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Congratulations 2017 Christy Award Winners!

8 Nov

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Christy Awards. If you are looking for a great book to read, look no further than these talented authors and their books.

 

The Christy Award™ is designed to nurture and encourage creativity and quality in the writing and publishing of fiction written from a Christian worldview and showcase the diversity of genres.

The Award is named for Catherine Marshall’s enduring bestselling novel, Christy, published in 1967.

And The Winners Are . . . 

Contemporary Romance — Her One And Only by Becky Wade

 

First Novel — Stars in The Grass by Ann Marie Stewart

 

General Fiction — The Promise of Jesse Woods by Chris Fabry

 

Historical — The Mark of The King by Jocelyn Green

 

Historical Romance (tie) — The Lady And The Lionheart by Joanne Bischof and A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander

 

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller — When Death Draws Near by Carrie Stuart Parks

 

Short Form — Looking into You by Chris Fabry

 

Visionary — The Long Journey to Jake Palmer by James L. Rubart

 

Young Adult — The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson

 

Book of The Year — Long Way Gone by Charles Martin

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Give Us Your Best Questions! The Christy Award Celebration Blog Tour

10 Oct

Amy Green, senior fiction publicist at Bethany House Publishers, is taking your questions about publishing as a run-up to The Christy Awards in November. (If you don’t know what a publicist does, basically she is in charge of author marketing tasks — everything from arranging book tours and sending out review copies to setting up interviews and running BHP’s social media.)

Sometimes, publishing can seem like a complex, mysterious world, especially for writers and readers on the outside looking in. At the upcoming Art of Writing conference, a panel of editors, marketers, and publishers will be answering questions you might have, as well as sharing some insight on the strengths and weaknesses of Christian fiction and where they’re excited to see it go next.

Take a look at the great people who will be weighing in: Beth Adams (Senior Editor at Howard Books), Karen Watson (Publisher of Fiction at Tyndale House Publishers), Dan Balow (Owner and President of Gilead Publishing) and Chris Fabry (Novelist and radio show host).

But, to make the panel as helpful as possible, Amy thought it might be fun to get some feedback from all of you. That’s right . . . this is your chance to ask the burning questions you’ve always wondered about the world of Christian fiction. To do that, click on the survey button below. They’d love to hear from you, and they’ll be choosing a few of the questions to ask at the event!

 

 

We’d love to see you at the upcoming Art of Writing Conference and Christy Awards! You can find out more about the event below, or if you’re already convinced, you can register here.

About the Art of Writing Conference: The Art of Writing is designed to bring Christian creatives and publishing curators together for a half day of intensive seminars that celebrate the creative life, provide practical tips for overcoming challenges in a rapidly-changing industry, and answer questions authors are asking.

The speakers represent a wide range of roles and areas of expertise. Andrew Peterson, young adult writer and founder of the Rabbit Room, will give advice on how to create and benefit from a vibrant creative community, while Wheaton College professor Theon Hill, Ph.D. will present a survey of the obstacles and opportunities of diversity in Christian fiction. Authors will receive encouragement for the ups and downs of the writing life from blogger Carrie Schmidt and author, agent, and ACFW public relations liaison Cynthia Ruchti. Finally, a panel of representatives from major ECPA publishers will share insider information on where the genre has been, where it’s going, and the exciting changes they see in today’s market for writers. Learn more about the speakers and sessions here.

 

 

Christy Award Celebration Blog Tour

Monday, October 9: Top Ten Writing Industry Issues at Seekerville
Tuesday, October 10: Give Us Your Best Questions at By the Book
Wednesday, October 11: Interview with Dr. Theon Hill at Reading is My Superpower
Thursday, October 12: Celebrating the Christy Awards…With a Giveaway! at Bethany House Fiction
Friday, October 13: Quiz: Pick Your Gala Dress at Dani Pettrey’s blog
Saturday, October 14: Eight Reasons to Come to The Art of Writing at The Power of Words
Sunday, October 15: Interview with Carrie Schmidt at Bookworm Mama
Monday, October 16: Interview with Cynthia Ruchti at Just Commonly
Tuesday, October 17: Christy Nominee Bingo and Giveaway at Faithfully Bookish
Wednesday, October 18: The Unofficial Readers’ Choice Cover Awards at Singing Librarian Books

2017 Christy Award Finalists

21 Sep

Congratulations to all the finalists of the 2017 Christy Awards. The winners will be announced November 8, 2017.

