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    The Way It Should Be Reached a Dream

    Last week, one of my dreams came true. I’d written a list of long term goals years earlier, with one being a huge reach. I still had hope for this dream but assumed it to be many years down the road.

    I’d asked for a Christy final.

    On the morning of September 30, 2021, they announced the finalists. In the category of General Fiction, my name was called along with the title of what I feel at this time to be my most important novel, The Way It Should Be. Two weeks later, I still can’t believe it.

    This honor is so far more than I could image. My editors, Rochelle Gloege and Raela Schoenherr deserve much of the credit, and I’m so thank for for them. They each added their own special insights and talents to the process.

    One of my favorite places to find great titles is the list of Christy finalists. Check them out, and let me know which ones you’ve read.

    Please join me on October 28th for the awards webcast. You can sign up to be a viewer here. Speakers include Philip Yancey, Amanda Dykes, Dallas Jenkins, Pete Peterson, and Chris Fabry.