Monday, May 10, 2010

The Joan Hessayon Award 2010

Melanie Hilton, organizer of the New Writers' Scheme reveals the short list for the this year's Joan Hessayon Award...

The Summer Party is on Thursday – May 13th – and that means the announcement of this year’s winner of the Joan Hessayon New Writers’ Scheme Award.
The Award is generously sponsored by Dr David Hessayon in memory of his wife Joan Hessayon, a long-standing member of the RNA and great supporter of the New Writers’ Scheme.
This is a high point of the year for me as the New Writers’ Scheme Organiser – although not quite as exciting as it is for the authors concerned! To be eligible for the Award novels must have been through the NWS at some stage, and somewhere in the crowd will be many of the anonymous Readers for the Scheme – there may even be three of them holding their breath as they wait the result for “their” author.

This year we have three contenders –

Monique DeVere - Divorce Etiquette (Wild Rose Press)

Georgia Hill – Pursued by Love (E-Scape)

Lucy King – Bought: Damsel in Distress (Harlequin Mills & Boon)

Three very different novels, three new Full RNA members – congratulations good luck to all of them!


Anonymous said...

These author's are great contenders. To be considered for such a prestigious award is a great accomplishment. Good-Luck to all of you!
Divorce Etiquette you hold a special place in my heart.

Phillipa said...

Good luck to all the authors and hello to Monique and Lucy. Can I give a special hurrah to Georgia - she's another published member of the North & South fan and literary site, C19. The fifth author to go through the NWS and be published!

And Melanie - my highlight in 2007 was being able to thank YOU for helpign me achieve my dream of being published.

Melinda Hammond said...

Congratulations to all three authors - the books look super and I can't wait to read them all.

Anonymous said...

Good luck to all of you. It is fantastic to be put forwards for such a great award. Divorce Etiquette holds a dear place for me too.


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