Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Medical Error Is A Carol Award Finalist

The American Christian Fiction Writers is a 2300+ member organization dedicated to the furtherance of Christian fiction and those who write it. I've been a member since I began writing, and am privileged to serve as Vice-President this year.

Each year, hundreds of books are submitted for judging for the ACFW's annual Carol Awards (formerly "Book of the Year") in various categories. I'd entered this year, the first year when I had books that were eligible for the contest, but knew I was up against stiff competition. That's why I was floored by the phone call I received a couple of days ago, advising me that my second published novel of medical suspense, Medical Error, was named a finalist. Only three books make it to the finals in each category, so I was (and remain) thrilled, honored, and humbled by all this.

The official announcement is to be made at 3 PM Eastern time today at the International Christian Retail Show in Atlanta. So now I can let everyone know.

Thanks to each of you who've supported me in so many ways along this road to writing.

4 comments:

Unknown said...

Congratulations, Richard. Wish you well!

Richard Mabry said...

Thanks, Mark. Now the real waiting begins--until September.
Seriously, it's an honor just to be a finalist, especially in the company of Terri Blackstock and Robin Carroll.

Keli Gwyn said...

Congratulations, Richard! I'm thrilled for you and look forward to being part of your cheering section at the ACFW conference--no matter what color the pompons are. =)

Mark Young said...

Congratulations, Richard. Wish you well!