 

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Her One And Only by Becky Wade

The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson

Rescue Me by Susan May Warren

FIRST NOVEL

Counted with The Stars by Connilyn Cossette

Like A River from Its Course by Kelli Stuart

Stars in The Grass by Ann Marie Stewart

GENERAL FICTION

Long Way Gone by Charles Martin

The Promise of Jesse Woods by Chris Fabry

The Undoing of Saint Silvanus by Beth Moore

HISTORICAL

Like A River from Its Course by Kelli Stuart

The Mark of The King by Jocelyn Green

Miriam by Mesu Andrews

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

A Note Yet Unsung by Tamera Alexander

From This Moment by Elizabeth Camden

The Lady And The Lionheart by Joanne Bischof

MURDER/SUSPENSE/THILLER

If I Run by Terri Blackstock

When Death Draws Near by Carrie Stuart Parks

Without Warning by Joel C. Rosenberg

SHORT FORM

Looking Into You by Chris Fabry

Mirror Image by Laura Scott

Restoring Christmas by Cynthia Ruchti

VISIONARY

The Alliance by Jolina Petersheim

King’s Folly by Jill Williamson

The Long Journey to Jake Palmer by James Rubart

YOUNG ADULT

If You’re Gone by Brittany Goodwin

The Silent Songbird by Melanie Dickerson

Unblemished by Sara Ella

 

 

 

2016 Christy Award Winners!

27 Jun

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2016 Christy Awards!

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Book of the Year

The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart (Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing)

Contemporary

The Sea Keeper’s Daughters by Lisa Wingate (Tyndale House Publishers)

Contemporary Romance/Suspense

The Wedding Chapel by Rachel Hauck (Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing)

Contemporary Series

Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Beth K. Vogt (Howard Books)

First Novel

Irish Meadows by Susan Anne Mason (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Historical

Secrets She Kept by Cathy Gohlke (Tyndale House Publishers)

Historical Romance

Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund (WaterBrook Press)

Suspense

Twisted Innocence by Terri Blackstock (Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing)

Visionary

The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart (Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing)

Young Adult

The Choosing by Rachelle Dekker (Tyndale House Publishers)

 

The Christy Award is the foremost award honoring and promoting excellence in Christian fiction.

 

2016 Christy Award Finalists

2 May

Congrats to all the wonderful authors who are 2016 Christy Award Finalists. Winners will be announced via an online event Monday, June 27. For more information, visit the Christy Award site.

CONTEMPORARY

The Art of Losing Yourself by Katie Ganshert (WaterBrook Press)
As Waters Gone By by Cynthia Ruchti (Abingdon Press)
The Sea Keeper’s Daughters by Lisa Wingate (Tyndale House Publishers)

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE/SUSPENSE

Falling Like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter (Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing)
Sabotaged by Dani Pettrey (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
The Wedding Chapel by Rachel Hauck (Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing)

CONTEMPORARY SERIES

Anna’s Healing by Vannetta Chapman (Harvest House Publishers)
Come Rain or Come Shine by Jan Karon (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Beth K. Vogt (Howard Books)

FIRST NOVEL

The Choosing by Rachelle Dekker (Tyndale House Publishers)
Irish Meadows by Susan Anne Mason (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
A Noble Masquerade by Kristi Ann Hunter (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

HISTORICAL

The Girl from the Train by Irma Joubert (Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing)
Secrets She Kept by Cathy Gohlke (Tyndale House Publishers)
The Wood’s Edge by Lori Benton (WaterBrook Press)

