Tanya Holmes - Bio and Awards



Tanya Holmes is a former Romance Writers of America Golden Heart finalist, a recipient of the Maggie Award, the MICA Award, as well as Overall Winner of the Sandy Haddad Award and a two time finalist and one-time winner of The Emily (Best of the Best). She's happily married with children and loves reading, writing, and a good cup of coffee---but not necessarily in that order. Her debut novel, WITHIN TEMPTATION will be out on May 12, 2014.









OVERALL WINNER, Best of the Best, 2008 The Emily, West Houston RWA

1st Place, Paranormal, 2008, The Emily, West Houston RWA

1st Place, Young Adult, 2007, Duel on the Delta Contest, River City Romance Writers

1st Place, Paranormal, 2007 Indiana Golden Opportunity Contest, Indiana Romance Writers

1st Place, Paranormal, 2007 Golden Pen Contest, The Golden Network

1st Place, General Paranormal, 2005 On The Far Side Contest, Futuristic, Fantasy and Paranormal (FF&P) Special Interest Chapter

1st Place, Paranormal, 2005 Magic Moment Contest, Heart and Scroll RWA

1st Place, Paranormal, 2005 Spring Into Romance Contest, San Diego RWA

1st Place, Contemporary, 2005 Barclay Sterling Contest, Lake Country Romance Writers

FINALIST, Single-Title, 2005 Golden Heart, Romance Writers of America

1st Place, Romance Category, 2005 Paul Gillette Memorial Writing Contest, Pikes Peak Writers

1st Place, Single-Title, 2004 Romancing the Tome Contest, Coeur de Louisiane RWA

1st Place, Single-Title, 2004 First Kiss Contest, New England Chapter RWA

1st Place, Single-Title, 2003 Maggie Award of Excellence, Georgia Romance Writers

OVERALL WINNER, 2003 Touch of Magic Contest, Sandi Haddad Award, Central Florida RWA

1st Place, Single-Title, 2003 Central Florida RWA's Touch of Magic Contest

1st Place, Single-Title, 2003 Four Seasons Award, Windy City RWA

1st Place, Single-Title, 2003 Enchanted Quill Contest, Ohio Valley RWA

1st Place, Long Contemporary, 2003 Winning Beginnings Contest, Valley Forge Romance Writers

1st Place, Romantic Suspense, 1999 Lone Star Contest, the MICA Award, NW Houston RWA

1st Place, Paranormal, 1999 Award of Excellence, Outreach International RWA

 "Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead."
--Charles Bukowski - Barfly

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