Thursday, September 29, 2011

Lyn Takes a Bow or Should that be a Curtsey?



I want you to know that Pamela Tracy told me to BRAG about myself. Now I'm not perfect but I do know Christians are never supposed to BRAG about themselves. However this is a blog and on this blog we celebrate Love Inspired romance and the authors and the readers. So I guess it's okay to take a bow, curtsey, or blow my own horn.

As Pamela has posted to the right, I won the Carol Award for Short Historical in this year's American Fiction Writers published award, named for Carol Johnson. (I wrote about that on the 22nd.)

This win was an encouragement to me. I will have written and published 36 books as of this October. I have finaled in several (not many) contests. But I hadn't won since 2001. That's a long time!

So I don't think I'll get the big head. :-) Especially since I broke part of my plaque for the award on the way home. Why do these things happen to me? (I have managed to glue the little piece back on!)

I'm really happy that my heroine Mercy and her hero Lon touched hearts in Her Healing Ways, the final book in my Gabriel Sisters series.

Here's a list of the other winners. You might like their books! Have you read any by any of the other winners?
http://www.acfw.com/carol/2011_winners

20 comments:

  1. Lyn, I know you are so excited about your win. I don't think it's bragging. I think of it as being really excited and thankful. So sorry about your plaque. That's the kind of thing that happens to me. Wow, you're written a lot of books! I know you feel so blessed.

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  2. Congratulations Lyn! I was sitting at a table beside your's at the Banquet, but didn't get to meet you. I'm looking forward to reading your book (LOVE Historicals!). Blessings, Patti Jo

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  3. Thanks, Patsy. I'm going to try to hold onto the good feeling and hope it will boost my creativity!

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  4. Lyn,
    I'm buying the book today! It's been on my list of things to do, but you've convinced me. You are an awesome writer. Congratulations.

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  5. I'm not sure I'd read any of the winners, actually, but I def. want to pick up your book!
    Thanks so much for introducing yourself to me at the LI meet and greet. I really appreciated your sweet friendliness. :-) (I was the tall girl, one of them, at least, lol)
    Toot your horn! A Carol win is big. Congrats!!

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  6. CatMom, why didn't you introduce yourself????

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  7. Lyn,
    Congratulations! Again! I just bought your book on my Nook. So easy. I love getting books this way.

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  8. Congratulations again Lyn! A well-deserved award for a super nice lady.

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  9. Merrillee,
    And I'm buying it on my Kindle.

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  10. Jessica, I remember you! And Merrillee and Pamela, you're sweet. For some reason, there are still print copies selling, especially in L.A. Since it's a Dec 2010 book, I'd think the print copies would be all gone. Interesting.

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  11. Congratulations, Lyn! 36 books-wow! That's awesome. Enjoy your win.

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  12. Congratulations, Lyn! I am so thrilled for you. This is a well-deserved honor.

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  13. Lyn,
    So excited about your Carol Award. Congrats!!! We're proud of you.

    And 36 books! Oh my goodness! Good for you! Fantastic!

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  14. Hi Lyn:

    In Oklahoma we have a saying, “It’s not bragging if you can do it”. : ) (Also, it’s had to be humble when you’re a Sooner).

    I watched you win on my computer the other night! You wrote the first inspirational romance I ever read, my wife loves your shawl, (she thinks it is a shawl) and I have five of your autographed books! You just had to win. Many more!

    Vince

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  15. Lynn, I'm so happy for you and just thrilled that I finally got to spend some time with you last week at the conference. As I've told you before, I love your writing.

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  16. Congrats, Lyn!! I have not read any of your books, but plan to do so very soon!

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  17. Congratulations, Lyn! I was also able to see you accept your award on the live blog/video! It was really neat to get to share in the festivities along with you all.

    Of the winning books, I've read Predator by Terri Blackstock, Anything but Normal by Melody Carlson, and The Silent Order by Melanie Dobson (one of my favorites in 2010.)

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  18. I didn't get to watch. Any chance there's a picture. I want to see the shawl Vince mentioned.

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  19. Lyn, I'm so happy for you and so proud to know you! It's about time you win an award for one of your great stories. I enjoyed seeing you in St. Louis! And hello to all the other LI ladies I got a chance to visit with at ACFW!

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  20. Vince, you always say such lovely compliments. And if she want it to be a shawl, it's a shawl!

    Thanks to everyone for the kind words. You warmed my heart!

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