TRIPLE DAPHNE FINALIST!!!

WOW! I’m excited to have three manuscripts in the finals this year, and even more excited because one of the manuscripts was co-written with Susan Scott Shelley. 

The DAPHNE DU MAUIER AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MYSTERY/SUSPENSE –Unpublished Division Finalists for 2014 are:

CATEGORY (SERIES) ROMANTIC MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

Veronica Forand and Susan Scott Shelley for Dangerous Play

Jeannie Hall for Violation of Innocence

Annette Keuning for Trust No One

Kairee Krause w/a Kairee Taylor for Secrets Wait

Jo-Ann Terpstra w/a Jo-Ann Carson for Covert Danger

HISTORICAL ROMANTIC MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

Marlene Dunsheath for Game of Chance

Jane Fox for Broken Treaties

Cheryl Honigford for The Darkness Knows

Alison Jill McMahan for The Saffron Crocus

Rosemarie Simonelli w/a Kate Colbert for The Pickpocket

INSPIRATIONAL ROMANTIC MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

Jackie Layton for Kentucky Deadly

Carolyn Miller for Unscarring Hearts

PARANORMAL (FANTASY/TIME TRAVEL/FUTURISTIC) ROMANTIC MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

Margaret A. Golla for Air Beneath a Dragon’s Wings

Janet Halpin for A Moment After Dark

Janet Halpin for Beryl Blue, Time Cop

Sarah Kuest w/a Sarah Brady and Shannen Kuest w/a Shannen Brady for Healer

Roshani Chokshi for The Glass Garden

SINGLE TITLE ROMANTIC MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

Susye Bowles for Out of Control

Veronica Forand for Untrue Beliefs

Veronica Forand for Untrue Colors

Vicki Tharp for In Her Defense

William C. Walker for The Homecoming

MAINSTREAM MYSTERY/SUSPENSE

Roxanne Dunn for Murder Unrehearsed

Barbara Gerry for Reel Power, An Annie McCabe Mystery

Barbara Nickless for White Line Fever

Christa Selnick for The Kill List

Tami Wirth for The Messenger

Winners will be announced during KOD’s annual Death by Chocolate Party at the RWA® National Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the contest and to all our wonderful judges as well as our very hard-working coordinators.

For any questions, please feel free to contact me at: daphnecontest@gmail.com

Congratulations Finalists!

Brooke Wills

2014 Daphne Contest Overall Coordinator