Coffee and Celebration!

And here are our winners! Be sure to email me, Amy, at with your mailing address so I can send you your Starbucks card!


It’s the Monday after the ACFW conference.

ACFW1For 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.


Kristi Ann Hunter and Julie Klassen in Regency dress at the genre dinner.

In the Genesis category, Kristi Ann Hunter won the award for her unpublished Historical Romance novel.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!)


Becky Wade and Jody Hedlund at the gala.


Melissa Jagears with her Carol Award.

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.


Patrick W. CarrA Cast of Stones was his debut novel!

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!).

30 thoughts on “Coffee and Celebration!

  1. Thanks for celebrating the Carol Awards with this post and for sharing the love with readers via gift cards! What a fun idea!

    I was beyond proud to see Bethany House authors do so well. It’s always a joy to celebrate books, authors, and the editors and publishing staff who make everything possible.

  2. I just finished Deceived by Irene Hannon – though I confess I didn’t stay up late reading it, since I just started a new job and was wiped when I got home. Hmm, last book that kept me up late . . . I would have to say Awakening by Tracy Higley. I think that was the last thing I read that kept me up late – or actually I think that was the last book I read, before Deceived. 🙂

    Thanks for the giveaway!


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  4. A Bride in Store by Melissa Jagears. Congrats on her Carol Award! I’m going to check out some of the other books listed here. Thanks!

  5. I have been reading Crooked Lines by Holly Michael. I loved the story line so much I am reading it again just to see what I might have missed!!

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