The Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild is pleased to announce the top 10 finishers in the 2011 Operation First Novel contest. One hundred and ten never-before-published novelists competed for the $20,000 prize and a publishing contract with Worthy Publishing.
The semifinalists, 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
- Pamela McDavid, Hubbard OR, Seven Years Between
- Jayme Mansfield, Lakewood CO, Chasing the Butterfly
- Mary Kay Moody, San Diego CA, Hidden in the Mist
- Robin Pearson, Mount Holly NJ, Women and Children First
- Jennifer Slattery, Kansas City MO, With Reckless Abandon
- Terrie Todd, Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, The Silver Suitcase
The five finalists will be named soon, with the winner announced at the 2012 Writing for the Soul conference February 16-19, in Denver CO. To attend the conference visit our website to register or call 866.495.5177.