What’s in a Name?

In this case, some wrought iron, a stop light, a McDonald’s sign, windows, frame hangars…and a lot of love. Isn’t this a creative gift? Our friends the Godseys, with whom we vacationed last month, sent these photos to us in our Christmas package. I finally got around to figuring out a way to frame them. Now to find a wall in the house suitable for display.

The 2011 Christy Awards Revealed

“Honoring and Promoting Excellence in Christian Fiction”

Every year publishers are invited to submit novels written from a Christian worldview and copyrighted in the year preceding the awards. Each novel is entered in one of several genre categories and/or the first novel category. Each category of novels is then read and evaluated against a ten-point criteria by a panel of seven judges composed of librarians, reviewers, academicians, literary critics, and other qualified readers, none of whom have a direct affiliation with a publishing company.

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Sworn to Protect by DiAnn Mills • Tyndale House Publishers
CONTEMPORARY SERIES
The Reluctant Prophet by Nancy Rue • David C Cook
CONTEMPORARY STANDALONE
Almost Heaven by Chris Fabry • Tyndale House Publishers
FIRST NOVEL
Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl • Bethany House/ Baker 
HISTORICAL
While We’re Far Apart by Lynn Austin • Bethany House/Baker
HISTORICAL ROMANCE
The Girl in the Gatehouse by Julie Klassen • Bethany House/Baker
SUSPENSE
The Bishop by Steven James • Revell /Baker
VISIONARY
To Darkness Fled by Jill Williamson • Marcher Lord Press
YOUNG ADULT
Motorcycles, Sushi & One Strange Book by Nancy Rue • Zondervan