WestBow Press, the strategic self-publishing division of the world’s largest Christian publisher,Thomas Nelson, Inc., announced author Amy Sorrells as the Grand Prize winner in the second annualWomen of Faith Writing Contest. Sorrells’ captivating work of Southern fiction, “Comfort and Salvation,” was selected from a pool of more than 650 entrants.
This compelling novel told through the eyes of a 13-year-old girl captured the judges’ hearts.
“I was reading Comfort and Salvation in the airport and had to stop because I was crying so hard,” one told us. “And I loved that it didn’t preach at you… The spiritual aspect was woven in so well through example and story.”
The fiction title will be given special consideration for publication by Thomas Nelson.
“I admire and respect the Women of Faith organization and what it represents. Two years ago I attended their Indianapolis conference, but I couldn’t bring myself to enter the writing contest,” said Sorrells. “Both my mother and a friend of mine encouraged me to enter ‘Comfort and Salvation’ in this year’s contest. I’m so glad I took their advice, and am so honored to have won.”
“We were thrilled by the number of people who entered this year’s Women of Faith Writing Contest,” said Keith Ogorek, senior vice-president of marketing of Author Solutions, the publishing partner of WestBow Press. “We congratulate Amy Sorrells for writing such a great story and encourage all the entrants to keep writing and sharing their stories with the world.”
You can learn more about Amy and her writing at her website, http://amysorrells.wordpress.com.