Category: awards

2019 Carol Award Finalists Q&A (and a Giveaway!): Nancy Mehl & Mind Games

2019 Carol Award Finalists Q&A (and a Giveaway!): Nancy Mehl & Mind Games

Posted September 25, 2019 / 39 Comments

Happy Wednesday! Continuing through Saturday (culminating with a list of winners), I have the privilege of sharing mini interviews with nearly all of the 2019 ACFW Carol Award Finalists! Today I’m covering the mystery/suspense/thriller & romantic suspense categories, including Nancy Mehl and her Carol Award nominated book Mind Games! You […]


2019 Carol Award Finalists Q&A (and a Giveaway!): Janice Boekhoff & Cascade

2019 Carol Award Finalists Q&A (and a Giveaway!): Janice Boekhoff & Cascade

Posted September 25, 2019 / 25 Comments

Happy Wednesday! Continuing through Saturday (culminating with a list of winners), I have the privilege of sharing mini interviews with nearly all of the 2019 ACFW Carol Award Finalists! Today I’m covering the mystery/suspense/thriller & romantic suspense categories, including Janice Boekhoff and her Carol Award nominated book Cascade! You can […]










First Line Friday: Week 14 (plus a Giveaway!)

First Line Friday: Week 14 (plus a Giveaway!)

Posted July 1, 2016 / 73 Comments

Friday’s heeeeeere! Hip hip hooray! And it’s a long weekend for those of us who live in the United States, so that makes it an even sweeter Friday 🙂 And since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line! […]


The 2016 Inspy Awards Winners

The 2016 Inspy Awards Winners

Posted June 29, 2016 / 8 Comments

I was so honored to be one of the judges for this year’s Inspy Awards! Bloggers & readers drove the long list nominations, and the advisory board selected the short list. At that point, we judges (all bloggers/reviewers) set out to determine the winner in our respective categories.  Months of […]


The 2016 Carol Award FINALISTS

The 2016 Carol Award FINALISTS

Posted June 27, 2016 / 5 Comments

2016 Carol Award Finalists Here are the finalists for the 2016 Carol Awards. The winners will be announced August 27 during the gala awards dinner in Nashville as part of ACFW’s annual conference. (Hyperlinks go to my reviews.) Contemporary: Finding Me by Kathryn Cushman, Bethany House (Baker) Publishing, editors David […]


The 2016 Christy Award winners

The 2016 Christy Award winners

Posted June 27, 2016 / 17 Comments

2016 CHRISTY AWARDS PRESENTED LAWRENCE, Kan.—Winners of the 2016 Christy Awards honoring and promoting excellence in Christian fiction were announced online today at www.ChristyAwards.com. Winners of the 2016 Christy Awards will be featured on Chris Fabry Live!, Fri., July 1, 2016. Chris Fabry Live! is heard on over 225 terrestrial […]


2016 Inspy Awards Shortlist announced

2016 Inspy Awards Shortlist announced

Posted May 2, 2016 / 2 Comments

  The Christy Awards finalists weren’t the only shortlist to be announced today! The blogger-driven Inspy Awards also announced their shortlist.  I am beyond honored to be a judge this year for the Inspys in the Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense category. Clicking on the hyperlinks in the list below will take […]


2016 Christy Award Finalists announced

2016 Christy Award Finalists announced

Posted May 2, 2016 / 5 Comments

  LAWRENCE, Kan.—The Christy Awards Advisory Board is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2016 Christy Awards honoring excellence in Christian fiction. Award winners will be announced via an online event at www.christyawards.com at 4 p.m. (EDT), Mon., June 27, 2016. “For sixteen years we have hosted the awards at […]


2015 ACFW Carol Awards

2015 ACFW Carol Awards

Posted September 19, 2015 / 1 Comment

Tonight, the American Christian Fiction Writers Conference presented their annual Carol Awards.  You can see a full list of the finalists by clicking on the logo below: Thanks to Tyson Wynn, Ronie Kendig, and Allison Wilson, I was able to watch a livestream and a live update blog of the […]


Tags and Awards: Summertime Madness and Creative Blogger

Tags and Awards: Summertime Madness and Creative Blogger

Posted September 10, 2015 / 9 Comments

Fiddler Blue tagged me in the Summertime Madness Book tag, and Jane @ Greenish Bookshelf gave me the Creative Blogger Award tag.  Thanks, ladies! FTC Disclosure Let’s start with the Summertime Madness Book tag.  And I must say from the outset that summer does nothing for me.  I thrive in Fall […]


Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Posted September 4, 2015 / 0 Comments

So I was digging my way out of a TBR tower-collapse when I got the notification that CJ over at Not Another Dumb Blonde had nominated me for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Thanks, CJ!  Now, I normally don’t do tags/award because… well… SO MANY BOOKS! (See above graphic […]