The lucky winner!

I am honored to say my novel Salt Creek Rising (aka Girl with the Sun on her Heart) won the Joyce Henderson contest sponsored by the Southwest Florida Romance Writers of America. First place in the young adult category!

Thank you to all the judges and volunteers who put a lot of work into making that contest go off without a hitch. I was honored to be a finalist, and I’m certainly honored now.

Also, a shout out to Christine Gunderson. Her novel Covenant Park was a finalist in the Joyce Henderson contest as well. She and I will also be going head to head as finalists in the young adult category for the Emily Award! Christine, if you’re out there, I’d love to read your book!