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40 Essential Christian Suspense Authors

 

Family Fiction Magazine readers picked their 40 favorite Christian suspense authors! I was listed as the 28th. You can check it out here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RT Reviewers Choice Award The Nanny's New Family

 


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Made the USA Bestseller’s List!

 

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October 28, 2014

Deadly Hunt/Deadly Intent

 

Scorned Justice

October 2, 2013

 Fresh Fiction Website

 

 

Heart of the Family came in second place in the Book of the Year Contest for American Christian Fiction Writers in the short contemporary romance category.

Buried Secrets won the Inspirational Romance Readers’ Contest in the short contemporary suspense category.

Heart of the Family is a finalist in the Book of the Year Contest for ACFW in the Short Contemporary category.

Vanished is a finalist in the Book of the Year Contest for ACFW in the Short Contemporary Suspense category.

Vanished is a finalist in the Daphne du Mauier Contest.

Buried Secrets is a finalist in the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Contest.

Buried Secrets and Vanished are finalists in the Golden Quill Contest. Buried Secrets won this contest in the inspirational category.

Buried Secrets won the Winter Rose Contest in the inspirational category.

So Dark the Night and Once Upon a Family are finalists in the Beacon Contest.

Buried Secrets is a finalist in the Daphne Contest for romantic suspense.

Once Upon a Family is a finalist in the 2008 Award of Excellence.

Steeple Hill has asked me to write a novella called WHEN NIGHT FALLS about the first time Sam Pierce and Jocelyn Gold met. They are my hero and heroine in WHAT SARAH SAW, the first book in the Love Inspired Suspense continuity series for 2009. WHAT SARAH SAW comes out in January. WHEN NIGHT FALLS will be available for promotions through Steeple Hill.

I will be a speaker at the Ozark Conference in June (6/13-15) in Springfield.

I will be a speaker at the ACFW Conference in September in Minnapolis (9/18-21).

Heart of the Amazon is a finalist in the inspirational category for the National Reader’s Choice Award.

HEARTS ON THE LINE won the American Christian Fiction Writers‘ Book of the Year for Short Romantic Suspense.

HEART OF THE FAMILY is nominated for RT Reviewer Choice Award for Best Love Inspired for 2007

Carol Award-winnerHEARTS ON THE LINE, Love Inspired Suspense, won American Christian Fiction Writers’ the Carol Award in the short suspense category at its national conference.

HEARTS ON THE LINE is a finalist in the Book of the Year Contest for ACFW in the short suspense category.

WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE won the short contemporary category for Inspirational Reader’s Choice Contest.

I have sold another book for a Love Inspired continuity series in 2008 called HOMECOMING HEROES. My book will be the fifth one in November 2008.

TIDINGS OF JOY was a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence in the Inspirational category.

WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE is a finalist for the Inspirational Readers Choice Contest in the short contemporary category.

eharlequin.com's Reader's Choice Award 2006WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE won the eHarlequin Reader’s Choice Award for Best Inspiration for 2006

A MOTHER FOR CINDY placed first in the Barclay Gold in the inspirational category.

I recently signed another contract with Steeple Hill for three books–two Love Inspired and one Love Inspired Suspense. I also have been invited to participate in another Suspense continuity. My book will be the third one in the Reunion Revelations Continuity that will come out the first part of 2008.

Now Available: TIDINGS OF JOY

A MOTHER FOR CINDY is a finalist in the Texas Gold Contest in the inspirational category.

LIGHT IN THE STORM is a finalist in the Holt Medallion Contest in the short inspirational category.

A MOTHER FOR CINDY and LIGHT IN THE STORM are finalists in the Write Touch Readers’ Award Contest in the inspirational category.

Golden Quill Finalist graphicLIGHT IN THE STORM is a finalist in the inspirational category for the Golden Quill.

THE CINDERELLA PLAN was the Reader’s Choice for Best Inspirational 2005 at eHarlequin.

A MOTHER FOR CINDY is a finalist in the inspirational romance category for the Gayle Wilson’s Award of Excellence for 2005.

GOLD IN THE FIRE placed second in the short contemporary category of the American Christian Fiction Writers‘ Book of the Year Contest.

