Announcing the 2017 Selah Award Finalists

by Eva Marie Everson @EvaMarieEverson

Today we’re excited to announce the 2017 Selah Award Finalists. Competition was stiff with more entries than ever before. Congratulations to all the finalists! Be sure to help us spread the word and congratulate your friends.

Selah Award Finalists for 2017

This year, Selah finalists have been named in sixteen categories. They are listed in alphabetical order according to the author’s last name. Some categories may have changed because of the number of entries received. If a category didn’t have enough entries, it was combined with a comparable category.

Nonfiction Genres

Genre: General Nonfiction

Author: Linda Gilden & Tama Westman

Title: Why You Do What You Do

Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas/Straight Street Books

Editor: Cindy Sproles

Author: David King & Margot Starbuck

Title: Overplayed: A Parent’s Guide to Sanity in the World of Youth Sports

Publisher: Herald Press

Editor: Valerie Weaver-Zercher

Author: Lilly Sanders Ubbens

Title: God’s Refugee

Publisher: Create Space

Agent: Diana Flegel

 

Genre: Christian Living

Author: Deb DeArmond and Ron DeArmond

Title: Don’t Go to Bed Angry; Stay Up and Fight

Publisher: Abingdon Press

Editor: Ramona Richards

Agent: Greg Johnson

Author: Torry Martin & Doug Peterson

Title:  Of Moose and Men

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

Author: Linda Evans Shepherd

Title: Winning Your Daily Spiritual Battles

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group / Revell

Editor: Vicki Crumpton

Agent: Janet Grant

 

Genre: Inspiration & Gift

Author: Cary & Dena Dyer

Title: Love at First Fight

Publisher: Barbour/Shiloh Run Press

Editor: Brigitta Nortker

Agent: Greg Johnson

Author: Bob Hostetler

Title: The Bard and the Bible

Publisher: Worthy Inspired

Editor: Pamela Clements

Agent: Steve Laube

Author: Kathy Ide

Title: 21 Days of Love

Publisher: Broadstreet Publishing Group

Editor: Kathy Ide

Agent: Diana Flegal

 

Genre: Bible Studies

Author: Cheri Cowell

Title: One Story, One Mission, One God

Publisher: E A Books

Editor: Deb Haggerty

Author:  Andy Lee

Title:  The Book of Ruth Key Word Bible Study

Publisher: AMG

Editor: Rich Cairnes and Rick Steele

Agent: Blythe Daniel

Author: Erica Wiggenhorn

Title: An Unexplainable Life: Recovering the Wonder and Devotion of the Early Church

Publisher: Moody Publishers

Editor: Pam Pugh

 

Genre: Memoir

Author: Annie Garman

Title: Unexpected Grace: When Your Child is Born With Half a Heart

Publisher: Annie B. Garman

Editor: Linnea Ransom

Author: Christine Lindsay

Title: Finding Sarah, Finding Me

Publisher: WhiteFire Publishing

Editor: Roseanna White & Wendy Chorot

Author: Virginia Pillars

Title: Broken Brain, Fortified Faith

Publisher: Familius

Editor: Lindsay Sandberg

 

Fiction Genres:

Genre: First Novel

Author: Janine Mendenhall

Title: Starving Hearts

Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas / Heritage Beacon Fiction

Editor: Ann Tatlock

Author: K. S. Moore

Title: Angel Beneath My Wheels

Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas/Firefly Southern Fiction

Editor: Jessica Everson

Agent: Les Stobbe

Author: Beth Ann Ziarnik

Title: Her Deadly Inheritance

Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas

Editor: Rowena Kuo

Agent: Jim Hart

 

Genre: Contemporary Women’s

Author: Christa Allen

Title: Since You’ve Been Gone

Publisher: Amazon Waterfall Press

Editor: Erin Calligan Mooney

Agent: Jessica Kirkland

Author: Candee Fick

Title: Dance Over Me

Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas / Bling!

