Awards

Awards and Recognition

Sandy Ardoin‘s title, A Reluctant Melody won the 2016 Grace Award for Romance/Historical Romance.

EPCA Best Christian Book award for Young People’s Literature went to Sara Ella for her book, Unblemished, Thomas Nelson

Sara Ella’s Unblemished, Thomas Nelson, is an INSPY and Alliance Award finalist.

2017 Selah Award Finalist’s are:

Kathy Ide, 21 Days of Love, a Fiction Lovers Devotional Compilation, Broadstreet Publishing

Beth Ann Ziarnik, Her Deadly Inheritance

Jill Roman Lord, God Made You Just Right, Worthy Kids

Lilly R. Sanders Ubbens and John Chol Daau, God’s Refugee, Hartline Publishing

Janet S. Grunst, A Heart Set Free, Smitten, LPC Books

Elaine Marie Cooper, Saratoga Letters, LPC Books

Linda Wood Rondeau, Miracle on Maple Street, Elk Lake Publisning

2017 Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year goes to Elaine Stock for her title, Always With You

An Untimely Frost by Penny Richards won First Place in the 2017 Texas Association of Writers in the Historical Fiction category

Suzanne Woods Fisher‘s book, The Newcomer is #3 on the CBA Bestsellers list Romance category April 2017

Beth Ziarnik‘s, Her Deadly Inheritance is a featured title on the ACFW Book Club April 2017

Suzanne Woods Fisher‘s book, Devoted, is #5 on the CBA Bestseller list for Dec 2016

Dorothy Clark‘s book His Substitute Wife got a 4 1/2 star review on Romantic Times for Jan 2017

Suzanne Woods Fisher has 2 books on the bestseller list this month (Nov 2016)– The Devoted #19 & The Inn at Eagle Hill #24.

Jane Kirkpatrick received the Will Rogers Medallion Award for her book The Memory Weaver. Congratulations to Jane and to all the fine people at Revell Books

Sara Ella‘s title Unblemished grabbed Library Journal’s debut OF THE MONTH slot (Oct. 2016), published by Thomas Nelson.

Sinmisola Ogunyinka was nominated in the Nigerian Writers’ Award in 2 categories (Romance Writer of the Year, and Faith-based Writer of the Year)

Lisa Harris has two books on the CBA Bestsellers list (Sept 2016)  – Vendetta & Missing are both in the Romantic Suspense Category, #2 & 3. Vendetta made the 50 best books list in both non-fiction & fiction.

Congratulations to Rick Barry on winning the 2016 Member Service Award at the 2016 ACFW.

Cindy Sproles title Mercy’s Rain has won the 2015 INDIEFAB award under Adult Religious Fiction

Hartline Literary Agent, Jim Hart, has been nominated for ACFW’s Agent of the Year 2016.

Suzanne Woods Fisher‘s book, The Quieting, Revell Publishing  is #5 on the ECPA’s Bestseller list.

Lisa Harris received a 4 star reviews for her new release, Missing, on the Romantic Times list in the inspirational category.

Carrie Fancett Pagels received a 4 star review for her new release, Saving the Marquise’s Granddaughter.

An Untimely Frost by Penny Richards spent three weeks on the B&N bestseller list for Overall Trade Paper Mystery.

Patricia Riddle Gaddis‘s title, Lady Doctor at Biltmore House was a finalist in the Romance Writers of America TBLA category of Historical Romance

Suzanne Woods Fisher was selected as Lifeway’s novelist of the month. (May 2016)

Lisa Harris’s book Vendetta is a 2016 Christy Award Finalist.

Kregel Publications signed a foreign rights agreement with the Dutch Publisher, Uitgeverig Mozaiek, for Cindy Sproles title, Mercy’s Rain.

Christy Barritt received a 4 star rating from Romantic Times for her Love Inspired Suspense, Dark Harbor.

Debbie Archer is a finalist in the Fab Five Inspirational Division Contest from WisRWA for her unpublished fiction Romantic Comedy.

Dawn CrandallThe Captive Imposter is a finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence contest. The Captive Imposter was also long-listed (semi-finalist) in the INSPY awards earlier this year.

Jane KirkpatrickThe Memory Weaver, a 2016 Spur award finalist from the Western Writers of America.

Lisa Harris received the Reviewers’ Choice Award in the inspirational suspense category for Vendetta, Revell.

Cindy Sproles, Mercy’s Rain, Kregel Publications took a Silver Medal in the 2016 – Illuminations Awards, and has been nominated for the 2016 IndieFab Awards Book of the Year (winner tba in June).

Sandra M. Hart, Stranger  on My Land, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, Christian Small Publishers, 2016 Book of the Year Finalist.

