VPA contest finalist

I’ve finalled in Romance Writers of Australia’s Valerie Parv Award. Happy dance time!!

First place wins Valerie as a mentor for a year. Wonderful for me if I win, possibly scary for Valerie if I do, lol.

Regardless of what happens (the placings are announced at RWA’s awards dinner at the August conference) I’m thrilled to have made the top 6 of 54 entries, and wish my fellow finalists (Jillian Jones, Paquita Fadden, Ree Andersson, Sarah Hartland, Stella Quinn) all the best.

14 comments on “VPA contest finalist

  1. That’s fantastic news!! Congratulations!

  2. Well done, AJ! What writing led to your nomination? Is it available to read?

    • At this point I am unpublished, Karen. But I will be screaming it from the rafters when I do get a contract =) The manuscript is an outback cozy mystery.

  3. Awesome!! Go the Permians!

  4. Hey, that’s great news, AJ! I hope you win. I knew Valerie Parv through SF fandom, many years ago. A nice lady and I’m sure she will have lots to teach you.

    • Thank you, Sue. Valerie is lovely and I know past mentees have had a wonderful experience so keeping everything crossed.

  5. Congrats. And good luck.

  6. I second Marnie’s comment – go the Permiens!
    Congrats AJ – well deserved. I’ll be crossing my fingers for you on the night. 👍🏻😊

  7. I didn’t officially congratulate you.

    Huge happiness hug to you for working so hard for so long to achieve this goal.


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