November 12, 2020 at 7pm central time
The Christy Award® program will celebrate the finalists and reveal the winners of the 2020 program at the Winners Webcast on November 12th at 7pm central time. The program will be hosted by emcee and Hall of Fame author, Chris Fabry and will feature the finalists and winners in nine categories. Award-winning authors Tamera Alexander and Steven James will be inducted into the Christy Hall of Fame, the program's highest honor, AND our keynote speaker will be bestselling author, Lisa Wingate who penned Before We Were Yours and her latest, The Book of Lost Friends.
About Chris Fabry
Chris Fabry is an award- winning author and radio personality who hosts Chris Fabry Live on Moody Radio. He was recently inducted into the Marshall University School of Journalism and Mass Communications Hall of Fame. A native of West Virginia, Chris and his wife, Andrea, live in Arizona and are the parents of nine children. Chris has won five Christy Awards, an ECPA Christian Book Award, and two Awards of Merit from Christianity Today. He was inducted into the Christy Award Hall of Fame in 2018. He’s written more than 80 books, including movie novelizations such as War Room and Overcomer, and novels for children and young adults. He encourages writers of all skill levels through his website, heyyoucanwrite.com. His latest novel, A Piece of the Moon, releases in April, 2021.
About Lisa Wingate
Lisa Wingate is the award-winning author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Before We Were Yours, which has remained on the NYT Bestseller List Hardcover and softcover lists for 125 weeks and has sold over 2.5 million copies. She has penned over thirty novels and coauthored a nonfiction book, Before and After with Judy Christie. Her April 2020 novel, The Book Of Lost Friends, became an instant New York Times Bestseller. The story follows an unlikely trio of girls coming of age as they embark on a perilous journey through reconstruction Louisiana and Texas… and a modern-day teacher in small-town Louisiana who rediscovers their story. The Book Of Lost Friends was inspired by the real-life “Lost Friends” ads, which inspired the story of eighteen-year-old Hannie Gossett in the novel. Lisa lives with her husband in North Texas. More information about her novels can be found at www.lisawingate.com.
About Steven James
Steven James is the critically-acclaimed author of seventeen novels. He is a contributing editor to Writer’s Digest Magazine and is the author of the groundbreaking book Story Trumps Structure as well as the award-winning guidebook used by thousands of novelists, Troubleshooting Your Novel. Publishers Weekly calls him “[a] master storyteller at the peak of his game.” When he’s not working on his next novel, Steven teaches Novel Writing Intensive retreats across the country with New York Times bestselling author Robert Dugoni. Steven’s latest book is a near-future sci-fi thriller called Synapse.
About Tamera Alexander
Tamera Alexander is a USA Today bestselling novelist whose works have been awarded and nominated for numerous industry-leading honors, including the Christy Award, the RITA Award, the Carol Award, the Maggie Award, the Booksellers Best Award, and Library Journal's top distinction, among others. After seventeen years in Colorado, Tamera and her husband now reside in Nashville, Tennessee, where they live a short distance from Belmont Mansion and Belle Meade Plantation, the setting of Tamera’s two USA Today bestselling Southern series.