Quiz: Pick Your Gala Dress

This is a guest post from Amy at Bethany House.

It’s almost November, and for Christian fiction readers, that means that the Christy Awards are coming up! Yes, the awards are about recognizing and celebrating Christian novels, but it’s also a great excuse to dress up with other writer and reader friends.

As a two-time Christy Award finalist herself, Dani graciously agreed to host a fun quiz where we analyze your personality and reading style and suggest a dress you could wear to the gala.

Even if you can’t make it to the red carpet yourself, stayed tuned to the christyawards.com website for news about the winners! (And if you are interested in joining us in Nashville in person, read on!)

We’d love to see you at the upcoming Art of Writing Conference and Christy Awards! You can find out more about the event below, or if you’re already convinced, you can register here.

About the Art of Writing Conference

The Art of Writing is designed to bring Christian creatives and publishing curators together for a half day of intensive seminars that celebrate the creative life, provide practical tips for overcoming challenges in a rapidly-changing industry, and answer questions authors are asking.

The speakers represent a wide range of roles and areas of expertise. Andrew Peterson, young adult writer and founder of the Rabbit Room, will give advice on how to create and benefit from a vibrant creative community, while Wheaton College professor Theon Hill, Ph.D. will present a survey of the obstacles and opportunities of diversity in Christian fiction.

Authors will receive encouragement for the ups and downs of the writing life from blogger Carrie Schmidt and author, agent, and ACFW public relations liaison Cynthia Ruchti. Finally, a panel of representatives from major ECPA publishers will share insider information on where the genre has been, where it’s going, and the exciting changes they see in today’s market for writers. Learn more about the speakers and sessions here.

About the Christy Awards

The Christy Award™ is designed to nurture and encourage creativity and quality in the writing and publishing of fiction written from a Christian worldview and showcase the diversity of genres. The award is named after Catherine Marshall’s enduring bestselling novel, Christy, published in 1967 and inspiring a continuing book series and a CBS television series starring Kellie Martin. The novel will be re-released in 2017 in a 50th-anniversary legacy edition by Gilead Publishing in partnership with Kregel Publications.

Hosted by award-winning author and radio host Chris Fabry, this year’s celebration gala dinner will feature New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury as well as musician and writer, Andrew Peterson. You can view the finalist list here.

Christy Award Celebration Blog Tour

Monday, October 9: Top Ten Writing Industry Issues at Seekerville Tuesday, October 10: Give Us Your Best Questions at By the Book Wednesday, October 11: Interview with Dr. Theon Hill at Reading is My Superpower Thursday, October 12: Celebrating the Christy Awards…With a Giveaway! at Bethany House Fiction Friday, October 13: Quiz: Pick Your Gala Dress at Dani Pettrey’s blog Saturday, October 14: Eight Reasons to Come to The Art of Writing at The Power of Words Sunday, October 15: Interview with Carrie Schmidt at Bookworm Mama Monday, October 16: Interview with Cynthia Ruchti at Just Commonly Tuesday, October 17: Christy Nominee Bingo and Giveaway at Faithfully Bookish Wednesday, October 18: The Unofficial Readers’ Choice Cover Awards at Singing Librarian Books

Amy, Bethany House