The cyber-dust is settling. The final round of voting for the 2013 Clive Staples Award ended midnight last Sunday. After verifying the eligibility of voters, we identified our winner. We are busy now finishing up the prizes and presentation to the finalists and winner which will be made at the Realm Makers Conference.
All that to say, the name of the winner won’t be available here until Saturday. Of course, those at the conference will know and may choose to post it on Facebook or to their own sites, so keep your ears to the ground. 😉
Special thanks to those of you who helped stir up buzz about CSA. I appreciate ever Facebook share, every retweet. I was especially impressed with the authors whose books were nominated but who did not make the finals, and still promoted the award. That kind of selflessness is noteworthy!
Of course, a readers’ choice award is nothing without readers willing to vote. And this year, we asked you to do double duty. Thank you all! And special thanks to the readers who voted even though their first choice may not have made it through to the finals.
In the end, it is our hope that the CSA process has introduced you to more Christian speculative fiction, and that you’ll find new authors you can add to your favorites list.