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 was a fun, wonderful experience that I enjoyed very much. For those of you
who are unfamiliar with the INSPYs, it’s an award program created by bloggers that recognizes the best
in Christian fiction only it’s geared towards bloggers who read, review and
help promote the best in Christian fiction.
“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.”
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 become involved, we’d love for you to read up and considering nominating books or helping spread the word for the 2014 year and this year INSPYs
is going through some changes, and part of that resulted in the lovely Jamie (@jamielynne82)
and myself being asked to fill the two vacant advisory board seats. Needless
to say, I’m honored and thrilled to be a part of this wonderful organization! This means, there’s going to be a lot of reading (hence the bookshelf –>) coming in these next several months but I am determined to be up to the task and am looking forward to learning more about 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!
potential changes upcoming because of that, so please, do bear with us all as
we retweet news (feel free to jump on the RT train :D) and try to get word out about some of these new things. The timeframe for nominations are
coming up fast, so keep your eyes open for that and be ready to nominate your
favorite 2013 novels! Also, for past judges or anyone who has anything they’d like to add in regards to the INSPY program, we’re open to suggestions, so feel free to share anything you may have in mind. 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, so if you’re on either of those, we’d love for you to visit and maybe consider hitting the “+1” and “like” buttons. We look forward to chatting with you and having fun with the 2014 INSPYs.