I'm a former student who took Romance I in 2005 and Romance II in 2008, both taught by Leigh Michaels. Just wanted to share my good news!
My dark Crusader romance The Devil's Temptress, about a disgraced Muslim knight and an ardent Christian lady at Eleanor of Aquitaine's court, recently sold to Dorchester and will be a November 2010 release. The deal was agented by JD DeWitt at The View Literary Agency. And The Devil's Mistress, a dark Tudor romance about a lady assassin who's blackmailed to poison Anne Boleyn, sold to Samhain Publishing and will be a June 2010 release. Both novels are written under my pseudonym Laura Navarre.
The work I did with Leigh Michaels through Gotham Writers Workshop was crucial to finishing these novels and making my sales!
(writing as Laura Navarre)