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2014 Genesis Semi-Finalists

Genesis


Here are the semi-finalists for the 2014 Genesis Contest.

Contemporary
Robin Archibald
Sally Bradley
Kimberli Buffaloe
Lindsay Harrel
Brandy Heineman
Tanara McCauley
Holly Michael
Carrie Padgett
Linda Sammaritan
Jennifer Sienes

Historical (Through Vietnam Era)
(Because of a three-way tie, Historical has 12 Semifinalists)

Heidi Chiavaroli (double semifinalist)
Pat Jeanne Davis
Mark Fisher
Kathleen Freeman
Jennifer Lamont Leo
Dana McNeely
Joanna Politano (double semifinalist)
Cynthia Roemer
Terri Wangard
Lora Young

Historical Romance (Through Vietnam Era)
Misty Beller
Paula Bicknell
Patricia-Riddle Gaddis
Kristi Ann Hunter
Robert Kaku & Gail Kaku
Elizabeth Lukinuk
Rachel Muller
Marilyn Rhoads
Delores Topliff
Abigail Wilson

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Janice Boekoff
Andrew Huff
Mary McCay
Marion McNair
Timothy Moynihan
Dena Netherton
Deb Read
Dennis Ricci
Chris Storm
Bob Sweet

Novella
Renee Blare
Nicole Deese
Beatrice Fishback
Sarah McDaniel
Grace Olson
Crystal Ridgway & Destanie Ridgway
Craig Savige
Christine Schimpf
Chandra Lynn Smith
Peggy Trotter

Romance
Jennie Atkins
LeAnne Bristow
Ashley Clark
Susan Crawford
Tari Faris
Laura Hodges Poole
Sherri Murray
Dena Netherton
Laurie Tomlinson
Andrea Michelle Wood

Romantic Suspense
Nancy Blosser
Loretta Eidson
Emilie Hendryx
Jackie Layton
Michelle Lim
Sara Luther
Carolyn Miller
Linda Rodante (double semifinalist)
Chris Storm

Short Novel
Meghan Carver
Peggy Miracle Consolver
Candee Fick (double semifinalist)
Nicole Jarrell
TC Larson
Kelly Anne Liberto
Sally Pitts
Crystal Ridgway & Destanie Ridgway
Preslaysa Williams

Speculative
T.J. Akers
Carol Eaton
Megan Ebba
Jennifer Gallagher
Clint Hall (double semi-finalist)
Margaret Hamlin
Lauricia Matuska
Don Palmer
Luke Scott

Young Adult
Erica Collins
Jennifer Dyer
Carol Eaton
Jessica Edgerton
Sara Ella
Glenn Haggerty
Karley Kiker
Ashley Mays
Sarah E. Morin
Kristen Joy Wilks

Finalists will be announced around mid-June.  The awards for the Genesis Contest will be given during ACFW’s national conference gala in September in St. Louis. 

Congratulations to all!