The Christy Award 2019 Finalists & Winners

I’m excited to join with ECPA and JustRead Publicity Tours in spreading the word about The Art of Writing Conference &  The Christy Award® Gala 2019!! My sincere and enthusiastic congratulations to all The Christy Award 2019 Finalists (listed below and linked to posts featured here on Faithfully Bookish or Amazon)!! I’ve personally had the pleasure of attending this event for the last two years and I highly recommend the experience for published and aspiring authors and even voracious readers of Christian Fiction.

you are invited…

The Christy AwardCelebrate the power of story and honor the craft of writing during two events held the afternoon and evening of Wednesday, November 6 at Lipscomb University in Nashville. Both events feature the industry’s top authors and publishers in workshops and a celebration dinner gala for The Christy Award® program.

The bundled rate for both events is $119. More information below or register now at ChristyAwards.com

 

The Christy Award® 2019 Finalists

Contemporary Romance

The Christy Award 2019 Finalist Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe by Carla Laureano The Christy Award 2019 Finalist Falling For You by Becky Wade The Christy Award 2019 Finalist Wait for Me by Susan May Warren
Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe by Carla Laureano 
Winner – Falling for You by Becky Wade 
Wait for Me by Susan May Warren 

First Novel

The Christy Award 2019 Finalist The Baggage Handler by David Rawlings The Christy Award 2019 Finalist Engraved on the Heart by Tara Johnson The Christy Award 2019 Finalist The Plumb Blooms in Winter by Linda Thompson
Winner – The Baggage Handler by David Rawlings 
Engraved on the Heart by Tara Johnson 
The Plum Blooms in Winter by Linda Thompson

General Fiction

The Christy Award 2019 Finalist No One Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert The Christy Award 2019 Finalist Send Down the Rain by Charles Martin The Christy Award 2019 Finalist We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartels
Winner – No One Ever Asked by Katie Ganshert 
Send Down the Rain by Charles Martin 
We Hope for Better Things by Erin Bartels 

Historical

The Christy Award 2019 Finalist A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano The Christy Award 2019 Finalist Of Fire and Lions by Mesu Andrews The Christy Award 2019 Finalist The Seamstress by Allison Pittman The Christy Award 2019 Finalist Shelter of the Most High by Connilyn Cossette
A Rumored Fortune by Joanna Davidson Politano
Of Fire and Lions by Mesu Andrews 
The Seamstress by Allison Pittman 
Winner – Shelter of the Most High by Connilyn Cossette 

Historical Romance

The Christy Award 2019 Finalist A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter The Christy Award 2019 Finalist Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan The Christy Award 2019 Finalist With This Pledge by Tamera Alexander
A Defense of Honor by Kristi Ann Hunter 
Winner – Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan 
Winner – With this Pledge by Tamera Alexander 

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

The Christy Award 2019 Finalist Called to Protect by Lynette Eason The Christy Award 2019 Finalist Every Wicked Man by Steven James The Christy Award 2019 Finalist Mind Games by Nancy Mehl
Called to Protect by Lynette Eason 
Winner – Every Wicked Man by Steven James
Mind Games by Nancy Mehl 

Short Form

The Christy Award 2019 Finalist The Christmas Heirloom The Christy Award 2019 Finalist Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock The Christy Award 2019 Finalist Falling for Grace by Janet W. Ferguson
A Shot at Love within The Christmas Heirloom by Sarah Loudin Thomas 
Legacy of Love within The Christmas Heirloom by Kristi Ann Hunter 
Winner – Catching Christmas by Terri Blackstock 
Falling for Grace by Janet W. Ferguson 

Visionary

The Christy Award 2019 Finalist Mark of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse The Christy Award 2019 Finalist The Story Peddler by Lindsay Franklin The Christy Award 2019 Finalist The Wounded Shadow by Patrick W. Carr The Christy Award 2019 Finalist Shivering World by Kathy Tyers
Mark of the Raven by Morgan L. Busse 
Winner – Shivering World by Kathy Tyers 
The Story Peddler by Lindsay A. Franklin
The Wounded Shadow by Patrick W. Carr 

Young Adult

The Christy Award 2019 Finalist The Crescent Stone The Christy Award 2019 Finalist Fawkes by Nadine Brandes The Christy Award 2019 Finalist The Warrior Maiden by Melanie Dickerson
The Crescent Stone by Matt Mikalatos 
Fawkes by Nadine Brandes 
Winner – The Warrior Maiden by Melanie Dickerson

 

Book of the Year

 Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan 
Winner – Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

 

about the events

The Art of Writing Conference

Spend the afternoon learning and connecting with writers and publishers through four workshops designed to take your writing to the next level.  Sessions will be led by Lysa TerKeurst (Reaching the Heart of Readers); James Rubart (Next-Level Writing); Anne Bogel (Casting Novel Characters Using the Enneagram); and a panel of marketing pros that include Dave Schroeder (B&H), Michele Misiak (Revell), Steve Laube (Enclave), Anne Bogel (author/ podcaster/ blogger), and Amy Green (Bethany House).

Learn more at ChristyAwards.com/conference.html

The Christy Award 2019 Finalists Gala banner

The Christy Award Dinner Gala

The Christy Award Dinner Gala will celebrate the art of Christian fiction, announce the 2019 winners of The Christy Award, and feature bestselling authors Patti Callahan, James Rubart and Becky Wade. In addition, we’ll honor the legacy of bestselling author and pioneer of inspirational fiction, Janette Oke, in the 40th anniversary year of Love Comes Softly.

Learn more at ChristyAwards.com/Gala.html

 

tour giveaway

JustRead Publicity Tours is hosting a giveaway of up to 2 admissions to The Art of Writing Conference and/or The Christy Award® Gala 2019! See their website for details and to enter!

The Christy Award 2019 Finalists JustRead Giveawayenter giveaway here

 

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