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NO ONE EVER ASKED Listed Among Christianity Today’s 2019 Book Awards

We are pleased to announced that Katie Ganshert’s novel, NO ONE EVER ASKED, has received Christianity Today’s 2019 Book Award of Merit in the fiction category. Christianity Today announced the awards Dec. 11, 2018, describing them as their “picks for the books most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture.” Accompanying the award on the CT website is author Lynn Austin’s review of the book, calling it “challenging and thought-provoking.” See the whole review below.

Congratulations to Katie Ganshert!

About NO ONE EVER ASKED:

Challenging perceptions of discrimination and prejudice, this emotionally resonant drama for readers of Lisa Wingate and Jodi Picoult explores three different women navigating challenges in a changing school district–and in their lives.

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Two WaterBrook Titles Win 2018 Christy Awards

 

It was a night of celebration for WaterBrook as two of its authors were named 2018 Christy Award winners on November 7 at the Christy Award Gala in Nashville, TN. Katie Ganshert’s Life After won in the General Fiction category, and Mesu Andrews’s Isaiah’s Daughter won in the Historical Fiction category.

For the complete list of winners, click here.

The Christy Awards were established in 1999 to honor Christian novels of excellence, imagination and creativity. The award is designed to nurture and encourage creativity and quality in the writing and publishing of fiction written from a Christian worldview and showcase the diversity of genres.

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VIDEO: Author Rachel Marie Martin on the TODAY Show

Rachel Marie Martin, author of The Brave Art of Motherhood: Fight Fear, Gain Confidence, and Find Yourself Again, sat down with the TODAY Show on Nov. 9 to discuss her new book and how she took control of her finances after living in severe debt for years. She shares how small goals ultimately led to her success.

Watch the full interview here:

Forbes Features Jessica Honegger and Her New Book, IMPERFECT COURAGE

Forbes.com has featured author and founder of Noonday Collection, Jessica Honegger and her upcoming book, IMPERFECT COURAGE: Live a Life of Purpose by Leaving Comfort and Going Scared (8/14/18, WaterBrook). Read the full story here: How This Woman Built A $17 Million Global Business Empowering Women.

In 2015, Inc. magazine recognized Noonday Collection as one of the fastest-growing companies in America. Years earlier, as Jessica Honegger stood at a pawn-shop counter in Austin, Texas, and handed over her grandmother’s gold jewelry, her goal was personal: to fund the adoption of her Rwandan son, Jack, by selling artisan-made jewelry. This first step launched an unexpected side-hustle that would grow into Noonday Collection. She embarked on this new journey and teamed up with her first artisan partner, Jalia, a Ugandan jewelry maker. She saw the meaningful impact Noonday brought to Jalia’s community and [ … ]

No One Ever Asked Receives PW Starred Review

Katie Ganshert has received Publishers Weekly’s highest praise with a starred review for her upcoming contemporary fiction, No One Ever Asked, releasing April 3, 2018.

Publishers Weekly (2/12/18): Ganshert (Life After) probes questions of class, race, and faith in this riveting novel of a forced school merger. The small, affluent Missouri school district of Crystal Ridge has been ordered by the state to accept students from a poor neighboring district that lost its accreditation. The merging of these racially, economically, and socially different schools brings together three women representative of the communities: Camille, PTA member and involved mother, who organizes the annual 5K run; struggling adoptive mom Jen who would rather go back to being a full-time nurse; and Anaya, the young first-time teacher at the school trying to bridge the divide between the old and new students. Each woman faces personal [ … ]

CONVICTED Authors Share Story on Megyn Kelly TODAY

Jameel McGee and Andrew Collins, authors of Convicted: A Crooked Cop, an Innocent Man, and an Unlikely Journey of Forgiveness and Friendship, were guests on Megyn Kelly TODAY on Dec. 26, 2017, as part of the “Hopeful Holidays” series. “It’s unbelievable. It’s incredible. Thank you both so much for telling this story,” said Kelly. Watch the full interview here.

Isaiah’s Daughter Receives PW Starred Review

Mesu Andrews has received a starred review from Publishers Weekly for her upcoming biblical fiction novel, Isaiah’s Daughter: A Novel of Prophets and Kings, releasing Jan. 16, 2018.

Publishers Weekly (10/30/2017): Andrews (Miriam) continues her mission to explore the lives of lesser-known women of the Bible in this thrilling account of Hephzibah, the wife of King Hezekiah of Judah. She begins her life as Ishma and is orphaned as a girl when her family is killed by Israelite soldiers. After a treacherous flight, she is welcomed into the prophet Isaiah’s home. There she meets the young prince Hezekiah, who has also suffered: he watched his brother be sacrificed to a pagan god. The two children form a friendship rooted in their shared pain that develops over the years into a lasting love. Isaiah adopts Ishma and bestows on her a new [ … ]