A FAMILY FOR TORY is a finalist in the Texas Gold contest in inspirational romance, March 2004, Love Inspired.

I will be speaking at RWA national conference at the end of July in Reno on Falling in Love Without Falling into Bed.

GOLD IN THE FIRE was Cataromance Best Love Inspired for 2004. Put this link to the review.

A FAMILY FOR TORY and Gold in the Fire are finalists in the Golden Quill contest in the inspirational category.

WHAT THE HEART KNOWS is a finalist in the short inspirational category of the Holt Medallion, January 2004, Love Inspired.

GOLD IN THE FIRE is a finalist in the More Than Magic contest in inspirational romance, October 2004

A FAMILY FOR TORY is a finalist in the Laurie in inspirational romance, March 2004, Love Inspired 

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In November http://www.eharlequin.com will be featuring an eight-part story of mine called Shattered Trust. It is about David Russell’s police partner.

Forsaken Canyon is a finalist in the short romantic suspense category in the ACFW Book of the Year contest.

 

Forsaken Canyon was a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence in the romantic suspense category.

 

Forsaken was a finalist in the Holt Medallion in the short inspirational category.

 

Family Ever After won the short inspirational category in the Holt Medallion Contest.

 

I recently sold four more books to Steeple Hill. One will be a new series for Love Inspired Suspense and the other three will be a series about home schooling for the Love Inspired line. Love Lessons is the first in the Love Inspired line about home schooling. It will be out April 2010.

 

Also, I will have a novella up at eHarlequin in November 2009 tied into the Fostered by Love Series.

 

I am servicing as volunteer coordinator and board member of American Christian Fiction Writer (a great online organization).

 

I recently sold two more Love Inspired Suspense books. One is the third book in the LIS 2010 continuity coming out in March of 2010. It is called Cowboy Protector in the Witness Protection Series. The second one is a Christmas novella for December 2009. The other author in the anthology is Debby Giusti.

 

Heart of the Family came in second place in the Book of the Year Contest for American Christian Fiction Writers in the short contemporary romance category.

 

Buried Secrets won the Inspirational Romance Readers’ Contest in the short contemporary suspense category.

 

Heart of the Family is a finalist in the Book of the Year Contest for ACFW in the Short Contemporary category.

 

Vanished is a finalist in the Book of the Year Contest for ACFW in the Short Contemporary Suspense category.

 

Vanished is a finalist in the Daphne du Mauier Contest.

 

Buried Secrets is a finalist in the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Contest.

 

Buried Secrets and Vanished are finalists in the Golden Quill Contest. Buried Secrets won this contest in the inspirational category.

 

Buried Secrets won the Winter Rose Contest in the inspirational category.

 

So Dark the Night and Once Upon a Family are finalists in the Beacon Contest.

 

Buried Secrets is a finalist in the Daphne Contest for romantic suspense.

 

Once Upon a Family is a finalist in the 2008 Award of Excellence.

 

Steeple Hill has asked me to write a novella called WHEN NIGHT FALLS about the first time Sam Pierce and Jocelyn Gold met. They are my hero and heroine in WHAT SARAH SAW, the first book in the Love Inspired Suspense continuity series for 2009. WHAT SARAH SAW comes out in January. WHEN NIGHT FALLS will be available for promotions through Steeple Hill.

 

I will be a speaker at the Ozark Conference in June (6/13-15) in Springfield.

 

I will be a speaker at the ACFW Conference in September in Minnapolis (9/18-21).

 

Heart of the Amazon is a finalist in the inspirational category for the National Reader’s Choice Award.

HEARTS ON THE LINE won the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year for Short Romantic Suspense.

HEART OF THE FAMILY is nominated for RT Reviewer Choice Award for Best Love Inspired for 2007

 

HEARTS ON THE LINE, Love Inspired Suspense, won ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Book of the Year Contest in the short suspense category at its national conference.

HEARTS ON THE LINE is a finalist in the Book of the Year Contest for ACFW in the short suspense category.


WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE won the short contemporary category for Inspirational Reader’s Choice Contest.

