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more than 650 aspiring authors entered the 2011 Women of Faith Writing Contest, which was open to any author with an unpublished manuscript.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.