Sunday, September 21, 2008

Golden Days won Book of the Year

Me and Erica Vesch after the awards banquet. Erica won the Genesis contest for unpublished writers, except Erica is no longer an unpublished writer. She received a contract from Barbour at the ACFW conference. YAY Erica!!!!!!!!!!!

American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Book of the Year Winners announced.

2008 Book of the Year Winners:

Debut Author

1.. Sushi for One? (Camy Tang) Zondervan, Sue Brower

2.. Bayou Justice (Robin Miller writing as Robin Caroll)

3.. In Between (Jenny B. Jones)

Contemporary Novella

1.. Finally Home (Deborah Raney) Barbour Publishing, Susan Downs

2.. Moonlight & Mistletoe (Carrie Turansky)

3.. Remaking of Moe McKenna (Gloria Clover)

Historical Novella

1.. Love Notes in Love Letters Anthology (Mary Davis) Barbour Publishing, Rebecca Germany

2.. Beyond the Memories (DiAnn Mills)

3.. The Spinster & The Tycoon (Vickie McDonough)


1.. Splitting Harriet (Tamara Leigh) Multnomah Books, Julee Schwarzburg

2.. Sushi for One? (Camy Tang)

3.. One Little Secret (Allison Bottke) & The Book of Jane (Anne Dayton & May Vanderbilt)

Long Contemporary

1.. Within This Circle (Deborah Raney) Steeple Hill Books, Krista Stroever

2.. Like Always (Robert Elmer)

3.. Autumn Blue (Karen Harter)

Long Historical

1. Veil of Fire (Marlo Schalesky) RiverOak, editors Jeff Dunn/Jon Woodhams

1. Tie - Where Willows Grow (Kim Vogel Sawyer) Bethany House, editor Charlene Patterson

2. Fancy Pants (Cathy Marie Hake) & Then Came Hope (Louise Gouge)

3. Courting Trouble (Deeanne Gist)


1.. Your Chariot Awaits (Lorena McCourtney) Thomas Nelson, Amanda Bostic

2.. Death of a Garage Sale Newbie (Sharon Dunn)

3.. Sticks And Stones (Susan Meissner)

Short Contemporary

1.. The Heart of Grace (Linda Goodnight) Steeple Hill Love Inspired, Allison Lyons

2.. Heart of the Family (Margaret Daley)

3.. Wedded Bliss (Kathleen Y'Barbo)

Short Contemporary Suspense

1.. Caught Redhanded (Gayle Roper) Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense, Krista Stroever

2.. Pursuit of Justice (Pamela Tracy)

3.. Nowhere to Hide (Debby Giusti) & Her Christmas Protector (Terri Reed)

Short Historical

1. Canteen Dreams (Cara Putman) & Golden Days (Mary Connealy) Barbour/Heartsong Presents, JoAnne Simmons

2.. A Wealth Beyond Riches (Vickie McDonough)

3.. A Time to Keep (Kelly Eileen Hake)


1.. The Restorer's Son (Sharon Hinck) NavPress, Reagan Reed

2.. Demon: A Memoir (Tosca Lee)

3.. DragonFire (Donita Paul)


1.. Black Ice (Linda Hall) WaterBrook Press, Traci DePree

2.. Coral Moon (Brandilyn Collins)

3.. Abomination (Colleen Coble)

Women's Fiction

1.. Remember to Forget (Deborah Raney) Howard Books/Simon & Schuster, Philis Boultinghouse

2.. Watercolored Pearls (Stacy Hawkins Adams)

3.. A Promise To Remember (Kathryn Cushman)

Young Adult

1.. In Between (Jenny B. Jones) NavPress, Jamie Chavez

2.. Sara Jane: Liberty's Torch (Eleanor Clark)

3.. Saving Sailor (Renee Riva)


CherryBlossomMJ said...

WOOHOO! I still cannot wait to read it!

Camy Tang said...

Congrats, Mary! I didn't get a chance to hug you that night!

Cheri2628 said...


Cheryl (aka Cheri)

Mary Connealy said...

What a great night. Camy beat me in the one category we were against each other. But I can' live with that when I loved her book, Sushi for One so much.

Thanks for the congratulations ladies.

Erica Vetsch said...

Yay! I'm throwing virtual confetti here! What a wonderful night!

CherylStJohn said...

WHOO HOO! Congrats, Mary! You do not look like a truck hit you. You look very happy and proud, as you should.

Ausjenny said...

Congrats Mary im proud of you. im not home so have been missing reading my blogs.