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Thomas Nelson authors win 2018 INSPY
Awards for YA and Mystery

July 5, 2018— HarperCollins Christian Publishing is pleased to announce authors Sara Ella and Carrie Stuart Parks were among this year’s Inspy Awardswinners. The awards were created by bloggers to highlight the very best in fictional literature that grapples with expressions of the Christian faith.

Ella won in the Literature for Young People category for her fantasy novel Unraveling, the second book in her Unblemished fantasy trilogy. The book follows her debut novel, Unblemished, which won a 2017 Inspy in the same category.

Parks won in the Mystery and Thriller category for Portrait of Vengeance. The book is Parks’s fourth with Thomas Nelson, after When Death Draws Near, which was shortlisted for a 2017 Inspy in the Mystery and Thriller category.

“We congratulate all of our authors who were both nominated and who won 2018 Inspy Awards,” said Amanda Bostic, Publisher for Fiction at HarperCollins Christian Publishing. “We also offer a special thanks to everyone involved in the Inspy Award process, as it remains an important avenue for readers to find purposeful, powerful stories.”

The 2018 INSPY Awards season covered books published January 1 – December 31, 2017.

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