‘I THINK WE’VE FOUND A STAR!’ SAYS RIVERDALE AVENUE BOOKS PUBLISHER LORI PERKINS ABOUT THE WINNER OF WRITERS’ IDOL COMPETITION
‘Three Princes for Sienna’ by Solara Gordon Captures Erotic Romance Publishing Contract
RIVERDALE, NY - (May 13, 2013)— Riverdale Avenue Books, one of the nation’s fastest-growing e-book publishers, has offered an erotic romance publishing contract to Solara Gordon, who captured the Writers’ Idol competition held recently at the annual Romantic Times Convention in Kansas City, Mo.
Ms Gordon won for her submission ‘Three Princes for Sienna.’ Riverdale Avenue Books will publish it next spring, just before the next Writers Idol competition to be held in New Orleans.
“I stepped out of my comfort zone and found out wonderful things can and do happen! I’m still in awe and pinching myself over this. Thank you!” said the author when notified she had won the Romantic Times award.
More than 4,000 romance writers and readers gathered for the convention at the Sheraton Kansas City at Crown Center. Hundreds of manuscripts were reviewed by a panel of industry judges made up of leading editors and literary agents.
“This book is so perfect for Riverdale Avenue Books that I thought I had imagined it. Fairy tale and multiple partners – who could ask for more? I am hoping to be working with this author for years to come. I think we’ve found a star!” said publisher Lori Perkins
The over–all winner of the writing contest was the YA paranormal ‘What the Fey’ by R.A. Gates (aka Ruth Gates). She received mentorship and representation from New York literary agents Nicole Riscinneti of the Seymour Agency and super-agent Louise Fury