Saturday, July 11, 2009

The Christy Awards, 2009

The results are just in (They haven't even cleared the tables yet), and the Christy Award winners for 2009 have been announced. We at Novel Matters send our applause and congratulations to all of the winners, who are listed below.

But before we give you the list, may we just say, WAHOO! for our very own Debbie Fuller Thomas who was a finalist in the Contemporary Standalone category. Here she is, dressed to the nines, with her finalist medallion. We are so immensely proud of her. Please feel free to leave a comment, and give our Debbie a cyber-hug.

Is she gorgeous, or what?

And now, for the winners:

Beyond the Night by Marlo Schalesky • WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group

You Had Me at Good-bye by Tracey Bateman • FaithWords

Dogwood by Chris Fabry • Tyndale House Publishers

Blue Hole Back Home by Joy Jordan-Lake • David C. Cook

Until We Reach Home by Lynn Austin • Bethany House Publishers

From a Distance by Tamera Alexander • Bethany House Publishers

The Rook by Steven James • Revell

Vanish by Tom Pawlik • Tyndale House Publishers

I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires by Cathy Gohlke • Moody Publishers

To quote Richard Foster's prayer at the awards ceremony: "May you be filled with all the joy of the Lord that you can stand. Amen!"


Latayne C. Scott said...

That Debbie was classy the whole night. We are so proud of her and know that just as Tuesday Night at the Blue Moon is getting recognized for its stellar qualities -- her new one, Raising Rain, will knock your socks off!

Hurray for such a wonderful writer, our own Debbie Thomas!

Nicole said...

Congratulations, Debbie. Since this biz is so subjective, you must've won a lot of hearts with your writing. Good for you!

Lori Benton said...

Congratulations Debbie!

I'm always happy to get the new Christy list. Good reads ahead. I've already read Dogwood and Until We Reach Home, both of which I enjoyed.

Another wonderful book is In Search of Eden, by Linda Nichols. I've been back east on a visit with family, and took it along for the ride. I'm nearly finished, and excited to have "discovered" Linda. Can't wait to read more of her stories.

Debbie Fuller Thomas said...

Thanks to you wonderful ladies! It was my first time at the Christy Awards so I felt like a deer in the headlights, but it was fun - especially sitting with Latayne and Patti.

We are so blessed in the Christian market with authors who are humble and genuinely care about the successes of others, and that was evident this entire weekend from the awards night to ICRS.

Deborah Raney said...

Congrats, Debbie! It was great to see you in Denver!