Many Thanks to the Christy Award Judges. (Updated. What *is* Christian fiction, anyway?)

Many thanks, again, to those who chose the nominees for this year's Christy Awards. I'm told it is a rare honor to have a book nominated in two categories, and this year, Auralia's Colors was nominated for Best First Novel and "Visionary" (best fantasy novel). I am still recovering from the surprise.(UPDATE: The judges decided that Stephen R. Lawhead's Scarlet was the year's best Christian fantasy novel, and that The Stones Cry Out by Sibella Giorello was the best first novel in Christian … [Read more...]