Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lost In Italy 2012 Write Touch Finalist!!

Woo hoo!! I got the call that LOST IN ITALY is a 2012 Wisconsin Romance Writers (WisRWA) Write Touch Readers' Award finalist in the Romantic Suspense category!

***UPDATE 7/1/2012 See the contest results here.***

Here's the finalist posting:

The Wisconsin Romance Writers (WisRWA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2012 Write Touch Readers' Award Contest. Congratulations to all! The finalists are listed in alphabetical order, and **indicates a member of WisRWA:

Short Series Contemporary

Cowboy Under Siege by Gail Barrett
Cedar Bluff's Most Eligible Bachelor by Laura Iding**
A Win-Win Proposition by Cat Shield**
Rafe's Redemption by Annie West

Long Series Contemporary

A Deliberate Father by Kate Kelly
Because of the List by Amy Knupp**
Burning Ambition by Amy Knupp**
The Cost of Silence by Kathleen O'Brien

Contemporary Single Title

Don't Mess With Texas by Christie Craig**
His, Unexpectedly by Susan Fox
Believe in Me by Laura Moore

Romantic Suspense

Deadly Dreams by Kylie Brant
Lost in Italy by Stacey Joy Netzel**
In Close by Brenda Novak   

Midnight's Wild Passion by Anna Campbell
The Scandal of Lady Eleanor by Regina Jeffers
Redeeming the Rogue by Donna MacMeans

The Vampire Dimitri by Colleen Gleason
Taste Me by Tamara Hogan
Biting Me Softly by Mary Hughes**
Chosen by Denise Grover Swank

Mainstream w/Romantic Elements

Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist
One For the Road by Lynne Marshall
Beautiful Disaster by Laura Spinella
Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes by Denise Grover Swank


Tuesday's Child by Janice Hildreth
Secrets of the Heart, Book One, The Ravensmoore Chronicles by Jillian Kent
Lawman-in-Charge by Laura Scott**
Proof of Life by Laura Scott**

Young Adult

Love Story by Jennifer Echols
Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter**
Awake at Dawn by C.C. Hunter**
The Demon Trapper's Daughter by Jana Oliver


Bastian, The Lords of Satyr by Elizabeth Amber
Heat Waves by Susan Lyons
Circle of Desire by Carla Swafford


Winners will be announced at the WisRWA "Romancing the Northwoods" Conference June 1-3.

I'm thrilled and honored to be listed in the finals with such wonderful authors.  Congratulations and best of luck to everyone, especially my fellow WisRWA members, Laura Iding, Amy Knupp, Cat Shield, Christie Craig, Mary Hughes, Laura Scott and C.C. Hunter!

***UPDATE 7/1/2012 See the contest results here.***


  1. Well, you know how proud of you I am. I even posted it on FB--in my own way, of course. ;-)

    Now how many pages are done for the next one???

  2. Thanks so much for the congrats and sharing the news!

    Um...I'm 30 pgs into the next one, but am back to more days at work for a few months, so it'll be slow going. Still shooting for a Sept. finish and December publish. Fingers crossed!

  3. Congrads!!!!

    I just finished reading this book and love it!!!!
    Im looking toward to reading more of your books.

  4. Congratulations Stacey!!! Well deserved!!

  5. Jamie, so glad to hear you loved it! Thank you!

    Stacy, thanks! And kudos back at you for your wonderful editing!!