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ACFW Conference Award Winners
Here are the Genesis and Book of the Year winners that were announced at the 2008 ACFW Conference. Congratulations!


2008 Genesis Winners

Chick lit, mom lit, lady lit Category:
1st: Erica Vetsch, Pam On Rye
2nd: Lynda Schab, Mind Over Madi
3rd: Tiffany Kinerson, Stand On My Own Two Hands

Contemporary Fiction Category:
1st: Dan Case, The Voice
2nd: Christina Berry, Undiscovered
3rd: Jim Rubart, Book of Days

Contemporary Romance Category:
1st: Annalisa Daughety, Love is a Battlefield
2nd: Kathleen Haynes, The Quarterback Club
3rd: Cara Slaughter, Joanna’s Treasure

Historical Fiction category:
1st: Mona Hodgson, A Thimble’s Worth
2nd: Rachel Moore, A Trail of Waves
3rd: Lori Benton, Trouble The Water

Historical Romance category:
1st: Patty Smith Hall, Flights of Freedom
2nd: Karen Witemeyer, Cloud by Day
3rd: Erica Vetsch, Marriage Masquerade

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category:
1st: Jane Thornton, Menace
2nd Donna Alice Patton, Wrestling Demons
3rd: Janice Olson, Don’t Look Back

Romantic Suspense category:
1st: Jenness Walker, Deja Vu
2nd: Dani Pettrey, Quest
3rd (tie): Kelly Ann Riley, A Cowboy’s Prayer
3rd (tie): Jane Thornton, Be Anxious

In the Science Fiction/Fantasy/Allegory category:
1st: Chawna Schroeder, Metamorphosis
2nd: Lynda K. Arndt, The Song of Blood and Stone
3rd: Valerie Comer, The Girl Who Cried Squid

Women’s Fiction category:
1st: Heather Goodman, 50 Things To Do Before I Turn 30
2nd: Cynthia Ruchti, They Almost Always Come Home
3rd: Kristian Tolle, When Autumn Comes

Young Adult category:
1st: Carla Stewart, An Unexpected Journey
2nd: Stefanie Morris, The Dragon of Delarest
3rd: Kasey L. Heinly, Broken Glass

2008 Book of the Year Winners

Debut Author

  1. Sushi for One? (Camy Tang) Zondervan, Sue Brower
  2. Bayou Justice (Robin Miller writing as Robin Caroll)
  3. In Between (Jenny B. Jones)

Contemporary Novella

  1. Finally Home (Deborah Raney) Barbour Publishing, Susan Downs
  2. Moonlight & Mistletoe (Carrie Turansky)
  3. Remaking of Moe McKenna (Gloria Clover)

Historical Novella

  1. Love Notes in Love Letters Anthology (Mary Davis) Barbour Publishing, Rebecca Germany
  2. Beyond the Memories (DiAnn Mills)
  3. The Spinster & The Tycoon (Vickie McDonough)

Lits

  1. Splitting Harriet (Tamara Leigh) Multnomah Books, Julee Schwarzburg
  2. Sushi for One? (Camy Tang)
  3. One Little Secret (Allison Bottke) & The Book of Jane (Anne Dayton & May Vanderbilt)

Long Contemporary

  1. Within This Circle (Deborah Raney) Steeple Hill Books, Krista Stroever
  2. Like Always (Robert Elmer)
  3. Autumn Blue (Karen Harter)

Long Historical

1. Veil of Fire (Marlo Schalesky) RiverOak, editors Jeff Dunn/Jon Woodhams

Where Willows Grow (Kim Vogel Sawyer) Bethany House, editor Charlene Patterson
2. Fancy Pants (Cathy Marie Hake) & Then Came Hope (Louise Gouge)
3. Courting Trouble (Deeanne Gist)

Mystery

  1. Your Chariot Awaits (Lorena McCourtney) Thomas Nelson, Amanda Bostic
  2. Death of a Garage Sale Newbie (Sharon Dunn)
  3. Sticks And Stones (Susan Meissner)

Short Contemporary

  1. The Heart of Grace (Linda Goodnight) Steeple Hill Love Inspired, Allison Lyons
  2. Heart of the Family (Margaret Daley)
  3. Wedded Bliss (Kathleen Y’Barbo)

Short Contemporary Suspense

  1. Caught Redhanded (Gayle Roper) Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense, Krista Stroever
  2. Pursuit of Justice (Pamela Tracy)
  3. Nowhere to Hide (Debby Giusti) & Her Christmas Protector (Terri Reed)

Short Historical

1. Canteen Dreams (Cara Putman) & Golden Days (Mary Connealy)

–Barbour/Heartsong Presents, JoAnne Simmons

– Barbour/Heartsong Presents, JoAnne Simmons

  1. A Wealth Beyond Riches (Vickie McDonough)
  2. A Time to Keep (Kelly Eileen Hake)

Speculative

  1. The Restorer’s Son (Sharon Hinck) NavPress, Reagan Reed
  2. Demon: A Memoir (Tosca Lee)
  3. DragonFire (Donita Paul)

Suspense

  1. Black Ice (Linda Hall) WaterBrook Press, Traci DePree
  2. Coral Moon (Brandilyn Collins)
  3. Abomination (Colleen Coble)

Women’s Fiction

  1. Remember to Forget (Deborah Raney) Howard Books/Simon & Schuster, Philis Boultinghouse
  2. Watercolored Pearls (Stacy Hawkins Adams)
  3. A Promise To Remember (Kathryn Cushman)

Young Adult

  1. In Between (Jenny B. Jones)NavPress, Jamie Chavez
  2. Sara Jane: Liberty’s Torch (Eleanor Clark)
  3. Saving Sailor (Renee Riva)
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