WisRWA Calendar

Meeting Times

May 01
Green Bay
11:30-3 at 1951 Restaurant, 1951 Bond Street, Green Bay, WI


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May 04
Chippewa Falls
10-12:30 at Deb's Cafe, 1120 122nd St, Chippewa Falls, WI

Conference Highlights

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May 18
10 – 12:30 at Red Oak Writing Studio 11709 W Cleveland Ave. West Allis

Is a Developmental Editor for You?

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WisRWA Newsletter

Fabulous Five Contest

Fab 5 Contest Badge

Wisconsin Romance Writers of America is pleased to announce the finalists of the 2019 Fab Five Award Contest! Congratulations to all our finalists, and a big thank you to all our participants, judges and volunteers!

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  • Played by Melanie E. Bruce
  • Faithful by D.A. Baker
  • Alaskan Spark by Lois Simenson
  • Salt + Stilettos by Janet Walden-West
  • The To-Do List by Denise Williams


  • The Earl’s Photographer by Cynthia Capley
  • The Scarlet Crest by Blake Ferre
  • Every Time You’re Near by Shannon Gallagher
  • The Smuggler’s Captain by CK Mackenzie
  • Tempting a Thief by Emmaline Warden


  • Fangs Not Included by Farrah Blake
  • Dust Bound by Clementine Fraser
  • Ghost of a Kiss by J.E. McDonald
  • Guardian by Kerri Morrigan
  • Blood Sugar by Kat Turner


  • Wildest Adventure by Hayley Elliott
  • Wildest Dream by Hayley Elliott
  • Tears of the Storm by Kendy Pearson
  • Redemption’s Trail by Betty Woods
  • Treasure and Trouble by Betty Woods

Romantic Suspense

  • Dirty Money by Monique Headley
  • Saratoga Sleep by Joyce Hunt
  • The One That Got Away by Marie Christopher
  • Sweating Bullets by J. E. McDonald
  • Near Miss by C.S. Smith
  • Hardwired by RR Taylor

Women’s Fiction

  • Loving the Highland Laird by Ann Roberts Clark**
  • Last Look by Carol Morrison
  • The One That I Want by J. Keely Thrall
  • Transformations by Leslie Wibberley
  • The Haunting of Chance Island by Cassandra Cull

Young Adult/New Adult

  • Pink Ribbons by Riley Darkes
  • The Other Brother by Jackie Rutherford
  • Where There’s a Will by Jessica Rzeszewski
  • Stone and Sword by C. D. Storiz
  • Redemption Curse by Tiffany White

The entries are now with our final judges and we will announce the winners in early June 2019.

Here are the 2019 Fab Five Contest Final Round Judges:

Contemporary   Carrie Lofty, Carina Press
Jessica Errera, Jane Rotrosen Agency  
Historical   Tessa Woodward, Avon Romance
Kaitlyn Johnson, Corvisiero Literary Agency  
Inspirational   Raela Schoenherr, Bethany House
Jessie Stover, Seymour Agency  
Paranormal   Ronan Sadler, Carina Press
Naomi Davis, BookEnds Literary Agency  
Romantic Suspense   Anna Michels, Sourcebooks
Amanda Leuck, Spencerhill Associates  
Woman’s Fiction   Alethea Spiridon, Entangled Publishing
Laura Crockett, Triada US  
Young Adult/
New Adult
  Lydia Sharp, Entangled Teen
Kat Enright, Seymour Agency  

Categories will be capped at thirty-five (35) entries. Any submissions received after a category has been capped will be returned.

Entry fee is $25 for WisRWA members, $30 for non-members.

The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2019

Any entries received after 11:59 PM (Central Standard Time) on March 1, 2019 will be returned.

Any questions? Please contact the Fabulous Five Contest Coordinators: Jennifer Rupp and Natalie Alamo at fabfive @ wisrwa . org.

For more information:

Complete Details, Rules, and Eligibility (pdf format)

Score Sheet (pdf format)

Past Winners of the Fab Five Contest