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  • ACFW PRESENTS 2013 CAROL AWARD HONORS FOR CHRISTIAN FICTION


    FOR RELEASE no sooner than SATURDAY SEPT 15, 2013 AFTER 10 pm Eastern

    ACFW PRESENTS 2013 CAROL AWARD HONORS FOR CHRISTIAN FICTION

    Sept 15, 2013, Indianapolis: The American Christian Fiction Writers’ (ACFW) 2013 conference concluded September 15 with an awards gala during which the Carol Award honors were presented for the best in Christian Fiction traditionally published in the previous calendar year.

    From more than 380 entries in this year’s Carol Awards, the following books and authors received top honors in their category.

    DEBUT NOVEL
    Wildflowers from Winter by Katie Ganshert, Waterbrook/Multnomah, editor Shannon Marchese

    CATEGORY NOVEL
    Lost Legacy by Dana Mentik, Love Inspired, editor Emily Rodmell

    CONTEMPORARY
    Heart Echoes by Sally John, Tyndale House, editors Karen Watson, Stephanie Broene, and Kathy Olson

    HISTORICAL
    Where Lilacs Still Bloom by Jane Kirkpatrick, Waterbrook/Multnomah, editor Shannon Marchese

    HISTORICAL ROMANCE
    A Promise to Love by Serena B. Miller, Revell, editor Vicki Crumpton

    MYSTERY/SUSPENSE/THRILLER
    The Soul Saver by Dineen Miller, Barbour Publishing, editors Rebecca Germany and Jaime Chavez

    NOVELLA
    A Recipe for Hope by Beth Wiseman, Thomas Nelson, editor Natalie Hanemann

    ROMANCE
    Saving Gideon by Amy Lillard, B&H Publishing, editors Julie Gwinn and Julie Carobini

    ROMANTIC SUSPENSE
    When a Heart Stops by Lynette Eason, Revell, editor Andrea Doering

    SPECULATIVE
    Daystar by Kathy Tyers, Marcher Lord Press, editor Jeff Gerke

    YOUNG ADULT
    Like Moonlight at Low Tide by Nicole Quigley, Zondervan, editor Jaque Alberta

    The Carol Awards—named for innovative editor Carol Johnson—reflect the impact of skilled storytelling, judged by readers, authors, retailers, librarians, and other industry professionals. ACFW is devoted to training in the craft of Christian fiction, educating in the market, and serving as an advocate in the traditional Christian fiction publishing industry. With 2900 members and 29 local chapters in 21 states, as well as a Beyond-the-Borders e-chapter, ACFW speaks as The Voice of Christian Fiction. www.acfw.com  For more information about the Genesis Contest, contact Allison Wilson at ca@acfw.com.