Announcing the Semi-finalists in the 2015 Clive Staples Award

clive staples sealThe coordinators of the Clive Staples Award for Christian Speculative Fiction would like to congratulate the semi-finalists in the 2015 contest. Readers have chosen the following twelve books to advance to the next round of voting.

Blood for Blood, by Ben Wolf, published by Splickety Publishing Group

A Draw of Kings, Patrick W. Carr, published by Bethany House Publishers

Golden Daughter, by Anne Elisabeth Stengl, published by Rooglewood Press

Haunted, by Charity Tinnin, self-published.

Merlin’s Nightmare, by Robert Treskillard, published by Blink

Reapers, by Bryan Davis, published by Scrub Jay Journeys

Resistance, by Jaye L. Knight, Living Sword Publishing

Saving Yesterday, by Jessica Keller (Evander), published by Phantom Ship Press

The Seahorse Legacy, Serena Chase, published by Candent Gate LLC

The Seventh Door, by Bryan Davis, published by Living Ink Books

A Time to Die, by Nadine Brandes, published by Enclave Publishing

The Warden and the Wolf King, by Andrew Peterson, Published by Rabbit Room Press

The Clive Staples Award for Christian Speculative Fiction combines both readers’ choice voting in the nomination and semi-final rounds with a judged final round to determine the winner. This year’s winner receives a $250 cash prize, sponsored by The Faith and Fantasy Alliance. The results of the judging will be announced at the Realm Makers Conference awards dinner on August 7th, 2015 in St. Louis, MO.

This year’s semi-final round contains a mixture of traditionally- and self-published works, which the sponsors feel indicates the current diversity of publishing in Christian speculative fiction.

As of June 1st, 2015, a new poll can be found here, where readers can weigh in on their choices for finalists. In order to vote, please note: voters must have read at least two books on the list.

Readers must indicate a first and second choice book to vote in the semi-final round. If they have read more than two books on the list, we welcome voters to make a third selection in the poll as well.

This semi-final round poll will only be open for ONE WEEK, closing on June 8th, 2015. At that time, the votes will be tallied and the finalists determined, to advance on to the judging panel.

This is your chance to choose your favorites and to tell your reading friends to have their say as well. Congratulations and good luck to the semi-finalist authors!



About Rebecca Minor

Rebecca P Minor draws perspective from her pursuit of various art forms, including writing, drawing, and music (singing mostly, though there was a time when a trombone figured in.) A 1997 graduate from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Becky earned a BFA in animation. Since then, she has worked as a character animator, a freelance artist, an art teacher, and most importantly, a wife to her husband Scott and mother of three boys. She is in the process of republishing her current body of work. The first installment of The Windrider Saga, Divine Summons, is available as an ebook novella on Amazon. She also has short stories available under the umbrella of The Windrider Canticles.
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11 Responses to Announcing the Semi-finalists in the 2015 Clive Staples Award

  1. Aaron DeMott says:

    Out of this list, I’ve read “A Draw of Kings”…


  2. Jess Keller says:

    A friend just let me know that Saving Yesterday was on the list and I couldn’t be more excited to be included with this group of books, all of those I’ve read I love. I don’t know if it can be updated on the list, but I wanted to let someone know that Saving Yesterday is published under my YA writing pen name “Jess Evander” and not Jessica Keller like my inspirational romances are.


    • Hi Jess,
      So sorry for that oversight! Unfortunately, if we edit your name in the survey now, any votes that you have from this morning would be lost, so we won’t be able to make that correction. I will look into attaching some sort of note to the poll for clarification, though.

      Good luck,
      Realm Makers conference director


      • Jess Keller says:

        Thanks Rebecca! How you have it now is great. The names aren’t hidden from each other and both pull the book on Amazon.


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  5. Rene' Fields says:

    i encourage everyone to read the Wingfeather Saga series. If you like C.S. Lewis, you will appreciate the creative mind of Andrew Peterson (I also love his music).


  6. Laure Hittle says:

    Quick question: How late on Monday will the semifinals be open?


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