Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Jill Williamson unveils book cover for From Darkness Won

Coming in April 2011 from Marcher Lord Press is the third novel in Jill Williamson's Blood of Kings trilogy.

No word yet on the summary, but you can read our reviews of the first two books to find out their style.

By Darkness Hid review
To Darkness Fled review

You can also read an excerpt of the first book here.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christian Writers Guild Acquires Word Weavers

Jerry B. Jenkins, owner of the Christian Writers Guild headquartered in Colorado Springs, has announced the acquisition of Word Weavers, a Florida-based organization of local writing critique groups with chapters in three states.

"The leadership of Word Weavers has developed a great model for local chapters, " Jenkins says, "and they've agreed to stay on to help us create a nationwide network of such groups. "

The Christian Writers Guild trains writers through email courses, contests, conferences, and critiques. "Plugging our members and students in to peer groups has been an ingredient we've long dreamed of adding to the mix," Jenkins says. "The acquisition of Word Weavers gives us a ready-made platform to do just that. "

Larry Leech, president of Word Weavers, says, "Vice-presidents Eva Marie Everson and Cheri Cowell and I are excited about joining the Christian Writers Guild team. Like the Guild, Word Weavers is dedicated to developing writers. Becoming part of CWG significantly expands opportunities and benefits for current and future Word Weavers members. We're grateful for the opportunity to help the Guild coach and encourage aspiring writers. "

For more information, visit www.christianwritersguild.com or www.wordweaversonline.com

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Marcher Lord Press to re-release Sharon Hinck's Sword of Lyric series

This just in...

Marcher Lord Press, the premiere publisher of Christian speculative fiction, has just announced plans to re-publish the now out-of-print Sword of Lyric series by Sharon Hinck.

The series did not, in our opinion, receive the attention it deserved, so we're thrilled to hear this news!

Read our interview with Sharon about the series.
Read our review of The Restorer.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Coming in May from Mike Dellosso

Coming in May 2011 from Realms is another thriller from Mike Dellosso! No word yet on the plot, but if it's anything like Mike's other novels, then it'll be a good one. You can read the first chapter in the back of Mike's last book Darlington Woods.

Read our interview with Mike.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Lorena McCourtney is back!

And so is Andi McConnell and her limousine!

This just in from author Lorena McCourtney:

Many of you have written to me asking about another book in the series that started with Your Chariot Awaits, and for a long time I didn’t have a good answer for you.

Now, Book #2, Here Comes the Ride, is available. The occasion is the “wedding of the century” at a local estate, and Andi has a five-day, live-in gig transporting the wedding party and Hollywood guests. There’s the groom with cell phone welded to his ear. The bride who suspects she will be murdered at the ceremony. The over-the-hill, movie star stepmother with an ambitious agenda of her own, plus blackmail, betrayal, along with enough hot hostility and competition to melt that life-sized sculpture of the bride and groom. And murder!

Along with chasing down a killer, Andi is figuring out her relationship with God and testing the limits of her aging anatomy with a skateboard. Plus the complication of her relationship with Keegan “Fitz” Fitzpatrick, the guy who is living proof that some men really do age like fine wine.

Like most killers, this one objects to being brought to justice. Will Andi wind up with more bullet holes in her limo - or in her? Here's a copy of the cover:

The book is available as a Kindle edition from Amazon. You can order it here. Here Comes the Ride will come up, and you can order it right there for your Kindle. For only $2.99!

You all know about Kindle, don’t you, the wireless reading device put out by Amazon? You don’t have one? Well, I don’t either! But what I do have, and you can too, is a free download of Kindle to put on your computer. To get that free download, go to the Amazon site and in the Search area near the top, put in “All Departments.” Then in the next space over, put “Kindle for PC,” (Or “Kindle for Mac” or “Kindle for iPad” if that’s what you have) and it will take you to the proper page to get the free download.

If you haven’t read the first book in this mystery series, Your Chariot Awaits is also available as a Kindle download. The price (as set by the publisher) is a little higher.

Read our interview with Lorena here.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Immanuel's Veins by Ted Dekker book trailer

Summary:

This story is for everyone--but not everyone is for this story.

It is a dangerous tale of times past. A love story full of deep seduction. A story of terrible longing and bold sacrifice.

Then as now, evil begins its courtship cloaked in light. And the heart embraces what it should flee. Forgetting it once had a truer lover.

