2015-contest-button-sm 2019 Free Publishing Winners

After careful review and significant deliberation, Word Alive Press is thrilled to announce the winning manuscripts for our 2019 Free Publishing Contest!

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Fiction Winner: Kevin Dautremont

When Jennifer Sampson dies and her husband becomes the prime suspect, Dr. Derek Kessler, an ER physician, tries to save his friend with the help of local lawyer, Rebecca Andrychuk.

“I am thrilled and honored to have my novel selected for this award. I am looking forward to working with the Word Alive Press team to bring Scars to publication, and greatly appreciate their professionalism and commitment to ensuring quality Christian writing.”
— Kevin Dautremont, Fiction winner for Scars

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Non-Fiction Winner: Hedy R. Wiebe
There's a Place Deep inside Called Courage

On July 31, 1999, Hedy Wiebe’s life stopped as she knew it due to a high impact motor vehicle accident that broke both her body and her mind—but not her spirit.

“Word Alive Press, this gift of God’s great mercy leaves me breathless. Wow! After years of writing from a place of flat-out obedience and trust, He’s getting my story done His way. Thank you.”
— Hedy R. Wiebe, Non-Fiction winner for There’s a Place Deep inside Called Courage

Congratulations to Kevin and Hedy!

We would also like to celebrate the authors of the following exceptional manuscripts that made our shortlists and honourable mention list:

Fiction Shortlist

Donna Mann, for Emma’s Call
Beverley Hopwood, for After the Storm: Books One and Two
Jennifer Willcock, for Exit Stage Right
Jessica Gies, for The Treasure of Alman Duzan
Odelia J. Chan, for Obstacles: One God. One Team. One Vision.
Melodie Vervloet, for Valiant
Kyla Shauer, for Chelsea Untested
Rebecca Wilkins, for Forgotten Kingdom

Non-Fiction Shortlist

Don Hutchinson, for Church in Society: Citizenship Thoughts from the First Century for Twenty-First Century Christians
Evan Oxner, for Let’s Be Blunt: Wrestling with the Forgotten Point of Christianity
Todd Soltysiak, for I Learned it Through the Grapevine : Wisdom Comes in Bunches
Connie Cook, for Look Around: Ten Observations That Lead to One Conclusion
Donald Lepp, for A Millionaire’s Family
Lori Maughan, for He Loves Me
Kevin Jarvis, for From One Father To Another
H. Dave Derkson, for Revelation: Follow The Lamb Thru History

Honourable Mention List:

Violet Nesdoly, for Under the Cloud
Andrea Kell, for From the Hero Archives
Susan Reimer, for Embers
Adele Johnson, for Mary’s Heart
Steve McComish, for The Awakening
Sophie Elise Agbonkhese, for Songs in the Night
Debra Currie, for Rifles To Redemption
Lori Morrison, for The Greatest of These
Helena Mulligan, for Better As A Woman
Tom Birch, for Jeremiah
Gloria Kelsey, for The Effects of Unresolved Trauma

Congratulations to the shortlisted and honourable mention authors! And a sincere thank you to each and every person who entered our contest this year. We are blessed to have a very talented community of Christian writers in Canada!