Grace Awards ~ Reader-Driven to Satisfy the Soul
For Immediate Release
New York, New York
May 13, 2011
Grace-Awards.com announces the winners of the 2010 Excellence in Faith-Based fiction.
The Grace Awards is partly a reader’s choice awards in voting for excellence in faith-based fiction written in English. “The purpose of the awards is to expand the scope and readership of Christian fiction,” says Nike Chillemi, chair of the organization. “Readers who voted were required to give a reason why they voted for a particular novel. No author, including those judging, was allowed to cast a vote for his or her own novel.”
The Grace Awards made every effort to generate reader voting by reaching out to readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. Votes were counted by a board member who didn’t have a book out in 2010. Nominations were accepted between January 21 and March 15, 2011 for books published in 2010. Nominations for the 2011 Grace Awards opens December 31, 2011.
Grace Awards 2010 Winners
Women’s Fiction: serious women’s issues, can have humor and suspense elements
SENSIBLE SHOES by Sharon Garlough Brown (Westbow)
Romance/Historical Romance: primary element is love/courtship/marriage, be it set now or then
MEANDER SCAR by Lisa Lickel (Black Lyon Publishers)
Suspense /Mystery/Romantic Suspense/Detective Novel /Thriller: crime fiction, there’s probably a body
BACK ON MURDER by J. Mark Bertrand (Bethany House)
Speculative Fiction: science fiction, horror, fantasy, etc.
SEASONS IN THE MIST by Deborah Kinnard (Sheaf House Publishers)
Action Adventure/Western/Historic Epic Fiction (exploits, quest, a feel of wide-open spaces, expansive):
WOUNDED SPIRITS by April W. Gardner (Vinspire Publishing)
Young Adult: appeals to ages 14 to 21ish
SECRETS UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SUN by Elisa Maria Crites (Westbow)
**Let the Authors of Light See the Light of Day**