The Beast of Talesend—Awards News!

I’m excited and honored to announce that my first novel, The Beast of Talesend, has made it to the final round of the INSPY Awards and the semi-finals of the Realm Makers Alliance Awards.


The INSPYs were created by bloggers to discover and highlight the very best in literature that grapples with expressions of the Christian faith. Beast is on their 2018 Speculative Fiction shortlist, along with four other excellent works (read about all of them here). The judges will be announcing the lucky winner on June 28.

The Alliance Awards are one of several award programs offered by the Realm Makers Conference (which I will be attending in July). This particular award is voted on by readers—which means that you have the opportunity to help Beast’s chances! You’re eligible to cast a vote if you’ve read at least two books on the semi-finals list. Click this link to look over the titles, and if you need to do some more reading, you’ve got time—the polls don’t close until May 31st. After that, the final round begins!

Regardless of how it all turns out, I’m honored to be among the many skilled authors and excellent books up for these awards, and I want to thank everyone who nominated Beast. Be sure to read the rest of the books being considered, as well! They’re all amazing.

Comments (4)

I was SHRIEKING when I saw The Beast of Talesend on the Realm Makers Alliance Awards list. I’M SO EXCITED! But not surprised a bit. Your story is pure brilliance! I went in and voted earlier today and can’t wait to see the results!

I didn’t know about the INSPY Awards one though. Aaaahhhhh! Congratulations! Your delightful story deserves this. ^_^

Thank you!! You’re so kind. 😀 I’m very excited about this, and I’m grateful for your vote!

Congrats! That’s awesome! 😀

Thank you! 😀

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