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: March – April

 Set * Overcome * Achieve * Receive

March – April

brave“Your Life Begins, at the End of Your Comfort Zone.” As writers, we often have to step out of that warm and fuzzy zone in order to be successful. So, whether it’s digging deep and putting your soul on the page, sending out that requested manuscript, or pushing send on an important email, I challenge you to do it. I challenge you to take that step beyond your comfort zone. To take every opportunity you can from this moment forward to connect, to grow, to share, to make every moment count. To be brave and Dare to SOAR.

Our March Dare to SOAR participants!

Katrina Bauer
Robin Skylar
Stephanie Scott
Susan Gibberman
Cindy Maday
Savannah Reynard
Sherry Weddle
Jenna DePaul
j. leigh bailey

Special kudos to our remote Dare to SOAR participants:

Martha Burch
Cici Edward
Melonie Johnson

And our SOARING member of the month is:

J. C. DePaul

Jess n Me 10-2013 Busy mom. Oh wait that’s redundant. What mom isn’t busy?
Not yet published author. YET. Key word. I will be published someday.
Avid reader. Lover of the romance genre. Six year member or RWA. Five Year member of Windy City RWA. Woo Hoo! Always wanted to be like Cathie Linz, Sandra Brown, or Jude Deveraux when I grew up. A writer/Published author. Got older and put the dream of writing on a shelf in favor of being a grown up with a job and family. Had an epiphany at thirty-nine a few months after my father died. Why wait? Live your dreams now. And so I am. Dare to Soar!

Keep dreaming and doing and remember:

 Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson

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