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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Beyond the Night Wins the Christy - Yay!

Hi Friends,

For those of you who haven't heard, BEYOND THE NIGHT won the Christy Award this weekend in the Contemporary Romance Category. Whoo Hoo! The Christies is like the Academy Awards of Christian Fiction, so I'm so excited to have won (especially since I'm working on some new ideas to present to my publisher!).

For a full list of winners, see: http://ajast.com/ChristyAwards2009WinnerPR.pdf

Richard Foster, author of the classic Celebration of Discipline (among others) was the keynote speaker at the awards banquet. And Beyond the Night was the first winner announced. I couldn't be there, so my agent, Steve Laube, accepted the award for me and read my little "thank you" blurb. There was a live blog of the event on the Christy site that you can replay, if you're interested, at http://www.christyawards.com/liveblog.html.

Anyway, I'm so happy and humbled to have received this encouragement, especially as the doubts have been raging lately, like they usually do when I'm needing to start a new project. So neat that God chose the Christy to tell me that He knows the plans He has for me ... and that "this is the way, walk in it."

Blessings to you, my friends. And thanks to all who sent their congrats. It's been so fun to share the "yay!" with so many friends.


Edna said...

I am glad you won also, you are a great writter.