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  • 2014 First Impressions Finalists Announced

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    ACFW’s 2014 FIRST IMPRESSIONS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

    Palm Bay, FL:  American Christian Fiction Writers is pleased to announce the names of the 2014 First Impressions finalists. First Impressions is ACFW’s contest for unpublished authors seeking input on their first five pages of a manuscript in progress. As the premier organization for published and unpublished Christian Fiction authors, ACFW’s mission is to advance Christian Fiction by inspiring writers to join with God in the creative process, training them in the craft, and educating them in the publishing industry. ACFW considers their First Impressions Contest an important step for many writers on their publishing journey.

    The 2014 First Impressions finalists are:

    Contemporary:
    Emily Conrad
    Jerri Kelley Phillips
    Kiersti Plog

    Historical:
    Linda Brooks Davis
    Cindy Stewart
    Terri Wangard

    Historical Romance:
    Deb Garland
    Kelly Goshorn
    Cindy Regnier

    Mystery/Suspense/Thriller:
    Don Brobst
    Amanda Holland
    Nancy Radosevich

    Novella:
    Anna Weaver Hurtt
    Vicki McCollum
    Irene Onorato

    Romance:
    LeAnne Bristow
    Tanara McCauley
    Stacy Monson

    Romantic Suspense:
    Lisa Bumpus
    Shirley E. Gould
    Karon Ruiz

    Short Novel:
    Glenn Haggerty
    Kim Russell
    Linda Truesdell

    Speculative:
    Cheryl Boyer
    Erica Marie Hogan
    Katie Lohr

    Young Adult:
    Audrey Appenzeller
    Linda Hoover
    Angie Howard

    Winners will be announced on December 15.

    Christian fiction resonates with readers looking for hope-giving stories. ACFW—The Voice of Christian Fiction—has almost 3000 members worldwide—authors, editors, agents, publicists and aspiring writers.

    For more information about the First Impressions Contest, contact:
    Kathleen Turner
    ACFW First Impressions Contest Coordinator
    Impress@acfw.com