Posted by: Vanessa Barneveld | August 8, 2009


Hey, I’m back from my trip to the US and slowly regenerating my brain cells after a hectic few weeks. I can finally, finally announce that Steph Bowe is the winner of Trish Milburn’s debut YA, HEARTBREAK RIVER, a book I flogged after last month’s Golden (Heart) Girls post. Whoo-hoo, Steph! Please email me your postal details at ness (at) va nessa barne veld (dot)com.

I took surprisingly few photos in DC, but I managed to get at least one with Trish at the Literacy Signing, a charity event. There I am clutching her Harlequin American Romance novel, HER VERY OWN FAMILY. Check out the little golden heart badges on Trish’s ID tag. Each one represents a Golden Heart final.

Trish Milburn and me

Trish Milburn and me

The winner of the 2009 Golden Heart for best unpubbed YA was the sweet and lovely Shoshana Brown. Yay, Shoshana!!!! I finally got to meet Shoshana in person during an unscheduled fire evacuation at the conference hotel. I’ll be posting more about my GH/conference exploits on Romance Writers of Australia’s new blog as soon as my brain regeneration project is complete.



  1. Hey, Vanessa. It was so good to see you in D.C. Can you send me a copy of that photo?

    And congrats to Steph on winning the book. I really hope you like it.

  2. Will do, Trish!

    ~ V

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