Cascade Contest Winners from 2020 to 2013

Oregon Christian Writers Cascade Contest

Previous Cascade Writing Contest Winners from 2020 to 2013

2020 Cascade Writing Contest Winners

UNPUBLISHED

Contemporary Fiction Book

  • Rise on Eagle’s Wings by Lois Kennis

Historical Fiction Book

  • The Redemption Kid by Robert Pauls

Speculative Fiction Book

  • Healer’s Quest by Sarah Sawyer

Nonfiction Book

  • Redesign Your Home Life by Rebecca Stuhlmiller

Memoir Book

  • Running on Broken Legs by Elinor Young

Young Adult Book

  • Turning Toward Eden by Cate Touryan

Middle Grade Book

  • Helium Pancakes by Melinda Poling

Children’s Chapter or Picture Book

  • The Big Book of Belief by Tina Gollings

Poetry

  • “Whatever It Takes” by Peg Willis

Devotional

  • “God Sees” by Stacey Womack

Article/Column—TIED

  • “A Complicated Grief” by Sheena Heinrichs
  • “Two Amazing Prayers” by Shirley Mozena

Nonfiction Short Story

  • “Hiding from My Mother-in-Law” by Krista Lynn Campbell

Short Story or Flash Fiction

  • “Running on Water” by Bryan Ruby

PUBLISHED

Contemporary Fiction Book

  • One Woman Falling by Melanie Campbell

Historical Fiction Book

  • Wings Like a Dove by Camille Eide

Speculative Fiction Book

  • The Ascension by Richard Spillman

Nonfiction Book

  • The View from Rock Bottom by Stephanie Tait

Memoir Book

  • Curtain Call: A Memoir by Lyneta Smith  

Young Adult or Middle Grade Book

  • Floxx by Kathleen King

Children’s Chapter or Picture Book

  • Good Night, Fireflies by Janet Christensen

Poetry

  • “The Voice Which Gives Me Life” by Jennifer Fry

Devotional

  • “The Candy Bar” by Marty Magee

Article, Column, or Blog Post

  • “The Goodness of the Wrath of God” by Sarah Sanderson

Nonfiction Short Story

  • “A Christmas Tradition to Treasure” by Helen Heavirland

2019 Cascade Writing Contest Winners

UNPUBLISHED

Articles, Columns, and Nonfiction Stories

  • Carole Winegarden “The Heart of the Home”

Children’s Chapter and Picture Book

  • Cheryl Secomb      Mole and Duck: The Case of the Missing Glasses

Contemporary Fiction Book

  • Katie Powner        Where the Green Grass Grows

Devotional

  • Sherry Chidwick “My Blackberry Problem”

Flash Fiction and Short Stories

  • Alexandra Claus      “Illumination”

Historical Fiction Book

  • Kendy Pearson      Voice of Thunder

Memoir Book

  • Sandra Frykholm     The Drive in ’65

Middle Grade Book

  • Dana Black               Compass of Time

Nonfiction Book

  • Kit Tosello        Goodbye, Hello, Hallelujah: Celebrating the Tears, Transitions, and Treasures of the Changing Nest

Poetry

  • Dwayne Wells       “Elegy for Betty Jo”

Speculative Fiction Book

  • Pat Schantz            Konnor the Collector

Young Adult Book

  • Kimberly Ellis        Awaken the Dawn

PUBLISHED

Articles, Blog Posts, Columns, and Nonfiction Stories

  • Helen Heavirland     “Forget Not”

Children’s Chapter and Picture Book

  • Deb Gruelle              Ten Little Night Stars

Contemporary Fiction Book

  • Christina Nelson     Swimming in the Deep End

Devotional

  • Jane Reid                   “Hidden from View”

Flash Fiction and Short Stories

  • Anna Zogg              “Proximity”

Historical Fiction Book

  • Linda Thompson     The Plum Blooms in Winter

Memoir Book

  • Jason Hague               Aching Joy: Following God through the Land of Unanswered Prayer

Nonfiction Book

  • Rick & Tiffany Bulman Mended: One Couple’s Journey from Betrayal to Imperfect Beauty

Poetry

  • Kathleen Bufford    “It Is Time for Walking”

Speculative Fiction Book

  • Richard Spillman      The Awakened

Young Adult/Middle Grade Book

  • Deborah Watley      Summer Ruins (The Field Notes of Gwen Bell, #1)

2018 Cascade Writing Contest Winners

UNPUBLISHED

Children’s Picture/Chapter Book

  • Jennifer Bingham, Nothing Changes Everything: A Simple Retelling of the Truth

Contemporary Fiction Book

  • Michelle Aleckson, Riptide

Historical Fiction Book

  • Tanya Eavenson, The Rescue

Memoir Book

  • Jessica Domagala, Abstract Love

Middle Grade Book

  • J.D. Rempel, Melanie on the Move

Nonfiction Book

  • Marlys Johnson, Inconvenient Love

Speculative Fiction Book

  • Christina Gollings, Citlali Means Star

Young Adult Book

  • Cheryl Bostrom, Climb, Run, Drown

Articles, Columns, and Blog Posts

  • Marissa Hunter, “Cutting the Cord”

