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Congratulations to the 2022 New England Readers’ Choice Award Finalists!

Please join the New England Romance Writers in congratulating the finalists in the 2022 New England Readers’ Choice Awards contest! The 2022 contest is for books published in 2021 or 2022.

Romance Novella
A.E. Jones, Demons Just Want to Have Fun
*A.G. Meiers, Snow, Love, and Valentine
Tracy Sumner, The Governess Gamble
L.A. Witt, I Think We Missed Our Turn

Erotic Romance
Laura Navarre, Gemini Queen
Barbara Nolan, Beyond Revenge
L.A. Witt, The Right to Remain

Historical Romance
*Terri Brisbin, The Highlander’s Substitute Wife
Jeanine Englert, Eloping with the Laird
Pamela Gibson, Scandal’s Redemption
Jennie Goutet, Philippa Holds Court

A.E. Jones, Demons in the Rough
Annette Miller, A Spirited Romance
Tracy Sumner, The Duke is Wicked

Romance with Religious/Spiritual Elements
Belle Calhoune, Alaskan Christmas Promise
Cathy McDavid, Blizzard Refuge
Olivia Rae, A Life Redeemed

Romantic Suspense
Toni Anderson, Cold as Ice
Toni Anderson, Cold Deceit
Peggy Jaeger, A Pride of Brothers: Aiden

Short Contemporary Romance
Terri Osburn, Not You Again
*Janet Raye Stevens, Cole for Christmas
Paris Wynters, Assigned

Long Contemporary Romance
Kilby Blades, Forrest for the Trees
Kilby Blades, Looks Good on Paper
Stacy Gold, Wild at Heart

* Member, New England Romance Writers

A special thanks to our Contest Committee and particularly to our Contest Coordinator, Jackie Horne.

The winners of the 2022 New England Readers Choice Awards will be announced at the end of April 2023.

March 19, 2023 Meeting – It’s the Little Things – Creating a Big Story from Small Moments with Tracy Brogan

Our March 19, 2023 monthly meeting will start at 1:00 P.M. with a workshop on outlining titled “It’s the Little Things – Creating a Big Story from Small Moments” presented by USA TodayWall Street Journal, and Amazon bestselling, multiple award-winning author Tracy Brogan, which will be followed by our monthly business and social meeting. Not a NERW member but want to attend the workshop? Join NERW now and receive access to our monthly workshops, private email forum, and Facebook group!

Headshot of author Tracy BroganWorkshop Description: It’s easy* to captivate an audience with dramatic plot-twists, alien abductions, ticking time bombs, and shape-shifting animals who turn into ridiculously hot men without pants, but what about stories with relatable, recognizable characters whose lives mimic our own human hum-drummery? Stories about ordinary people living ordinary lives and yet somehow their experiences, taken as a whole, add up to something quite EXTRAordinary. High-concept, high-octane stories are exciting, but I’ll share the secrets of how to make your seemingly quieter stories just as exciting, just as riveting, and just as memorable. I’ll also share why weaving small moments into ANY story will make it better.

*Easy is relative.

Bio: Tracy Brogan is a USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon Publishing bestselling author who writes fun, funny stories about ordinary people finding extraordinary love, as well as lush historical romance full of men in kilts and damsels causing distress. She’s a three-time recipient of the Amazon Publishing Diamond award for sales exceeding one-million copies, a three-time finalist of the RWA® RITA award, and a three-time winner of the Booksellers Best award. Her bestselling Bell Harbor and Trillium Bay series feature re-imagined versions of her favorite Michigan locations – including famed Mackinac Island – and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. She is currently at work on several projects including a gilded age series, the long-awaited sequel to Highland Surrender, and a dual-timeline rom-com that just *may* include ghosts. (Hint: It does. It totally has ghosts.)

Brogan loves hearing from readers so please contact her at [email protected], or visit her at, on Facebook at AuthorTracyBrogan or Instagram @tracybroganbooks.