Last week I went to Provo for three days, for the LDS Storymakers 2015 conference. It was a very sobering, amazing conference, and I came away with lots of thoughts of where I want and need to go with my writing.
As usual, after the conference, the Whitney Awards Gala took place, and the 2014 winners were announced.
Here’s the list of all the winners for the 2014 Whitney Awards (click on the links to purchase on Amazon):
Best Novel of the Year— Sarah M. Eden for LONGING FOR HOME
Best Youth Novel of the Year— Julie Berry for THE SCANDALOUS SISTERHOOD OF PRICKWILLOW PLACE
Best Novel by a New Author— Jennifer Moore for BECOMING LADY LOCKWOOD
Best Middle Grade Fiction— Marion Jensen for ALMOST SUPER
Best Speculative Youth Fiction— Kiersten White for ILLUSIONS OF FATE
Best General Youth Fiction— Chris Crowe for DEATH COMING UP THE HILL
Best Speculative Fiction— Brandon Sanderson for WORDS OF RADIANCE
Best Mystery/Suspense— Josi S. Kilpack for WEDDING CAKE
Best Romance Novel— Sarah M. Eden for LONGING FOR HOME.
Best Historical— Carla Kelly for SOFTLY FALLING
Best General Fiction— Amy Harmon for THE LAW OF MOSES
Outstanding Achievement Award for 2014— Andrew Hall
Lifetime Achievement Award for 2014— Margaret Blair Young
I had the chance to read and vote for the General and Romance categories and these were my favorites:
(If you’re wondering what the Whitneys are, come read this post and then go nominate a book for next year’s awards.)