Molly Noble BullWhen the Cowboy Rides Away, Elk Lake Publishing, winner of the Texas Association of Authors, 2016 Christian Western Category

Suzanne Woods Fisher Anna’s Crossing is #4 on the March  CBA Bestseller list – Romance  category, and her title Imposter continues to stay on the CBA Bestseller list at #5

Susan F. Craft – Cassia Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. 2016 Christy Nomination
Cindy Sproles Mercy’s Rain. Kregel Publications is a 2016 Christy Nomination, and is Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award Finalist in the categories of: Religious (Adult Fiction)
David Stearman Falling for Chloe. Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. 2016 Christy Nomination.
Buck Storm Miracle Man. Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. 2016 Christy Nomination.
Carole Brown The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman. Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Winner of the 2015 USA Best Book Awards.  Religion: Christian Inspirational Category.
Cindy Sproles, Mercy’s Rain, Kregel Publications was a 2015 Selah Award Finalist, as well as a finalist in the 2015 Golden Scrolls contest.
Sandra Barnes The Presence of Cyn. Elk Lake Publishing. 2015 Christian Literary Awards Reader’s Choice Nomination. Youth and Young Adult Category.
Kate Breslin For Such a Time, Bethany House.  2015 Carol Award Winner.  Best Debut Novel.
Suzanne Woods Fisher‘s Anna’s Crossing is #2 on CBA’s September 2015 Bestsellers in Fiction-Romance and #48 in their Overall Bestselling Books for the same month.
Dawn Crandall The Bound Heart, Whitaker House. Overall Winner of the 2015 Clash of the Titles Laurel Award.
Dawn Crandall The Hesitant Heiress, Whitaker House. Winner of the 2015 RWA Wisconsin Write Touch Readers Award.  Inspirational category.
Jane Kirkpatrick. A Light in the Wilderness, Revell.  2015 WILLA Award.  Best Original Paperback.
Jane Kirkpatrick, A Light in the Wilderness, Revell,  2015 finalist, Best Western Historical Novel, Western Writers of America.
Lisa Harris‘s Vendetta, Revell, received a four-and-a-half star TOP PICK! Inspirational rating & review in the October 2015 RT Book Reviews.
Bonnie S. Calhoun‘s Lightning, Revell, received a four-star Inspirational rating & review in the October 2015 RT Book Reviews.
Suzanne Woods Fisher‘s The Imposter, Revell, received a four-star Inspirational rating & review in the October 2015 RT Book Reviews.
Dawn Crandall The Hesitant Heiress. Whitaker House. 2015 American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award. Finalist in the Debut Novel Category.
Kate Breslin For Such a Time.  Bethany House.  2015 American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award.  Double Finalist in the Debut Novel and Historical Romance Categories.
Carrie Stuart Parks A Cry from the Dust. HarperCollins Christian Publishing. 2015 American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Award. Finalist in the Mystery/ Suspense/Thriller Category.
   
Kate Breslin  For Such a Time.  Bethany House.  The Christy Awards 2015.  Finalist in the First Novel Category.
Sandra M. Hart, Stranger on My Land, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, Inspirational readers choice award RCA finalist 2015
Ace Collins  The Color of Justice. Abingdon Press.  The Christy Awards 2015.  Finalist in the Suspense Category.
Carrie Stuart Parks A Cry from the Dust. Thomas Nelson.  The Christy Awards 2015. Finalist in the Suspense Category.
Dawn Crandall The Hesitant Heiress. Whitaker House. Winner of the RWA Birmingham Chapter’s 2015 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.
Kate Breslin  For Such a Time.  Bethany House.  Christian Retailing Best Awards 2015. Finalist in the First-Time Authors Category.
Ace Collins.  Man’s Best Hero:  True Stories of Great American Dogs.  Abingdon Press.  Christian Retailing Best Awards 2015. Finalist in the Gift Books Category.
Suzanne Woods FisherThe Calling. Baker Publishing Group.  Christian Retailing Best Awards 2015. Finalist in the Fiction: Amish Category.
Kate Breslin.  For Such a Time.  Bethany House.  2015 RITA Awards.  Finalist for Best First Book and Finalist in the Inspirational Romance Category.
Rose Ross-ZedikerThe Widow’s Suitor. Harlequin Heartsong Presents.  2015 RITA Awards.  Finalist in the Inspirational Romance Category.
  
Carole BrownThe Redemption of Caralynne Hayman. Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. EPIC‘s eBook Competition for 2015. Finalist in the Romantic Suspense Category.

Sam Pakan, Jesse’s Seed,  Athanatos Publishing’s  2015  Novel of the Year

 

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