILY TREE by Corbette Doyle
THE SEARCH by Christine Hyatt

Paranormal/Time Travel/Fantasy

RIDER by Linda Mikulski
PRIME TIME by Vicky E. Burkholder -- Winner
MY BELOVED BARBARIAN by Joely Sue Eastin
AN UNEXPECTED HERO by Barbara O'Neal Romo

Single Title

EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE by Debby Conrad
NIGHT VISIONS by Diana Peterfreund -- Winner
WIDE OPEN SPACES by Terry McLaughlin

Short Contemporary

BEAUTY AND THE NERD by Gail Fuller -- Winner
TILL DEATH DO US PART by Beth Waston
EYE OF THE TIGER LILY by Ann Yost

Long Contemporary

ONE CLEAN SHOT by Kathryn Parker -- Winner
KIDNAPPED COWBOY by Kimberly Duffy
HEART OF THE STORM by Sharon Calvin

Romantic Suspense

HOSTAGE TO LOVE by Christie Craig
A DOZEN DEADLY ROSES by Kathy Bennett
LADY KILLER  by Alice Clary -- Winner

Unsinkable Heroine Award

TALL, DARK AND HEADSTRONG  - Kate Vasha

HODRW AWARD

Yvonne Harris - KISS DADDY GOODBYE

Congratulations to the winners!

2003 Molly Winners

INSPIRATIONAL:
Winner! Leigh Germann, Visions
Pam Hillman, The Missionary & the Mercenary
Margaret Moseley, The Forgotten Thing

PARANORMAL:
Joy Nash, Celtic Fire
Robin Perini, The Ultimate Price
Winner! Heidi Shayla, The Winds of Caledonia

HISTORICAL:
Lesli Lent, Dragon
Winner! Carla Hughes, The Fox
Donna MacMeans, The Education of Mrs. Brimley

SINGLE TITLE:
Winner! Starr Toth, Trust Me
Onelia Lazzari, The Wild Life
Suzanne Kaufman Kalb, A Second Chance

SHORT CONTEMPORARY:
Tawny Weber, Sweet Indulgence
Julie Linker, Love in the Twilight of Murder
Winner! Maryanne Cappelluti, Bachelor #2

LONG CONTEMPORARY:
Larissa Estell, Emergency of the Heart
Tricia Johnson, On the Edge of a Dream
Winner! Robin Perini, In Her Sights

Heart of Molly Finalists:
(HODRW member with highest combined round 1 and 2 scores)

Lesli Lent, Dragon
Winner! Robin Perini, The Ultimate Price
Robin Perini, In Her Sights
Honorable Mentions:
Barbara Zukowski and Audra Harders

Unsinkable Heroine Finalists:
(Best female protagonist.  Final judging for 2003 Unsinkable Heroine was done by award-winning author Maggie Osborne.)

Emergency of the Heart
Falling For Jude
Trust Me
Winner! Firestorm
Visions
The Education of Mrs. Brimley
Dragon
Radiant
The Fox
Straight to The Heart
A Duty of The Heart

The Heart of Denver Romance Writers gratefully acknowledges the more than 200 writers from chapters throughout RWA, who so generously donated their time and expertise in judging the 2003 Molly contest.

And a huge thank you to all who entered!

2002 Molly Winners

Historical

Mary O'Connor, Solomon's Legacy
Hilda J. Lindner-Knepp, The Stoner Principles
Kathleen Baldwin, Lady Fiasco

Winner: THE STONER PRINCIPLES by Hilda J. Lindner-Knepp

Inspirational

Bonnie Blythe, Thief in the Night  
Audra Harders, Rough Ride
Lee Tobin McClain, Montana Miracle

Winner:  ROUGH RIDE by Audra Harders

Long Contemporary

Elizabeth Ann Anderson, The Restoration of Shane Dillon 
JoAnn Brehm for, Redemption of Rainey Rafferty 
Marion Ekholm, Daddy's Dilemma 
Tricia Johnson, Sold!

Winner: REDEMPTION OF RAINEY RAFFERTY by JoAnn Brehm

Paranormal

Linda Ingmanson, Starcrossed 
Patricia Vermeire, Veritas
Caren Crane Helms, Creating Cassandra

Winner: STARCROSSED by Linda Ingmanson

Short Contemporary

Jill Floyd, Have Groom Will Travel
Laurene Germano, For Her Protection
Barbara Zukowski, Private-Duty Man

Winner: FOR HER PROTECTION by Laurene Germano

Single Title Contemporary

Janet Dean, Stolen Hearts 
Gabrielle Luthy, You And No Other 
Lea Moyer, Call of Duty

Winner: YOU AND NO OTHER by Gabrielle Luthy 
The Heart of Denver Romance Writers gratefully acknowledges the more than 200 writers from chapters throughout RWA, who so generously donated their time and expertise in judging the 2002 Molly contest.

