Published Maggie Award


Contemporary Romance

*In Alphabetical Order

Maggie Award Winner:

Mischief and Mayhem

Lauren Rico

Second Place:


Rachel Lacey 


Rachel Lacey 

Love Over Lattes

Diana Hicks *

The Guilt of a Sparrow (tie)

Jess B. Moore

Save Me

Cecy Robson

Short Contemporary Romance:

*In Alphabetical Order

Three Day Fiancee

Marissa Clarke


Until We Kissed

Heather Moore

Tanner’s Promise

Kaylie Newell


The Sheriff's Little Matchmaker

Carrie Nichols *

A Daddy By Christmas

Teri Wilson

Historical Romance

*In Alphabetical Order

Enter the Duke

Grace Callaway

Lord of Misrule

Gail Eastwood

An Outlaw to Protect Her

Harper St. George *

War Serenade

Jill Wallace

Earl of Sunderland

Aubrey Wynne

Rhapsody and Rebellion

Aubrey Wynne

Mainstream Fiction With a Central Romance

*In Alphabetical Order


Liz Crowe

Oh My Stars

Sally Kilpatrick *

To Die Again

Sandy Parks


Cecy Robson

The Accidental Beauty Queen

Teri Wilson 

Paranormal Romance

*In Alphabetical Order

Daughter of Death

Lexi C. Foss

Blood Heart

Lexi C. Foss


Taxing Courtship

Jaycee Jarvis

Guardian of Darkness

Katie Reus


In Absinthia (Phoenix Rising 3)

Alexandra Christian

Romance Novella

*In Alphabetical Order

A Delicate Affair

Lindsay Evans

Legacy of Love from The Christmas Heirloom Collection

Kristi Hunter *

Liz & Nick: No Regrets (tie)

Jean Joachim  

The Appeal of an Elusive Viscount (tie)

Hildie McQueen *

Mistletoe in Mayhem: Baby Bedlam

Lauren Rico

For the Love of Laura Beth

Aubrey Wynne

Romance with Religious or Spiritual Elements

*In Alphabetical Order

A Baby for the Minister

Laurel Blount

Lone Witness

Rachel Dylan

A Love Restored

Kelly Goshorn

At Home in Wishing Bridge

Ruth Logan Herne

A Defense of Honor

Kristi Hunter *

Romantic Suspense:

*In Alphabetical Order

Fast Fury

Kaylea Cross

Dark Secrets - Dark Falls, CO #2

Savannah Kade

Firestorm (tie)

Rachel Grant

Georgia Pine ~ Southern Promises ~ Book Three (tie)

KG Fletcher *

A Bend in Time

Anne C. Maxwell

The Fog (A Berry Springs Novel)

Amanda McKinney

Young Adult/New Adult

*In Alphabetical Order

Fade to Us

Julia Day 


Sara Fujimura

Life Happens on the Stairs

Amy Markstahler

Spellcast Waters

Janet Post


Jessica Ruddick

Best Book by GRW Author:

*In Alphabetical Order

Love Over Lattes

Diana Hicks *

A Defense of Honor

Kristi Hunter *

A Splash of Vanilla (tie)

Bethany Lopez *

Cowboy On Her Porch (tie)

Pam Mantovani *

The Marine's Secret Daughter

Carrie Nichols *

The Butterfly Bride

Vanessa Riley *

An Outlaw to Protect Her (tie)

Harper St. George *

* Denotes GRW Member.


The Published Maggie Award for Excellence recognizes authors who have published outstanding books in the romance genre. The Maggie Award is a symbol of achievement given by the Georgia Romance Writers (GRW) to bring special attention to these writers. The Maggie, a silver medallion commissioned by GRW, receives national attention. Books will be scored and ranked by a panel of booksellers and librarians. The names and categories of Maggie recipients and finalists will appear in the Romance Writers Report.

  • Highest scored book in each category will receive the prestigious Maggie Medallion.

  • There are five (5) finalists unless a tie is present.

  • All finalists will receive a certificate.

  • Winners will be announced October 5, 2019, at the Moonlight & Magnolias awards banquet.

Important Dates:

January 13th, 2019
Published and Unpublished Contests Opens

March 30th, 2019 @ 10 PM
Published Contest Closes

June 26th, 2019
Published Finalists Announced (Top 5 unless a tie)

October 5th, 2019
Maggie Winners Announced at Moonlight & Magnolias Conference Banquet


GRW Member: $30

RWA Member: $35

Non-Member: $40