Devotional

  • Donna Hues, “A Wee Lesson in Grace”

Poetry

  • Rebecca Johnson, “The Horse of Death”

Short Story/Flash Fiction

  • Robert Gilbert, “Elysia’s Doll”

PUBLISHED

Contemporary Fiction Book

  • Kristen Joy Wilks, Athens Ambuscade

Historical Fiction Book

  • Anna Zogg, The Marshal’s Mission

Memoir Book

  • Carolyn Wade, Five Hundred Letters

Nonfiction Book

  • Lynn Hare, The Quest for Self-Forgiveness: Discovering the Secret of Guilt-Free Living

Speculative Fiction Book

  • Jill Williamson, King’s Blood

Young Adult Book

  • Sally Apokedak, The Button Girl

Articles, Columns, and Blog Posts

  • Dorcas Smucker, “What We Truly Believe Will Show”

Devotional

  • Bethany Hayes, “The Great Exchange”

Poetry

  • Kristen Wilks, “Praying for Bugs”

Short Story/Flash Fiction

  • Jennifer Anne F. Messing, “Labor Day Delight”

2017 Cascade Writing Contest Winners

UNPUBLISHED

Children’s Book

  • The Stolen Lunch by Kristen Joy Wilks

Contemporary Fiction Book

  • The Girl in the Cardboard Box by Jane Daly

Historical Fiction Book

  • Kanawha Tears by Kendy Pearson

Memoir Book

  • My Name Is Beloved by Linda Kruschke 

Nonfiction Book

  • No Expectations by Kimberly Solis

Speculative Fiction Book—TIED

  • Lost Stones of Argonia by Dawn Shipman
  • Unarmed by Katie Powner

Young Adult/Middle Grade Book

  • Loser Girl Extraordinaire by Xochitl Dixon

Article or Blog Post

  • “Discovering Uncommon Praise” by John Wozniak

Devotional

  • “A New Thing” by Lee Ann Zanon

Poetry

  • “Call” by Patti Lee

Short Story

  • “Her Time to Fly” by Kasey Hesher

PUBLISHED

Children’s Book

  • Would a Worm Go on a Walk? by Hannah Hall

Contemporary Book

  • The Morning Star Rises by Sara Davison

Historical Fiction Book

  • While I Count the Stars by Valerie Banfield

Memoir Book

  • Lessons from a Son’s Life . . . and Death by Merrit Hearing

Nonfiction Book

  • The Caregiving Season by Jane Daly

Speculative Fiction Book

  • The Flaming Sword by Heather FitzGerald

Young Adult/Middle Grade Book

  • Love, Lexi: Letters to God by Sherry Kyle

Articles

  • “Jonah’s Biggest Fear” by Kristen Joy Wilks

Devotional

  • “Father’s Delight” by Jane Reid

Poetry

  • “Wings of the Morning” by Kathleen Ruckman

Short Story/Flash Fiction

  • “Oscar the Matchmaker” by Sharon James

2016 Cascade Writing Contest Winners

UNPUBLISHED

Contemporary Fiction Book

  • Broken by Jane Daly

Historical Fiction Book

  • Children of the Revolution by Kathleen Freeman

Children’s Book

  • How to Make Your Teacher Faint by Barbara McCourtney

Memoir Book

  • Learning to Die in Saudi Arabia by Betts Baker

Nonfiction Book

  • The Shadow of Doubt by Shari Carroll

Speculative Fiction Book

  • Tranquility by Christa Conklin

Young Adult/Middle Grade Book

  • Great Date Experiment by Ashley Mays

Article

  • “An Angel on Earth” by Tammy Ferguson

Devotional                                                                                                                

  • “What Am I Saying?” by Lisa Cullett

Flash Fiction/Short Stories

  • “To Fly” by Rebecca Olmstead

Poetry

  • “Eternal Word” by Laura Davis

PUBLISHED

Contemporary Fiction Book

  • Saving Eric by Joan Deneve

Historical Fiction Book

  • The Memoir of Johnny Devine by Camille Eide

Memoir Book

  • My God Is Bigger by Helen Heavirland

Nonfiction Book—TIED

  • Garage Sale of the Mind by Jim Hills
  • The Name Quest by John Avery

Children’s Book

  • I’d Punch a Lion in the Eye by Ben Wolf

Young Adult/Middle Grade Book

  • When Sparrows Fall by Diana Blackstone-Helt

Devotional Book

  • I Have Called You Friends by Shirley Dechaine

Article, Column, Blog Post

  • “When You’re Tempted to Despair” by Kit Tosello

Devotional

  • “Becoming One” by Jane Reid

Flash Fiction or Short Story

  • “The Girl with the Ink” by Lindsay Franklin

Poetry

  • “Grand Heart” by Gayle Carlson

 

