Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Word Guild Awards

The Word Guild Awards will be presented at the Gala June 18, 2009 in Mississauga, Ontario.
Tickets for the event are still available!
Here is the short list of finalists! (Yep, that's me listed under "short story")

SHORTLIST OF FINALISTS

THE WORD GUILD 2009 CANADIAN CHRISTIAN WRITING AWARDS

Note: Book jacket stickers labeled “Finalist” are available as a promotional tool for all shortlisted books. These eye-catching, removable stickers may be obtained at cost from The Word Guild by contacting info [at] thewordguild [dot] com.

Books

Book—Biblical Studies

Allan Descheneau of Ottawa, Ont. for Letters from Jesus (independently published)

Andrew T. Hawkins of Chatham, Ont. for Whispers that Delight: Building a Listening-Centered Prayer Life (Word Alive Press)

Eric E. Wright of Colborne, Ont. for Down a Country Road: Fifty-two seasonal readings from out where the sky springs free (DayOne Publications)

Book—Children

Connie Brummel Crook of Peterborough, Ont. for Mary’s Way: Finding a Home in Upper Canada (Scholastic Canada Ltd.)

M. D. Meyer of Norway House, Man. for Pilot Error (Goldrock Press)

Book—Christian Living

Carolyn Arends of Surrey, B.C. for Wrestling with Angels: Adventures in Faith and Doubt

(Harvest House Publishers)

Sharon L. Fawcett of Petitcodiac, N.B. for Hope for Wholeness: The Spiritual Path to Freedom from Depression (NavPress)

Tim Huff of Toronto, Ont. for Bent Hope: a street journal (Castle Quay Books)

Greg Paul of Toronto, Ont. for The Twenty Piece Shuffle: why the poor and rich need each other (David C. Cook)

Book—Culture

Tim Huff of Toronto, Ont. for Bent Hope: a street journal (Castle Quay Books)

Colin McCartney of Scarborough, Ont. for The Beautiful Disappointment: Discovering Who You Are Through the Trials of Life (Castle Quay Books)

Greg Paul of Toronto, Ont. for The Twenty Piece Shuffle: Why the poor and rich need each other (David C. Cook)

Book—General Readership

Tim Huff of Toronto, Ont. for Bent Hope: a street journal (Castle Quay Books)

Susan Young de Biagi of Powell River, B.C. for Cibou (Cape Breton University Press)

Book—Independently Published Non-fiction

Dudley Coles of Burlington, Ont. for Leap of Faith (Coles Publishing)

Alvin G. Ens of Abbotsford, B.C. for A Kingdom Kite (Ensa Publishing)

Karen Henein of King City, Ont. for Bent Out of Shape: Reshaping Our Emotional Lives (Word Alive Press)

Peter Slofstra of Courtice, Ont. for In Tandem: a sea to sea cycling odyssey (Essence Publishing)

Book—Leadership/Theoretical

John G. Stackhouse, Jr. of North Vancouver, B.C. for Making the Best of It: Following Christ in the Real World (Oxford University Press)

Robert E. VanderVennen of Toronto, Ont. for A University for the People: A History of the Institute for Christian Studies (Dordt College Press)

Book—Life Stories

Carolyn Arends of Surrey, B.C. for Wrestling with Angels: Adventures in Faith and Doubt (Harvest House Publishers)

Tricia Kell of Winnipeg, Man. for Chain of Miracles (Word Alive Press)

Colin McCartney of Scarborough, Ont. for The Beautiful Disappointment: Discovering Who You Are Through the Trials of Life (Castle Quay Books)

Mary Anne K. Moran of Barrie, Ont. for Before I Knew You Loved Me (Word Alive Press)

Book—Special

Barbara Colebrook Peace of Victoria, B.C. for Duet for Wings and Earth (Sono Nis Press)

Alvin G. Ens of Abbotsford, B.C. for A Kingdom Kite (Ensa Publishing)

D. S. Martin of Brampton, Ont. for Poiema (Wipf and Stock Publishers)

Book—Young Adult

Shelley Adina of Los Gatos, California for It’s All About Us (FaithWords)

Beverley Boissery of Vancouver, B.C. for Sophie's Exile (Dundurn Press Ltd.)

Novel—Contemporary

Donna Dawson of St. Marys, Ont. for Vengeance (Word Alive Press)

Don Ranney of Arthur, Ont. and Ray Wiseman of Fergus, Ont. for When Cobras Laugh (Capstone Publishing Group)

Novel—Historical

Rob Alloway of Toronto, Ont. for The Left Hand of God (Regent College Publishing)

Gloria V. Phillips of Collingwood, Ont. for A Pilgrim Passing Through (Rogdah Publishing)

Shawn J. Pollett of Golden Valley, Ont. for Christianus Sum (Word Alive Press)

Susan Young de Biagi of Powell River, B.C. for Cibou (Cape Breton University Press)

Novel—Futuristic

Richard Allen Wunderlich of Salmon Arm, B.C. for Tomorrow’s Paper (OakTara Publishers)

Peter Kazmaier of Mississauga, Ont. for The Halcyon Dislocation (Wolfsburg Imprints)

