April 2, 2012
Last year more than 650 aspiring authors entered the 2011 Women of Faith Writing Contest, which was open to any author with an unpublished manuscript. And the winners are . . . Grand Prize Winner: Comfort and Salvation by Amy Sorrells This compelling novel told through the eyes of a 13-year-old girl captured the judges’ hearts. “I was reading Comfort and Salvation in the airport and had to stop because I was crying so hard,” one told us. “And I loved that it didn’t preach at you…the spiritual aspect was woven in so well through example and story.” “Two years ago I attended the Indianapolis conference but I couldn’t bring myself to enter the writing contest,” said the author. “Both my mother and a friend of mine encouraged me to enter ‘Comfort and Salvation’ in this year’s contest. I’m so glad I took their advice, and am so honored to have won.” 1st Place Winner: A Time for Miracles by Kathleen Brown A resource wrapped in a story, A Time for Miracles details the author’s first-hand experiences caring for her mother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s. One judge wrote, “Anyone who is watching a loved one’s mind slip away would find this book to be an excellent companion to turn to for comfort and advice.” 2nd Place Winner: The Eyes of the Heart by Embessie Susberry A novel set in the thick of the Civil Rights movement, The Eyes of the Heart tells a story of love that is truly colorblind. Judges noted its “compelling plot, engaging characters, and ear for dialogue combine to make this book a page-turner.” Congratulations to Amy, Kathleen, and Embessie! To learn more about the Women of Faith Writing Contest and WestBow Press, click here.