HISTORICAL ROMANCE (Four finalists due to a tie in scoring)

Beyond All Dreams by Elizabeth Camden (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
The Lost Heiress by Roseanna M. White (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
Luther and Katharina by Jody Hedlund (WaterBrook Press)
To Win Her Favor by Tamera Alexander (Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing)

SUSPENSE

The Bones Will Speak by Carrie Stuart Parks (Thomas Nelson, a division of Harper Collins Christian Publishing)
Twisted Innocence by Terri Blackstock (Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing)
Vendetta by Lisa Harris (Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

VISIONARY

The Five Times I Met Myself by James L. Rubart (Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing)
A Time to Speak by Nadine Brandes (Enclave Publishing)
Waking Beauty by Sarah E. Morin (Enclave Publishing)

YOUNG ADULT

The Choosing by Rachelle Dekker (Tyndale House Publishers)
Rebel by R.J. Anderson (Enclave Publishing)
To Get to You by Joanne Bischof (Independently Published)

Congratulations to The 2015 Christy Award Winners!

29 Jun

Congratulations to all the talented authors on their 2015 Christy Awards! What a great list of books!

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Book of the Year

Thief of Glory by Sigmund Brouwer

Contemporary

The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate 

Contemporary Romance

A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert 

Contemporary Series

The Amish Blacksmith by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner 

First Novel

Feast for Thieves by Marcus Brotherton

Historical

The Sentinels of Andersonville by Tracy Groot

Historical Romance

Thief of Glory by Sigmund Brouwer

Suspense

The Color of Justice by Ace Collins

Visionary

Once Beyond a Time by Ann Tatlock 

Young Adult

Storm Siren by Mary Weber 

Congratulations Christy Award Nominees!

22 Apr

 

Congratulations to all the talented authors who are 2015 Christy Award finalists. Some of the books I have read; some are on my TBR list. All are deserving of this honor. Check out the list for suggestions for your reading pleasure.

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CONTEMPORARY

Farewell, Four Waters by Kate McCord (RiverNorth, an imprint of Moody Publishing)
Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good by Jan Karon (G.P. Putnam’s Sons)
The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate (Tyndale House Publishers)

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert (WaterBrook Multnomah)
Firewall by DiAnn Mills (Tyndale House Publishers)
Undetected by Dee Henderson (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

CONTEMPORARY SERIES

The Amish Blacksmith by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner (Harvest House Publishers)
Home to Chicory Lane by Deborah Raney (Abingdon Press)
When I Fall in Love by Susan May Warren (Tyndale House Publishers)

FIRST NOVEL

Feast for Thieves by Marcus Brotherton (RiverNorth, an imprint of Moody Publishing)
For Such a Time by Kate Breslin (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
House of Living Stones by Kate Schuermann (Concordia Publishing House)

HISTORICAL

The Advocate by Randy Singer (Tyndale House Publishers)
The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking)
The Sentinels of Andersonville by Tracy Groot (Tyndale House Publishers)

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

A Beauty So Rare by Tamera Alexander (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
Thief of Glory by Sigmund Brouwer (WaterBook Multnomah)
With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

SUSPENSE

The Color of Justice by Ace Collins (Abingdon Press)
A Cry from the Dust by Carrie Stuart Parks (Thomas Nelson, a division of Harper Collins Christian Publishing)
Sky Zone by Creston Mapes (David C Cook)

VISIONARY

Once Beyond a Time by Ann Tatlock (Heritage Beacon Fiction)
Shadow Hand by Anne Elisabeth Stengl (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes (Enclave Publishing)

YOUNG ADULT

Failstate: Nemesis by John W. Otte (Enclave Publishing)
This Quiet Sky by Joanne Bischof (Independently Published)
Storm Siren by Mary Weber (Thomas Nelson, a division of Harper Collins Christian Publishing)