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Genesis Semi-Finalists 2016

Genesis


Here are the semi-finalists for the 2016 Genesis Contest.

Contemporary


Allison Garcia
Cher Gatto
Tanara McCauley (double semi-finalist)
J. Dolores Perry
Katie Powner
David Rawlings

Historical (up to Vietnam Era)


Carolyn Hill
Kendy Pearson
Joanna Davidson Politano
Linda Thompson
Delores Topliff
Julie Williams
Paul Wootten

Historical Romance

(8 semi-finalists due to a tie)
Kathleen Anderson
Teresa Lyn Barton
Elizabeth Ann Boyles
Martha Hutchens
Tara Johnson
Lauren Luckhart
Michele K. Morris
Kim Taylor

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller


Jennifer Bielicki
Lynne Waite Chapman
Peder Jacobsen
JJ Norwood
Mark Rhyne
Holly Sawyer (double-semi-finalist)

Novella


Megan Besing
Elizabeth Ann Boyles
Tari Faris
Iola Goulton
Cynthia Herron
Aimee Jones
Donna L.H. Smith

Romance


Jeanne M. Dickson
Kimberly Duffy
Tari Faris
Cynthia Herron
Laura Conner Kestner
Beth Olsson
Andrea Michelle Wood

Romantic Suspense


Jaycee Bullard
Joyce Dunaway
Chandra Lynn Smith
Rhonda Herren Starnes
Ruth Taylor
Darlene L. Turner
Hope Welborn

Short Novel


Mary Agius
Megan Besing
Lauren Dearman
Kerry Johnson
Julia Kay Jett
Christy Kennard
Sally Jo Pitts

Speculative


Megan Besing
Vanessa Brannan
Emma Carrie (double semi-finalist)
Melissa Ferguson
Dawn Ford
Jamin N.S. Goecker
Richard Spillman

Young Adult


Jennifer Allen
Jebraun Clifford
D.R. Last
Dana Romanin
Diane Steward
Margaret Stortenbecker
Elizabeth Van Tassel

Genesis finalists will be announced on June 15th. Winners will be awarded during ACFW’s annual conference gala on August 27 in Nashville.

Congratulations!