Milestones and Recognition

Southern Magic is proud to acknowlege the millestones of our members on journey as an author. This page is updated quarterly to reflect all Firsts (first publication, first agent, first sale), Milestone Publications (5th book, 10th book, 25th book, 35th book, 50th book, 75th book, 100th book), all Contest Finals, and Contest Wins of works 20,000 words or higher. Milestones are also acknowledged at the annual Southern Magic Readers Luncheon and during monthly programs.

Don't see your recent milestone listed? Please email the Milestones and Recognition chair at We want to celebrate with you!


  • Karis Bell - Adored: The Harem Diaries-Book One, 2017 (first book)
  • Katherine Kobey - A Heart of Steel: When young love is never to be forgotten, 2016 (first book)
  • Brina Cary - Murder and Mayhem: Specials of Sector 33-Book One 2016 (first book)

RWA Milestones

  • Lisa Bailey - RWA PRO 2016
  • Brina Cary - RWA PAN Provisional 2016
  • Aidee Ladnier - RWA PAN Provisional 2016

Publications Milestones

  • Betty Bolte - Emily's Vow (A More Perfect Union Series Book 1), 2017 (10th book)
  • Joy Ross Davis - Emalyn's Treasure, 2017 (5th book)
  • Katherine Bone - The Mercenary Pirate, 2017 (10th book)
  • Mary Marvella - The Cost of Deception (The Protective Series Book 3), 2017 (10th book)
  • Suzanne Johnson (writing as Susannah Sandlin) - Illumination, Penton Legacy V, 2017 (20th book)
  • Louisa Cornell - A Perfectly Unforgettable Christmas in Christmas Revels IV, 2017 (5th book)
  • Pam Mantovani - Barefoot Bay: Hot Summer Kisses, 2017 (5th book)
  • Bonnie Gardner - The Man in the Mirror, 2017 (20th book)

Contest Finals

  • Heather Leonard - Bless Your Heart and Other Southern Curses, 2017 (Golden Heart Finalist)
  • Lexi George - Demon Hunting With A Dixie Deb, 2017 (Holt Medallion Finalist)
  • Aidee Ladnier - Wolf Around the Corner, 2016 (Sexy Scribbles Semi-Finalist)

Contest Wins

  • Louisa Cornell - Unforgettable, 2017 (Royal Ascot)