Sunday, May 08, 2011

I'm a Christy Award Finalist!!!


In case you haven't heard me screaming and laughing the past three days ...
The Healer's Apprentice is a Christy Award finalist!!!
Here's the whole list of finalists from the Christy Awards website:

Contemporary Romance/
Blood Ransom

by Lisa Harris (Zondervan)
Indivisible

by Kristin Heitzmann (WaterBrook Press)
Sworn to Protect

by DiAnn Mills (Tyndale House Publishers)

Contemporary Series, Sequels, and Novellas/
The Reluctant Prophet

by Nancy Rue (David C. Cook)
The Thorn

by Beverly Lewis (Bethany House Publishers,
a division of Baker Publishing Group)
The Waiting

by Suzanne Woods Fisher (Revell Books,
a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Contemporary Standalone/
Almost Heaven

by Chris Fabry (Tyndale House Publishers)
Lady in Waiting

by Susan Meissner (WaterBrook Press)
A Season of Miracles

by Rusty Whitener (Kregel Publications)

First Novel/
Crossing Oceans

by Gina Holmes (Tyndale House Publishers)
Heartless

by Anne Elisabeth Stengl (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
A Season of Miracles

by Rusty Whitener (Kregel Publications)

Historical/
Chosen: The Lost Diaries of Queen Esther

by Ginger Garrett (David C. Cook)
For Time & Eternity

by Allison Pitman (Tyndale House Publishers)
While We’re Far Apart

by Lynn Austin (Bethany House Publishers,
a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Historical Romance/
The Girl in the Gatehouse

by Julie Klassen (Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
She Walks in Beauty

by Siri Mitchell (Bethany House Publishers,
a division of Baker Publishing Group)
Within My Heart

by Tamera Alexander (Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group)

Suspense/
The Bishop

by Steven James (Revell Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group)
The Bride Collector

by Ted Dekker (Center Street)
Predator

by Terri Blackstock (Zondervan)

Visionary/
To Darkness Fled

by Jill Williamson (Marcher Lord Press)
Konig’s Fire

by Marc Schooley (Marcher Lord Press)
The Last Christian
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by David Gregory (WaterBrook Press)

Young Adult/

The Charlatan’s Boy
by Jonathan Rogers (WaterBrook Press)

The Healer’s Apprentice
by Melanie Dickerson (Zondervan)

Motorcycles, Sushi, and One
Strange Book
by Nancy Rue (Zondervan)

And if that isn't enough, The Healer's Apprentice is a DOUBLE finalist in the National Readers Choice Awards! Check out the list of all the finalists.

My cup runneth over. It's truly a dream come true to final in the Christy Awards. I've been dreaming about it since I started writing, hoping to get a Christian novel published. I am so honored and feel so blessed. Thank you, God!!!

11 comments:

Susanne Dietze said...

Congratulations, Melanie! I loved your book and it deserves the praise it's receiving. May God continue to bless your writing ministry!

Keli Gwyn said...

Congratulations, Melanie! I was delighted to see your name on the list. Must be cool to be there with so many other talented writers.

Kathleen L. Maher said...

A Christy nomination on your debut!!! So happy for you, and so well deserved. May this cause your work to reach even more hearts with the message of redemption and God's love.

Rebecca said...

HUZZAH!!!
It's a great book, and well-deserving of the honor :o)
Huge congratulations!!!

Faith E. Hough said...

Congratulations!

Hayden said...

I'm so happy for you! BTW, I just saw The Merchant's Daughter on Zondervan's website- I can't wait for it to come out!
I hope your book wins- I know I loved it! Mazel tov!

Melanie Dickerson said...

Thanks, everybody!!! I appreciate you so much!!! God is good.

geeky Heather said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I loved the book and I'm so glad you're being recognized for your excellence!

Kav said...

Congratulations, Melanie. I screamed when I saw your name too!!!! I'm so thrilled for you. Can't wait until your next one is out.

Christy said...

Congrats, Melanie!! Very well deserved...it was a fabulous novel! :o)

Melanie Dickerson said...

Thanks so much!!! I'm still pretty excited about it! Especially since I get to go to the awards dinner in July! I'll probably be worried the whole time that everyone is wondering what I'm doing there!