Last November I entered two manuscripts in the the Silicon Valley RWA Chapter's GOTCHA contest in the mystery/suspense category. The first fifteen pages are judged over seven areas of expertise: Presentation of Entry, Opening Characterization, Story, Dialogue/Narrative, Writing Craft and Emotional Reaction. The idea is to write a book that and hooks the reader.
My completed manuscript, No Greater Gift, currently in the final stages of editing finished second. My current manuscript, currently called Greasepaint and Perfume, finished fourth.
In the left hand column you'll find a link to the prologue of No Greater Gift.