Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Award-Winning Fiction

This past week the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) held their yearly conference. The highlight of the event is the award’s banquet where contest winners are announced: the Genesis contest for unpublished authors and the Carol Awards for the best Christian fiction published by traditional publishing houses in the previous calendar year. Here’s a list of the 2011 Carol Awards winners:

Debut Author

Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes (Tyndale Publishers)

Long Contemporary

Never Say Never by Lisa Wingate (Bethany House)

Long Contemporary Romance

Plain Paradise by Beth Wiseman (Thomas Nelson)

Long Historical

Sons of Thunder by Susan May Warren (Summerside Press)

Long Historical Romance

Love Finds You in Homestead Iowa by Melanie Dobson (Summerside Press)


The Camera Never Lies by Elizabeth Goddard (Barbour)


A Trusting Heart by Carrie Turansky (Barbour)

Romantic Suspense

The Silent Order by Melanie Dobson (Summerside Press)

Short Contemporary Suspense

Night Prey by Sharon Dunn (Love Inspired Suspense)

Short Historical

Her Healing Ways by Lyn Cote (Love Inspired)

Speculative Fiction

König’s Fire by Marc Schooley (Marcher Lord Press)


Predator by Terri Blackstock (Zondervan)

Women’s Fiction

Beaded Hope by Cathy Liggett (Tyndale Publishers)

Young Adult

Anything But Normal by Melody Carlson (Revell)

Congratulations to the winners of other awards also presented:

Mentor of the Year: Bonnie Calhoun

Agent of the Year: Rachelle Gardner – my agent!

Editor of the Year: Andrea Doering

Lifetime Achievement Award: Tracie Peterson


Lisa Jordan said...

I loved cheering for Rachelle!! A well-deserved win.

Megan DiMaria said...

You've got that right, Lisa!

Beth K. Vogt said...

It was a delight to see Rachelle win the award for Agent of the Year. She so, so deserved it. I also cheered extra loud when Susie May Warren won for Sons of Thunder. That book made me cry!!

Megan DiMaria said...

I wish I could have been there to see Rachelle win her award. -- And I loved Sons of Thunder. Great book!

Alexander said...

You are right. I totally agree with you,Lisa.