Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The American Christian Fiction Writers Awards 2009

Congratulations to all of the award winners this year!

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 AuthorA Passion Most Pure by Julie Lessman
LitsSweet Caroline by Rachel Hauck
Long ContemporarySymphony of Secrets by Sharon Hinck
Long Contemporary RomanceControlling 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
MysteryFor Whom the Wedding Bell Tolls by Nancy Mehl
NovellasStuck on You in A Connecticut Christmas anthology by Rhonda Gibson
Short ContemporaryFamily Treasures by Kathryn Springer
Short Contemporary SuspenseBroken Lullaby by Pamela Tracy
Short HistoricalFamily of the Heart by Dorothy Clark
SpeculativeThe Restorer’s Journey by Sharon Hinck
SuspenseFossil Hunter by John B. Olson
Women’s FictionThe Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner
Young AdultThe 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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