Christian Retailing

NEWSLETTERS Current Issue Christian fiction group announces Carol Award winners
Christian fiction group announces Carol Award winners PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 September 2012 09:20 AM EDT

American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) has announced the winners of the Carol Awards for fiction at its conference gala in Dallas. Michael Hyatt, former chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson, was keynote speaker at the Sept. 22 event that honored titles from a number of publishers, including Thomas Nelson and Zondervan—both now under the HarperCollins umbrella—and Baker Publishing Group.

Drawing from Eccl. 7:10, Hyatt encouraged attendees to lean into the changes in the publishing world.

"You resist the changes and hope we'll go back to the old days," Hyatt said to the ACFW conference audience and the publishing industry it represented, "but you won't go as far as if you lean into the change."

The Carol Award—formerly the ACFW's Book of the Year Award and renamed to honor Christian fiction pioneer editor Carol Johnson—honors the highest achievement for published authors of Christian fiction.

The 2012 winners were:

HarperCollins: Debut Novel: Fairer Than Morning by Rosslyn Elliott (Thomas Nelson); Long Historical: Fairer Than Morning by Rosslyn Elliott (Thomas Nelson); Romantic Suspense: Lonestar Angel by Colleen Coble (Thomas Nelson); Mystery: Falling to Pieces: A Shipshewana Amish Mystery by Vannetta Chapman (Zondervan); Young Adult: The Merchant's Daughter by Melanie Dickerson (Zondervan).

Baker Publishing Group: Long Contemporary: The Search by Suzanne Woods Fisher (Revell); Short Historical: The Deepest Waters by Dan Walsh (Revell); Long Historical Romance: To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer (Bethany House).

Tyndale House Publishers: Long Contemporary Romance: My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren.

Barbour Publishing: Novellas: An Accidental Christmas from A Biltmore Christmas by Diane T. Ashley/Aaron McCarver.

Harlequin: Short Contemporary: Lakeside Reunion by Lisa Jordan (Love Inspired); Short Contemporary Suspense: Nightwatch by Valerie Hansen (Love Inspired Suspense).

Marcher Lord Press: Speculative Fiction: Broken Sight by Steve Rzasa.

B&H Books: Suspense/Thriller: Fallen Angel by Major Jeff Struecker/Alton Gansky.

Penguin Group (USA): Women's Fiction: Dandelion Summer by Lisa Wingate (Penguin Praise/Berkley).

Other awards presented were: Lifetime Achievement Award: Allen Arnold; Editor of the Year: Julee Schwarzburg; Agent of the Year: Nicole Resciniti (The Seymour Agency); Mentor of the Year: Allison Pittman; and Member Service Award: Jeanne Marie Leach.

ACFW also announced the winners of its 2012 Genesis Contest for unpublished Christian writers, which had nearly 700 entries this year. Click here for the full list of winners.

 

In this current issue:

ECPA to honor IVP's Bob Fryling

News image

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association will honor Bob Fryling with...

READ MORE

Vote for the best products of 2015

News image

Christian Retailing invites Christian retailers, publishers and all who work...

READ MORE

NRF: Significant spending boost expected this Easter

News image

Americans anticipate spending more than ever on Easter this year....

READ MORE

B&H Kids' Bibleman gets reboot

News image

B&H Kids is promoting the fall release of Bibleman: The...

READ MORE

Harvest House Publishers celebrates coloring book success

News image

Harvest House Publishers announced Friday that its new coloring book...

READ MORE

‘Living Forward’ hits best-seller lists

News image

Living Forward by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy has achieved wide...

READ MORE

‘Outreach’ honors IVP titles

News image

Outreach magazine honored six IVP titles as part of the...

READ MORE

Study: Digital payments see 20 percent boost globally

News image

A new study from Juniper Research has found the annual...

READ MORE

‘Miracles From Heaven’ debuts in box office top 3

News image

Miracles From Heaven debuted in theaters to strong reviews and...

READ MORE

Oasis, Tyndale partner on ‘Africa Study Bible’

News image

Major Christian organizations, led by Oasis International, are joining together...

READ MORE

Worthy, Genesis Marketing Group partner

News image

Worthy Publishing announced Tuesday that it has partnered with Genesis...

READ MORE

Bookmasters, Paraclete Press sign fulfillment agreement

News image

Bookmasters has signed an agreement with Paraclete Press to provide...

READ MORE
100%
-
+
0
Show options

Most Popular Articles


a