The Launching A Star Contest



We are delighted to announce the five finalists in our contest - finally. Thank you all for being so patient while we re-structured the contest to accomodate the smaller number of entries. Without further ado, our finalists are:

Broken Justice by Anne-Marie Carroll
The Forbidden Kiss by Callie Russell
Skin Deep by Margo Bond Collins
Dealing with McKenzie by Jilly Wood
Cry No More by Anne-Marie Carroll

Congratulations, authors! We hope to have our winner announcement in early January.

Space Coast Authors of Romance is proud to announce the  talented group of agents and editors who have agreed to act as final judges . We sincerely thank them for their time and expertise and know the entrants will be competing  in large part for the opportunity to have their work read and reviewed by some of the best in their field.

Final Judges

Single Title (including WF)

Angela James

Carina Press

Jill Marsal

Marsal Lyon Agency

General Paranormal

Candace Havens

Entangled Publishing

Roberta Brown

 The Brown Agency

Futuristic / Fantasy

Joanna D'Angelo

Lachesis Publishing

Debby Gilbert

Soul Mate Publishing


Holly Ingraham

St. Martins Press

Nephele Tempest

The Knight Agency

Series Contemporary

Laura Barth

Harlequin Heartwarming

Laura Zats

Red Sofa Literary Agency

Romantic Suspense

Lizzie Poteet

St. Martin's Press

Beth Miller

Writers House


Raela Schoenherr

Bethany House

Nicole Resinti

The Seymour Agency

Young Adult

Kristin Daly Rens

Harper Collins

Elaine Spencer

Knight Agency