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It feels like there should be trumpet flares, drum rolls, red carpets, papparazzi.  Something.  Anything besides just an announcement.

But here it is.  You probably don’t want to wait while I figure out how to embed some of that stuff.

First place and winner of a critique from agent Chelsea Gilmore of the Maria Carvainis agency is:

Aislinn Macnamara: A Tale of Two Sisters

Aislinn has also had a request for the full from Chelsea!  Considering her Golden Heart final last week, Aislinn deserves major congratulations.

Our other finalists are due major honor for getting this far.  Each lady will be receiving a copy of the exclusive Petit Fours and Hot Tamales cookbook featuring recipes from our members and guests such as agent Chelsea Gilmore, Publishers Weekly’s Barbara Vey, author Dianna Love, author Hank Phillippi Ryan and many others.  Our other finalists placed as follows:

2nd Place:      Ann Van : Tokyo Dare

3rd Place:      Cindy Carroll: Ghost Ties

4th Place:      Kelly L. Stone: Atlantis Lover

5th Place:      Sharon Wray: Midnight Guardian

Ladies, congratulations to you all for making it this far.  Please join us next year, same time, same place!

Pam Asberry - March 30, 2011 - 12:10 am

CONGRATULATIONS to all our winners! :-)

Debbie Kaufman - March 30, 2011 - 6:01 am

So excited for all our winners! And I would encourage you guys to get that work out there to agents and editors!

Dianna Love - March 30, 2011 - 6:13 am

Congratulations to all the winners. Way to go, Aislinn on winning this and on your Golden Heart final! Looking forward to seeing all of the winners here as a Guest Chef down the road.

Christine Glover - March 30, 2011 - 7:43 am

Congratulations Aislinn!! And what a great group of competitors. There is another Golden Heart Finalist on the list: Sharon Wray! Wow!!

Maxine - March 30, 2011 - 7:49 am

Congratulations Everyone!!

Aislinn, way to go girl. I’m happy for all of you. Keep up the good work!

Marilyn Baron - March 30, 2011 - 8:00 am

Congratulations to all the finalists for your fantastic work. Congratulations to the Golden Heart finalists in the group. And a big thanks to Chelsea Gilmore for judging and for offering the critique.

Linsey Lanier - March 30, 2011 - 8:08 am

Congratulations, Aislinn, Ann, Cindy, Kelly, and Sharon. I agree with Debbie. Get your work out there! What a talented group. :)

Tami Brothers - March 30, 2011 - 8:11 am

Yay! Everyone had great entries. I had fun reading them each Wednesday and wondering who it would be. In our book, you all are winners for having the courage to enter.

Congrats to everyone!

Tami :mrgreen:

Cindy Carroll - March 30, 2011 - 8:23 am

Congrats Aislinn! I hope she loves it. And congrats on the Golden Heart final!

Congrats to the other finalists as well! This was a fun contest.

Aislinn - March 30, 2011 - 8:27 am

Oh wow, I’m so pleased. Congratulations to the other finalists, and to Sharon Wray for her GH final.

Tamara LeBlanc - March 30, 2011 - 9:32 am

Aislinn, I’m soooo happy for you!
Best of luck:)

Sia Huff - March 30, 2011 - 10:32 am

Many congratulations to all the finalist. Your entries rocked! Just keep sending out queries and you’ll find the right match for you.
Aislinn & Sharon, enjoy your time at Nationals being the GH princesses you are and best of luck there.

Jen McQuiston - March 30, 2011 - 10:54 am

They were also a whole lot of fun to read, and I felt like I learned quite a bit seeing everyone’s different take on that all-too-critical opening paragraph. A win-win all around. Thanks PFHT for hosting it, and the intrepid authors who put their work out there so publically. That took -ahem- a whole lot of balls.

Darcy Crowder - March 30, 2011 - 12:03 pm

Congratulations, Aislinn!! And congratulations to the Golden Heart finalists in the group, to all of you, really, for having the courage to share in such an open forum. Thanks, Chelsea for being our final judge. :)

Anne Van - March 30, 2011 - 12:54 pm

Wow I came in second? Pinching self. : ) Congratulations Aislinn, with this win and the GH final you are on a roll! And congratulations to the all the other finalist!

Thanks to Chelsea and the whole PFHT crew for a great contest!

Susan - March 30, 2011 - 2:04 pm

Congradulations Aislinn and all the finalist and wirters that entered the contest. It was amazing how many great entries we received. I’m already looking forward to next year.

Carol Burnside - March 30, 2011 - 7:56 pm

Great job finalists! Congrats to Aislinn on the win. :D

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