Wednesday, May 9, 2012
2012 Grace Awards Winners Thursday, May 10
http://graceawardsdotorg.wordpress.com/2012/05/10/grace-awards-2011-winners-in-faith-based-fiction/ The Grace Awards entered their second year,and on Thursday . . . drumroll . . . May 10, the 2012 winners will be announced. This year the Grace Awards had an avalanche of reader nominations to determine the finalists, and you may recognize a few of the finalists as members of our International Christian Fiction Writers. I'm tickled pink that my own Shadowed in Silk is a finalist in the Adventure / Western / Epic category. I'm not holding my breath to win though, because I'm up against some pretty tough competition---Catherine West and her wonderful novel Yesterday's Tomorrow. And now…the finalists in five categories are… But don't forget to go to the Grace Awards website on Thursday to see who won in these categories. http://graceawardsdotorg.wordpress.com/ WOMEN’S FICTION: Fresh Start Summer by Beverly Nault (Lamp Post Inc.) ~ Hollywood movie shoot upsets small town. After The Snow Falls by Carey Jane Clark (Trestle Pres) ~ Can a mother find hope when illness threatens her son? When Sparrows Fall by Meg Mosley (Multnomah Books) ~ Mother of six tries to escape Christian cult. ROMANCE/HISTORICAL ROMANCE: Give the Lady a Ride by Linda Yezak (Port Yonder Press) NYC professional woman vs. Texas bullrider. Husband Material by Annette Irby (White Rose Publishing) Can widower find new love with feisty restaurant owner who has no time for a relationship? Burning Hearts by Nike Chillemi (Desert Breeze Publishing) Dressmaker and WWII hero hunt a viscious arsonist/murder, while finding sweet young love. SUSPENSE/MYSTERY/ROMANTIC SUSPENSE/THRILLER: The Witch Tree by Karin Kaufman (Amazon Digital Services) ~ Genealogist finds woman’s body, husband blames her, modern Wiccans confound the issue, killer targets her. Goodbye Noel by Nike Chillemi (Desert Breeze Publishing) ~ With bodies piling up in a tiny village, can a pediatric nurse protect an orphaned infant from the killer and trust the stalwart village detective on the case. Kill Shot by Anne Patrick (Desert Breeze Publishing) ~ Former combat medic is home and somebody is trying to kill her, almost as disturbing is the sheriff who’s trying to save her. SPECULATIVE FICTION: Split Sense by Barbara Ellen Brink (CreateSpace) ~ Someone is testing a new drug on pregnant women, enter twins separated at birth who possess paranormal gifts. Wickflicker by Teric Darken (Treasureline Publishing) ~ College boys combine booze, womanizing, and Ouija, and then it really gets weird when they get involved in an arcane society. Winter by Keven Newsome (Splashdown Darkwater) ~ Goths aren’t all the same, some are Christians and some have the gift of prophecy. ACTION-ADVENTURE/WESTERN/EPIC FICTION: More Precious Than Gold by Lynn Dean (Amazon Digital Services) ~ Woman flees to western frontier but finds she can’t escape the hatred of the Civil War, add new dangers with the quest for land and gold. Yesterday’s Tomorrow by Catherine West (Oak Tara) ~ Woman journalist covers Viet Nam War to get a Pulitzer, teams up with silent, brooding photographer who is hiding something. Shadowed In Silk by Christine Lindsay (Whitefire Publishing) ~ After the Great War a woman returns to India with her son and her British officer husband ignores her, but an international spy might be targeting her. YOUNG ADULT: Merchant’s Daughter by Melanie Dickerson (Zondervan) ~ A merchant’s daughter is trapped in servitude to a Lord who is terrifying, but danger lurks for both of them. Song Of The Ovulum by Bryan Davis (Living Ink Books) ~ A set of twins and their friend are in prison where experiments are being done on them, secrets of the past are being revealed, enter an ancient demon. Finding Angel by Kat Heckenbach (Splashdown Books) ~ A foster child dreams of a fantasy land and meets a friend with magical “talent” who revives lost memories and leads her to her homeland. Posted in Grace Awards 2011, Grace Awards Finalists, Grace Awards Reader Nominations and tagged Christian fiction awards, faith-based awards, Literary Awards And a huge congratulations to the winners who are still unknown as of the time of this posting.