With a kiss, evil will ravage body, soul, and mind. Yet there remains hope, because the heart knows no bounds.

Love will prove greater than lust. Sacrifice will overcome seduction. And blood will flow.

Because the battle for the heart is always violently opposed. For those desperate to drink deep from this fountain of life, enter.

But remember, not everyone is for this story.

Book trailer for Ted Dekker's Immanuel's Veins:

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Introducing Brandilyn Collins video

Brandilyn has recently signed a three book contract with B&H Fiction.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Kathy Tyers signs to Marcher Lord Press!

Marcher Lord Press Founder and Publisher Jeff Gerke has officially signed Kathy Tyers, author of the acclaimed Firebird trilogy.

"We are thrilled to be Kathy Tyers's publisher," said Jeff. "Kathy's impact on Christian publishing is nearly unrivaled. We feel extremely blessed that she has agreed to join our award-winning stable of authors."

As publisher and acquisitions editor, Gerke long pursued Tyers, trying to sign her for Marcher Lord Press. But in the end it was the Marcher Lord Press authors and books, not Gerke's efforts, that swayed Tyers's heart.

"I read several excellent novels that were recently released by Marcher Lord Press," she said, "and I decided this was the best place to finish the Firebirdseries. I'm delighted to be part of a great and growing team."

Kathy is also known for her Star Wars novels, most notably The Truce at Bakura. The popularity of her treatment of the Star Wars storyline led to her contributing to several Star Wars short story collections including Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina, Tales from Jabba's Palace, Tales of the Bounty Hunters, and Tales from The Empire.

And she's not done, folks. Jeff is planning to release a deluxe, author's preferred version of the Firebird trilogy in one volume -- plus two additional Firebird novels that have been selected but will be announced at a future date!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

New Award for Faith-Driven Literature Announced!

Announcing the INSPYs: the Bloggers' Award for Excellence in Faith-Driven Literature

July 2, 2010—Organizers announced the creation of a new book award today. The announcement of the INSPY awards coordinated with the launch of the INSPYs website, http://inspys.com.

The innovative award is designed to help readers in their search for the preeminent faith-inspired literature of today. The INSPYs were created to select and showcase books with the highest literary standards that grapple with the Christian faith. To find these works, the INSPYs net is cast wide, accepting nominations of books aimed at the Christian bookstore market as well as those from the general market.

The INSPYs are the brainchild of Amy Riley, of My Friend Amy, creator of Book Blogger Appreciation Week. "We feel nothing compares to excellent faith-driven fiction, but it can be difficult to weed through the multitude of books published each year in both the Christian marketplace and the general market to find the best ones," Riley said.

Another factor that sets the INSPY awards apart is that it's organized and will be judged by bloggers with considerable experience and knowledge of books published in both the general market and the CBA market.

Award organizers are seeking book nominations in the following genres: Historical Fiction; Amish Fiction; Thriller, Suspense, Crime Fiction; General and Literary Fiction; Romance and Romantic Suspense; Speculative Fiction; Creative nonfiction; and Young Adult Fiction. The deadline to nominate a book is July 31.

In addition to book nominations, judges for each genre are also being sought this month.


Another way to help is to spread the word — blog about the INSPYs, tell your friends.

The winners of the first-ever INSPY awards will be announced December 13.

The advisory committee consists of Amy Riley of My Friend Amy, Carrie Kitzmiller of Books and Movies, Deborah of Books, Movies & Chinese Food, Hannah Nielsen of Word Lily, and Rel Mollet of Relz Reviewz.

To stay informed, subscribe to the site: Inspys.com.

Contact:

Hannah Nielsen, wordlily@gmail.com OR: inspyawards@gmail.com

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Jim Rubart's Book of Days coming in January

On the heels of his successful novel Rooms, James Rubart will release Book of Days in January 2011.

Summary:

What if you were losing your most treasured memories? Of your wife who passed away, of your dad who died far too young? What if you heard of a book whaere all of those memories are recorded and you could get them back? And what if this book also told your future? Would you believe it? Would you go on a desperate search for it, holding onto a strand of hope it would bring healing and answer all your questions?

Young Cameron Vaux's mind is slipping. Memories of his wife, killed two years earlier in a car accident, are vanishing just as his late father predicted they would. Memories he knows are critical to remember. But his only hope for answers, and a cure, seems to lie in search for a book--and a God--he doesn't believe in.

Read our interview with Jim.