And a huge thank you to all who entered!


2002 Unsinkable Heroine Finalists:

The Restoration of Shane Dillon by Elizabeth Ann Anderson (Long Contemporary)
Stand and Deliver by Tami Cowden (Historical)
Divine Circumstances by Kari L. Dell (single title)
The Stoner Principles by Hilda J. Lindner-Knepp (Historical)
The Perfect Duke by Dawn Ireland-Monsees (Single Title)
By the Blade by Jennifer Smith (Paranormal)
Veritas by Patricia Vermeire (Paranormal)
Her Little Secret by Melanie Rosenberg (Long Contemporary)

Winner:  Heroine Desiderata Valerian in the story VERITAS by Patricia Vermeire (Paranormal)


Heart of Molly Finalists (only HODRW members eligible)

First Love by Janet Edgar (Single Title)
Forced Mate by Rowenna Cherry (Paranormal)
Private Duty Man by Barb Zukowski (Short Contemporary)

Winner:  FIRST LOVE by Janet Edgar

2001 Molly Winners

Winner of the Unsinkable Heroine Award 2002: Jennifer Grizzle, Beyond The Mists Of Midnight
Click here for complete list of Unsinkable Heroine 2001 Finalists


Historical

1st Place: Nancy Northcott, The Marriage Truce

2nd Place:  Devona Stiff, Another Man’s Bride

3rd Place: Amy Sandrin, This Heart of Mine

Inspirational

1st Place:   Terri Reed, Hold Onto Love,

2nd Place:   Missy Tippens, When Lightning Strikes

3rd Place:  Lea T. McClain, Mountain Magic

Long Contemporary

1st Place: Anna DeStefano, Daddy Makes Two

2nd Place:  Laurie Brown, Wildman Jack’s Baby

3rd Place: Anna DeStefano, The Price of Passion

Paranormal

1st Place: Jennifer Stone, Good-Bye Earl

2nd Place (tie): Catherine Rowan, The Source of Magic

2nd Place (tie):  Robin Popp, Too Close to the Sun   

3rd Place: Connie Cox, When Sparks Fly

Short Contemporary

1st Place: Debby Conrad, Lessons in Love

2nd Place:  Terri Clark, The Bartender and the Born Again Virgin

3rd Place:  Becke Turner, Groom #1

Single Title Contemporary

1st Place: Dorien Kelly, Safe Harbor

2nd Place: Lorelle Marinello, Fairhope

3rd Place:  Terry McLaughlin, A Change of Season

The Heart of Denver Romance Writers gratefully acknowledges the more than 200 writers from chapters throughout RWA, who so generously donated their time and expertise in judging the 2001 Molly contest.

Thank you to all who entered!

2000 Molly Winners

LONG CONTEMPORARY:

1st Place:  Leah Vroman, Portland, Oregon -- THE RICH MAN'S BABY
2nd Place:  Catherine Mann, Prattville, Alabama -- STOLEN MEMORIES
3rd Place:  Catherine Mann, Prattville, Alabama -- WEDDING AT WHITE SANDS

SHORT CONTEMPORARY:

1st Place:  Meg Justus, University Place, Washington -- REPEATING HISTORY
2nd Place:  Cindy Procter-King, Vernon, British Columbia -- THE BEST MAN TAKES A WIFE
3rd Place:  Nancy Carbone, Advance North Carolina -- RACING HEARTS

SINGLE TITLE CONTEMPORARY:

1st Place:  Dorien Kelly, Royal Oak, Michigan -- THE HOMECOMING
2nd Place:  Cheryl Swafford, Crossville, Tennessee -- SISTER, SISTER
3rd Place:  Justina Y. Headley, Medina, Washington -- FALLING FOR YOU

HISTORICAL:

1st Place:  Cindy Nord, Evansville, Indiana -- SAVING CALLIE
2nd Place:  Sherry Siwinski, Central City, Nebraska -- A BEAU FOR ANNIE
3rd Place:  Dorice Nelson, Saranac Lake, New York -- THE MUCH-MARRIED BRIDE
4th Place:  Diane A. Amos, Greene, Maine -- OUTLAW HEARTS

PARANORMAL:

1st Place:  Cynthia L. Friberg, Northglenn, Colorado -- PROPHESIED
2nd Place:  Cynthia L. Friberg, Northglenn, Colorado -- MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE
3rd Place:  Rowena Cherry, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan -- FORCED MATE

INSPIRATIONAL:

1st Place: Pam Hillman, Conehatta, Mississippi -- SHE'S MY MOMMY
2nd Place:  Terri Reed -- Portland, Oregon -- ONLY YOU
3rd Place: Rebecca Stoeber, Fairview Heights, Illinois -- A MIRACLE FOR COOTER HOLLOW