One of the presenters at last year’s West Virginia Book Festival is up for one of the most prestigious awards in her field.
Marilyn Sue Shank’s novel, “Child of the Mountains,” is one of the three finalists in the Christy Awards’ young-adult category. The Christys (Christies?) are given for excellent in Christian-themed fiction; they’re named after Christian author Catherine Marshall’s best-known work, the novel “Christy.”
Shank’s novel is set in 1950s West Virginia. The awards are announced June 24. Best of luck to her.