2012 Christy Award Nominees Announced

We were happy to announce the 2012 Christy Award Nominees this morning via live audio webcast at www.christyawards.com.

Here’s an archive of the live announcement.

Here’s the press release of nominees:

Reservations: Donna Kehoe, . Media inquiries: Jeane Wynn, Wynn-Wynn Media, 918-283-1834, .

2012 CHRISTY AWARD NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—The 13th annual Christy Awards for excellence in Christian fiction will be presented at a dinner to be held at 7:00 p.m., Mon., July 16, 2012, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando. The reservation form for the 2012 Christy Awards will be available online at www.christyawards.com after Apr. 26. Watch for an announcement regarding keynote speaker and emcee soon.

The Christy Advisory Board is pleased to announce nominees in nine categories for the 2012 Christy Awards honoring Christian fiction.

The 2012 Christy Award nominees are:

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

  • My Foolish Heart by Susan May Warren (Tyndale House Publishers)
  • Larkspur Cove by Lisa Wingate (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
  • Wolfsbane by Ronie Kendig (Barbour Publishing)

CONTEMPORARY SERIES, SEQUELS, AND NOVELLAS

  • The Amish Midwife by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould (Harvest House Publishers)
  • Dancing on Glass by Pamela Binnings Ewen (B&H Publishing Group)
  • The Touch by Randall Wallace (Tyndale House Publishers)

CONTEMPORARY STANDALONE

  • Dry as Rain by Gina Holmes (Tyndale House Publishers)
  • Promises to Keep by Ann Tatlock (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
  • Words by Ginny Yttrup (B&H Publishing Group)

FIRST NOVEL

  • An Eye for Glory by Karl Bacon (Zondervan)
  • Southern Fried Sushi by Jennifer Rogers Spinola (Barbour Publishing)
  • Words by Ginny Yttrup (B&H Publishing Group)

HISTORICAL

  • Forsaking All Others by Allison Pittman (Tyndale House Publishers)
  • Mine is the Night by Liz Curtis Higgs (WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group)
  • Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

HISTORICAL ROMANCE

  • A Lasting Impression by Tamera Alexander (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
  • The Maid of Fairbourne Hall by Julie Klassen (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
  • To Die For by Sandra Byrd (Howard Books, a division of Simon & Schuster)

SUSPENSE

  • Over the Edge by Brandilyn Collins (B&H Publishing Group)
  • Pattern of Wounds by Mark Bertrand (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
  • The Queen by Steven James (Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

VISIONARY

  • The Chair by James L. Rubart (B&H Publishing Group)
  • Forbidden by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee (Center Street, a division of Hachette Book Group USA)
  • Veiled Rose by Anne Elisabeth Stengl (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

YOUNG ADULT

  • How Huge the Night by Heather Munn and Lydia Munn (Kregel Publications)
  • Merchant’s Daughter by Melanie Dickerson (Zondervan)
  • Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren (David C Cook)

The Christy Awards are also online at www.facebook.com/ChristyAward and at www.twitter.com/ChristyAward. Wynn-Wynn Media is online at www.wynnwynnmedia.com, www.facebook.com/WynnWynnMedia, www.twitter.com/WynnWynnMedia.

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Here’s the press release as a PDF:

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