Monday, July 2, 2018

Monday Milestones

by Iola Goulton @iolagoulton

In Monday Milestones, members of the Beyond the Borders zone of American Christian Fiction Writers share their latest achievements.

Click here for more information on joining American Christian Fiction Writers. In case you were wondering, Beyond the Borders covers all members outside the USA—there are almost 100 of us, from over a dozen different countries.

Onto our Monday Milestones!

Award Finalists

Three ICFW authors have been named as finalists in the American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Awards for published Christian fiction. They are:

Contemporary: The Long Highway Home by Elizabeth Musser
Mystery/Supsense/Thriller: Ghost Heart by Lisa Harris and Lynn Gentry
Romance: Then There Was You by Kara Isaac

Congratulations, ladies! We'll be sharing reviews of each of these books later in the month.

In other award news ...

Then There Was You by Kara Isaac is also a finalist in the Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense category of the 2018 INSPY Awards.

Jessica Kate has finalled in the American Christian Fiction Writers Genesis Award (Contemporary).

The Ellusive Miss Ellison by Carolyn Miller got an Honorable Mention in the Foreword Indies (Religious Adult Fiction).

New Releases

Carolyn Miller will release Miss Serena's Secret, the second book in the Regency Brides: A Promise of Hope series, on 24 July.

Tania Riegel released her debut novel, Schwert de Hoffnung (Sword of Hope). Yes, it's in German. We said we were international!

Works in Progress

Kara Isaac is currently revising All Made Up, which is due to be released later this year. We'll have more news in the next edition of Monday Milestones!

David Rawlings has completed the edits on his first novel for Thomas Nelson, The Baggage Handler, which will release in March 2019.

Christine Dillon is currently working on the final edits for Grace in the Shadows, the sequel to Grace in Strange Disguise, which will release in early September 2018.

Cover Reveals

Unknown Enemy by Janet Sketchley

Janet Sketchley has a cover reveal for her Summer 2018 release, Unknown Enemy, book one in the Green Dory Inn Mystery Series. I'm definitely getting the mystery vibe from this ...

About Unknown Enemy

Landon Smith vowed never to return to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Despite her faith, the memories might undo her.

But a shadowy figure has been skulking around the Green Dory Inn—seen only by her friend Anna.

Loyalty demands she stand by this woman who’s been a second mother to her. No matter the cost.

With the police unable to find solid clues, and the incidents escalating, Landon must help Anna discover the truth about the prowler and stop him. Before he turns violent.

One Thing I Know by Kara Isaac

Kara Isaac has the shared cover for her first 2019 release from Howard Books, One Thing I Know. Isn't it beautiful? 

Congratulations, everyone!


  1. Good things are happening among our members!

  2. Excited for all that's happening amongst the ICFW group. I'm especially pleased that Lisa and Lynne's novel is one of the Carol finalists having read and loved it. A multi-layered story that is very deserving.

    Wonderful news for all finalists and for the great progress being made by so many.

    Congratulations all.

    1. Thanks so much for your encouragement along the way, Ian!

  3. Love seeing all these milestones! Congrats everyone and love your cover Kara!

  4. What great news! Congratulations to everyone!!