Monday, June 28, 2010

ACFW Book of the Year Awards become the Carol Awards

This just in from ICRS:

We're excited to share with you the announcement our President, Cynthia Ruchti, and CEO, Colleen Coble are making on behalf of ACFW:

The International Christian Retailers Show seemed the ideal venue for American Christian Fiction Writers—now more than 2100 members strong—to make an announcement of significance to Christian publishers, authors, and retailers who keep their eye on Christian fiction.

For ten years, ACFW has considered itself in partnership with those who publish and sell the books our members write. The process of getting great stories into the hands of readers makes each link a necessity.

That's why we've chosen this event, among these industry people, to announce a major advancement in what has to this point been known as ACFW's Book of the Year awards.

Each year, publishers and individual authors enter hundreds of recent Christian fiction releases in the ACFW Book of the Year Awards contest. Past Book of the Year winners have included noted authors Tracie Peterson, DiAnn Mills, Robin Lee Hatcher, Kim Vogel Sawyer, and many other skilled CBA novelists honored by ACFW for excellence in Christian fiction.

In 1979, Bethany Publishing House editor Carol Johnson made a bold move that served as a catalyst for unprecedented growth in Christian fiction. It was a decision that changed the face of the industry and the content of readers' bookshelves. Mrs. Johnson championed Christian fiction by acquiring author Janette Oke, whose Love Comes Softly blazed a trail for future storytellers.

ACFW owes a great debt of gratitude to the pioneers of Christian fiction and to those whose efforts have helped make Christian fiction the storytelling powerhouse it is today. To honor editorial pioneer Carol Johnson and others like her who envisioned how Christian fiction could make a mark in the publishing world, ACFW has renamed our Book of the Year Award. From this point on, the highest achievement in our award program for published authors will be The Carol Award.

Asked to comment on Carol Johnson's impact, Bethany House Publishers' Vice President of Editorial David Horton notes, "Carol's vision for the future of fiction, her belief in the power of story to share God's truth, her respect for the art of writing, her trust in the editorial process, and her abiding concern for her authors set the course that Bethany House continues to follow today. Her acquisitions knocked open doors we now take for granted. The books she edited touched millions of lives."

Carol Johnson will be present for the awards banquet at ACFW's annual conference September 17-20 in Indianapolis to present the inaugural Carol Awards.

Janette Oke will attend as well, to join conferees and industry professionals in celebrating the growth of Christian fiction and to present Carol Johnson with ACFW's first ever Lifetime Achievement Award.

Visit the ACFW website.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

2010 Christy Award Winners!

The 2010 Christy Awards presentation was held Saturday evening, June 26, 2010, at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand in advance of the International Christian Retail Show. The dessert reception featured a keynote address entitled “Be That Well” by best-selling author and
entrepreneur Lisa Samson and was emceed by editor Lonnie Hull DuPont, Baker Publishing Group. To involve Christian fiction fans not able to attend the event in person, a liveblog of the event was provided online, and an archive of the event can be accessed online at www.ChristyAwards.com.

The Christy Awards honor the best in Christian fiction in nine categories. The Christy Awards
Advisory Board is pleased to announce the following winners of the 2010 Christy Awards.

Contemporary Romance
Breach of Trust
by DiAnn Mills (Tyndale House Publishers)


Read our interview with DiAnn Mills






Contemporary Series, Sequels & Novellas
Who Do I Talk To? by Neta Jackson (Thomas Nelson)


Read our review.
Read our interview with Neta.






Contemporary Standalone
The Passion of Mary-Margaret by Lisa Samson (Thomas Nelson)


Read our review






First Novel
Fireflies in December by Jennifer Erin Valent (Tyndale House Publishers)


Read our review
Read our interview with Jennifer





Historical
Though Waters Roar
by Lynn Austin (Bethany House Publishers: a Division of Baker Publishing Group)








Historical Romance
The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen (Bethany House Publishers: a Division of Baker Publishing Group)








Suspense
Lost Mission by Athol Dickson (Howard Books: a Division of Simon & Schuster)


Read our review






Visionary
By Darkness Hid by Jill Williamson (Marcher Lord Press)


Read our review






Young Adult
North! or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson (WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group)


Read our review
Read our interview with Andrew




The Christy Awards are proud to honor both Catherine Marshall and her novel through the annual presentation of the Christy Awards, which recognize novels of excellence. The Christy Awards were established in 1999 to nurture and encourage creativity and quality in the writing and publishing of fiction written from a Christian worldview; to bring a new awareness of the breadth and depth of fiction choices available, helping to broaden the readership; and, to provide an opportunity to recognize novelists whose work may not have reached bestseller status.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChristyAward
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ChristyAward

Click here to read the full list of nominees.

