Operation First Novel Finalists

January 18, 2012
Operation First Novel

Operation First Novel

Congratulations to the five Operation First Novel finalists!

Five of the 10 Operation First Novel semifinalists have been named finalists—and one of them will be awarded $20,000 and a publishing contract with Worthy Publishing.

The Guild, with Worthy Publishing, will announce the winner on February 16 at our Writing for the Soul conference at the Grand Hyatt Denver. To attend the conference visit our website to register or call 866.495.5177.

In alphabetical order:

  • Kimberley Gardner Graham, Memphis TN, The Rocking Horse of Tuscumbia
  • Jim Hamlett, Travelers Rest SC, Moe
  • Clarice James, Hudson NH, Party of One
  • Peter Leavell, Meridian ID, Songs of Captivity
  • Terrie Todd, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, The Silver Suitcase

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14 Responses to Operation First Novel Finalists

  1. Mary Kay says:

    Congratulations Kimberley, Jim, Clarice, Peter, and Terrie! Enjoy the anticipation time. I look forward to reading your books.

  2. Congratulations to Kimberley, Jim, Peter and Terrie! Being one of the five with you all is a blessing! Wish we could all be there together to spur each other on!

  3. Shanon Weselake says:

    Great to see a Canadian along side our American neighbours. Will anxiously await the final decision. I love good books!

  4. Rebekah Weigner says:

    Congratulations!!!!! :) :)

  5. June Outingdyke says:

    Way to go Terrie. Your buddies at work are all rooting for you!!

    And, congrats to all semifinalists, an awesome accomplishment!

  6. Nettie Neudorf says:

    Way to go Terrie! That Silver Suitcase is allowing quite some travel for you! We are cheering you on girl!

  7. Linda Piper says:

    Way to go! congrats to all, but especially Jim. We’re pulling for you and MOE!

  8. mike higgins says:

    great news jim i’m so excited for you and am praying for the finals.

  9. Sally Norton says:

    Congratulations to Kimberley Graham! We are so proud of you! Your hard work, God given gifts and tenacious spirit have served you well!!! Can’t wait to see this book in print! Love you

  10. Thad says:

    Congratulations to the all the finalists. This a remarkable accomplishment. Good luck, although my vote is for Jim and Moe!!

  11. Michelle S says:

    Congratulations Terrie, I await anxiously for the final decesion. So proud of my high school classmate!

  12. Amy Carson says:

    Kimberley, I can’t wait to see how this book blesses so many people!

  13. Brad says:

    So who was the winner?

    • CWGadmin says:

      Peter Leavell won this year’s Operation First Novel contest for his book Songs of Captivity. Congratulations to Peter and a big thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s contest!