Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Don't Miss the Selah Awards—Live Streaming at 8pm Eastern TONIGHT!

Today I'm giving Kirk another day off, the play catch-up with his own engineering work.

Truthfully it couldn't have come at a better time. Right now I'm in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference.

As most of you know, I'm the Co to Director to Alton Gansky. He's the HMOC (head man on campus) this week. Tonight's award banquet is the culmination of a week of connecting with others in the industry and concentrating on going deeper into the craft of writing.

At BRMCWC we have three contests:

The Contest for Unpublished Writers: This is for writers who are unpublished in their specific category. The categories range from devotions to blog posts, flash fiction to Bible studies. There's literally something for everyone here.

The Director's Choice: This is for BRMCWC attendees who have a published book. This year Al will be giving awards to his pick of best fiction and non-fiction books.

The Selah: This is an industry-wide contest for any author who has published a book in the previous year. There is NO restriction on the publisher—we accept self, indie and traditionally published submissions.

Tonight, thanks to the generosity of and LifeWay/Ridgecrest the awards will be streamed live over the Internet. All you need to do is visit:

You can also follow along on Twitter by following the hashtag: #BRMCWC
(Not sure how to do this? Just do a search on Twitter for #BRMCWC and all the tweets will magically appear)
You can also visit  our Facebook page for the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference and follow as the winners are announced there as well.

Our contest director, Eva Marie Everson, has been hard at work compiling the results and tonight we'll find out the winners. But in the meantime, enjoy a sneak peak at the finalists for the Selah:

Crystal Bowman
“My Grandma & Me”
Tyndale Publishers

Debi Toporoff
“Who Parked the Ark?”
Tate Publishers

Jan Price Ward
“Smokey and the Great Escape”
Tate Publishers

Inspiration & Gift
Debora M. Coty
“More Beauty, Less Beast”
Barbour Publishing

Dianne Neal Matthews
“Designed for Devotion”
Baker Books

Cindy Sproles
“New Sheets; 30 Days to Refine You Into the Woman You Can Be”
Lighthouse of the Carolinas

Christian Life
(Double First Place)
Allison Bottke
“Setting Boundaries with Food”
Harvest House

Anita Higman
“Where God Finds You”
Standard Publishing

Kim Ketola
“Cradle My Heart—Finding God’s Love After Abortion”
Kregel  Publications

Linda Evans Shepherd
“When You Need a Miracle”

Bible Studies
Cheri Cowell
“Parables And Word Pictures”
AMG Publishers

Pastor Jayamon Jacob
“The Depth of Faith”
Westbow Press

YA Fiction
Eddie Jones
“Dead Man’s Hand”

Deanna Klingel
“Cracks in the Ice”
Write Integrity Press

Lorilyn Roberts
“Seventh Demension”
Create Space

Marianne Evans
“Finding Home”
Pelican/White Rose

Anita Higman
“A Merry Little Christmas”
Summerside Press

Fiction—First Novel
Dani Pettrey
Bethany House

C. Kevin Thompson
“The Serpeant’s Grasp”
Oak Tara

Carole Towriss
“In The Shadow of Sinai”
DeWard Publishing

Ann Tatlock
“Traveler’s Rest”
Bethany House Publishers

Dan Walsh
“The Reunion”

Susan Mae Warren
“You Don’t Know Me”
Tyndale Publishers

Stephen Bly
“Stuart Brannen’s Final Shot”
Greenbriar Book Company

Dan Walsh
“The Discovery”

Susan May Warren
Summerside Press

Lena Nelson Dooley
“Mary’s Blessing”

Rachel Hauck
“The Wedding Dress”
Thomas Nelson

Jillian Kent

Lynette Eason
“When a Heart Stops”

Ronie Kendig
Barbour Publishing

Lorena McCourtney
“Dying to Read”

Don't miss the fun tonight! 
And don't forget to join the conversation!

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