ECPA's Rush To PressDani Pettrey Wins a Daphne du Maurier Award


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Ada, Mich. (August 6, 2014)The Mystery/Romance chapter of Romance Writers of America, also known as the Kiss of Death chapter (KOD), recently announced the winners of the Daphne du Maurier Awards at the RWA national conference in San Antonio, Texas.  Dani Pettrey’s book Stranded(Bethany House; ISBN 9780764209840; ebook ISBN 9781441262738; $14.99) was selected as the winner in the Inspirational Romance Mystery/Suspense Category.

The Daphne du Maurier writing contest was named for the woman credited for writing the first romantic suspense novel and has become one of the most prestigious and well-known writing contests in this genre. For a complete list of 2014 Daphne winners and finalists, please go tohttp://www.rwamysterysuspense. org/pdf/2014PubFinalists.pdf.

In this captivating novel, Darcy St. James discovers a dangerous operation while investigating a friend’s disappearance.  Will she become its next target, or can the McKennas find her before it’s too late?

Dani Pettrey is a wife, a home-schooling mom, and the author of the bestselling romantic suspense novels Submerged and Shattered. She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves—the thrill of adventure, nail-biting suspense, the deepening of her characters’ faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in the DC metro area with their two teenage daughters. Learn more at

Bethany House has been publishing high-quality books for over 50 years. Recognized as the pioneer and leader in Christian fiction, we annually publish over 75 new fiction and nonfiction titles in subjects including historical and contemporary fiction, Christian living, devotional, family resources, and theology. Our titles are frequently found on Christian bestseller lists.