RWA 2011 Awards Night « Romance Writers of Australia – The Awards Night at the From Here to Eternity 20th Anniversary Romance Writers of Australia conference was a huge success.
Winner of the RBY – Short Sexy Lindsay Armstrong – The Socialite and the Cattle King
Winner of the RBY – Short Sweet Melanie Milburne for The Doctor’s Rebel Knight
Winner of the RBY – Long Romance Sophia James – One Unashamed Night
Winner of the RBY – Romantic Elements Helene Young – Wings of Fear (was Border Watch)
The Emerald Single Title 1st: Rebecca Skrabl for The Infinite Heart 2nd: Michelle de Rooy 3rd: Suzanne Hamilton Anna Campbell Award for Highest placed Historical – Iona Jones for Loving the Earl
Valerie Parv Award 1st: Michelle de Rooy 2nd: Lee Christine 3rd: Jo McAlister & Rebecca Skrabl (tie) 4th: Lee Ann Morgan Commended: Jennifer St George
Emerald Category 1st: Emmie Dark (Tycoon’s Choice) 2nd: Dayle White (The Billionaire’s Price) 3rd: Susan Rees (White Ginger)
Lynne Wilding Award The recipient of the Lynne Wilding Award is Louise Reynolds (who co-cordinated the conference, managed the RBY awards and served as Vice President of the organisation)
First Kiss Winners 1st Fiona McKenzie 2nd Elise Ackers 3rd Bec Sampson
STALI Winners 1st Place- Suzi Love ((MOI!)) 2nd place- Rachael Blair 3rd place- Natalie Hatch
High Five Winners 1st Jackie Coates 2nd Jenny McGregor 3rd Emmie Dark
Little Gems 1st. Lynne Kokshoorn—Love and All That Jazz 2nd. Cara Gabriel—The Real Me 3rd. Equal: Lilian Begelhole—The Sixth Garnet & Jenn J McLeod —Swept Away Little Gems cover – Sheridan Kent
20 Years of Covers contests Category – Bronwy Jameson Contemporary – Christine Stinson Paranormal – Ebony McKenna Historical – Christina Phillips & Tamara Gill
Selling Synopsis 1st – Fiona McKenzie 2nd – Fiona McKenzie 3rd – Kay Dunne
SPECIAL AWARDS Julie Redlich was awarded a Special Award for 20 years of support to romance and romance authors. 20th Anniversary Appreciation Award to Harlequin. ROMA Award Winner – Simon Royal – ‘The Changing Face of Romance’ 28/08/2010 Honorary Life Membership awarded to Anne Gracie.