Monday, July 11, 2011

The Christy Awards!

Oh. My. Tonight was incredible. Actually, the entire trip is, and I look forward to sharing with you. I am absolutely blown away by how gracious and kind the authors that I am interviewing and meeting are!

Lots to share in the days to come, but for now I just wanted to pop in and share the results of the Christy Awards. What an unforgettable night!

Here are the nominees in each category, with the winner indicated by the Christy symbol.

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Blood Ransom
by Lisa Harris (Zondervan)

Indivisible
by Kristin Heitzmann (WaterBrook Press)

Sworn to Protect
by DiAnn Mills (Tyndale House Publishers)



CONTEMPORARY SERIES
The Reluctant Prophet
by Nancy Rue (David C. Cook)


The Thorn
by Beverly Lewis (Bethany House Publishers,
a division of Baker Publishing Group)

The Waiting
by Suzanne Woods Fisher (Revell Books,
a division of Baker Publishing Group)

CONTEMPORARY STANDALONE
Almost Heaven
by Chris Fabry (Tyndale House Publishers)


Lady in Waiting
by Susan Meissner (WaterBrook Press)

A Season of Miracles
by Rusty Whitener (Kregel Publications)

FIRST NOVEL
Crossing Oceans
by Gina Holmes (Tyndale House Publishers)

Heartless
by Anne Elisabeth Stengl (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

A Season of Miracles
by Rusty Whitener (Kregel Publications)

HISTORICAL
Chosen: The Lost Diaries of Queen Esther
by Ginger Garrett (David C. Cook)

For Time & Eternity
by Allison Pitman (Tyndale House Publishers)

While We’re Far Apart
by Lynn Austin (Bethany House Publishers,
a division of Baker Publishing Group)

HISTORICAL ROMANCE
The Girl in the Gatehouse
by Julie Klassen (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group)


She Walks in Beauty
by Siri Mitchell (Bethany House Publishers,
a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Within My Heart
by Tamera Alexander (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

SUSPENSE
The Bishop
by Steven James (Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

The Bride Collector
by Ted Dekker (Center Street)

Predator
by Terri Blackstock (Zondervan)

VISIONARY
To Darkness Fled
by Jill Williamson (Marcher Lord Press)

Konig’s Fire
by Marc Schooley (Marcher Lord Press)

The Last Christian
by David Gregory (WaterBrook Press)

YOUNG ADULT
The Charlatan’s Boy
by Jonathan Rogers (WaterBrook Press)

The Healer’s Apprentice
by Melanie Dickerson (Zondervan)

Motorcycles, Sushi, and One Strange Book
by Nancy Rue (Zondervan)


Nancy Rue is the first person to receive two Christy Awards on the same night for two different books. What an extra thrill it was for me to be there and be able to give her double hugs!



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Amber S. said...

How exciting!! :D You must be having a blast!

Thanks for sharing about the Christy winners! I have two of the winners' books on my TBR stack, so I'm now even more excited to get to them (Heartless and Girl in the Gatehouse). :)

~Amber