Carla Swafford loves romance novels, action/adventure movies, and men, and her books reflect that. And that’s not all, she’s crazy about hockey, and thankfully, no one has made her turn in her Southern Belle card. In 2015, Carla received RWA’s Pro Mentor Of The Year Award. She’s married to her high school sweetheart and lives in Alabama.
She’s represented by Emily Sylvan Kim of the Prospect Agency.
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AWARDS AND CONTESTS
2015 RWA PRO Mentor Award
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CIRCLE OF DECEPTION: finalist in 2013 Booksellers Best Award, 2014 Maggies, and 2014 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.
CIRCLE OF DANGER: winner in 2013 Booksellers Best Award.
CIRCLE OF DESIRE: finalist in 2012 Golden Quill and 2012 Write Touch.
Before being published, I was a finalist in several contests and won one. I haven’t entered an RWA chapter contests in the last couple years. Maybe again one day.
THINGS OF NOTE
My book, Circle of Desire, was not only my debut book, it was Avon Impulse’s first book from the slush pile (non-agented manuscript). Click here to see the announcement.
My book, Circle of Danger, was mentioned in Time magazine. “…involves deadly assassins, drug lords and doing it.”
My book, Circle of Deception, was mentioned on WFAA Good Morning Texas. They said it was as exciting as the movie, Zero Dark Thirty. (Thanks to Fresh Fiction’s Gwen Reyes.)
In January 2012, Circle of Desire was in the top 10 best selling Erotica list on iBooks (at one time it was #2. Number 1 was Fifty Shades Darker). In June 2012, Circle of Danger did the same but in Romantic Suspense (#1 was a Nora Roberts’s book). All three of my Circle books stayed in the top 200 for over a year.