Monday, January 17, 2011

Operation First Novel Semifinalists Announced!

Semifinalists Announced for Operation First Novel

The Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild is pleased to announce the 10 semifinalists for the 2010 Operation First Novel contest. In alphabetical order by author, the finalists are:

Sandy Cook, Emporia KS, The Darkest Night
Sandra Hendrickson Esch, San Diego CA, Tracks in the Snow
Kimberley Graham, Memphis TN, The Rocking Horse of Tuscumbia
Allison Martin, Newton NC, The Answer
Timothy Owens, Summerville SC, The Search Committee
Diana Prusik, Sullivan MO, Delivery
Jennifer Slattery, Kansas City MO, Impossible Choices
Kimberly Stokely, Bellevue NE, Winter Trees
Terrie Todd, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, Silver Suitcase
Beverly Varnado, Athens GA, Give My Love to the Chestnut Trees

The five finalists will be announced January 21, with the winner of the $20,000 and a contract with Tyndale House Publishers announced at the 2011 Writing for the Soul conference in Denver CO. To attend the conference, visit our website to register or call 866.495.5177.

The Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild congratulates our 10 semifinalists, as well as the other 129 aspiring novelists who entered the 2010 contest.


Audra Krell said...

I loved seeing you win! Will you be there this year? I'm still on the fence....

Jennifer Valent said...

Thank you, Audra! It certainly was an amazing weekend! Unfortunately, I won't be there this year, though. Wish I was!