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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

2008 ACFW Genesis Finalists

Yesterday, American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) announced the 2008 Genesis Finalists—a full week ahead of schedule, thanks to the magnificent efforts of contest coordinator, Camy Tang, and her very capable crew. If you scroll all the way to the bottom, you will find that I have a particular reason for this post. Yes, I am, by divine grace, a finalist again this year. Different category. New story. Still humbled and blessed.

I’m also thrilled that my friend Erica Vetsch is a DOUBLE finalist. We became friends last year through our finaling in the same category and cheering each other on in Dallas. I also need to point out that my friend and critique partner, Myra Johnson, is a repeat finalist. Kudos also to D’Ann Mateer, a great writer from Texas who I met last year at the conference and is a finalist in the Women's Fiction category. To everyone else, I wish you the very best and look forward to seeing you all in Minneapolis in September. What a thrill to be among these up and coming authors. God bless.

Congratulations to all the finalists of the 2008 Genesis contest!

Chick lit/mom lit/lady lit:

Annalisa Daughety

Tiffany Kinerson

Sara Richardson

Lynda Schab

Erica Vetsch

Contemporary Fiction:

Christina Berry

Dan Case

Lynne Gentry

Jennifer L. Griffith

Jim Rubart

Contemporary Romance:

Annalisa Daughety

Kathleen Haynes

Cara Slaughter

Sandra van den Bogerd

Linda Yezak

Historical Fiction:

Yvonne Anderson

Lori Benton

Mona Hodgson

Christina Miller

Rachel Moore

Historical Romance:

Patty Smith Hall

Myra Johnson

Allison Studer

Erica Vetsch

Karen Witemeyer


Ed J. Horton

Melanie L. Jones

Janice Olson

Donna Alice Patton

Jane Thornton

Romantic Suspense:

Dani Pettrey

Kelly Ann Riley

Julie Scudder

Jane Thornton

Jenness Walker

Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Allegory: (there are six finalists because there was a tie for the 5th finalist spot)

Lynda K. Arndt

Valerie Comer

John W. Otte

Jim Rubart

Chawna Schroeder

Stuart Stockton

Women's Fiction: (there are six finalists because there was a tie for the 5th finalist spot)

Heather Goodman

D'Ann Mateer

Sara Richardson

Linda Rondeau

Cynthia Ruchti

Kristian Tolle

Young Adult:

Kasey L. Heinly

Stefanie Morris

Susan Miura

Janet Rubin

Carla Stewart


One More Writer said...

Thanks for the kudos, Carla. I kept looking for your name then concluded you didn't enter (because I knew you would have finaled) and yet now I see you--right at the very end! I need to read more closely.

So congrats to you, too. God is good to continue to give encouragement as we endeavor to use the gifts He's given!

Erica Vetsch said...

Yippee!!! So exciting! I can't wait for Minneapolis so we can do the snoopy dance together. I'm sure it would be worthy of making the papers. :)

Myra Johnson said...

Yea! Another nail-biter in Minneapolis! Glad we get to share the experience again!

Hi, D'Ann, congrats to you too!

The Koala Bear Writer said...

Congrats, Carla! That's awesome! How soon do we see it on the bookshelves??? :)