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Tyndale author Cathy Gohlke inducted into Christy Award Hall of Fame

CAROL STREAM, Ill.— October 29, 2021—Tyndale House Publishers is pleased to announce that four-time Christy Award–winning author Cathy Gohlke was inducted into the Christy Award Hall of Fame this week. Authors who have received four or more Christy Awards are inducted into the Christy Award Hall of Fame. This is the highest author honor of the Christy Award program, recognizing the author’s legacy and contributions to Christian fiction.

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) hosted the 22nd annual Christy Award online gala on October 28, to honor bestselling Christian fiction authors. The event was hosted by Christy Award Hall of Fame, bestselling Tyndale author and radio personality Chris Fabry. The Christy Award “is designed to nurture and encourage creativity and quality in the writing and publishing of fiction written from a Christian worldview and showcase the diversity of genres.”

Stephanie Broene, senior acquisitions editor for Tyndale fiction, shared, “It has been a distinct pleasure to partner with Cathy on her novels for nearly a decade. Her dedication to the craft of storytelling and communicating the good news of the gospel through her novels has been truly inspiring. I am so thrilled that ECPA and the Christy Awards could honor her in this way.”

Four-time Christy and two-time Carol and INSPY Award–winning and bestselling author Cathy Gohlke writes novels steeped with inspirational lessons, speaking of world and life events through the lens of history. She champions the battle against oppression, celebrating the freedom found only in Christ. Cathy has worked as a school librarian, drama director, and director of children’s and education ministries. When not traveling to historic sites for research, she and her husband, Dan, divide their time between northern Virginia and the Jersey Shore, enjoying time with their grown children and grandchildren. Visit her website at and find her on Facebook at CathyGohlkeBooks and BookBub (@CathyGohlke).

Cathy’s novels, which include Night Bird CallingThe MedallionUntil We Find HomeSecrets She KeptSaving AmelieBand of Sisters, and Promise Me This, have won multiple awards and achieved bestselling status. In her upcoming April 2022 novel, A Hundred Crickets Singing, Cathy Gohlke delivers a gripping, emotive story about friendship and the enduring promise of justice.

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The Christy Award® is the foremost award honoring and promoting excellence in Christian fiction since 1999 and is named for Catherine Marshall’s novel Christy, which has sold over 10 million copies since its publication in 1967. ECPA assumed ownership and administration of the award in 2017 to focus and grow the unique opportunity of fiction in Christian publishing.

The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) is an international nonprofit trade organization comprised of member companies that are involved in the publishing and distribution of Christian content worldwide. Since 1974, ECPA has strengthened Christian publishing by building networking, information, and advocacy opportunities within the industry and throughout multiple channels so that our members can more effectively produce and deliver transformational Christian content.

Since its founding in 1962, Tyndale House Publishers has been a voice to trust for generations of readers. Today it is one of the largest independent Christian publishers in the world. Tyndale has proved a faithful guide—helping readers discover the life-giving truths of the Bible. Its mission is to open God’s Word to as many as possible in language they can relate to and understand. Tyndale’s independent and nonprofit status allows it to follow its founding model, giving a majority of net income to charitable missions—more than $110 million throughout its history. With every book purchased, Tyndale readers help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world.

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