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DiAnn Mills’ Firewall Wins RWA® Golden Quill Contest, Voted No. 1 in the Inspirational Category for 2015
Tyndale House to publish series finale of Mills’ FBI: Houston trilogy, which concludes with Deadlock, releasing October 2015

Carol Stream, Ill.—The Phoenix Desert Rose Chapter of Romance Writers of America (RWA®) recently announced on their website that Tyndale House Publishers ( author DiAnn Mills’ novel Firewall has been recognized as the Golden Quill Winner of 2015, voted #1 best book in the Inspirational category. Firewall‘s Golden Quill award will appear in the July issue of RWA Magazine, declared among all 2015 Golden Quill Contest Winners, as judged in each category by the official Contest Committee of RWA®, which acknowledges excellence in romance fiction.

Upon its release in July 2014, which launched Mills’ three-book FBI: Houston series, Firewall immediately met with reviewers’ highest praises, earning top endorsements from most trusted trade magazines including Publishers WeeklyBooklistBook PageLibrary Journal, among others in addition to its blanket popularity as an instant “favorite” among consumers. The suspense thriller achieved highest critical acclaim as it was widely recognized as the 2014 winner of a genre fiction award from Library Journal, as well as a 2015 finalist for the prestigious Christy Award, in the running for Christian Contemporary Romance, until winners are announced at the annual banquet in late June.

Mills invites readers and fans to “expect an adventure!,” as she consistently delivers through her writing, where she enticingly describes on her website ( “the thrill of suspense weaves with a touch of romance to keep you turning pages—and wanting more.” Mills continued to captivate readers’ interest with the April 2015 release of book two, Double Cross, another gripping fictional narrative inspired by real-world scenarios of potential threats currently relevant to what the nation’s actual FBI faces today. The third and last of her FBI: Houston novels will follow in due form, as Tyndale concludes the successful suspense trilogy with the series finale by DiAnn Mills, titled Deadlock, to be released in October 2015.

DiAnn Mills is a bestselling and award-winning author of many top fiction books and contemporary romance stories who believes her readers should expect an adventure. A leader in the romantic suspense genre alongside Dee Henderson and Lynette Eason, DiAnn currently has more than fifty-five books published, which have sold more than a million and a half copies and appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists. Her titles have won placements through the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Carol Awards and Inspirational Readers’ Choice awards, and DiAnn also won back-to-back Christy Awards in 2010 and 2011. DiAnn is a founding board member for American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of Inspirational Writers Alive; Romance Writers of America; Faith, Hope & Love; Advanced Writers and Speakers Association; and International Thriller Writers. DiAnn is also an honorary member of the FBI Citizens’ Academy and a craftsman mentor for the Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild, and is the 2014 president of RWA’s Faith, Hope & Love chapter. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.

Tyndale House Publishers, founded in 1962, is the world’s largest privately held Christian publisher of books, Bibles, and digital media. Tyndale has published many New York Times bestsellers. The largest portion of its profit goes to the nonprofit Tyndale House Foundation, which makes grants to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world. Tyndale was founded to publish Living Letters, which later comprised part of The Living Bible, a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible that became a global publishing phenomenon. Tyndale now publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), the translation of choice for millions of people.