Editor: Sandie Bricker & Marisa Deshaies

Author: Linda Wood Rondeau

Title: Miracle on Maple Street

Publisher: Elk Lake Publishing

Editor: Deb Haggerty

Agent: Diana Flegal

Author: Cynthia Ruchti

Title: Song of Silence

Publisher: Abingdon Press

Editor: Ramona Richards & Jamie Chavez

Agent: Wendy Lawton

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Author: Johnnie Alexander

Title: Where She Belongs

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group / Revell

Editor: Vicki Crumpton & Kristin Kornoelje

Agent: Tamela Hancock Murray

Author: Sarah Monzon

Title: Finders Keepers

Publisher: Radiant Publications

Editor: Dori Harrell

Author: Lin Stepp

Title: Welcome Back

Publisher: Kensington Publishing

Editor: Martin Biro

 

Genre: Fiction: Romantic Suspense

Author: Mary Alford

Title: Rocky Mountain Pursuit

Publisher: Harlequin / Love Inspired Suspense

Editor: Shana Asaro

Agent: Rachel Kent

Author: Lynette Eason

Title: Classified Christmas Mission

Publisher: Harlequin / Love Inspired Suspense

Editor: Emily Rodmell

Agent: Tamela Hancock Murray

Author:  Katy Lee

Title: Blindsided

Publisher: Harlequin / Love Inspired Suspense

Editor: Emily Rodmell

Agent: Steve Laube

 

Genre: Fiction: Mystery/Suspense

Author: Lynette Eason

Title: Without Warning

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group / Revell

Editor: Andrea Doering

Agent: Tamela Hancock Murray

Author: Lynette Eason

Title: Always Watching

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group / Revell

Editor: Andrea Doering

Agent: Tamela Hancock Murray

Author: Donn Taylor

Title: Murder Mezzo Forte

Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas

Editor: Marsha Hubler

Agent: Terry Burns

Author: Michael Hicks Thompson

Title: The Rector

Publisher: Shepherd King Publishing

Editor: Jerry Gramckow & Caitlin Alexander

Agent: Les Stobbe

 

Genre: Historical Romance

Author: Elaine Marie Cooper

Title: Saratoga Letters

Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas

Editor: Alycia Morales

Agent: Cyle Young

Author: Janet S. Grunst

Title: A Heart Set Free

Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas

Editor: Kathryn Davis

Agent: Linda Glaz

Author: Myra Johnson

Title: Castle in the Clouds

Publisher: Franciscan Media

Editor: Ericka McIntyre

 

Genre: Fiction: Historical/Biblical

Author: Karl A. Bacon

Title: Prairie Dog Town

Publisher: Historical Chronicles Press

Editor: Julie Gwinn

Author: Pamela King Cable

Title: The Sanctum

Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas/Firefly Southern Fiction

Editor: Eva Marie Everson

Agent: Sarah Joy Freese

Author: Leslie Basil Payne

Title:  The Legacy of Nobody Smith

Publisher: Leslie Basil Payne

Editor: Robin Patchen

 

Genre: Fiction: Speculative

Author: Timothy W. Ayers

Title: Cruel Messenger

Publisher: Castle Gate Press

Editor: Suzanne Hartmann

Author: Aaron D. Gansky

Title: The Blood Sword: A Hand of Adonai Novel

Publisher: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas / Brimstone Fiction

Editor: Bethany Kaczmarek

Agent: Dave Fessenden

Author:  S. D. Grimm

Title:  Scarlet Moon

Publisher: Gilead Publishing / Enclave

Editor: Ramona Richards

Agent: Julie Gwinn

 

Genre: Novella

Author: Tanya Eavenson

Title: To Gain a Mommy

Publisher: All Roads Publishing

Author: Marianne Evans

Title: Bella Natale

Publisher: Pelican Book Group / White Rose

Editor: Nicola Martinez

Author: Cynthia Ruchti

Title: Restoring Christmas

Publisher: Worthy Inspired

Editor: Pamela Clements & Jamie Chavez

Agent: Wendy Lawton

 

Genre: Children’s Literature (Picture Books & Chapter Books)

Author: Michelle Medlock Adams

Title: Happy Birthday to You!

Publisher: Worthy Kids

Editor: Peggy Schaefer

Agent: Steve Laube

Author: Hannah C. Hall

Title:  Would a Worm Go on a Walk?

Publisher: Worthy Kids

Editor: Melinda Rumbaugh

Agent: Sally Apokedak

Author: Jill Roman Lord

Title: God Made You Just Right

Publisher: Worthy Kids

Editor: Peggy Schaefer

Agent: Cyle Young

 

Genre: Middle Grade Novels

Author: Lauren H. Brandenburg

Title: Orlo: The Created

Publisher: Kingdom Publishing Press

Editor: Bethany Kaczmarek

Agent: Julie Gwinn

Author: Wendy Dunham

Title: Hope Girl

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

Editor: Peggy Wright, Barb Sherrill

Agent: Ruth Samsel

Author: Marion Dawson Gunderson

Title: Finding the King, The Story of Joshua

Publisher: AuthorHouse

 

NOTE: In cases of four finalists, there was a tie for either first, second or third place.

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