So here's some good timing: as I mentioned in an earlier post, Playing Saint was a finalist for the Inspy blogger awards for Christian fiction. Well, I found out on 6/28 that Ted Dekker had clinched that award. But on 6/29, the ACFW announced the finalists for the Carol Awards (according to the website, "recognition for the best Christian fiction published by traditional publishing houses in the previous calendar year"). I'm a finalist in the "Debut Novel" category.
What's fun about these awards is that they're given out at a gala at the end of the ACFW conference. I'm up against two other finalists, so my odds are decent, but I’m already practicing my “I’m happy for the winner” smile-clap-combo.