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: July – August

 Set * Overcome * Achieve * Receive

July – August
For those of you who have stayed the course and accomplished what you set out to do during these summer months, CONGRATULATIONS! For those of you who haven’t, DON’T GIVE UP!

Our July Dare to SOAR participants!

Barb Valentin
Cici Edward
Cindy Maday
Denise Swanson
Fredericka Meiners
Olivia Grant
Katrina Bauer
Paula White
Raven Q. Bell
Savannah Reynard
Sherry Weddle
Stephanie Scott

And our SOARING member of the month is:

Katrina Bauer

1291405_1418954271660960_1507686850_oI am Katrina, a born storyteller. My very first wildly imaginative story was told to my mother at the tender age of three, on how I broke my arm.

My story began with me playing basketball with my across-the-street neighbor boy. I gave a very descriptive account of how I dribbled the ball in three circles around the boy. Then at the last moment, since the game was tied, I leapt into the air with all my might to make the winning basket. Somehow, on the way down, I landed on my arm.

Well there were a few things I forgot to mention.  We did not own a basketball or a hoop. In reality, I was playing hide and seek across the street, somewhere I was not supposed to be.  I climbed up on their station wagon and flipped off the back, landing on my elbow.

See, not as exciting.

I am a storyteller turned writer. For the last few years I have been writing Contemporary Romances about Knights and Cowboys, learning my craft, making new amazing friends, and loving every minute.

Thanks to the Chicago weather I get a lot of time to write, while cooped up with my daughters and husband. Now if someone can give me some advice on how to write while being pestered by big black lab, I would appreciate it.

Keep dreaming and doing and remember:

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. ~T.S. Eliot

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