Selah Award Winner: Her Deadly Inheritance

Tonight was a night to remember! Her Deadly Inheritance–the novel that had taken me years to write–won the Selah Award for “Fiction: First Novel.”

Though unable to attend the gala Awards night at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, I watched at home in Wisconsin through live-streaming, clapping for every recipient. It was such fun! I had plenty of friends who were up for awards. Suddenly I heard my name and jumped back in my office chair. Me? My novel?

It seemed too much to take in. Yet publisher Eddie Jones was running onstage in my absence to receive it. Yet I couldn’t help but remember of all who helped make this incredible honor possible.

My deepest gratitude to the One who makes all things possible. My thanks also to:

  • the hard-working the staff at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference
  • coordinator Eva Marie Everson who organized the contest
  • contest judges who put in many hours
  • Eddie Jones at Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas
  • editors Rowena Kuo and J. Christine Richards
  • agent Jim Hart
  • my two critique groups
  • and my faithful prayer team

God bless you all!

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12 thoughts on “Selah Award Winner: Her Deadly Inheritance

    • Thank you, Mark! Yes, there’s a lot to “Don’t ever give up!” I can’t recall how many times during my pre-pubbed days I heard published authors give that excellent advice. And now I’m about to send the next novel to my publisher, and it was just as hard not to give up. But as long as we hang in there, God can work out his plan in and through us.

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