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
CONTEMPORARY SERIES, SEQUELS, AND NOVELLAS
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!"