And here are our winners! Be sure to email me, Amy, at email@example.com with your mailing address so I can send you your Starbucks card!
It’s the Monday after the ACFW conference.
For all you readers out there, that might not mean much, but for the writers it is a very big deal. You may have noticed lots of author Facebook pages filled with photos of smiling people in fancy dresses, or blogs about what they learned in the conference workshops. One thing is for sure: there are a lot of tired authors out there this Monday morning!
One of the highlights of the conference is the awards gala. At Bethany House, we are so excited for all of our authors who were honored with nominations and wins. Here are some BHP pictures and highlights.
Julie Klassen was selected as Mentor of the Year, which means ACFW wanted to thank her for all she does to encourage and pour into other writers.
In the Genesis category, Kristi Ann Hunter won the award for her unpublished Historical Romance novel. Why mention this on the Bethany House blog, you ask? Because that novel, My Lord Valet, is going to be published…by us. (I’ve read the first several chapters, and it’s great! Get excited, people!)
For the Carol Awards, we had four winners: A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund for Historical Romance, A Cast of Stones by Patrick W. Carr for Speculative, Undeniably Yours by Becky Wade for Romance, Love by the Letter by Melissa Jagears for Novella (which you can download for free here).
We’re so proud of our authors–and the editors and other members of the BHP team who worked hard on these novels.
In other news…today is National Coffee Day. So, because of that, and because we’re so excited about our talented authors, we’re going to share some of that caffeinated celebration with you. Just comment with a recent book that kept you turning pages late at night. On Thursday, we’ll post the names of four winners, so check back! If you win, we’ll mail you a $5 Starbucks gift card along with a packet of bookmarks (so you know what great books you can read as you sip that coffee!).