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Moody Publishers’ New Fiction Author Wins 2015 Christy Award

Chicago, Ill.— July 1, 2015—Moody Publishers is pleased to announce that first time fiction author, Marcus Brotherton, received a “Best First Novel” Christy Award at the 2015 Christy Awards ceremony, held on June 29th at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla. The sixteenth annual Christy celebration was held in conjunction with CBA’s International Christian Retail Show. The purpose of the Christy Awards is to honor and promote excellence in Christian fiction.

Best known for his non-fiction work Brotherton was delighted to win the award for his debut fiction book, Feast for Thieves (August 2014).  He is the author or coauthor of more than twenty-five nonfiction books. Notable works include Shifty’s War, A Company of Heroes, and the oral history project, We Who Are Alive and Remain: untold stories from the Band of Brothers, a New York Times bestseller. To learn more about the author or to follow his blog visit

“The finalists this year represent the widest group of publishers in the history of the awards and also include an independently published novel. Several of the judges commented on the growing diversity and overall excellence of the novels submitted,” stated Donna Kehoe, executive director of the Christy Awards.

The vision of Moody Publishers is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ and a biblical worldview in such creative and powerful ways that individuals worldwide will live in increasing measure as His fully-devoted followers.  For more information about Moody Publishers visit

For more information or to schedule an interview with Marcus Brotherton contact:
Janis Backing, publicity manager