2010 Carol Award nominee for A Widow’s Hope

I am speechless with excitement and honored beyond belief. I just found out that A Widow’s Hope, the first in my Miller Family series, has been named a finalist in the ACWF Carol Award contest in the long contemporary category. (formerly called the Book-of-the-Year) My feet have barely touched ground since I got the call. (however, today I’m back to work on my WIP since deadlines loom…) I am so honored to be among such impressive names in Christian fiction. Thanks be to God, since this and all else are by His hand.

If any of you are aspiring Christian fiction writers, the place to be to learn and meet other writers is the ACFW national conference in Indianapolis, IN from Sept. 17th through the 20th. Please check out their website for full information.    Here’s a link to see all the finalists in all the categories: http://www.acfw.com/carolaward2010finalists.shtml

In my other news, I want to thank Kym Lucas, manager of the Buckeye Library in Medina County Ohio for inviting me to participate in Saturday’s panel discussion on getting published in this highly competetive world. I had such a fun time and met such delightful aspiring authors, besides the talented three other panel guests. Thanks for letting me participate.

Anyone in Columbiana, Ohio area, tomorrow evening I will be speaking on How Writers Research (and find story inspiration) at the Columbiana Library in Columbiana, Ohio at 7:00 pm. Please join me for this free library event. Thanks to Flora Doraski for inviting me!

4 thoughts on “2010 Carol Award nominee for A Widow’s Hope

  1. Oh Mary!!!!! How wonderful! I am SOOOO very happy for you!! * Happy dance* I am here doing a happy dance for you, after all you had to get back to making sure you hit your deadlines! I am SO very very very happy for you. I bet your hubby is so very proud of you!! I will be waiting to hear the out come and how you won!
    Many Blessings.

  2. thanks, Michelle. I still can’t believe it. Sooner or later it’ll kick in, and I’ll start worrying–what in the world am I going to wear?

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