I just got back in from attending the Christy Awards, the ceremony honouring the best in Christian fiction from the previous year. The event was more of an industry insider event than a wide-open event for all convention attendees so there were a ton of authors, publishers, and literary agents in the room. Jerry Jenkins was the host and did a good job - he's far funnier than you might expect for a guy who wrote the Left Behind series!
The winners list:
General: Bad Ground by W. Dale Cramer (Bethany House)
Historical: King's Ransom by Jan Beazely & Thom Lemmons (Waterbrook Press)
Romance: Secrets by Kristen Heitzman (Bethany House)
Suspense/Mystery: Tiger In The Shadows by Debbie Wilson (Kregal)
Visionary: The Shadow Within by Karen Hancock (Bethany House)
First Novel: The Mending String by Cliff Coon (Moody Publishers)