The judges liked me!

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:

Herbie Kuhn emcee June 18, 2009
For immediate release
National writing awards highlight talents of Canadian authors, including poverty activists and a rugby-playing romance novelist

Toronto—A novel set during the Roman Empire and a series of articles from the anthology Hot Apple Cider were the most awarded publications at Th e Word Guild Canadian Christian Writing Awards this year. Awards were given in 30 independently judged categories, including non-fiction books, novels, articles, columns and poems published during 2008.

Read the rest of the press release here:

The picture above is of Herbie Kuhn, the Air Canada voice of the Toronto Raptors and a passionate reader, who  emceed the Awards Gala for the second year.


N. J. Lindquist getting an award sponsored by Faith Life FinancialMy awards:
Article—General Readership (articles that explain or encourage faith for mainstream readers)
Winner: N. J. Lindquist of Markham, Ont. for “The Diamond Ring” (Hot Apple Cider Anthology)

Winner: N. J. Lindquist of Markham, Ont. for “The Diamond Ring” (Hot Apple Cider Anthology)
Award of Merit: N. J. Lindquist of Markham, Ont. for “My Letter to the Editor” (Hot Apple Cider Anthology)

The picture to the right is of me receiving the Award for Inspirational/Devotional article from the representative from FaithLife Financial, the sponsor of that award.


Two other articles from Hot Apple Cider (by Angelina Fast-Vlaar and Eleanor Shepherd) also won awards. I edited both of them, so that made me feel doubly happy. :) 

The complete list of winners is here.

More pictures at  


Photographer:  Audrey Tavares

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