Monday, 5 January 2009



American Title is the reality contest for writers, run by Romantic Times Magazine and Dorchester Publishing of New York.

Every month since November 2008 a small group of aspiring writers have been pitching for votes in order to stay in this grueling contest, with a publishing contract as the reward. One by one – and two by two, as the pace hotted up in 2009, they dropped out. Now only one remains - the winner of American Title V. The name of the lucky woman will be revealed in April at the Booklovers Convention in Orlando. To find out who made it to the prize, visit the Romantic Times website or pick up a copy of the June issue of the magazine.

Only one can make it to this coveted Dorchester contract, but that doesn’t mean it’s all over for the other contestants. Many finalists in previous contests have made it into print since their names first appeared in the American Title line up. Of course the current crop of finalists all hope that it will happen to them – two are already blazing a trail, having been e-published while the contest was still going on.

The books on offer from the finalists cover every romance genre - from time travel, to fantasy, to romantic suspense.

Remember these names, you’ll sure to be hearing more from them in the future.

Qaey Williams is e-published as Qwillia Rain. Her ATV entry was a romantic suspense, In a Lover’s Silence.

Evonne Wareham was a finalist in American Title IV and V. Her 2009 entry was Never Coming Home, a romantic thriller.

Michelle Lauren will be e-publishing a novella in the next few months. Her entry was an urban fantasy, How to Tame a Harpy.

Barbara Longley made the final with a time travel romance that also promised to take readers travelling to Scotland in True to the Highlander.

Edie Ramer’s entry was a paranormal, Dead People. She’s since made the final in the Chasing the Dream contest with another paranormal offering.

Jessica Darago is another finalist taking the reader to Scotland in her historical, The Serpent’s Tooth.

Tamara Hughes explores gothic romance and mystery in her historical, Once Upon a Masquerade.

Marie-Claude Bourque was inspired by a Longfellow poem to pen her paranormal contest entry, Ancient Whispers.

To learn more about the finalists and their books you can join them on their blog

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the article about the contest. It was fun reading it!