Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Congrats to the Genesis Finalists!

I know I am a bit behind posting this, but I wanted to add my congratulations to other many voices for the 2010 ACFW Genesis Finalists! I know you all must be thrilled.

(total entries: 47)
Cindy Hays
Lynnette P. Horner
Chris Kraft
Mark Lundgren
Christina S. Nelson

(total entries: 63)
Jeannie Campbell
Sarah Forgrave
Janice LaQuiere
Rebecca Syme
Linda Yezak

(total entries: 35)

Lori Benton
Brenda Jackson
Robert Kaku
Lisa Karon Richardson
Katie-Marie Stout

(total entries: 65)
Susanne Dietze
Anne Greene
Pam Hillman
Lisa Karon Richardson
Ruth Trippy

(total entries: 45)
Rich Bullock
Barbara Early (double finalist with two entries)
Lynda Schab
Chawna Schroeder

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE (there was a two-way tie for the fifth finalist slot):
(total entries: 50)
Valerie Goree
Mindy Obenhaus
Leslie Pfeil
Dianna Shuford
Teri Dawn Smith
Terri Weldon

(total entries: 49)

Ben Erlichman
Suzanne Krein
Shelley Ledfors
Andra Marquardt
Holly Smit

WOMEN'S FICTION (there was a three-way tie for the fifth finalist slot):
(total entries: 76)
Lisa Buffaloe
Jennifer Fromke
Terri Haynes
Fay Lamb
Christina S. Nelson
Melissa Tagg
Michelle Ule

(total entries: 56)

Angela Bell
Lin Harris
Kasey Heinly
LoraLee Kodzo
Stefanie Morris

I don't know if any of  you remember that I entered this contest in the Historical Romance division. Well, I didn't final. I must say I have mixed feelings about that. In a way I am very grateful I did not final. The first few pages of that manuscript I sent in was just not ready (the manuscript not the pages). This contest is so prestigious that often just by finaling editors will seriously look at it. And the last thing I wanted to do was have to turn an editor or agent down because my work wasn't ready. So, God knows best. I am trusting Him for that and am so thrilled for the finalists, God has everything planned in His time!



  1. I too, am excited for the finalists. I agree with you, everything IS planned in His time:)

  2. Absolutely Karen! Finaling is HUGE and I am so thrilled for them, so MANY ties!! Awesome. :)

  3. Casey, I admire you so much for entering and being honest enough to say you're work isn't quite ready. That is HUGE:) I have no doubt I'll see your name on the list in time. In His time, as you so aptly said. Praying for you and your writing!

  4. Thank you Laura, that means a lot. :) Oh, I would be one of those persons that would be afraid to send it out because it is not PERFECT yet. That could be trouble too. :)

    God knew what I needed and I was fine either way. Like you said maybe someday. Thanks for the encouragement!!

  5. Having the courage to enter the Genesis is HUGE! I soooo admire you for entering!!!! Have you gotten your scores back? I'm still waiting on mine. :(

  6. Me too, Sherrinda. But I am NO hurry to read them right now. So I don't mind waiting on that one. :D Hey, right back at you for entering too. :)


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