And here's a pdf of all the winners with a summary of each book.

Visit the Christy Awards website.

Friday, June 25, 2010

B&H Thriller Book Tour Starts Friday!

This week on Friday, the B&H Thriller Tour launches. The four B&H authors taking part in this tour are Brandilyn Collins, Tosca Lee, Robin Caroll, and Jim Rubart. It will start in St. Louis, go to Philadelphia and Baltimore, and end up in New York. Note: additional New York area venues are being booked. Here's the schedule so far:

Friday, June 25: St. Louis area


2:00 – 4:00: Parable Bookstore

1716 Missouri State Road
Arnold, MO 63010
636-287-1231

6:00 – 8:00: Family Christian Store

167 Mid Rivers Mall Dr
St Peters, MO 63376-4309
636-278-2895

Saturday, June 26th


12:00 – 2:00 PM: Mainstreet Books

307 South Main Street
St. Charles, MO 63301
636-949-0105

4:00 – 6:00 PM: Lifeway Christian Store
11977 Saint Charles Rock Road
Bridgeton, MO 63044
314-344-0014

Sunday, June 27th
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Barnes & Noble
721 Gravois Road
Fenton, MO 63026
636-326-2148

Thursday, July 1: Philadelphia area and Baltimore
11:00 – 1:00--Lifeway Christian Store
2320 Industrial Highway
York, PA 17402
717-757-5311

4:00 – 6:00 PM--Lifeway Christian Store
White Marsh Plaza Shopping Center
7900 Honeygo Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21236
410-931-8038

Friday, July 9th: New Jersey
7:00-9:00 PM: Borders

290 Commons Way
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
(908) 231-0111

Saturday, July 10: New York area
1:00 – 3:00: Barnes & Noble
290 Baychester Ave.
Bronx, NY 10475
718-862-3945

NOTE: Brandilyn will be signing posters that look like this too (click to enlarge). Very cool:



Thursday, June 24, 2010

Renee Riva's new book on Amazon Kindle for $.99!!

Check out Renee Riva's new book Farley's Five & Dime on Amazon Kindle for $.99! You can't lose with a price like that.

Description:
Farley’s Five-and-Dime plops the reader into a fun, folksy, small town setting, with a touch of romance, humor, and sweet southern charm.

Set in the small town of Hog Eye Holler, Kentucky, in the 1950’s. Kids, and the young at heart alike, will enjoy meeting eleven-year-old Mazie May Farley; a cross between Pippi Longstocking and Caddie Woodlawn. The high spirited, red-headed whirlwind who helps her family run the local Five-and–Dime, has her sights on the popular town hunk-a-hunk, Billy Ray Baxter. In her comical, self-defeating schemes to snag Billy Ray away from Emma Jean Jacobs, Mazie is taken by surprise at the outcome of her high jinx attempts. When Billy fails to fall for Mazie’s numerous attempts to get him to invite her to the long anticipated Sweetheart Waltz, she raises the stakes higher and higher. Chaos and calamity ensue. The story ends on a note of sweet serendipity—but may not be exactly what Mazie was shooting for. Sometimes life has a way of surprising us when we are busy making other plans.

Read our interview with Renee at TitleTrakk.com.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Braveheart screenwriter to pen novel for Tyndale House

Oscar-nominated screenwriter and New York Times bestselling author Randall Wallace will publish a new novel with Tyndale House Publishers, currently scheduled for release in the summer of 2011.

Wallace’s book, a contemporary drama about a grieving young doctor’s journey to recover and employ his unique surgical skills, is tentatively titled The Touch.

“Randall Wallace has an innate ability to tell a story that stirs our desire to display the best human qualities—courage, nobility, sacrifice, and faith. That’s why we’re delighted to have the opportunity to partner together to bring his inspiring and compelling writing to a new and broader audience of readers,” said Karen Watson, Associate Publisher of Fiction, Tyndale.

Wallace has written four feature films: We Were Soldiers, Pearl Harbor, The Man in the Iron Mask, and the 1995 Academy Award–winning film Braveheart. For his work on Braveheart, he received the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, as well as Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. He is currently directing the film Secretariat,to be released by Disney Studios in the fall of 2010. A Southern California resident, Wallace is the founder of Hollywood for Habitat for Humanity.
In the publishing agreement with Tyndale House, Mr. Wallace was represented by Mel Berger
of WME.

