2012 Contest Winners

The Windy City Four Seasons 2012 Contest Winners

Congratulations to all our winners!

Overall Winner:

Must Love Breeches by Angela Quarles

Category Winners:

Young Adult Romance

* Piper Girl by Carla Cullen

Astral by Alex Brown

* Spin Cycle by Dana Wilson Easly

Shot in the Dark by Stina Lindeblatt


* The Estruscan Adventure by Jane Osullivan

* Compromising Ms. Tisdale by Jessica Fleck

* Daggers Destiny by Karen Woodward

* Along the Way Home by Christi Corbett

Single Title Contemporary

Perfect Summer by Katie Graykowski

Love Waltzes by Alana Albertson

* Chokecherry by Stacey Goitia

Extreme Fear by Pamela Vernado


* Must Love Breeches by Angela Quarles

* So Caught Up in You by Tracy Mecca

Redemption by CT Green

Dark Bringer by Mia Celeste/Brenda Davis

Short/Long Contemporary

She Who Dares by Jane O’Reilly

The Crown by Monica Jorgensen

Worth Running For by Kairee Krause

*  Denotes manuscript received a request from an agent and/or editor judge


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Dare to SOAR: November – December

 Set * Overcome * Achieve * Receive

November – December
November is the month of NaNoWriMo and whether you broke 50k or simply your first paragraph, you’re still a winner. Or maybe you didn’t participate in NaNo at all but you moved forward with new words or your revisions and that is key to achieving your goals. Congratulations to every Windy City member this year who took even one step toward their dreams! YOU can do it!

Our November Dare to SOAR participants!

Cici Edward
Cindy Maday
Sonali Dev
Katrina Bauer
Robin Kuss
Raven Q. Bell
Savannah Reynard
Sherry Weddle
P.E Calhoun
Nicole Leiren

And our SOARING member of the month is:

Cici Edward

ciciedwardimageMy name is Cici Edward. I love books! Reading them and writing them. As an avid romance reader for many years, I always knew I wanted to write a romance novel of my own. As a kid, I created a list of five life goals. One of those goals was to write a romance novel. I am happy to say that I have been able to cross that off my list (along with visiting Venice, Italy). Once I wrote my first novel, the passionate flame for writing burned inside me and one book was not enough. I write Contemporary Romance novels with ghost stories. If you like sweet and steamy paranormal romance, you’ll love my haunting ghost stories with heart. As a high school teacher, I am also interested in teen struggles. Teens inspire me with their intense emotions of love, loyalty, anger, and a need for justice. I want to convey these emotions in my Young Adult stories. When I’m not writing, I love being walked by my Great Pyrenees who never lets me forget to smell the flowers.

Keep dreaming and doing and remember:

A bird sitting on a branch is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not in the branch, but in its own wings. ~catchsmile.com

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