Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Christian Retailing Retailer’s Choice Awards Announced

retailers choice awards

I’m excited! Some of my favorite books of 2010 (and friends) have been picked as finalists for the 2011 Christian Retailing Retailers Choice Awards. Publishers submit books that they feel fit the nominee criteria for the award. Those nominees are “judged on the impact they have had on staff and customers, their ability to be evocative, open minds to new ways of thinking and encourage and affirm Christlike living.” Winners will be announced at Christian Retailing's Retailing ReBoot 2011 event, to be held April 26-28 at the Florida Hotel and Conference Center in Orlando, Fla.

Nominees in the various Christian Fiction categories are:

Fiction: Contemporary Romance

Lydia's Charm, Wanda E. Brunstetter (Barbour Publishing)
Nightshade, Ronie Kendig (Barbour Publishing)
Seek Me With All Your Heart, Beth Wiseman (Thomas Nelson)
Tender Vow, Sharlene MacLaren (Whitaker House)
The Bridge of Peace, Cindy Woodsmall (WaterBrook Multnomah)
They Almost Always Come Home, Cynthia Ruchti (Abingdon Press)
Two Tickets to the Christmas Ball, Donita K. Paul (WaterBrook Multnomah)

Fiction: General

Greater Love, Robert Whitlow (Thomas Nelson)
Her Mother's Hope, Francine Rivers (Tyndale House Publishers)
Unlocked, Karen Kingsbury (Zondervan)

Fiction: Historical Romance

Embers of Love, Tracie Peterson (Baker Publishing Group)
Here Burns My Candle, Liz Curtis Higgs (WaterBrook Multnomah)
The Gathering Storm, Bodie & Brock Thoene (Summerside Press)

Fiction: Mystery and Suspense

Immanuel's Veins, Ted Dekker (Thomas Nelson)
The Bishop, Steven James (Baker Publishing Group)
The Twelfth Imam, Joel C. Rosenberg (Tyndale House Publishers)

First-Time Authors

Crossing Oceans, Gina Holmes (Tyndale House Publishers)
Life Without Limits, Nick Vujicic (Doubleday Religion)
The Devil in Pew Number 7, Rebecca Alonzo (Tyndale House Publishers)

Congrats to the nominees.

On a side note: I still wish for the day that Christian Retailers are more racially inclusive.  So I will I add a Category that will be added on that great day my wish comes true.

Fiction: Regardless of the Color of the Author

In the Midst of It All, Tiffany L. Warren (Hachette)

The Someday List, Stacy Hawkins Adams (Revell)

Inconvenient Friend: Rhonda McKnight (Urban Christian)

More Church Folk, Michelle Bowen (Grand Central)

Selling My Soul, Sherri L. Lewis (Urban Christian)

Samson, Jacquelin Thomas (Gallery)

Long time Coming, Vanessa Miller (Abingdon Press)

1 comments:

Rhonda McKnight said...

Thanks Dee for including my novel. I'm glad to amongst my favorites for 2010.

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