I'm cheering for my friend Jeanmarie Hamilton, one of my fellow Wild Writers, who is a finalist in this year's Dorchester contest! Her historical romance, Seduction, was one of eleven manuscripts chosen. Along with the other finalists, she'll be featured in Romantic Times BookClub Magazine starting with the January 2006 issue.
The contest is like the TV program, American Idol. There will be five rounds of competition. Online voting begins November 14, 2005. Each month a couple of finalists will be bumped after the voting. The competition includes the first line, story summary, description of hero and heroine, dialogue scene, and romance scene. In each round you, the reader, can vote for the entry you most want to keep in the contest.
The winner's prize is a publishing contract with Dorchester Publishing!
I'm so excited for Jeanmarie. I'll definitely be voting for her story Seduction! I hope you'll all check out the RT website in mid-November.
If you'd like to learn more about Jeanmarie and her writing, visit her website at www.jeanmariehamilton.com