Author Donan Berg landed twice in the winner's circle of the 5th Annual Dixie Kane Memorial Contest sponsored by the Southern Louisiana Chapter of the Romance Writers of America (RWA). An official public results announcement will be forthcoming week of October 18, 2010.
In the inspirational romance category, Author Berg earned an honorable mention for his novel entitled "Rosemary's Awakening." The story of a courageous young Iowa woman's battle after a horse-riding accident confines her to a wheelchair.
In the novel with romantic elements category, Author Berg was awarded an honorable mention for his novel entitled "Alexa." Living in Chicago, a single mom fights to restore her shattered life after an assault in an escalating, dramatic tale of murder, mystery, and rumored gold linked to her grandmother's cookbook recipe sought by Iowa town neighbors after Alexa inherits her grandmother's farm.
Author Berg has written two murder/mystery novels (A Body To Bones and The Bones Dance Foxtrot) and a collection of short stories (Bubbling Conflict and Other Stories) published by DOTDON Books.
The Dixie Kane Memorial Contest is named for the late Linda Kay West, a New Orleans writer whose pen name was Dixie Kane. The sponsoring New Orleans chapter of RWA is a non-profit literary organization dedicated to the craft and business of writing book length fiction with focus on romance.