(Birmingham, Ala.)—July 19, 2011—New Hope Publishers is excited to announce Red Ink by Kathi Macias has been named 1 of 3 finalists for the Long Contemporary Carol Award by the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).
The Carol Awards are ACFW’s recognition for the best Christian fiction published by traditional publishing houses in the previous calendar year. ACFW has more than 2,000 members worldwide, consisting of authors, editors, agents, publicists, and aspiring writers. Winners will be announced at ACFW’s national conference in St. Louis, September 22–25.
Red Ink (978-1-59669-279-4, $14.99, N114127) tells the riveting story of Zhen-Li, her incarceration, and subsequent separation from her family. In a Chinese prison she continues to minister to other inmates and even to her sinister guards. The novel was inspired by the life of Li Ying, arrested and currently in prison for her role in the publication of an underground church magazine.
Red Ink is the third novel in the “Extreme Devotion” series, which focuses on the persecuted church around the world. The other three titles are: No Greater Love, More than Conquerors, and People of the Book.
Kathi’s next novel is Deliver Me from Evil (978-1-59669-306-7, $14.99, N114140). Releasing in September 2011, Deliver Me from Evil is the first book in her new “Freedom” series, which will explore the dark world of human trafficking.
About the Author
Award-winning author Kathi Macias (www.kathimacias.com) has written more than 30 books, including the award-winning devotional A Moment a Day and the popular “Matthews” mystery novels. Kathi has won many awards, including the Angel Award from Excellence in Media, fiction awards from the San Diego Christian Writers Guild, and the grand prize in an international writing contest. With women’s ministry as her primary interest, Kathi is a popular speaker for women’s retreats, conferences, and churches. A mother and grandmother, Kathi and her husband, Al, call California home.
About New Hope Publishers
Representing more than 80 authors and more than 130 individual works, the mission of New Hope® Publishers is to provide books that challenge readers to understand and be radically involved in the mission of God. New Hope Publishers is the general trade publishing imprint for WMU®, a missions auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention. New Hope Publishers is a member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA). Find out more at www.newhopedigital.com.