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
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 Crandall –The 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 Kirkpatrick, The Memory Weaver, a 2016 Spur award finalist from the Western Writers of America.
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 Bull – When the Cowboy Rides Away, Elk Lake Publishing, winner of the Texas Association of Authors, 2016 Christian Western Category
Sam Pakan, Jesse’s Seed, Athanatos Publishing’s 2015 Novel of the Year