Posts Tagged ‘Whitney awards’

2012 Whitneys

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Just to let all my friends and faithful followers know — over the past month or so, in my copious free time I’ve been trying to read finalists for the 2012 Whitney Awards for best novel by an LDS writer (in various categories). So far, I’ve read and blogged about the finalists for the Middle Grades and Speculative YA categories. (And that’s probably all I’ll get to, given that votes are due this coming Monday, April 29). Check it out!

2011 Whitney Finalist Reviews

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Each year, a set of awards known as the Whitneys are given out for the best novel written by an LDS author in each of various different categories (7 genre categories this year, plus best novel by a first-time published novelist and best overall). I have fond feelings about the Whitneys, both because I think they’re a good thing for their own sake and because No Going Back was a Whitney finalist in the general fiction category back in 2009, which was probably the single most positive thing that happened for the book marketing-wise.


Mixed News

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

The last week or so has been kind of bittersweet from my perspective. The Whitney Awards were announced, and while I was very pleased to have been a finalist, I was unsurprised to discover that I didn’t win the award in my category. (The person who did win the award, Jamie Ford, is a very fine author whose book, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, is the one I thought probably would win, so I’m not complaining.)


No Going Back Whitney Award Finalist

Friday, February 5th, 2010

I am extremely pleased to announce that No Going Back is a finalist in the Best General Fiction category for the Whitney Awards, an awards program for novels by LDS authors.


Positive Review by Danyelle Ferguson

Friday, January 8th, 2010

LDS author, editor, reviewer (and mom) Danyelle Ferguson was reluctant to look at No Going Back for a variety of reasons, but when it came up for consideration for shortlisting in the Whitney Awards category for which she’s a committee member, she felt she had to give it a chance.