Guess what? Alton Gansky, Director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, and Eva Marie Everson, BRMCWC Contest Director, have announced the finalists in the 2014 Selah Awards, awarded to published authors each year during the “Blue Ridge” conference.
Guess who’s on the list? None other than Ellechor Publishing House author Dianna Torscher Benson! I know I’m supposed to wait for the official press release, but hey, this is my blog right?
The Selah Awards are open industry wide and internationally to authors published by traditional and nontraditional publishing houses during the previous year. The awards will be given during the awards banquet held on Wednesday evening, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The 2014 Book of the Year award is chosen by the contest director from the top scores/first place recipients.
This year, finalists have been named in thirteen categories. For this brief post I am only posting one category, but check out our Ellechor Media blog next week for the “official” official post.
First Novel (Tie for Third)
Dianna T. Benson—The Hidden Son (Ellechor Publishing House)
Carole Brown—The Redemption of Caralynne Hayman (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas)
Aaron D. Gansky—The Bargain (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas)
Tessa Emily Hall—Purple Moon (Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas)
Thanks to the generous support of Crossbooks and LifeWay/Ridgecrest, the banquet will be telecast live over the internet. To access the live stream during the awards banquet, click on: http://ridgecrestconferencecenter.org/christian-writers-live#.U2k6Y_ldUuc
Dianna Torscher Benson is a 2011 Genesis Winner, a 2011 Genesis double Semi-Finalist, a 2010 Daphne de Maurier Finalist, and a 2007 Golden Palm Finalist. In 2012, she signed a nine-book contract with Ellechor Publishing House. She’s the author of The Hidden Son, her debut novel. Final Trimester is her second release. Dianna lives in North Carolina with her husband and their three children.
Visit her online at www.diannatbenson.com