Saturday, May 9, 2009
Tanya Writes About the Romance Through The Ages Contest
Well, even in my grief, I got some happy news this past week. I finaled in the Historical Division of a prestigious romance fiction contest with a wip called Outlaw Bride.
The Romance Through the Ages Contest is sponsored by the Romance Writers of America special interest romance group, Hearts Through History Romance Writers. Sadly, I must miss the congratulatory breakfast during the national convention this summer in Washington DC.
In this story, horsethief Jessy Belle Perkins, little sister of the infamous Ahab Perkins mentioned in Marrying Minda, saves herself from her own hanging...and tries to hide out as a nun.
Although his heart has been seared by the slaughter of his Apache bride, Cleeland Redd --call him Redd-- finds himself drawn to the injured "sister"...until he uncovers her crimes. Yet wedding up with her is the only way to keep the convent safe. Much less Jessy Belle.
Anyway, two of the judges gave me perfect scores, and a third left some comments in case I want to polish things up for the ultimate judging later this month.
Wish me luck!