Saturday, April 25, 2009

And the Whitney Award Winners are.....

I just spent a fun two days at the LDS Storymakers writing conference in Provo. Every year the conference grows! I think there were 250 of us this year. Anyway, I just finished watching the live chat/twitter stream on the Whitney Award website, and here are the winners:

Best Novel of the Year
Traitor by Sandra Grey

Best Novel by New Author
Bound on Earth By Angela Hallstrom

Best Romance
Spare Change by Aubrey Mace

Best Mystery/Suspense
Fool Me Twice by Stephanie Black

Best Youth Fiction
The 13th Reality by James Dashner

Best Speculative Fiction
Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson

Best Historical
Abinadi by H.B. Moore

Best General Fiction
Waiting for the Light to Change by Annette Haws

Congrats to all those authors out there! Most of these books I've read and enjoyed immensely! Shout out to all those authors, writers, and bloggers I met this weekend. It was wonderful to meet you all.

5 comments:

Michele Ashman Bell said...

Hey Emily! It was so fun to meet you and learn about your blog. I look forward to getting to know you!

Michele Bell

Gamila said...

Michele is was really nice to meet you too! Thanks for visiting the blog!

Heather B. Moore said...

Emily, thanks for coming to the conference. And thanks for posting about the Whitneys :)

Sheila said...

Emily, I see that we have a lot in common when it comes to our reading styles. I am a member of LDS Womens Book Review. But I also have my own blog where I do my own book reviews. Please come visit me there.
http://whynotbecauseisaidso.blogspot.com/

Gamila said...

Heather,
Congrats on winning again! Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog again.

Sheila,
Hey I like LDS Women's Book Review. They have a cool website. I need to download and listen to one of your podcasts soon because I haven't done that yet. Thanks for the link to your blog. I'll have to check it out.