Congratulations 2013 Christy Award Winners!

MP900384688[1]While there are many organizations that present awards within Christian fiction, in my opinion, the Christy Awards are the premier organization. When the nominees are announced every year, no doubt I’ll have already read a number of those titles, often placing them on a Favorites’ list. This year was no exception. I’m disappointed that two of my favorite authors (and friends) John Otte and Laura Frantz didn’t win in their category, but I’m thrilled that they were nominees. It’s definitely an honor to be nominated.

Congratulations to all the 2013 Christy Award Winners!

*Book I’ve read

Lifetime Achievement Christy

Lee Hough

Christy Award Hall of Fame Inductees

Lynn Austin (8 Christys) & Karen Hancock (4 Christys)

Book of the Year

INTO THE FREE* by Julie Cantrell (David C Cook)

Contemporary Romance

THE BREATH OF DAWN* by Kristen Heitzmann (Bethany House Publishers)

Contemporary Series, Sequels & Novellas

YOU DON’T KNOW ME* by Susan May Warren (Tyndale House Publishers)

Contemporary Standalone

NOT IN THE HEART* by Chris Fabry (Tyndale House Publishers)

First Novel

INTO THE FREE* by Julie Cantrell (David C Cook)


FLAME OF RESISTANCE by Tracy Groot (Tyndale House Publishers)

Historical Romance

AGAINST THE TIDE by Elizabeth Camden (Bethany House Publishers)


RARE EARTH by Davis Bunn (Bethany House Publishers)


SOUL’S GATE by James L. Rubart (Thomas Nelson)

Young Adult

CHILD OF THE MOUNTAINS by Marilyn Sue Shank (Delacorte Press)