"I have an agent largely on the basis that I was the runner up in the Athanatos contest. ... I am convinced that without the mentoring and guidance I received as a result of entering the [ACM's] Christian Novel Contest ... I would not be where I am today. My book is much better, I am a much better writer. And if the whole purpose of this writing journey is to proclaim God’s message to the world, I am a better messenger as a result of my participation." -- 2013 Novel Contest Runner-Up, Joseph Courtemanche.