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2013 Christian Novel Contest Winners

2013 Christian Novel Contest Winners

1st Prize:

Robert Milton

for his story, Seed of Doubt

RobertMiltonA poet at heart, and influenced by the writings of Stephen Crane and C.S. Lewis, Robert Milton sheds light on the struggles of man in his debut novel, Seed of Doubt.

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, he graduated from Trevecca Nazarene University with a degree in Science and a minor in Psychology.  His poetry book, The Gray in Between, was self-published in 2006.  Since then, he’s written two novels and is currently working on his third.  Robert works for The Salvation Army, where he raises money for numerous Salvation Army ministries and programs, including addiction rehabilitation, homeless shelters, food and clothing banks, and human trafficking rescue efforts.

An outdoor lover, he enjoys spending time hiking, fishing, playing ultimate Frisbee, and attending baseball games. Robert and his wife, Lorrie Beth, currently reside in Birmingham, Alabama with their two dogs, Joey and Cooper.  You can follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/RobertCMilton.

2nd Prize

Joseph Robert Courtemanche

for his story, “Assault on Saint Agnes


Joseph was born and raised in Saint Paul, Minnesota, the place he tries to destroy in everything he’s written so far. Raised in a Catholic household with four kids, a dog or two, and loving parents, he’s a graduate of several colleges including the University of Minnesota.

Joseph has held almost every job you can imagine in his half-century on this planet including gravedigger, Police Officer, Cryptologic Linguist, and bill collector. This wealth of experience shows in his authoritative writing style.

After falling away from the church, he was born again in his forties and is thrilled to be writing in the Christian market. His popular blog www.commotioninthepews.com is updated several times a week from his home in Saint Paul. He lives with his wife and elderly dogs in the city of his birth – until he destroys it in a novel.

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