The American Christian Fiction Writers is an organization that promotes Christian Fiction through developing the skills of its authors, educating them in the market, and serving as an advocate in the traditional publishing industry.
ACFW has over 2000 members worldwide, consisting of authors, editors, agents, publicists and aspiring writers and was organized in 2000 under the name of American Christian Romance Writers (ACRW). In 2004, the group changed the name to American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) in response to the diverse needs of its membership, who write across many genres. Find the organization online at ACFW.com
The Carol Awards are ACFW's recognition for the best Christian fiction published by traditional publishing houses in the previous calendar year. Here are the 2011 Winners.
Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes (Tyndale)
Never Say Never by Lisa Wingate (Bethany House)
LONG CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Plain Paradise by Beth Wiseman (Thomas Nelson)
Sons of Thunder by Susan May Warren (Summerside Press)
LONG HISTORICAL ROMANCE
Love Finds You In Homestead, Iowa by Melanie Dobson (Summerside Press)
The Camera Never Lies by Elizabeth Goddard (Barbour Books)
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A Trusting Heart by Carrie Turansky (Barbour Books)
The Silent Order by Melanie Dobson (Summerside Press)
A Father for Zach by Irene Hannon (Love Inspired)
SHORT CONTEMPORARY SUSPENSE
Night Prey by Sharon Dunn (Love Inspired Suspense)
Her Healing Ways by Lyn Cote (love inspiried Historical)
KONIG'S FIRE by Marc Schooley (Marcher Lord Press)
Predator by Terri Blackstock (Zondervan)
Beaded Hope by Cathy Liggett (Tyndale Publishers)
Anything but Normal by Melody Carlson (Revell Books)
Wow! What a list of books! Looks like a few could go on my Christmas list! Grin!
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