Author Archives: blackwoodmuse

Beau Monde Royal Ascot Surprise

This past Spring, I submitted three entries to the Beau Monde Royal Ascot and Readers’ Choice contests. The Royal Ascot is the mother of all Regency romance contests, accepting entries in several categories of sexual expliciteness. Regardless of category, the … Continue reading

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Rules of the Game Wins!

My unpublished manuscript, Rules of the Game, won first prize in the Colorado Romance Writers’ Happily Ever After contest. This contest accepts a brief synopsis and the final several thousand words. How you read the ending without context, I don’t … Continue reading

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Second Place for Rules of the Game

My manuscript, Rules of the Game, just won the silver in the Windy City Four Seasons contest! How did this happen? I haven’t a clue. I suppose this means that it is time to begin pitching agents. Which means I … Continue reading

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Rules of the Game Is a Finalist!

My manuscript, Rules of the Game, is a finalist in the Windy City Four Seasons contest. The story explores the confounding rules of Regency era society as seen through the eyes of a novice member of the ton. In other … Continue reading

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Finding Wychood Is a Finalist!

My unpublished manuscript, Finding Wychwood, has been named a finalist for the Best Banter Contest sponsored by the Mid-Michigan Romance Writers of America. Here’s a quiz. The prize for winning is: A new car A lucrative publishing contract Eviscerating feedback … Continue reading

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Contest Award for Finding Wychwood

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