Due to the limited number of entries in the nonfiction category, only two entries were chosen to move forward, and we are awarding contracts for both series.
Congratulations to the Nonfiction Finalists:
Dianne E. Butts, for her nonfiction series entitled Days of Hope.
Jontie Hays, LCSW & Sarah Ulmer, for their nonfiction series entitled Monkey in the Middle. (DISQUALIFIED - 6/19/12)
We'll share more details in the coming weeks. We're thrilled to be publishing these books - they are life-changing!
Choosing the finalists in the Fiction category proved difficult due to the number of entries. But we prevailed and are excited to see the outcome.
Congratulations to the Fiction Finalists (in no particular order):
Bonnie Engstrom, Desert Dreams Series
Dianne E. Butts, Springs Eternal Series (yes, Dianne is a double-finalist!)
Joan Campbell, The Poison Tree Path Chronicles
Lillian Duncan, The Minton Family Mystery Series
Lisa Keck, Shadow of the Steeples Series (WITHDRAWN 7/20/12)
Marie Coutu, Mended Vessels Series
Nancy Lee Bethea, Word Counts Series
Melanie Ironstand, Jeremiah's Journals
Brenda W. McIntyre and Jan Powell, Travelin' Teens Adventures
Jerusha Agen, Sisters Redeemed Series
Mary Annslee Urban, Faithful Counsel Chronicles
Traci Hilton, Plain Jane Mystery Series
Mishael Witty, Sunset's Hope Series
Valerie Goree, Stolen Lives Series
Retyping this list reminded me of the wonderful quality of these submissions - our readers are going to be thrilled! As you can probably guess from the series titles, we received submissions in many different genres, so some may cause you to laugh out loud, others to shed a few tears, some keep you guessing, some will help you grow, and others just make you sigh with contentment. I can't WAIT!!
Congratulations, writers. Time to get busy! We look forward to seeing your full manuscripts in a few months.
Readers - see any on the list that catch your eye already?
with a few young writers - be sure to check out the blog and follow the "Where in the World is Magnificent Hope?" links for a chance to win.
Read more about Magnificent Hope's Journey:
A Special Treat from Jennifer Fromke (and a huge hint for the Week 2 photo!)