Tyndale House Publishers
was founded in 1962 by Dr. Kenneth N. Taylor as a means of publishing The Living Bible. Tyndale publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), and other resources for home and family. Within the past ten years, more than thirty Tyndale nonfiction or fiction books have become New York Times bestsellers, including the popular Left Behind fiction series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins and novels by Karen Kingsbury, Francine Rivers, and Joel C. Rosenberg. Tyndale is substantially owned by the Tyndale House Foundation. As a result, the company’s profits help underwrite charitable works around the world. Tyndale House is located in Carol Stream, Illinois.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New Online Christian Fiction Magazine Coming This Fall

NASHVILLE, TN—(June 15, 2010)—This fall, Salem Publishing will launch FamilyFiction, a major resource for helping consumers discover the best in Christian fiction, through a bimonthly digital magazine, email newsletter and website. FamilyFiction’s coverage will span the breadth of Christian fiction—Amish, Historical, Suspense, Speculative, Romance, Contemporary and Young Adult—with timely news updates, up-to-date release lists, reviews, interviews, book trailers and more.

“FamilyFiction addresses a great need,” says Michael Miller, General Manager of Salem Publishing. “We look forward to exposing more and more Christian fiction readers to these great authors.”

“There is a reason Jesus taught in parables,” says Robin Lee Hatcher, best-selling author of the Sisters of Bethlehem Springs series (Zondervan). “The power of story is that it puts us into the lives of the characters, letting us see and experience things through those characters. In the process, we learn and sometimes are changed.”

“Fiction is a powerful tool in the hands of believers,” notes Francine Rivers, New York Times bestselling author of Her Mother’s Hope (Tyndale House). “It is a non-threatening way to share our faith with unsaved friends and relatives who might not be willing to read the Bible or talk about Jesus. I know of many new authors who will gain a wider audience through this new resource. The quality of Christian fiction just keeps getting better. FamilyFiction will be a great place to let it shine!”

Adds Robert Liparulo, author of the YA time-travel thriller Frenzy (Thomas Nelson): “What? A way to find and promote stories by Christian authors who share my values? Where do I sign up? Way to go, guys!”

“I applaud Salem Communications in the launch of FamilyFiction,” says DiAnn Mills, author of The Call of Duty series (Tyndale) and the historical romance A Woman Called Sage (Zondervan). “This new resource will be helpful to me in my various roles—writer, promoter of Christian fiction, trainer and encourager of authors—and avid reader!”

Salem Publishing plans to launch the FamilyFiction digital magazine, newsletter and comprehensive website Fall 2010. In the meantime, Christian fiction readers can sign up for updates at FamilyFiction.com and connect on Facebook.com/FamilyFiction and Twitter.com/FamilyFiction.

About Salem Publishing
Salem Publishing is a top producer of Christian-themed magazines and websites that reach a broad spectrum of the Christian market. Salem Publishing is owned by Salem Communications (NASDAQ: SALM), a leading U.S. radio broadcaster, Internet content provider and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. In addition to its radio properties and Salem Publishing, Salem Communications owns Salem Radio Network, which syndicates talk, news and music programming to approximately 2,000 affiliates; Salem Radio Representatives, a national radio advertising sales force; and Salem Web Network, an Internet provider of Christian content and online streaming. Additional information about Salem Publishing may be accessed at the company’s website, SalemPublishing.com.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Ted Dekker teams with Tosca Lee for new trilogy

This just in from Ted Dekker's Facebook page:

Is it possible to write a story that eclipses the scope and impact of The Circle Series? Ted thinks so and he said as much at the Chicago Gathering on Saturday. In fact, he dropped a bombshell to the collective gasp of the 300 people in the room. Not only does he think it's possible, but it's already being written for a Summer 2011 release from Hachette Book Group.

It's entitled Forbidden and it's unlike any Dekker story you've read to date.

For those who weren't there to see the video trailer on Saturday, here is the synopsis:

Four hundred eighty years have passed since civilization's brush with extinction. Perfect order reigns. Humanity's greatest threats have all been silenced. There is no disease, no malice, no hate, no war. There is only peace.

Until the day when one man discovers the truth: Every single soul walking the earth is actually dead. The human heart has been stripped of all that makes it human. Now only he is alive and only he has the knowledge that can once again awaken humanity.

