MMRWA Angel Award

The MMRWA Angel Award for Service

MMRWA Angel Award Pin CompressedIn 2001, Mid-Michigan RWA established the Angel Award for Service to recognize a member for his or her exceptional dedication to our chapter and local romance-writing community.  Award candidates may be nominated by other chapter members for outstanding contributions, such as helping or mentoring other writers; serving on the Chapter Board of Directors or chairing/serving on one or more of its committees; serving on the RWA® National Board or committees; or participating in any other activities that serve to promote MMRWA and benefit its members.

The award candidtae must be an MMRWA member for one full year. 

The Angel Award ceremony takes place annually in the spring at the MMRWA Retreat From Harsh Reality. The inaugural Angel Award for Service for the year 2001 was presented at the 2002 Retreat.  Each year’s Angel honoree is presented with the MMRWA Angel Pin and a certificate.

Maris Soule was awarded the very first MMRWA Angel Award for her many years of service to MMRWA as a founding member, multi-year Board member, Retreat Chairperson, writing instructor, as well as for her many years of mentoring other romance writers.”—From the inaugural award presentation by Pam Trombley, 2002 Retreat Chair


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Inaugural Award Recipient
Maris Soule  - 2001
Nancy Gideon Author
Nancy Gideon - 2002
Lelia Davis - 2003
Loralee Lillibridge - 2004
Dawn Bartley - 2005
Lucy Kubash Author
Lucy Kubash - 2006
Jolana Malkston - 2007
Laurie Kuna - 2008
Annette Briggs Author
Annette Briggs - 2009
Rosanne Bittner - 2010
Diane Burton - 2011
Florence Price - 2012
Julia Masters - 2013
Annie O'Rourke - 2014
Alyssa Alexander - 2015
Margo Hoornstra - 2016
Diana Stout - 2017
Gina Conkle - 2018
Elizabeth Meyette - 2019