The Golden Crown Literary Conference was held virtually everywhere this year. With the global pandemic continuing, it was safest for everyone to make the transition from in-person to Zoom. Once the vaccine gets into more arms, we will be able to be together in person in Albuquerque, New Mexico in July of 2022.
I was sad not to see everyone in person for hugs and smiles but glad we could at least have all the panels and learning opportunities. The conference was stretched over three weekends and was packed full. Just look at the Conference Program!
On July 31st, the Goldie Awards were held to honor excellence in women loving women literature. I was lucky to be asked to present the finalists and winners in the Romantic Blend category. I was dressed in a lovely shirt with studs and a bow-tie and a pair of shorts (because it was a zoom event).
The complete list of finalists is HERE
Olivia on the Record by Ginny Z Berson
Contemporary Romance: Short Novels
Young Adult Fiction
The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life by Dani Jansen
Contemporary Romance: Mid-Length Novels
Mutual Benefits by HP Munro
Online by Madeleine Taylor
Face the Wind by Caren J Werlinger
New Adult Fiction
The Adventurers by Bryce Oakley
While My Heart Beats by Erin McKenzie
Contemporary Romance: Long Novels
Ann Bannon Popular Choice Award
Wrong Number, Right Woman by Jae
Tee Corine Outstanding Cover Design
Ann McMan of Tree House Studios for Nottingham
Lee Lynch Classic Award
It was sad to see so many lost sisters in the memorial video. Hug your loved ones, y’all. Please tell an author whose work you enjoyed what it meant to you!
I hope to see my GCLS sisters and taking lots of left turns in Albuquerque next year!
**Adding in the link to the registration for the 2022 conference!