Friday, January 23, 2009

16th Annual Heartsong Awards

Each year, members of the Heartsong Presents book club vote for their favorite authors, books, and covers. The winners of the 16th Annual Heartsong Presents Awards are:

Favorite Author

  1. Gail Gaymer Martin
  2. Wanda E. Brunstetter
  3. Kelly Eileen Hake
  4. Cathy Marie Hake
  5. Susan Page Davis
  6. Kathleen Y'Barbo
  7. Mary Davis
  8. Janice A. Thompson
  9. Lynn A. Coleman
  10. Paige Winship Dooly
Favorite New Author

  1. Amber Miller
  2. Debra Ullrick
  3. Cara C. Putman
  4. Ramona K. Cecil
  5. Laurie Alice Eakes
Favorite Historical Romance

  1. Betsy's Return by Wanda E. Brunstetter
  2. The Captain's Wife by Mary Davis
  3. Wild at Heart by Vickie McDonough
  4. The Long Road Home by Rachel Druten
  5. A Time to Laugh by Kelly Eileen Hake
  6. Quills and Promises by Amber Miller
  7. Carousel Dreams by Paige Winship Dooly
  8. Treasure in the Hills by Paige Winship Dooly
  9. A New Joy by Susan Page Davis
  10. Reckless Rogue by Mary Davis


Favorite Contemporary Romance

  1. The Preacher Wore a Gun by Joyce Livingston
  2. The Bride Wore Coveralls by Debra Ullrick
  3. And Baby Makes Five by Gail Gaymer Martin
  4. Butterfly Trees by Gail Gaymer Martin
  5. The Groom Wore Spurs by Joyce Livingston
  6. Buffalo Gal by Mary Connealy
  7. Garlic and Roses by Gail Gaymer Martin
  8. Castles in the Air by Anita Higman and Janice A. Thompson
  9. If the Dress Fits by Debby Mayne
  10. Trespassed Hearts by Lynn A. Coleman
Favorite Historical Cover

  1. Carousel Dreams by Paige Winship Dooly
  2. The Captain's Wife by Mary Davis
  3. The Long Road Home by Rachel Druten
  4. Treasure in the Hills by Paige Winship Dooly
  5. Return to Love by Susan Page Davis
  6. Wild at Heart by Vickie McDonough
  7. Betsy's Return by Wanda E. Brunstetter
  8. Captive Dreams by Cara C. Putman
  9. Seneca Shadows by Lauralee Bliss
  10. A New Joy by Susan Page Davis
Favorite Contemporary Cover

  1. Butterfly Trees by Gail Gaymer Martin
  2. The Preacher Wore a Gun by Joyce Livingston
  3. The Bride Wore Coveralls by Debra Ullrick
  4. Buffalo Gal by Mary Connealy
  5. And Baby Makes Five by Gail Gaymer Martin
  6. Out of the Blue by Janice A. Thompson
  7. By the Beckoning Sea by Carole Gift Page
  8. If the Dress Fits by Debby Mayne
  9. The Groom Wore Spurs by Joyce Livingston
  10. Castles in the Air by Anita Higman and Janice A. Thompson

The books and authors voted on for these awards were Heartsongs #769 - #820. Check out all these great books here.

Congratulations to all the winners!

13 comments:

Susan Page Davis said...

What a fantastic group of authors. Huge congratulations to all. We've got some fantastic new authors and some tried and true old favorites. I'm proud to be part of Heartsong.

Erica Vetsch said...

Yay! Congratulations to all these authors.

Staci Stallings said...

Awesome! A special congratulations to Deb Ullrick and Amber Miller. I've known these two ladies personally for a long time, and this recognition is well-deserved.

Colleen Coble said...

so great to see these awards and recognize so many of the names. Congratulations, ladies!

Mary Connealy said...

Lots of great work included in this list, new authors and experienced ones. Heartsong Presents is a great line.

Vickie McDonough said...

Congratulations to all the fabulous authors who made the HP lists. What an awesome group of writers!

Cecelia Dowdy said...

Wow! What a list! Congrats, ladies! :-)

Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

Well, lookie at all my friends listed there. I'm in fantastic company and am quite honored to have made the list for favorite new author. Wow!

You know, I don't think there's a name there of an author I have yet to meet. This is such a great publisher and book club! Congrats to everyone who made it and even to those who didn't but had your books entered.

Crystal Laine Miller said...

I've read so many of these this year and love these authors! But I have to show my bias--I'm particularly happy about Indiana authors, Ramona Cecil and Cara Putman showing up on this list! (I'm a Hoosier, I admit it.)

I'm so proud of everyone on the list, and enjoy their work! Congrats to you all!

Debra Ullrick said...

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE! Keep up the awesome work!

MEGA, GINORMOUS THANKS to all of the staff who make Heartsong Presents the fabulous line that it is! YOU ALL ROCK!

And a special thanks to JoAnne Simmons. Thank you for all your help and hard work in making my stories better.

To all you fabulous authors, I say...

WRITE ON!

Debra Ullrick

Cara Putman said...

Wow! I'm so honored. How fun! And what great company to be in...

Jennifer Johnson said...

Congratulations to all of you!!! I'm so happy for you. Last year I was FLOORED, so I know what a wonderful honor it is. God is so good.

Caroline said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations to all these authors on your outstanding achievements. Hard work certainly pass off.