Goldie Awards 2012

June 20, 2012

Last Saturday, the “Goldies” (Golden Crown Literary Society Awards) were awarded at the GCLS conference.

I’m proud to say that Hidden Truths won in the category historical romance.

Here’s a list of winners:

Debut Author:
After the Fall by Robin Summers (Bold Strokes Books)
Open Water by Pol Robinson (Bella Books)
Waiting in the Wings by Melissa Brayden (Bold Strokes Books)

Dramatic/General Fiction Award
Marching to a Different Accordion by Saxon Bennett (Bella Books)
Maye’s Request by Clifford Henderson (Bold Strokes Books)
Shaken and Stirred by Joan Opyr (Bywater Books)

Historical Romance Award
Hidden Truths by Jae (L-Book ePublisher)

Lesbian Erotica Award
A Ride to Remember and Other Erotic Tales by Sacchi Green (Lethe Press)
The Collectors by Lesley Gowan (Bold Strokes Books)

Mystery/Thriller Award
Beyond Instinct by Lynn Ames (Phoenix Rising Press)
Buyer’s Remorse: Book 1 in the Public Eye Series by Lori Lake (Quest/Regal Crest Enterprises)
Hell’s Highway by Gerri Hill (Bella Books)

Paranormal Romance Award
Before the Dawn by Kate Sweeney (Intaglio Publications)
Blood Hunt by L. L. Raand (Bold Strokes Books)

Poetry Award
Head Off and Split by Nikki Finney (Northwestern University Press)
Things I Say To Pirates On Nights When I Miss You by Keely Hyslop (Fourteen Hills Press)

Romantic Suspense/Intrigue/Adventure Award
Dying To Live by Kim Baldwin & Xenia Alexiou (Bold Strokes Books)
Nothing But The Truth by Carsen Taite (Bold Strokes Books)
Tats by Layce Gardner (Bella Books)

Short Stories/Essays/Collections (Non-Erotica) Award
When We Were Outlaws by Jeanne Cordova (Spinster’s Ink)

Speculative Fiction Award
After The Fall by Robin Summers (Bold Strokes Books)
The Dark Wife by Sarah Diemer (Sarah Diemer)
When An Echo Returns by Linda Kay Silva (Bella Books)

Traditional Contemporary Romance Award
96 Hours by Georgia Beers (Bywater Books)
Camptown Ladies by Mari San Giovanni (Bywater Books)
Waiting in the Wings by Melissa Brayden (Bold Strokes Books)

Ann Bannon Award (voted on by members of the GCLS)
Bingo Barge Murder by Jessie Chandler (Midnight Ink)

Director’s Award (given to a GCLS member for contributions made to the GCLS):
Lori Lake

The Lee Lynch Classics Award (honoring books that were published before the GCLS was founded):
The Swashbuckler by Lee Lynch

The Trailblazer Award (an award for lifetime achievement, given to a writer whose works had a positive impact on the growth and visibility of lesbian fiction):
Marianne K. Martin

Congratulations to all winners!



  1. Congratulations!!! It’s well deserved.

    • Thank you, Alison!

  2. Congratulations, a well deserved award. Such a great, must read story.

    • Thanks for your kind words, Devlyn. I’m honored that you liked Hidden Truths so much.

  3. Jae, congratulations! Hidden Truths is a wonderful story, and I’m glad your writing was recognized. You not only tell wonderful stories, but you tell important ones, with such full attention to characters and details. I’m so glad others recognized the quality of your writing!

    • Thank you, Pam. That means a lot, especially coming from you.

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