2012 Women of Faith Contest Winners Announced!

2012 Women of Faith WinnersWestBow Press announced author Laurie Norlander as the Grand-Prize winner in the third annual Women of Faith writing contest. Norlander’s manuscript, Mirror Images, was selected from over 400 entrants. The fiction title will be published through WestBow Press and will be given special consideration by Thomas Nelson.

The 2012 Women of Faith Writing Contest was judged by representatives from Thomas Nelson Publishing and Live Event Management, Inc., and the producers of Women of Faith.

Grand Prize: ‘Mirror Images’ by Laurie Norlander
“It is a real page turner – a perfect book to get lost in. The book was a clear favorite with a complex plot full of real life problems and many unexpected twists and turns that kept readers guessing to the very end.”
 – Susan Ellingburg, Marketing Copywriter, Live Event Management Inc.

Additional winners included Julie Hall and Alana Terry. Julie Hall came in first place with her fantasy-fiction book, Life Everafter, and Alana Terry came in second place with her fiction book, The Beloved Daughter.

First Place: ‘Life Everafter’ by Julie Hall
Life Everafter is absolutely charming, imaginative and sweet. It is a fast-paced, original and intriguing story. I hope it’s a series because I can’t wait to see what happens next.”
 – Susan Ellingburg

Second Place: ‘The Beloved Daughter’ by Alana Terry
The Beloved Daughter has an engaging plot that reads like a story out of today’s headlines and makes the reader stop to consider what they would do in similar circumstances.”
 – Susan Ellingburg

Thomas Nelson, Women of Faith and WestBow Press would like to thank all of our contest participants for being brave and courageous and sharing your stories with us!


  1. I cannot wait to read ‘Mirror Images’ after seeing the review by Susan Ellingburg! Looks like a perfect addition to my library.

  2. Great Choice!! Laurie is an awesome inspiration to all of us. I am anxious to read the book!!!! Congratulations Laurie!

  3. I too will get my own copy of “Mirror Images”. Can’t wait till it is available. Laurie also has a clever sense of humor!

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