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  • Writer's pictureAndrew Huff

2020 Carol Award Results

It was an incredible honor for A Cross to Kill to be nominated for a 2020 Carol Award and final in the Debut Novel category. Unfortunately, I did not bring home the award during the virtual ACFW Conference held via Zoom this year. Here's a list of all the winners from this year's award ceremony:

Contemporary The Death of Mungo Blackwell by Lauren H. Brandenburg, Lion Fiction (Monarch Publishing), editor Jessica Gladwell

Historical Memories of Glass by Melanie Dobson, Tyndale House, editors Stephanie Broene and Kathryn Olson

Historical Romance The Sky Above Us by Sarah Sundin, Revell - A Division of Baker Publishing Group, editors Vicki Crumpton and Kristin Kornoelje

Mystery/Suspense/Thriller The Gryphon Heist by James R. Hannibal, Revell - A Division of Baker Publishing Group, editor Andrea Doering

Novella The Groom She Thought She’d Left Behind from The Runaway Brides Collection by Darlene Panzera, Barbour Publishing, editors Rebecca Germany and Ellen Tarver

Romance Driftwood Bay by Irene Hannon, Revell - A Division of Baker Publishing Group, editors Kristin Kornoelje and Jennifer Leep

Romantic Suspense The Killing Tide by Dani Pettrey, Bethany House (Baker) Publishing, editor Dave Long

Short Novel A Rancher to Trust by Laurel Blount, Love Inspired (Harlequin), editor Connolly Bottum

Speculative Brand of Light by Ronie Kendig, Enclave Publishing, editor Reagen Reed

Young Adult Romanov by Nadine Brandes, HarperCollins Christian Publishing, editor Becky Monds

Debut Shadow Among Sheaves by Naomi Stephens, Shiloh Run Press - An Imprint of Barbour Publishing, Inc., editor Annie Tipton

I couldn't have made it this far without my agent, Bob Hostetler of the Steve Laube Agency, and my wonderful editors at Kregel, Janyre Tromp and Dori Harrell. I'm so thankful to both the team at Steve Laube and the team at Kregel for cheering me on. Now to look ahead to next year for Cross Shadow to take home the award in the Mystery/Suspense/Thriller category!


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