Thursday, January 21, 2010

17th Annual Heartsong Awards!

Each year, members of the Heartsong Presents book club vote for their favorite authors, books, and covers. The winners of the 17th Annual Heartsong Presents Awards are:

Favorite Author:
  1. Janice Hanna (pseudonym of Janice A. Thompson)
  2. Susan Page Davis
  3. Vickie McDonough
  4. Mary Connealy
  5. Janet Lee Barton
  6. Yvonne Lehman
  7. Tracey Bateman
  8. Carole Gift Page
  9. Debby Mayne
  10. Andrea Boeshaar

Favorite New Author:
  1. Frances Devine
  2. Donna Reimel Robinson
  3. Diana Lesire Brandmeyer
  4. Lynette Sowell
  5. Diane Ashley and Aaron McCarver

Favorite Historical Romance:
  1. The Petticoat Doctor by Paige Winship Dooly
  2. Outlaw Heart by Vickie McDonough
  3. A Season for Grace by Tracey Bateman
  4. Aloha Love by Yvonne Lehman
  5. The Master's Match by Tamela Hancock Murray
  6. Picture Bride by Yvonne Lehman
  7. A Love to Cherish by Janet Lee Barton
  8. Alias, Mary Smith by Rachel Druten
  9. Under the Tulip Poplar by Diane Ashley and Aaron McCarver
  10. Once a Thief by Frances Devine

Favorite Contemporary Romance:
  1. Salt Water Taffie by Janice Hanna
  2. Clueless Cowboy by Mary Connealy
  3. A Wagonload of Trouble by Vickie McDonough
  4. Noah's Ark by Debby Mayne
  5. The Superheroes Next Door by Andrea Boeshaar
  6. Cotton Candy Clouds by Janice Hanna
  7. Sweet Harmony by Janice Hanna
  8. Finding Home by Jennifer Johnson
  9. God Gave the Song by Kathleen E. Kovach
  10. Val's Prayer by Terry Fowler

Favorite Historical Cover:
  1. Picture Bride by Yvonne Lehman
  2. Aloha Love by Yvonne Lehman
  3. Beacon of Love by Darlene Franklin
  4. All That Glitters by Lynette Sowell
  5. Kind-Hearted Woman by Janet Spaeth
  6. Copper and Candles by Amber Stockton
  7. The Petticoat Doctor by Paige Winship Dooly
  8. Once a Thief by Frances Devine
  9. Outlaw Heart by Vickie McDonough
  10. (A Tie) A Season for Grace by Tracey Bateman and The Master's Match by Tamela Hancock Murray

Favorite Contemporary Cover:
  1. Noah's Ark by Debby Mayne
  2. Cotton Candy Clouds by Janice Hanna
  3. A Wagonload of Trouble by Vickie McDonough
  4. Clueless Cowboy by Mary Connealy
  5. Salt Water Taffie by Janice Hanna
  6. Always Ready by Susan Page Davis
  7. God Gave the Song by Kathleen E. Kovach
  8. Trail to Justice by Susan Page Davis
  9. Stillwater Promise by Becky Melby and Cathy Wienke
  10. Sweet Joy of My Life by Carole Gift Page

The books and authors voted on for these awards were Heartsongs #821 - #872. Check out all these great books here.



Vickie McDonough said...

Congratulations to everyone who made it on these lists! What an awesome group of writers. I'm humbled and honored that the Heartsong readers enjoyed my books so much.

Tiffany Amber Stockton said...

Well, look at that. Copper and Candles was voted #6 favorite historical cover. That one was definitely a favorite cover to me. :) So thanks so much to those who voted.

I'm just sorry I didn't even know the voting was taking place. I would have loved to have supported my fellow authors and friends. Every other year, I received an email letting me know. This past year, it never came. :( Bummer.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for posting this JoAnne--what an honor to be listed with all these great authors and to be in the top 10! I'm thankful to all the readers who voted for me!

Pencildancers said...

I have to say I'm so thrilled to be listed on the same page as these amazing authors! i would like to know if this means I should celebrate with a new pair of shoes?

