ECPA's Rush To PressAuthor Cynthia Ruchti Celebrates Multiple Award Nominations

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(Nashville, TN) – 2014 is proving to be a great year for fan favorite, Abingdon Press author Cynthia Ruchti as award nominations are rolling in.

Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA) has just announced their nominees for the 2014 Golden Scroll Awards, and Ruchti’s latest nonfiction title Ragged Hope: Surviving the Fallout of Other People’s Choices has been selected as Nonfiction Book of the Year Award finalist.

This recognition comes on the heels of multiple other finalist standings as the award season heats up.Ragged Hope has also been recognized as a Christian Retailing’s 2014 Best Awards Nonfiction: Women’s category finalist, and a Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference Selah Award Christian Life category finalist.

Her recent When the Morning Glory Blooms Abingdon Fiction release is also currently in the running as a Christian Retailing’s 2014 Best Awards Fiction: General category finalist., ForeWord Reviews 2013 Book of the Year Adult Fiction category finalist, and Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference’s Selah Award Fiction: Contemporary Women category finalist. The Christian Author’s Network (CAN) has also nominated her latest fiction offering All My Belongings in the Fiction Book of the Year category.
“Having these books recognized by the industry will, I pray, lead to three important outcomes–glory to God, honor for Abingdon Press, and opportunities for more readers to connect with what’s embedded in these books–unshakable hope and irrepressible grace,” says Cynthia Ruchti. “I am overwhelmed with gratitude.”
“Abingdon Press is privileged to publish Ruchti’s nonfiction and fiction titles, and we couldn’t be more pleased to see her being recognized by the industry and her peers alike,” adds Pamela Clements Associate Publisher of Christian Living and Abingdon Fiction at Abingdon Press. “Her writing has a way of connecting to readers in a very personal fashion, and the multiple award nominations are evident of that. She is definitely a winner in our eyes.”
No matter the outcome, there’s no denying that Ruchti is a powerful writer who is impacting the minds and hearts of her readers around the world.
Cynthia Ruchti is the author of the critically acclaimed Where the Morning Glory Blooms and They Almost Always Come Home, and Ragged Hope. After 33-years as writer/producer of the daily 15-minute radio broadcast, The Heartbeat of the Home, Cynthia served a two-year term as president of American Christian Fiction Writers and currently serves as ACFW’s Professional Relations Liaison. In addition to writing novels, devotionals, and magazine articles, she speaks for women’s events and writers’ conferences. Cynthia and her plot-tweaking husband live in Central Wisconsin, where she creates stories of Hope-that-glows-in-the-dark. Find Cynthia on the web at
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