A Conversation with Leanne W. Smith

Today, the INSPY Awards warmly welcomes author, Leanne W. Smith. Her novel, Leaving Independence (Waterfall Press) is on the 2017 shortlist in the Debut Fiction category. Please join us in welcoming Leanne. Today, we read about the inspiration for Leaving Independence (Louis L’Amour is involved), learn about her road to publication, and hear about her most recent TV binges – plus more! Abigail Baldwyn […]

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A Conversation with Julianna Deering

Today, the INSPY Awards warmly welcomes author, Julianna Deering. Her novel, Dressed for Death (Bethany House) is on the 2017 shortlist in the Mystery & Thriller category. Please join us in welcoming Julianna. Today, we read about the inspiration for Dressed for Death (during which its hero travels to a regency era party!), learn more about Julianna’s favorite sweets, and hear about […]

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A Conversation with Celeste Fletcher McHale

Today, the INSPY Awards warmly welcomes author, Celeste Fletcher McHale. Her novel, The Secret to Hummingbird Cake (Thomas Nelson) is on the 2017 shortlist in the Debut Fiction category. Please join us in welcoming Celeste. Today, we learn about the inspiration behind The Secret to Hummingbird Cake (it’s based on a true story!), get a glimpse of Celeste’s work […]

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A Conversation with Melissa Jagears

Melissa Jagears INSPYs

Today, the INSPY Awards warmly welcomes author, Melissa Jagears. Her novel, A Heart Most Certain (Bethany House) is on the 2017 shortlist in the Historical Romance category. Please join us in welcoming Melissa. Today, we read about the inspiration for A Heart Most Certain,  learn about her nightstand reading and where she does most of her brainstorming – plus more! A […]

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2017 Shortlists Announced

The day has arrived. We are ready to announce our 2017 INSPYs shortlists.  We thank you so much for your continued support, especially in light of the 2017 changes as we strive to create a program that is considerate of the many wonderful novels written in this genre.  Following multiple book deliveries plus multiple time zones, and juggling our […]

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Welcoming the 2017 INSPYs Judges

Now that the advisory board is (nearly) done with the task of shortlisting the books nominated in the 2016 INSPY Awards, the advisory board is pleased to introduce you to our 2017 panels of judges. We now hand the job of choosing the winning novel over to them. The INSPY Advisory Board thanks each and every […]

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Judging Applications for the 2017 INSPY Awards are Now Open!

Dear Potential Judges! Not only are we turning the page on a new month – happy March 1st! – we’re thrilled to announce the 2017 INSPYs judging applications are now open. Bloggers, you can now apply to be a 2017 judge! We’re so excited you share an interest in the Inspy’s with us. Without you, […]

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Presenting the 2017 INSPY Longlists

Hello fellow readers, blogger and authors. Before we announce the 2017 longlists, we first want to recap our year so far. First we welcomed our newest board member, Kara and then announced the inclusion of INDIE novels to our nomination process. Like last year, the following nomination process applied to each of our seven categories. To help […]

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Year Seven! INSPYs 2017 Nominations are Now Open

Hello, INSPY readers. The advisory board is excited to open year seven of the INSPY Awards, a program for the bloggers’ “best in fiction” award is welcoming a new year and opening the nominations for 2017. The Inspys were created to select and showcase books with the highest literary standards that grapple with the Christian faith and were designed to help […]

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INSPYs 2017 | Nominating Changes and Reminders

INSPYs 2017 Nomination Changes

Good afternoon, readers. Today we have an amendment to our nomination process to announce and some helpful reminders to reiterate. Earlier this month, we announced one of the changes to our Advisory Board. We said goodbye to a longtime board member, Stacy Millican and welcomed new member, Kara Boone. You can read more about this […]

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