2015 Cascade Writing Contest Winners

UNPUBLISHED

Contemporary Fiction

  • Twining Vines by Rebecca Cuadra George

Historical Fiction

  • Nom De Plume by Joanna Davidson Politano

Children’s

  • I’ll Tuck You in Mama by Kim Conolly

Memoir

  • Intimacy with God: One Man’s Journey by Rob Oberto

Nonfiction

  • The Gift of Social Anxiety by Julie Rajnus

Speculative Fiction

  • Rebirth by Amy McNew aka Amy Brock McNew (pen name)

Young Adult/Middle Grade

  • Caught in Flames by Sarah Tipton

Article

  • “Surprised by Squash” by Abigail Schreiner

Devotional

  • “Into His Presence” by Shari Carroll

Flash Fiction/Short Stories

  • “The Judge” by Rachel Baugh

Poetry

  • “Smooth Stones” by Jane Reid

PUBLISHED

Contemporary Fiction Book

  • All My Belongings by Cynthia Ruchti

Historical Fiction Book

  • Vow Unbroken by Caryl McAdoo

Memoir

  • Surviving Henry: Adventures in Loving a Canine Catastrophe by Erin Taylor Young

Nonfiction Book

  • Persevering Parent: Finding Strength to Raise Your Child with Social, Emotional or Behavioral Challenges by Karen Crum

Children’s Book

  • Little Beth of the Forest by Cheri Turk

Young Adult/Middle Grade Book

  • The Snowball Fight Professional by Angela Ruth Strong

 Article, Column, Blog Post

  • “Persevere and Find Your Gifts” by Lynn Hare

 Devotional

  • “The Gift” by Heidi Gaul

 Flash Fiction or Short Story

  • “Lost and Found” by Roberta Hegland

 Poetry

  • “Sojourners” by Lynn Hare

2014 Cascade Writing Contest Winners

UNPUBLISHED

Contemporary Fiction—TIED

  • Promises Embraced by Nora Peacock
  • Walking Between the Stones by Pamela Trawick

Historical Fiction–TIED

  • The Secret of Clara Rose by Barbara Tifft Blakey
  • Reinventing Mattie by Nicole Miller

 Speculative Fiction Book

  • Galilee Graves by B.D. MacCullough

Memoir

  • Watch God Work by Rebecca Olmstead

Nonfiction Book

  • Does This Diet Make My Rump Look Fat? by Barbara R. McCourtney

Young Adult/Middle Grade Book

  • Love Always, Lola by Ashley Mays

 Children’s Book

  • Flibberty Jibbet and the Journey by Kendy Pearson

 Article, Column, Short Story

  • “A Grain of Corn” by Lidia Hu

Devotional

  • “In the Dark and Loving It” by Penelope Kaye

Poetry

  • “Trapunto” by Jeanette-Marie Mirich

PUBLISHED

Contemporary Fiction

  • On the Threshold by Sherrie Ashcraft and Christina Tarabochia

Historical Fiction

  • Mistaken by Karen Barnett

Memoir

  • Iron Heart: A Story of Perseverance after Polio by Delilah Moore Leach

Nonfiction

  • Walking Sticks by Joyce Wilkens

Young Adult/Middle Grade

  • Menehunes Missing by Cheryl Linn Martin

 Children’s

  • Egg-Song by Joy V. Mazeikas

Article, Column, Short Story or Blog Post

  • “A Treasure Hidden No Longer” by Nora Peacock

Devotional

  • “Footprints on the Ceiling” by John Avery

Poetry

  • “The Early Morning Hour “by Laura Bradford

 

2013 Cascade Writing Contest Winners

UNPUBLISHED

Fiction

  • Jennifer Leo, Thoroughly Modest Marjorie

Nonfiction/Memoir

  • Velynn Brown, Gospel Song in the Rain

Young Adult

  • Kim Vandel, Into the Fire

Children’s –TIED

  • Danika Cooley, Sola Scriptura
  • Cheryl Secomb, Snails Don’t Dance

Poetry

  • Jodi Rucker, “An Outdoor Recital”

Poetry/Gift Book

  • Helen Heavirland“Gospel According to Fido”

Short Entries: Articles

  • Don White, “Open the Gates”

PUBLISHED

Fiction

  • Sharon Bernash Smith, The Train Baby’s Mother

Nonfiction

  • Leila Rae Sommerfeld, Beyond Our Control

Young Adult

  • Jill WilliamsonThe New Recruit

Children’s

  • Laura Lee ScottThe Santa Switch

Poetry/Gift Book

  • Anita Higman, “Where God Finds You”

Short Entry: Article, Story, Blog Post

  • Kathleen Ruckman, “A Royal Inheritance”