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  VALERIE PARV AWARD

The Australian chapter of Romance Writers of America paid Valerie a great compliment when they established the Valerie Parv Award in her honour.

This award was established in Valerie Parv's honour by RW America, and is now run by Romance Writers of Australia.

The winner is mentored by Valerie Parv for the year of the award, and the entry is read by a senior romance editor.

The 2014 Valerie Parv Award will open on April 18, and close on May 2.
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The Australian Romance Readers' Association (ARRA) 2013 award nominations have been announced. It's especially exciting to see 22 of the nominations going to past winners of the Valerie Parv Award.


CONGRATULATIONS TO
MICHELLE SOMERS
from Melbourne, Victoria
who wins a year of mentoring with Valerie for her entry "Lethal in Love"

CONGRATULATIONS ALSO TO PREVIOUS VPA WINNERS

Past winners Bronwyn Parry (left) and Kylie Griffin
at the annual VPA winners breakfast
Photo: Gordon Smith


 
The 2013
Valerie Parv Award
Congratulations

1st
Michelle Somers

2nd
Jo McAlister

3rd
Chris Taylor

4th
C T Green

Highly Commended
Jo Fereday
and
Alison Van Vreumingen

AWARD TO THE WISE
Mentoring VPA winners

Former VPA winner Anna Cowan
BLOGS
about her experience of winning the award

BRONWYN CLARKE writing as BRONWYN PARRY (2004)
[photo above]
Finalist in RW America RITA Awards and Daphne Du Maurier Awards.
Darkening Skies (Hatchette) September 2014

ERICA HAYES (2008)
...who sold a 2-book dark paranormal romance series to Berkeley Books.
Book #1 : Redemption

RACHEL BAILEY (2005-6)
USA Today bestselling author. No Stranger to Scandal (Desire) out now.

ANNA COWAN (2010)
... whose cross-dressing Regency hero found a home at Penguin
VPA winning title Untamed (Penguin) out now. Print edition August 2013.

BRONWYN McEVOY (2012)
First and second in Romance Writers of New Zealand first chapter competition
with several manuscript requests pending.

MICHELLE DE ROOY writing as DAKOTA HARRISON (2011)
VPA winner Exhale (Samhain) out now. Breathless (Samhain) out October 2013.

BARBARA JEFFCOTT GERIS writing as BARBARA DE LEO (2007)
Contract for Marriage and Dishing Up Desire (Entangled) out now.
Last Chance Proposal out January 2014

MELANIE SCOTT writing as M J SCOTT (2003)
... who signed a three-book contract with St Martins Press for contemporary romance writing as Melanie Scott.
(Her fantasy novels will still be written under M J Scott)
Fire Kin coming soon. As Melanie Scott: New York Saints contemporary romance trilogy debuts 2014.

KYLIE SHORT writing as KYLIE GRIFFIN (2009)
[photo above]
Allegiance Sworn , book 3 in the Light Blade series, out in US and Canada (Berkley) 2014.

KELLY HUNTER (2000-1)
ARRA Award winner Favourite Short Contemporary 2013.