Congratulations to our Readers’ Choice Finalists

Winners will be announced at our Let Your Imagination Take Flight Awards Breakfast on April 25.



Kate Baum, Funny Girl

Mia Gabriel, Lord Savage

Anna Jeffrey, The Cattleman

Teresa Noelle Roberts, Out of Control



Lisa Belcastro, Shenandoah Dreams

Stephanie Feagan, Crazy for You

Lauren Smith, Shadows of Stormclyffe Hall


First Book

Janie Crouch, Primal Instinct

Patience Griffin, To Scotland with Love

Maria Imbalzano, Unchained Memories


Romantic Suspense

Toni Anderson, A Cold Dark Place

Dana Marton, Forced Disappearance

Tiffany Snow, In His Shadow


Short Contemporary

Leigh Duncan, Second Chance Family

Emily Harper, My Sort-of, Kind-of Love

Jean Joachim, To Love or Not to Love

Amanda Renee, Blame it on the Rodeo


Long Contemporary

Patience Griffin, To Scotland with Love

Nancy Herkness, The Place I Belong

Sophie Moss, The Wind Chime Cafe  

Terri Osburn, More to Give

Kim Sanders, The Ex-Lottery



Isabella Bradford, A Wicked Pursuit

Megan Frampton, The Duke’s Guide to Correct Behavior

Darlene Marshall, The Pirate’s Secret Baby

Lauren Smith, Wicked Designs


It’s not too late to submit your workshop proposal for our 2014 Conference

The New England Chapter of RWA invites you to submit workshop proposals for our next Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference, to be held May 2-3, 2014 at the Boston Marriott in Burlington, MA. If you’d like to be part of the 2014 conference, please submit the Online Workshop Form. Our workshop chair, Katy Cooper, will also accept proposals and questions at [email protected] until October 1, 2013. You may also submit your workshop using our printable form.  Mail to forms to NECRWA Workshops P. O. Box 560223 Medford, MA 02156-0223 The conference fee will be waived for one speaker per workshop. For more information on the conference, visit Our Conference Page

Propose a Workshop for our 2014 Conference

The New England Chapter, RWA, is now accepting workshop proposals for
the 2014 Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference, to be held at
the Burlington Marriott, Burlington, MA, on May 2 and 3, 2014. We are
looking for submissions for workshops on craft, career, writer’s life,
and research. If you have a meaty topic you’d like to share with our
conference attendees, we’d love to hear from you.

Please submit your proposal at The deadline
for submission is Tuesday, October 1, 2013. For more information on
the conference, visit, and if you
have questions about the submission process, email
[email protected].

Congratulations to Our Contest Winners

Winners for the Readers’ Choice Beanpot award and the First Kiss award were announced Saturday at the Conference Awards Breakfast.  Here they are:

First Kiss

First Place – Katy Regnery for “It’s You”
Second Place – Crystal Eliot for “Lessons in Scandal”
Third Place – Virginia Frost for “Prop Girl”
Honorable Mention – Tina Evans for “One More Night”, Susan Chambers for “Dragonfly” and Anna Richland for “The Soldier”

Bean Pot

First Place – Radclyffe for Crossroads
Second Place – Elise K Ackers for The Man Plan
Third Place – Laura Kaye for One Night with a Hero

Romantic Suspense
First Place – Marie Force for Fatal Deception
Second Place – Casey Clifford for An Island No More
Third Place – Radclyffe for Oath of Honor

First Place – Michelle Marcos for Lessons in Loving a Laird
Second Place – Heather Snow for Sweet Deception
Third Place – Margaret Mallory for The Warrior

Erotic Romance
First Place – Karen Stivali for Marry Me
Second Place – Elle Saint James for Unbridled and Unsaddled
Third Place – Lauren Gallagher for Who’s Your Daddy?

Futuristic; Fantasy; Paranormal or Time Travel
First Place – Cristy Gibson for Tangled Web
Second Place – Kaylea Cross for Darkest Caress
Third Place – Sara Humphreys for Untamed

Mainstream with Romantic Elements
First Place – Anna Lee Huber for The Anatomist’s Wife
Second Place – Mary Ellis for Living in Harmony
Third Place – Barbara Claypole White for The Unfinished Garden

Young Adult
First Place – Katie McGarry for Pushing the Limits
Second Place – Marissa Doyle for Courtship and Curses
Third Place – Chloe Jacobs for Greta and the Goblin King

April 21 – Conference Primer

The NECRWA Let Your Imagination Take Flight conference is right around the corner. Whether you’re a veteran or a newbie, we all know conference can be a bit overwhelming. We’ll discuss the ABCs of making sure you get the most out of it.  Topics will include (and are not limited to):

Choosing Workshops
Meeting New People
Agent/Editor Appointments
Book Fair
Proper Attire

This is an open forum style meeting, so be sure to come prepared with your questions (and answers)! 

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April 15 – Conference round table

Come join fellow chapter members for an open discussion about our upcoming Let Your Imagination Take Flight Conference in late April. No question is off limits. What’s it like to sit with an agent or editor? How should I prepare for my appointment? What should I focus on in terms of workshop choices? Any tips on networking with fellow members? What to wear and what not to tear? Whether it’s your first conference for your tenth, come and join us for a lively discussion about the biggest event our chapter puts on each year – conference!