Monday, July 13, 2009

Saturday evening I was privileged to attend the annual Christy Award ceremony. This is the second time I've attended, both times in Denver. They coincide with the Christian Booksellers Association annual International Christian Retailers Convention that features all things "Christian." Lots of authors, publishers, and booksellers, all promoting books, Bibles, gifts, etc. Almost anything you'd find in a Christian bookstore.

Before the specific awards were announced, we heard Richard Foster speak on the spiritual formation of the writer. Lots of good thoughts to ponder well after the fact!

Then the awards. The Christy Awards honor the best in Christian Fiction in nine categories.

Contemporary Romance
Beyond the Night
Marlo Shalesky

Contemporary Series, Sequels, and Novellas
You Had Me at Good-bye
Tracy Bateman

Contemporary Standalone
Chris Fabry

First Novel
Blue Hole Back Home
Joy Jordan Lake

Until We Reach Home
Lyn Austin (who has won more Christys than any other author)

Historical Romance
From a Distance
Tamera Alexander

The Rook
Steven James

Tom Pawlik

Young Adult
I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires
Cathy Gohlke

To see a complete description of these novels and a biography of the authors, click here.

Lots of good reading here! Enjoy. *smile*

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