Christy Award Nominees Announced

ChristyAwardLogo[1]It’s award season for novels. The Christy’s, the Carols, Inspy, and of course the Clive Staples Award for Christian Speculative Fiction. I’m sure there are others, but the one that has been the most coveted prize has been the Christys. There are nine categories, and judges have whittled the entries down to three nominees in each (four in one category in which there was a tie). A different set of judges will then pick the winners and those will be announced at the International Christian Retailers Show this summer.

Needless to say, to be included on this list is a terrific honor.

Here are the nominees announced today:

Contemporary Romance/

The Breath of Dawn
by Kristen Heitzmann (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Lethal Legacy
by Irene Hannon (Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Wildflowers from Winter
by Katie Ganshert (WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group)

Contemporary Series, Sequels, and Novellas/

Two Destinies
by Elizabeth Musser (David C Cook)

You Don’t Know Me
by Susan May Warren (Tyndale House Publishers)

Waiting for Sunrise
by Eva Marie Everson (Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Contemporary Standalone/

The Air We Breathe
by Christa Parrish (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Borders of the Heart
by Chris Fabry (Tyndale House Publishers)

Not in the Heart
by Chris Fabry (Tyndale House Publishers)

First Novel/

Into the Free
by Julie Cantrell (David C Cook)

Tangled Ashes
by Michèle Phoenix (Tyndale House Publishers)

Wedded to War
by Jocelyn Green (River North, an imprint of Moody Press)

Historical/

Flame of Resistance
by Tracy Groot (Tyndale House Publishers)

Wedded to War
by Jocelyn Green (River North, an imprint of Moody Press)

A Wreath of Snow
by Liz Curtis Higgs (WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group)

Historical Romance/

Against the Tide
by Elizabeth Camden (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Be Still My Soul
by Joanne Bischof (WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group)

Love’s Reckoning
by Laura Frantz (Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Suspense/

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

The Last Plea Bargain
by Randy Singer (Tyndale House Publishers)

Rare Earth
by Davis Bunn (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Submerged
by Dani Pettrey (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
*This category includes four nominees due to a tie in scoring.

Visionary/

Daughter of Light
by Morgan L. Busse (Marcher Lord Press)

Soul’s Gate
by James L. Rubart (Thomas Nelson, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing)

Starflower
by Anne Elisabeth Stengl (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Young Adult/

Child of the Mountains
by Marilyn Sue Shank (Delacorte Press, a division of Random House)

Failstate
by John W. Otte (Marcher Lord Press)

Interrupted: A Life Beyond Words
by Rachel Coker (Zondervan, a division of HarperCollins Christian Publishing)

Congratulations to each of these authors. What a great accomplishment!

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Published in: on April 19, 2013 at 5:05 pm  Comments (2)  
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  1. Delacorte? Hmm. That’s interesting.

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  2. I hadn’t thought anything about it until you mentioned it, Sally, but yes, it’s interesting that an imprint know for its books in the general market has a novel that qualifies for the Christy Award.

    Becky

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