But the way is treacherous and the cost is staggering. For, indeed, in that day life itself is...Forbidden.


But this is going to be different, Ted explained. To pull this story off right would require a unique blend of Dekker style thrills and grit told with masterful prose like he's never delivered before. It would mean going beyond himself in a completely new way. It would mean collaborating with someone as unique and edgy as he is to create something better than he could on his own.

So the search began to find that one writer to elevate this story and make it larger than life. We thought it was an order too big to fill and we almost gave up. Then we found her.

Those at the Gathering met her already, but now we'd like to introduce you because you're going to hear a lot more about the extremely talented Tosca Lee very soon. Trust us.

For those who are unacquainted with her, Tosca is the acclaimed novelist of the groundbreaking (and controversial) books Demon and Havah. She's also working on a novel about Judas...told in first person. If you met her you might think she is the long lost female side of Ted. And you might be right.

She's grit and beauty in one package and has a way of finessing the English language in a way that's best described as lyrical.

Forbidden is the first in the series that will likely become a trilogy. The collaboration process is unlike anything he's done before. It had to be. Ted said that it had to be seamless and feel 100% Dekker or the world would never see it. As a collaborative title, it will be completely different than House, Kiss, or Burn.

More details will be released soon about this exciting venture and you'll be the first to hear about it right here. We haven't seen Ted this consumed with a story since the Circle. And if that's any indication of what's to come we should all get ready for the ride ahead.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

2010 Christy Award nominees announced!

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The Christy Advisory Board is pleased to announce nominees in nine categories for the 2010 Christy Awards honoring Christian fiction. The Christy Awards will be conferred in advance of the International Christian Retailing Show at a ceremony at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel, Sat., June 26, 2010, at 7:30 p.m. Author and entrepreneur Lisa Samson, a two-time Christy Award winner and seven-time nominee, will present the keynote address.

Tickets to the event are $30. For more information about the awards reception and to make reservations (beginning Apr. 30), visit the Christy Award website at http://www.christyawards.com.

The 2010 Christy Award nominees are:

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
  • Breach of Trust by DiAnn Mills • Tyndale House Publishers

  • How Sweet It Is by Alice J. Wisler • Bethany House Publishers: a Division of Baker Publishing Group

  • Stand-In Groom by Kaye Dacus • Barbour Publishing


CONTEMPORARY SERIES, SEQUELS, AND NOVELLAS
  • Who Do I Talk To? by Neta Jackson • Thomas Nelson

  • The Hope of Refuge by Cindy Woodsmall • WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group

  • Daisy Chain by Mary DeMuth • Zondervan


CONTEMPORARY STANDALONE
  • June Bug by Chris Fabry • Tyndale House Publishers

  • The Passion of Mary-Margaret by Lisa Samson • Thomas Nelson

  • Veiled Freedom by Jeanette Windle • Tyndale House Publishers


FIRST NOVEL
  • The Familiar Stranger by Christina Berry • Moody Publishers

  • Fireflies in December by Jennifer Erin Valent • Tyndale House Publishers

  • Scared by Tom Davis • David C. Cook


HISTORICAL
  • A Flickering Light by Jane Kirkpatrick • WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group

  • Though Waters Roar by Lynn Austin • Bethany House Publishers: a Division of Baker Publishing Group

  • The Swiss Courier by Tricia Goyer & Mike Yorkey • Revell Books: a Division of Baker Publishing Group


HISTORICAL ROMANCE†
  • Beyond This Moment by Tamera Alexander • Bethany House Publishers: a Division of Baker Publishing Group

  • A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist • Bethany House Publishers: a Division of Baker Publishing Group

  • The Inheritance by Tamera Alexander • Thomas Nelson

  • The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen • Bethany House Publishers: a Division of Baker Publishing Group


SUSPENSE
  • Intervention by Terri Blackstock • Zondervan

  • Lost Mission by Athol Dickson • Howard Books: a Division of Simon & Schuster

  • The Night Watchman by Mark Mynheir • WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group


VISIONARY
  • By Darkness Hid by Jill Williamson • Marcher Lord Press

  • The Enclave by Karen Hancock • Bethany House Publishers: a Division of Baker Publishing Group

  • Valley of the Shadow by Tom Pawlik • Tyndale House Publishers


YOUNG ADULT
  • Beautiful by Cindy Martinusen-Coloma • Thomas Nelson

  • The Blue Umbrella by Mike Mason • David C. Cook

  • North! or Be Eaten by Andrew Peterson • WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group


†Historical Fiction includes four nominees due to a tie in scoring.

