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2017 Genesis Semi-Finalists

Genesis


Here are the semi-finalists for the 2017 Genesis Contest.

Contemporary


Barbara Hawley
Jessica Kate
Mary Kay Moody
C.J. Myerly
Carrie Padgett
Robin W. Pearson
Sara-Meg Seese

Historical (up to Vietnam Era)


Elizabeth Ann Boyles
Mary Kay Moody
Kendy Pearson (double semi-finalist)
Cindy Stewart
Delores Topliff
Cheryl Spears Waugh

Historical Romance

(8 semi-finalists due to a tie)
Kathleen D. Bailey
Hannah Currie
Deb Garland
Sherrinda Ketchersid
Rachel Scott McDaniel
Maggie McKenzie
Patti Stockdale
Abigail Wilson

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller


Diane M. Campbell
Andrew Huff
Jeffrey Hulse
Tomi Leslie
Mary Kay Moody
Annette Peterson
Kent Wyatt

Novella


Elizabeth Ann Boyles
Tari Faris
Stephanie Goddard
Cynthia Herron (double semi-finalist)
Susan Tuttle
Cheryl Spears Waugh

Romance

(8 semi-finalists due to a tie)
Laura C. Brandenburg
Deborah Clack
Leslie DeVooght
Robyn Hook
Rebekah Millet
Mollie Joy Rushmeyer
Amanda Wen
Andrea Michelle Wood

Romantic Suspense


Sami A. Abrams
Janelle Morris
Jenny Whitehurst Smith
Lynne Tagawa
Darlene L. Turner (double semi-finalist)
Laurie Wood

Short Novel


Tanya Agler (double semi-finalist)
Kerry Johnson
Sharon J. Mondragon
Michele K. Morris
David Rawlings
Joey Rudder

Speculative

(8 semi-finalists due to a tie)
Matt Aynes
T.D. Barker
Lorri Dudley
Julie Helms
D. Read (double semi-finalist)
Rick Rosenkranz
Kristen Young

Young Adult

(8 semi-finalists due to a tie)
Lori Closter
Xochitl E. Dixon
Barbara Hawley
Kerry Johnson
Jennifer E. Lindsay
Paul H. Maitland Jr.
Katie Powner
Linda Sammaritan

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

Congratulations!