Five Tyndale Novels are Finalists for 2009 Christy Awards

For immediate release:
March 25, 2009

Contact: Mavis Sanders
(630) 784-5275

Winners Will Be Announced This Summer

Carol Stream, IL –
Tyndale House Publishers is pleased to announce that five Tyndale novels have been nominated as finalists in the 2009 Christy Awards program. The Christy Award Winners will be announced in July during the International Christian Retail Show in Denver.

Tyndale House novels were selected as finalists in five of the nine Christy Award categories. The Tyndale finalists are:

Finding Stefanie by Susan May Warren (Contemporary Romance)
Summer Snow by Nicole Baart (Contemporary Series, Sequels, and Novellas)
Dogwood by Chris Fabry (Contemporary Standalone)
By Reason of Insanity by Randy Singer (Suspense)
Vanish by Tom Pawlik (Visionary)

Named in honor of Catherine Marshall’s groundbreaking novel, Christy, the Christy Awards
were created in 1999 to annually recognize excellence in fiction written by contemporary Christian authors and to highlight the breadth and diversity of Christian fiction.

Every year publishers are invited to submit novels written from a Christian worldview and copyrighted in the year preceding the awards. Each novel is entered in one of several genre categories and/or the first novel category. Each category of novels is then read and evaluated against a ten-point criteria by a panel of seven judges composed of librarians, reviewers, academicians, literary critics, and other qualified readers, none of whom have a direct affiliation with a publishing company.