Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists of the Golden Crown Literary Society Goldie Awards.   

Debut Novel

Chasing Stars by Alex K. Thorne

Compass Rose by Anna Burke

The Music and the Mirror by Lola Keeley

Combined Non-Fiction

The Liberation of Ivy Bottini: A Memoir of Love and Activism by Judith V. Branzburg

Romantic Blend

Ask Me Again by E. J. Noyes

Chasing Stars by Alex K. Thorne

My Lady Lipstick by Karin Kallmaker

Humorous Novels

Great Bones by Lynn Ames

Contemporary Romance: Short

Breakthrough by Kris Bryant

The Neighbor by Gerri Hill

The Promise by Claire Highton-Stevenson

Poetry Poems/collections

Lovely by Leslea Newman


Alias by Cari Hunter

What You Want to See by Kristen Lepionka

Young Adult/New Adult

Snowsisters by Tom Wilinsky and Jen Sternick

Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length

A Wish Upon a Star by Jeannie Levig

Blend by Georgia Beers

Love At Cooper’s Creek by Missouri Vaun

Pursuit of Happiness by Carsen Taite


Gnarled Hollow by Charlotte Greene

Erotic Novels

Breaking the Rules by Larkin Rose

General Fiction

Bird on a Wire by Tagan Shepard

Perfect Little Worlds by Clifford Henderson

Fiction Anthologies

Language of Love by Astrid Ohletz & Lee Winter

Historical Fiction

Lies of Omission by Elena Graf

Contemporary Romance: Long

Gold by E. J. Noyes

It’s Not a Date by Heather Blackmore

Just for Show by Jae

Three Reasons to Say Yes by Jaime Clevenger

Science Fiction/Fantasy

Lucky 7 by Rae D. Magdon

Proxima Five by Missouri Vaun

Waking the Dreamer by K. Aten

Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award

A Proper Cuppa Tea by KG MacGregor

Tee Corinne Outstanding Cover Design

2 Degrees cover by Ann McMan

Directors’ Award

Jenny Fielder

Lee Lynch Classic Award

Loving Her by Ann Allen Shockley

Trail Blazer Award

Sandra Scoppettone

Many of the books many be purchased at Bella Books or other fine retailers.

Next year’s GCLS Literary Conference will be held in Albuquerque, NM, beginning on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 and ending on Sunday, July 12, 2020. More info may be found HERE.