Monday, September 21, 2009

Book of the Year Awards and Genesis Contest Winners

I just got back from the American Christian Fiction Writers Conference last night. I had a fantastic time! I'll post some photos later. But I wanted to share a list of the contest winners. A big congrats to all the winners! :) I'm especially thrilled for friend and fellow F.A.I.T.H. blogger, Christy Lashea Smith! For fellow Craftie Ladies of Romance blogger Pamela Tracy. And for my good friend and fellow Seeker blogger, Julie Lessman! Congrats, ladies. Very well deserved.

The American Christian Fiction Writers Awards 2009

2009 Mentor of the Year- Donita K. Paul

2009 Membership Service Award- John B. Olson

2009 Editor of the Year Award- Ami McConnell, Thomas Nelson

2009 Agent of the Year Award Steve Laube, The Steve Laube Agency

2009 Book of the Year Contest


  • Debut Author- A Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman


  • Lits- Sweet Caroline by Rachel Hauck


  • Long Contemporary- Symphony of Secrets by Sharon Hinck


  • Long Contemporary Romance- Controlling Interest by Elizabeth White


  • Long Historical (tie)- My Heart Remembers by Kim Vogel Sawyer, and I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires by Cathy Gohlke


  • Mystery- For Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls by Nancy Mehl


  • Novellas- Stuck on You in A Connecticut Christmas anthology by Rhonda Gibson


  • Short Contemporary- Family Treasures by Kathryn Springer


  • Short Contemporary Suspense- Broken Lullaby by Pamela Tracy


  • Short Historical- Family of the Heart by Dorothy Clark


  • Speculative- The Restorer’s Journey by Sharon Hinck


  • Suspense- Fossil Hunter by John B. Olson


  • Women’s Fiction- The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner


  • Young Adult- The Big Picture by Jenny B. Jones





ACFW 2009 Genesis Contest




  • Contemporary Fiction- Jennifer Griffith, Magpies in Trees


  • Contemporary Romance- Christy LaShea Smith, The Bridge Between


  • Historical Fiction- Christine Schmidtke, Unveiled


  • Historical Romance- Lacy Williams, Marrying Miss Marshal


  • Mystery/Suspense/Thriller- Alan Schleimer, Q.doc


  • Romantic Suspense- Jan Warren, Katherine Octavia, C.I.A.


  • Science-Fiction/Fantasy/Allegory- David Fry, Lies To See


  • Women’s Fiction- Cathleen Armstrong, The Church of Last Chance


  • Young Adult- Gretchen Hoffman, Rewind

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