The 2015 American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Awards, honoring the legacy of industry pioneer Carol Johnson and recognizing excellence in Christian fiction, were presented Sept. 19 at ACFW’s annual conference in Dallas, TX. As part of the celebration, beloved author Francine Rivers received the 2015 ACFW Lifetime Achievement Award.
The gala event included recognition of Agent of the Year (Mary Sue Seymour, The Seymour Agency), Editor of the Year (Sandie Bricker, Bling! Romance, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas), Mentor of the Year (Joy Avery Melville), Volunteer Service Award (Lacy Williams), and Member Service Award (Michael Ehret).
The Carol Award was presented to authors in 11 categories. ACFW’s Genesis Contest winners were also announced, recognizing excellence in unpublished manuscripts.