View this press release as a PDF: http://ajast.com/ChristyNomineesPR2010.pdf

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Frank Peretti signs with Howard Books

According to Christian Retailing, Frank Peretti has signed with Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster.

Howard has announced they will publish a new novel by Peretti in 2011. The novel is as yet unnamed but according to vice President and editor in chief Becky Nesbitt, "We believe the book will captivate readers in much the same way as his New York Times best-selling titles This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness."

Read the full piece at Christian Retailing here.

Monday, March 29, 2010

ECPA 2010 Christian Book Award Finalists Announced

Christian Book Awards Finalists for 2010


The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) announces the finalists for the 2010 Christian Book Awards. Presented annually to the finest in Christian publishing since 1978, the Christian Book Awards honor titles in six categories: Bibles, Bible Reference & Study, Christian Life, Fiction, Children & Youth, and Inspiration & Gift.

More information on the Christian Book Award



Category: Bibles

American Patriot's Bible, NKJV
Richard Lee, Editor
Thomas Nelson, 9781418541538
Stewardship Study Bible, NIV
Zondervan, 9780310948483
Chronological Study Bible, NKJV
Thomas Nelson, 9780718020682
The Word of Promise: Complete Audio Bible, NKJV
Thomas Nelson, 9780718024130
Glo, Immersion Digital
Zondervan, 9780981990200





Category: Bible Reference & Study

A Visual Guide to Bible Events
James Martin, John Beck and David Hansen
Baker Books/ Baker Publishing Group, 9780801012853
Peoples of the New Testament World
William A. Simmons
Hendrickson Publishers, 9781565632240
The New Moody Atlas of the Bible
Barry J. Beitzel
Moody Publishers, 9780802404411
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible
Merril C. Tenney and Mois├ęs Silva
Zondervan, 9780310241362
Pastoring Men
Patrick Morley
Moody Publishers, 9780802475534





Category: Children & Youth

A Young Woman's Guide to Making Right Choices
Elizabeth George
Harvest House Publishers, 9780736921077

Jesus Is Alive: Evidence for the Resurrection Children's Edition
Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell
Regal Books, 9780830747863
B4UD8- Before You Date
Hayley and Michael DiMarco
Revell/ Baker Publishing Group, 9780800733087
Take Your Best Shot
Austin Gutwein with Todd Hillard
Thomas Nelson, 9781400315154
God's Little Princess Bedtime Bible Stories
Devotions, & Prayers, Sheila Walsh
Thomas Nelson, 9781400312979
Wild Cat
Dandi Daley Mackall
Tyndale House Publishers, 9781414312705



Category: Christian Life

The Hole in Our Gospel
Richard Stearns
Thomas Nelson, 9780785229186

The Pilgrim's Progress: From this World to That Which Is to Come
John Bunyan
Crossway Books & Bibles, 9781433506994

If God Is Good
Randy Alcorn
WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, 9781601421326

The Principle of the Path
Andy Stanley
Thomas Nelson, 9780849920608

Inside the Revolution
Joel Rosenberg
Tyndale House Publishers, 978141431931






Category: Fiction

Blood Bayou
Karen Young
Howard Books, 9781416587507

Michal
Jill Eileen Smith
Revell/ Baker Publishing Group, 9780800733209

The Centurion's Wife
Davis Bunn and Jannette Oke
Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group, 9780764205149

Veiled Freedom
Jeanette Windle
Tyndale House Publishers, 9781414314754

Healing Waters
Stephen Arterburn and Nancy Rue
Thomas Nelson, 9781595544315

Watch Over Me
Christa Parrish
Bethany House/ Baker Publishing Group, 9780764205545
June Bug
Chris Fabry
Tyndale House Publishers, 9781414319568





Category: Inspiration & Gift

Amish Peace
Suzanne Woods Fisher
Revell/ Baker Publishing Group, 9780800733384

He Was Crucified
Gerard J. Stanley
Concordia Publishing House, 9780758613158

Fresh Grounded Faith
Jennifer Rothschild
Harvest House Publishers, 9780736925754

Look Unto Me
Jim Reimann
Zondervan, 9780310283874

Grace Notes
Philip Yancey
Zondervan, 9780310287728