Dana Wayne: Best of Texas Book Award Winner

Whispers in the Wind is filled with heart-pounding and heart-breaking romantic suspense, ghostly voices and loveable characters.

Whispers on the Wind by East Texas author Dana Wayne has been awarded the 2019 Best of Texas Book Award for Romantic Suspense by the Texas Association of Authors (TAA)  

 A fast-paced story filled with heart-pounding and heart-breaking romantic suspense, ghostly voices and loveable characters, Whispers will keep you reading long past your bedtime.

The contest, which began in 2012, spotlights works by Texas authors in a variety of genres and sub-genres and promotes them by leveraging the knowledge and expertise of its members to promote their works locally and globally.

This is Wayne’s second award from TAA. Her debut novel, Secrets of the Heart, won the Contemporary Romance Category in 2017.  Her second, Mail Order Groom, was included in the list of 100 Best Indie Authors to Read Before You Die, as well as being nominated for the prestigious RONE Award in 2018.

Dana Wayne is the pen name for Gilmer resident, Nancy Hudgins. She says: “I have always wanted to write. To have my efforts validated in such a manner is very humbling.”

Whispers on the Wind

Do the dead really speak to the living?

A warning voice only he can hear makes Sheriff Cooper Delaney doubt his sanity. When a body turns up matching one from a recent nightmare, he worries he’s gone off the deep end.

Heartbroken by betrayal, Dr. Samantha Fowler has defensive walls firmly in place. And then she meets the local sheriff. The attraction is instant, powerful, and mutual threatening to crumble that fragile barrier.
Once burned, twice shy, she vows to stay far away from those mesmerizing eyes.

However, when she stumbles upon one body, then another, avoiding the handsome Texan is impossible.

Sparks fly as Coop and Sam attempt to ignore the passion simmering between them while Coop races to find a killer before he strikes again.

And Sam is his next target.

About Dana Wayne:

Awarding winning author Dana Wayne is a sixth generation Texan and resides in the Piney Woods with her husband and biggest fan, a Calico cat named Katie, three children and four grandchildren. She routinely speaks at book clubs, writers groups, and other organizations and successfully coordinated multiple writing events including conferences and workshops as well as appearing on numerous writing blogs.

Her debut contemporary romance, Secrets of The Heart, took First Place – Contemporary Romance, in 2017 in Texas Association of Authors contest, was a 2016 finalist in the ETWG Writing contest, a finalist for the 2017 Scéal Award for Contemporary Romance, Reviewers Top Pick and selected as a Top 10 Books to Read This Winter from Books & Benches online magazine.

She has since released two additional books, Mail Order Groom released in 2017 (listed in Top 100 Books to Read Before You Die), and Whispers on The Wind (2018). Chasing Hope will be released in May 2019.

Affiliations include Romance Writers of America, Texas Association of Authors, Writers League of Texas, as well as several local writers groups. She can be reached via her website, www.danawayne.com or email at danawayne423@gmail.com

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