What are the Whitney awards?
WHITNEYSThe Whitney Awards–named after LDS poet and author, Orson F. Whitney, who once proclaimed that we would one day have “Shakespeares and Miltons of our own”–were begun some five years ago to honor the best in fiction by LDS authors and, thus, help to raise the bar in LDS literature. LDStorymakers is proud to host the Whitneys each year on the concluding night of our annual writer’s conference. Tickets for the Whitney Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony are limited but available to the public until sold out.
Who won this year?
2012 WinnersBest Young Adult Speculative Novel: EVERNEATH By Brodi Ashton
Best Young Adult General Novel: AFTER HELLO By Lisa Mangum
Best Middle Grade Novel: THE FALSE PRINCE By Jennifer A. Nielsen
Best General Novel: THE RENT COLLECTOR By Camron Wright
Best Historical Novel: MY LOVING VIGIL KEEPING By Carla Kelly
Best Romance Novel: EDENBROOKE By Julianne Donaldson
Best Mystery/Suspense Novel: CODE WORD By Traci Hunter Abramson
Best Speculative Novel: THE HOLLOW CITY By Dan Wells
Best Youth Novel of the Year: THE FALSE PRINCE By Jennifer A. Nielsen
Best Novel by a New Author: EDENBROOKE By Julianne Donaldson
Best Novel of the Year: THE RENT COLLECTOR By Camron Wright
Lael Littke: LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Carol Lynch Williams: OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
And who got to present Best Novel by a New Author?
Well, and me. I was totally nervous but it was fun and I would do it again.