Winner!

LERA is pleased to announce the winner of this year’s The Writer contest!

Hartley Gray, author of A Simple Plan, was selected by our membership as the 2020 The Writer winner. Hartley was mentored by judge Lauren C. Teffeau.

The runners up are (listed alphabetically by last name):

  • “The Lady Detective” by Ava January (mentored by Tamra Baumann & Louise Bergin)
  • “Wildfire in her Blood” by Karen Kincy (mentored by Darynda Jones)
  • “Who Knew the Apocalypse Would be so Boring” by Candace Lucas (mentored by Jordyn Kross)
  • “Captain’s Darlin'” by Janice Morgan (mentored by Jeffe Kennedy)
  • “Sophia’s Schooling” by Maggie Sims (mentored by Anna Taylor Sweringen)

Thank you to all 45 entrants to this year’s contest, our contest coordinator Dianne Lindstrom, our celebrity (final round) judges, and the LERA membership!

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