Our Authors

Books & Such represents more than 200 authors including those who have:

Written bestsellers:

Lynn Coleman, Cindy Martinusen Coloma, W. Dale Cramer, Rachel Held Evans, Tricia Goyer, Robin Jones Gunn, Rene Gutteridge, Roxanne Henke, BJ Hoff, Liz Johnson, Julie Klassen, Paul McCusker, Debbie Macomber, Judith Miller, DiAnn Mills, Nancy Moser, Jane Orcutt, Dani Pettrey, Linda Sattgast, Jill Eileen Smith, Diane Stortz, Mary Tatem, Lauraine Snelling, Michelle Ule, Joanna Weaver, Kent Whitaker, Stephanie Grace Whitson, Karen Witemeyer, Kathleen Y’Barbo.

Appeared on the Top 100 Best-seller List:

Rachel Held Evans, Robin Jones Gunn, BJ Hoff, Dani Pettrey, Diane Stortz, Joanna Weaver

Received a starred review in Publishers Weekly:

W. Dale Cramer, Rachel Held Evans, Patti Hill, Debbie Macomber, Jennifer Valent, Erica Vetsch, Beth Vogt, Joanna Weaver

Won the Christy Award:

Tessa Afshar, W. Dale Cramer (twice), LeAnn Hardy, Robin Jones Gunn, DiAnn Mills (twice), Nancy Moser, Jennifer Valent, Anne Elisabeth Stengl (thrice), Lori Benton (three times)

Been finalists for The Christy Award:

Laura Frantz, Katie Ganshert, Tricia Goyer, Robin Jones Gunn (twice), LeAnne Hardy, Patti Hill, Cindy Martinusen Coloma, DiAnn Mills, Sara Mitchell, Nancy Moser, Dani Pettrey, Gayle Roper (three nominations), Anne Elisabeth Stengl (five times) Debbie Fuller Thomas, Stephanie Grace Whitson (twice), Linda Wichman, Karen Witemeyer, Mike Yorkey

Won the Gold Medallion:

Linda Sattgast

Been finalists for the Gold Medallion:

Atessa Afshar, W. Dale Cramer, Tricia Goyer, Laura Greiner, Robin Jones Gunn, BJ Hoff, Jan Kern, Paul McCusker, Jill Eileen Smith, Joanna Weaver, Kathleen Y’Barbo, Karen Young

Received the Golden Book Award for More Than 500,000 Copies Sold:

Joanna Weaver

Won a RITA:

Gayle Roper, Karen Young

Been RITA finalists:

DiAnn Mills, Jane Orcutt, a double-nominee; Gayle Roper (twice); Kathleen Y’Barbo

Won the Holt Medallion:

Gayle Roper

Won the Romantic Times Reviewer’s Choice Lifetime Career Achievement Award for Inspirational Romance:

Gayle Roper

Been nominated for Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award:

Louise Gouge, Cindy Martinusen, Sara Mitchell, Jane Orcutt

Won the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award:

Sara Mitchell, Karen Young, Gayle Roper (twice)

Been nominated for the Romantic Times Best Inspirational Novel

W. Dale Cramer (2007), Richard Mabry (2011), Ann Gabhart (2011), Anne Elisabeth Stengl (2011), Jill Eileen Smith (2011), Kathleen Y’Barbo (2011)

Won the RWA Inspirational Readers’ Choice Award:

Louise Gouge, Robin Jones Gunn, Andy McGuire, DiAnn Mills (three times), Gayle Roper (twice), Karen Young, Julie Klassen

Been selected as Retailers’ Choice finalists:

Jan Coleman, Lynn Coleman, Sharon Dunn, Louise Gouge, Robin Jones Gunn, Roxanne Henke, Jan Kern, R.K. Mortenson, Jim Watkins, Linda Wichman

Been listed as Booklist Magazine’s Best Christian Novel:

W. Dale Cramer (2005)

Been listed as one of Publisher’s Weekly’s Best Books:

W. Dale Cramer, Mona Hodgson, Addie Zierman

Been listed on Library Journal’s Best Christian Fiction:

W. Dale Cramer and Cindy Martinusen Coloma

Won the Reader’s Choice Quill Award for Romance Fiction:

Debbie Macomber

Finalist for the ACFW Carol Award

Laura Frantz, Rachael Phillips, DiAnn Mills, Sharon Dunn, Cynthia Ruchti, Richard Mabry, Liz Johnson, Gayle Roper (three times)

Winner ACFW Carol Award

Gayle Roper, Rosslyn Elliott (twice), Karen Witemeyer, Lisa Jordan, Melanie Dobson (twice), Sharon Dunn (thrice), Cheryl McKay, Rene Gutteridge, Jill Eileen Smith, Kathryn Springer (twice), Camy Tang (twice), DiAnn Mills (six times), Kathleen Y’Barbo (four times), Tricia Goyer (twice), Linda Evans Shepherd, Wendy Lawton, Carol Cox

Christian Retailing Best Award

2014 Karen Whiting, Cynthia Ruchti, Dani Pettrey