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

 
 
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