Starting anything new is something we approach with mixed feelings of trepidation and excitement. This is the place I am finding myself in right now. This past Spring I was honored to be a part of the INSPYs (@INSPYs) as a judge. It’s a fun, wonderful experience that I did enjoy very much. Now I get to share some more fun INSPYs 2014 news. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the INSPYs, it’s an award program, here we go. It’s a program bloggers create to recognize the best in Christian fiction. This means the program specializes in bloggers who read, review and help promote the best in Christian fiction. Here is the paragraph briefly summarizing the program:
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“Recognizing the need for a new kind of book award, the INSPYs were created by bloggers to discover and highlight the very best in literature that grapples with expressions of the Christian faith.”
The tag line is “the bloggers award for excellence in faith-driven literature.”
INSPYs recognizes many different genres and categories as well as the authors who write these novels. If you don’t really know what the program is all about or how you can join, we’d love for you to read up and considering nominating books. This year INSPYs is going through some changes, and part of that resulted in the lovely Jamie (@jamielynne82) and myself filling two vacant advisory board seats. Needless to say, it’s an honor to be a part of this wonderful organization! This means, there’s going to be a lot of reading coming in these next several months; but I’ll do me best to be up to the task.
INSPYs, and to be doing so with these lovely bloggers and friends – plus participating in every aspect of its program has left me excited; shout outs to Rel (@Relz), Lydia (@OverweightBooks) and Stacy (@TheNovelLife) for this opportunity and their patience during this learning process. I look forward to working with you all! The INSPYs is discussing some new things and there are some potential changes upcoming because of that. Please, do bear with us all as we retweet news (feel free to jump on the RT train :D) and get the word out.
The timeframe for nominations is coming up fast, so be ready to nominate your favorite 2013 novels! Also, for past judges or anyone has something to add in regards to the INSPY program, we’re open to suggestions. We’re working on some Goodreads things (so if you’re on GR, watch for those links!) and do have a Google+ and Facebook page. We look forward to chatting with you and having fun with the 2014 INSPYs. Hope you’re all having a lovely Friday, friends!