I have sold another book for a Love Inspired continuity series in 2008 called HOMECOMING HEROES. My book will be the fifth one in November 2008.

TIDINGS OF JOY was a finalist in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence in the Inspirational category.

WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE is a finalist for the Inspirational Readers Choice Contest in the short contemporary category.

WHEN DREAMS COME TRUE won the eHarlequin Reader’s Choice Award for Best Inspiration for 2006

 

A MOTHER FOR CINDY placed first in the Barclay Gold in the inspirational category.

I recently signed another contract with Steeple Hill for three books–two Love Inspired and one Love Inspired Suspense. I also have been invited to participate in another Suspense continuity. My book will be the third one in the Reunion Revelations Continuity that will come out the first part of 2008.

Now Available: TIDINGS OF JOY

A MOTHER FOR CINDY is a finalist in the Texas Gold Contest in the inspirational category.


LIGHT IN THE STORM is a finalist in the Holt Medallion Contest in the short inspirational category.

A MOTHER FOR CINDY and LIGHT IN THE STORM are finalists in the Write Touch Readers’ Award Contest in the inspirational category.

 

LIGHT IN THE STORM is a finalist in the inspirational category for the Golden Quill.

 

THE CINDERELLA PLAN was the Reader’s Choice for Best Inspirational 2005 at eHarlequin.

A MOTHER FOR CINDY is a finalist in the inspirational romance category for the Gayle Wilson’s Award of Excellence for 2005.

GOLD IN THE FIRE placed second in the short contemporary category of the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Contest.

I have signed another three book contract with Steeple Hill for two Love Inspired books and one Love Inspired Suspense. The first book is Tanya’s story which will end my Ladies of Sweetwater Series. TIDINGS OF JOY comes out October 2006.

A FAMILY FOR TORY is a finalist in the Texas Gold contest in inspirational romance, March 2004, Love Inspired.

I will be speaking at RWA national conference at the end of July in Reno on Falling in Love Without Falling into Bed.

GOLD IN THE FIRE was Cataromance Best Love Inspired for 2004. Put this link to the review.

A FAMILY FOR TORY and Gold in the Fire are finalists in the Golden Quill contest in the inspirational category.

WHAT THE HEART KNOWS is a finalist in the short inspirational category of the Holt Medallion, January 2004, Love Inspired.

GOLD IN THE FIRE is a finalist in the More Than Magic contest in inspirational romance, October 2004, Love Inspired.

A FAMILY FOR TORY is a finalist in the Laurie in inspirational romance, March 2004, Love Inspired.

Coming Soon:

  • CHRISTMAS BODYGUARD, Love Inspired Suspense, December 2010

  • TRAIL OF LIES, Love Inspired Suspense, April 2011

Contest Winners:

p>2011 Winners:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    • February: Jackie from Georgia

    • January: Marianne from Arizona
        • November: Lois from California

        • October: Jean from Louisiana

        • September: Valri from Oregon

        • August: Jackie from California

        • July: Debra from Alabama

        • June: Juanita from Oregon

        • May: Barbara from Missouri

        • April: Sally from North Carolina

        • February: Cindy from Indiana

        • March: Jackie from Oregon

        • February: Cindy from Indiana

        • January: Pamela from South Carolina

      2009 Winners:

        • December: Emma from Arizona

        • November: Wanda from Canada

        • October: Pam from Oklahoma

        • September: Roberta from Kentucky

        • August: Kimmy from Missouri

        • July: Jamie from Iowa

        • June: Sheila from Arkansas

        • May: Deborah from Georgia

        • April: Valri from Arizona

        • March: Jamie from Oklahoma

        • February: Lora from California

      • January: Val from Arizona
      • December: Kelly from New York
      • November: Tanya from Texas
      • October: Joan from Florida
      • September: Sena from Tennessee
      • August: Jackie from California
      • July: Jane from Missouri
      • June: Cheryl from Georgia
      • May: Sheila from Arkansas
      • April: Harriet from South Carolina
      • March: Gloria from North Carolina
      • February: Lois from Pennsylvania
      • January: Cheryl from Colorado

2010 Winners:

2008 Winners:

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