A number of books you’ve seen on my free books page are up for awards these days:
Finalists for The Word Guild Christian Writing Awards (winners announced at The Word Guild Awards Gala, 17 June, 2009) include:
Cibou, by Susan Young de Biagi: in both Book—General Readership and Novel—Historical categories.
Vengeance, by Donna Dawson: in both Novel—Contemporary and Novel—Mystery/Suspense.
Stories from the anthology Hot Apple Cider are short-listed in seven categories: Article—General Readership (two), Article—Inspirational/Devotional (two), Article—Personal Experience, Article—Profile/Human Interest, and Short Story.
Finalists for the Daphne du Maurier contest (winners announced at the Romance Writers of America National Convention, 16 July, 2009) include:
Suspicious Minds, by Christy Barritt: Inspirational Romantic Mystery/Suspense.
Finalists for the Faith, Hope and Love, RWA Chapter’s Inspirational Reader’s Choice Contest (winners announced at the RWA Conference in July) include:
Shadows at the Window, by Linda Hall: Romantic Suspense
[This one hasn’t been one of my free book offers yet, but Shadows in the Mirror, previous book in the series was.]
Congratulations to these authors and to all the others who are up for these and/or other awards!