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IPPY Gold Medal winner for Fire at Midnight
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Stolen Promise, historical adventure-romance
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Lisa Marie Wilkinson
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Fire at Midnight, IPPY Gold Medal winner

"Fire at Midnight" Available NOW!

IPPY Gold Medal Winner, Romance Category

Winner, USA Book News Best Books 2009, Fiction and Literature Romance Category

Named as "one of the best books published in Chicago" for March 2009 by Publish Chicago!

"Fire at Midnight, by Lisa Marie Wilkinson, justly deserves a rating of 9 out of 10. This is the perfect book for reading when seated all cozy by a lit fire on a cold winter's night and with a box of chocolates nearby. Settle down and enjoy Fire at Midnight by Lisa Marie Wilkinson. I think you will find it is truly worth the read!"

--9/10 from Rob Shelsky of Novelspot

"Five Blue Ribbons!! FIRE AT MIDNIGHT is full of suspense, passion, characters you’ll either love (or love to hate) and a plot so thick that you’ll feel like you’re a part of it by the time the story ends. Beautifully written Ms. Wilkinson!"

--Chrissy Dionne, Romance Junkies Reviewer

"A masterful storyteller, Wilkinson has created a fast-paced tale with superbly drawn characters who will keep the reader’s fire burning long into the darkest night. Securing its place in the world of historical romance, Lisa Marie Wilkinson’s Fire at Midnight is a must read."

--Madison, Romance Roundtable Reviewer

"Four Stars * * * * Romance, action and suspense differentiate this tale of adventure and love. Wilkinson creates the right combination of believable characters, snappy dialogue and fast-paced storytelling. The protagonists are not only passionate about their separate causes, they're passionate about each other too."

--Kathe Robin, Romantic Times Book Reviews Magazine

"FIRE AT MIDNIGHT is an exciting Georgian romantic suspense starring a strong lead couple and a solid support cast. Though he has no redeeming quality in some ways the ultra villain Victor steals the show as his plots and actions are diabolical and deadly even when he is off the page. The rest of the secondary characters are also developed enough to either enhance the story line or the understanding of the two stars; especially Tarry who wants to be a hero to his beloved friend and to his larger than life father, but though he tries he lacks the skills. Fans will enjoy this fine early eighteenth century historical thanks to deep characterizations that hopefully include sequels."

--Harriet Klausner


SKILLS
Writing, Copywriting, Technical writing, Fiction writing
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Romance, Award-winning lyricist
TRADE REFERENCES
Member, Romance Writers of America
Member, American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP)
MOST RECENT PROJECTS
Reviewer for Romance Novel News
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
"Fire at Midnight," Historical Romance, Medallion Press, March 2009
"Stolen Promise," Historical Romance, Medallion Press, March 2010
PROJECTS ON OFFER/ PROPOSALS AVAILABLE
"The Red Parrot," Historical Romance, work-in-progress

RWA Chapter and other Contest Finals:

MORWA "Gateway to the Best" (first place)
Windy City "Four Seasons" (first place)
Utah "Great Beginnings" (third place)
Georgia Romance Writers "Maggie Award for Excellence" (second place)
Pacific Northwest Writer's Association Literary Contest (first place)
Southwest Florida RWA "Joyce Henderson Contest" (second place)
Valley Forge RWA "Sheila"Content (final-May 2017)

SPECIALIZED TRAINING, WORK EXPERIENCE, HONORS
Gold Medal IPPY Winner, Romance Category
First Place, Pacific Northwest Writer's Association Literary Contest, 2016 Romance/Women's Fiction Category
Winner, USA Book News Best Books 2009, Fiction and Literature Romance Category
Grand Prize Winner, Maryland Writers Association Novel Contest
Bronze Medalist, Pacific Northwest Writers Association Literary Contest
Finalist, Daphne du Maurier Award, unpublished division
Winner, The Suzannah
Winner, The Sheila
Finalist, The Maggies (unpublished division)

Numerous RWA chapter contest finals and wins and finals