The Washington Romance Writers chapter of the Romance Writers of America is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2017 Marlene Contest for unpublished romance:

Historical
·         Sarah Cassetta, THE RESCUE OF LORD GRANGE
·         Jeanine Englert, LOVE’S WHISPER
·         Alyssa Roberts, SAVING THE DUKE’S BABY*

Romantic Elements
·         Mischa Crews, THAT SECRET SPRING*
·         Deborah Merino, SCRATCH LINE
·         Nicole Pouchet, THE B-SHARP LIFE

Romantic Suspense
·         JJ Beall, SCANDAL*
·         JJ Beall, FOUR*
·         Lori Matthews, SMASH AND GRAB*
·         SB Woodson, VOICE FOR THE DEAD*

Series Contemporary
·         Christine Gallimore, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW
·         Jessie Gussman, WHAT HE WANTS
·         Tracy Hewitt Meyer, WILDFLOWER RIDGE*

Single Title
·         Barbara J. Heintz, SECRETS IN THE WALLS
·         Lori Matthews, HIT AND RUN
·         Anna Sharma, FIGHTING HEARTS

Young Adult
·         Jennifer Dyer, THE DONOR
·         Christine Gunderson, COVENANT PARK*
·         Kimberly MacCarron, ALL THE FEELS*

*Denotes a WRW member

Robin Covington
Marlene Awards Contest Chair