A Canadian inspirational book is continuing its record-breaking streak, becoming the most winning book in the 24-year history of The Word Guild Canadian Christian Writing Awards. Writers from A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider won an unprecedented 13 awards, consisting of six first-place prizes and seven awards of merit. The book won recognition for its excellence in all six categories in which it was nominated. The winners were announced at a gala presentation in Mississauga, Ont. on June 13. The awards recognized the best in Christian writing published during 2011. Four of the anthology’s contributors received multiple awards. Angelina [ Read more...]
A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider has broken records by being nominated for 27 awards—the most ever for a single book—in The Word Guild Canadian Christian Writing Awards! The judges shortlisted 16 articles and stories by 15 writers. Yes, one of them is my short story, "Twenty-five Years Later," which chronicles the reunion of four women in their 40s who haven't met since they graduated from college. Plus, of course, I edited all the other entries, so I'm doubly pleased. The award winners will be announced June 13 at The Word Guild Awards Gala at World Vision in Mississauga, [ Read more...]
So pleased that our anthology, A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider, edited by Wendy E. Nelles and me, and featuring 37 Canadian writers, has won the 2012 Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award in the Gift Book category. All award winners are listed on the Christian Small Publishers Association’s (CSPA) website at www.christianpublishers.net and www.christianbookaward.com, in the CSPA Product Catalog for 2012, and in press releases to Christian media this week. Congratulations, everyone!
The Word Guild decided it was time to have its first Blog Award this year, for two consecutively-written blogs. Guess who won? Yes, I did. The blogs I entered were "The movement to re-engineer writers:" and "Listening with Your Mind and Your Heart." I'll be posting both of them on here in the next couple of days. Currently looking for a picture of me getting the award so you can see the very cool dress I found to wear at the awards. Here I am getting the certificate and cheque from Denise Rumble, the Managing Director of The Word Guild. [ Read more...]
I posted a little while ago that Shaded Light and another book of mine, Hot Apple Cider, were both nominated to be the "one book" for the Church Library’s of Ontario "One Book / One Conference" October 3rd along with a number of other great books, including The Shack and The Book of Negroes. (See complete list.) I’m delighted to announce that the winner was named today, and it’s Hot Apple Cider! I’m sure it had something to do with getting to know 30 authors, and also the variety in this hope-filled book. Congratulations to everyone who was nominated. And thanks to [ Read more...]
Last week was very busy and I'm still recovering. You go like crazy for a week or so and tehn eventually the adrenalin runs out and you kind of crash. But it's fun while it lasts. Anyway, on Wednesday night, I attended The Word Guild Awards Gala in Mississauga, where I received three Canadian Christian Writing Awards. Here is part of the press release: June 18, 2009 For immediate release NEWCOMERS AND VETERANS TOP THE WORD GUILD 2009 AWARDS National writing awards highlight talents of Canadian authors, including poverty activists and a rugby-playing romance novelist Toronto—A novel set [ Read more...]
Unfortunately, the way it works is that when there are urgent things needing doing for The Word Guild, my own writing gets sadly neglected – including this site. I've actually been working like mad on Write! Canada and on starting a new site for The Word Guild Awards. But I was reminded last night that I ought to mention that I have been shortlisted for three awards. well, two stories. Both of them from Hot Apple Cider. "The Diamond Ring" is shortlisted for the General Readership article, along with three others. And both it and "My Letter to the Editor" [ Read more...]