Friday, September 20, 2013

ACFW Gala Awards

I loved being at the ACFW Annual Conference last weekend, and Sunday night's Gala closed out the conference in style! Frank
Peretti received the first-ever ACFW Lifetime Achievement Award. What an honor to meet him and have my picture made with him! The Genesis Awards were also announced; these are awards given to unpublished authors whose manuscripts are critiqued by established authors, editors, and literary agents. And finally, the Carol Awards were presented to the authors in the following categories. (And yes, there really is a category called Category!)


Lost Legacy by Dana Mentink
(Love Inspired)

Heart Echoes by Sally John
(Tyndale House)
Debut Novel

Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert

Where Lilacs Still Bloom by Jane Kirkpatrick
Historical Romance

A Promise to Love by Serena B. Miller

The Soul Saver by Dineen Miller
(Barbour Publishing)

A Recipe for Hope: an Amish Kitchen Novella by Beth Wiseman
(Thomas Nelson)

Saving Gideon by Amy Lillard
(B&H Publishing)
Romantic Suspense

When a Heart Stops by Lynette Eason

(I was sitting next to Lynette when she won - soooo exciting!! I absolutely adore her and her books, and this one is amazing! My review is here.)

Daystar by Kathy Tyers
(Marcher Lord Press)
Young Adult

Like Moonlight at Low Tide by Nicole Quigley

Lynette Eason texting her family after winning the Carol Award

Carol Award Winners who were present at the Gala
Front row l-r: Lynette Eason, Serena B. Miller, Dana Mentink, Amy Lillard
Back row l-r: Dineen Miller, Nicole Quigley, Katie Ganshert, Beth Wiseman


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