Congratulations to all who made the list! HS ROCKS!

Pepper said...

Congratulations!! What a great list!

Erica Vetsch said...

Congratulations to all the authors!

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Chip MacGregor said...

Woo-hoo! Excellent choices. Congrats to the authors! -Chip MacGregor

Darlene Franklin said...

Congrats to all of you!

Rhonda Gibson said...

Congratulations to all my Heartsong Presents friends!! You gals and guys ROCK!!! Love those stories keep them coming!!!!!

Darlene Franklin said...

And a big thanks to the person who create the beautiful cover for my book, Beacon of Love! He/she did a great job on it.

Lauralee Bliss said...

Congratulations!! You all are the best in my book. :)

Sandra Bishop said...

How fun. Congratulations to everyone!


Jennifer Johnson said...

Congratulations to everyone! Woohoo!!! :)

Anonymous said...

I'm blown away and thrilled that so many of my fav authors were given accolades. So many I can't possibly write to them all. ACFW authors rock! I'm proud to know so many and call them friends. Bonnie Engstrom

carla stewart said...

Congrats to some of my favorite authors! So excited for all of you and wish you continued success!

Debby Mayne said...

What an honor to be among such great writers!

Unknown said...

I just wanted to say a huge CONGRATULATIONS to all of the winners. Wish I could give JoAnne a big hug to thank her for believing in all of us. What an awesome leader you've been, JoAnne. So sweet, and what an encourager.

Lynette Sowell said...

How exciting! What a lineup! :) Thanks to all the voters, as well. I was surprised and thrilled to see my name among friends on the favorite new authors list.

CatMom said...

Congratulations to everyone on these lists!! You are all awesome! :) Patti Jo Moore

Kathy Kovach... said...

So happy to share with friends on this list who I know deserve the recognition. In the top ten for God Gave the Song? I'm telling you all, write about an alpaca. That's the ticket! And I, too, was very pleased with the cover.

JoAnne said...

Aw, thanks Janice, and congrats again to everyone. It's an honor to work with all of you!

Lisa Faye Harman said...

Congratulations to all the winners! Heartsong has some wonderful authors. I was excited to see some of my choices listed as winners.

Donna Reimel Robinson said...

Congratulations to all those who won! I'm honored to be listed with such a great group of authors.

Donna Robinson

Carrie Turansky said...

Congratulations to all these wonderful authors! What a great group...and JoAnne for all her work with this talented team.

Pamela Griffin said...

Congrats to all!! :D
Awesome work, guys!

Aaron McCarver said...

Congratulations to everyone! It is great seeing this from two sides, as editor and new author! This way I get to celebrate all the way around! And the feedback post this Friday reminds us all why we can especially congratulate everyone who writes these tremendously important stories. Those readers are the true accolades! Thank you, JoAnne, for providing us a place to minister for the One Who is Lord of all!!!

The Write Life said...

Congratulations everyone!

JoAnne -- thank you for posting these lists. It's really inspirational.

Paige Dooly

Mary Connealy said...

Hey, gang. I can't believe I even found this out. I'm in the middle of the ice storm of the decade. Well, it's over now but what a mess. I haven't had electricity for two days. I'm at a local library right now and I shouldn't be. Dangerous roads, though they're improving.

So honored to be included on these lists. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

For some reason Goodle isn't taking my user ID. Thanks for posting this JoAnne. Conratulations to all who made the lists. I'm still in shock. And like Vickie, I'm both humbled and honored. God bless the Heartsong Readers and JoAnne and all the HP and Barbour staff.

Frances Devine

Susan Page Davis said...

Wonderful to be part of this! Erica, GO FOR THE SHOES! And Kathy K., I noticed that my honored covers had animals on them, too. I think that Ashley S. and Joanne should take note of how many of these winning covers included animals! Congrats to everyone!

Susan Page Davis said...

Oops, sorry. I said Erica and I meant Diana, go for the shoes! Red face.

Ausjenny said...

congrats to all on the list.