2015 Christy Awards Presented in Orlando
ORLANDO, Fla.—The 2015 Christy Awards honoring and promoting excellence in Christian fiction were presented at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla., tonight.
|Sharon Garlough Brown, Keynote speaker|
The 2015 Christy Awards featured a keynote address from author, pastor, spiritual director, and retreat leader, Sharon Garlough Brown (M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary). Terry Glaspey, author of more than a dozen books, emceed the event. Glaspey has worked the last 20 years with Harvest House Publishers, where he is director of acquisitions and development.
|Donna Kehoe and Christy Award winners in attendance: Marcus Brotherton, Tracy Groot, Donna Kehoe, Ann Tatlock, Mindy Starns Clark|
|Donna Kehoe, executive director of the Christy Awards, and Dan Balow, Christy Advisory Board member, introduce finalists|
§Book of the Year: Thief of Glory by Sigmund Brouwer (WaterBrook Multnomah)
|Shanon Marchese accepting on behalf of Sigmund Brouwer, Christy Book of the Year winner|
The Christy Advisory Board is happy to announce the complete list of 2015 Christy Award winners.
§Contemporary: The Story Keeper by Lisa Wingate (Tyndale House Publishers)
§Contemporary Romance: A Broken Kind of Beautiful by Katie Ganshert (WaterBrook Multnomah)
§Contemporary Series: The Amish Blacksmith by Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner (Harvest House Publishers)
§First Novel: Feast for Thieves by Marcus Brotherton (RiverNorth, an imprint of Moody Publishing)
§Historical: The Sentinels of Andersonville by Tracy Groot (Tyndale House Publishers)
§Historical Romance: Thief of Glory by Sigmund Brouwer (WaterBrook Multnomah)
§Suspense: The Color of Justice by Ace Collins (Abingdon Press)
§Visionary: Once Beyond a Time by Ann Tatlock (Heritage Beacon Fiction)
§Young Adult: Storm Siren by Mary Weber (Thomas Nelson, a division of Harper Collins Christian Publishing)
The Christy Awards are online at:
From Jeane Wynn of Wynn Wynn Media