Novel—Mystery/Suspense

Donna Dawson of St. Marys, Ont. for Vengeance (Word Alive Press)

Shawn J. Pollett of Golden Valley, Ont. for Christianus Sum (Word Alive Press)

Article, Poetry, Song Lyric & Script Categories

Article—General Readership (articles that explain or encourage faith for mainstream readers)

Cynthia d'Entremont of Lakeview, N.S. for “An Unexpected Gift” (A Maritime Christmas: New Stories and Memories of the Season Anthology)

Angelina Fast-Vlaar of St. Catharines, Ont. for “It Was Then That I Carried You” (Hot Apple Cider Anthology)

N. J. Lindquist of Markham, Ont. for “The Diamond Ring” (Hot Apple Cider Anthology)

Colleen Taylor of Duval, Sask. for “Arlington Beach Camp and Conference Centre: a very special place” (Last Mountain Times)

Colleen Taylor of Duval, Sask. for “Newschool Arts: so much more than pottery” (Last Mountain Times)

Article—Inspirational/Devotional

N. J. Lindquist of Markham, Ont. for “My Letter to the Editor” (Hot Apple Cider Anthology)

N. J. Lindquist of Markham, Ont. for “The Diamond Ring” (Hot Apple Cider Anthology)

Rose McCormick Brandon of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. for “Discouraged” (Today's Pentecostal Evangel)

Article—News

Debra Fieguth of Kingston, Ont. for “Video Tells of Missionary Abuse” (Faith Today)

Kristine Kruszelnicki of Kanata, Ont. for “Christians mourn twenty years of no abortion law” (ChristianWeek)

Article—Personal Experience

Carolyn Arends of Surrey, B.C. for “Bigger Than Both of Us” (Today's Christian Woman)

Angelina Fast-Vlaar of St. Catharines, Ont. for “It Was Then That I Carried You” (Hot Apple Cider Anthology)

John H. Redekop of Abbotsford, B.C. for “A Reflection on a Spiritual Pilgrimage, or ‘What UBC did to me and for me’” (Direction)

Article—Profile/Human Interest

Dorothy Isted of Invermere, B.C. for “Doris and Borge Langerud's missionary life” (The Columbia Valley Pioneer)

Rose McCormick Brandon of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. for “Out of Her Comfort Zone” (The Pentecostal Testimony)

Janet Seever of Calgary for “Following a Big Vision” (Centre Street Church News)

Eleanor Shepherd of Pointe Claire, Que. for “Living Outside Our Comfort Zones” (Hot Apple Cider Anthology)

Ray Wiseman of Fergus, Ont. for “Shaken and Stirred” (SEVEN)

Article—Review

Carolyn Arends of Surrey, B.C. for “Blindness” (Christianity Today.com)

Ross W. Muir of Waterloo, Ont. for “Feasting to Excess” (Canadian Mennonite)

John H. Redekop of Abbotsford, B.C. for “Is punishment all bad?” (Mennonite Brethren Herald)

Article—Short Feature

Paul M. Beckingham of Vancouver, B.C. for “Christian ‘Oughtism’” (Tidings)

John H. Redekop of Abbotsford, B.C. for “Buying Two Farms” (Stillwood, The First 50 Years 1958-2008)

Column/Editorial/First Person Essay (single)

Kurt Armstrong of Winnipeg, Man. for “A sermon about bad people” (Geez)

Thomas Froese of Ancaster, Ont. for “God is not a black woman.” Or is She?” (ChristianWeek)

Patricia Paddey of Mississauga, Ont. for “An assault on Christian sensibilities, ultimately, backfires” (The Globe and Mail)

Column/Editorial/First Person Essay (series)

Carolyn Arends of Surrey, B.C. for “Theology in Aisle 7” & “Our Shalom Vocation” (Christianity Today)

Rod Barks of Nipawin, Sask. for “Sex titillates millions, yet more folk looking for love” & “Learning from diverse duos” (Saskatoon Star Phoenix)

James Beverley of Pickering, Ont. for Religion Watch: “World Watches Revival” & “The Bentley Challenge” (Faith Today)

Violet Nesdoly of Langley, B.C. for “Who'd Want to Read Your Poems” & “Accessible Poetry and Poets” (Utmost Christian Writers)

John H. Redekop of Abbotsford, B.C. for “After two years, how does Harper rate?” & “Tories deserve a B grade” (The Record)

Poetry

Marcia Lee Laycock of Blackfalds, Alta. for “Dying to Live” (Utmost Christian Writers)

Lori Wiens-MacDonald of Courtice, Ont. for “In My Father’s Field” (Canadian Adventist Messenger)

Short Story

Rob Alloway of Toronto, Ont. for “Refiner’s Ashes” (The Left Hand of God)

Bonnie Grove of Saskatoon, Sask. for “The Stuckville CafĂ©” (Hot Apple Cider Anthology)

Song Lyrics

Marianne Novoselac of Mississauga, Ont. for “God Can” (Gaither Studios)

Colleen Taylor of Duval, Sask. for “Child of my Heart” (independently recorded)


Congratulations to all the finalists!
I bid you good writing

1 comment:

Koala Bear Writer said...

Congrats, Bonnie! It was exciting to see several names that I recognized on this list. :)