December 1, 2012

Vote Now for the 2012 Hero of the Year

This has been a year of firsts for FHF. The response from readers and authors has been overwhelming and I'm so grateful to you all for allowing me to share my passion for great heroes in this very unique way. I'd like to close 2012 with what will likely become a tradition by selecting a hero of the year from among those featured.

The hero receiving the most votes will be announced in the December 15th post as the Fiction Hero Features 2012 Hero of the Year,  along with some not-to-be-missed giveaways. That winning hero's author will receive a framed certificate together with some pretty serious bragging rights.

Without its amazing fans and supporters, FHF would just be another blog out there in cyberspace. I've had the privilege of getting to know quite a few of you but I'd like to get to know even more about my fellow hero-addicts. After you vote, please leave a comment with the most important thing I should know about you. On December 14th, I'll draw from all the comments and that winner will receive the book of their choice from any hero featured this year. Winner will be announced together with the FHF Hero of the Year on December 15th. Authors of featured heroes are eligible. As always, if you are not a blog follower with your e-mail address in your profile, please leave your e-mail address in an anti-spammer format like how.am.i.supposed.to.pick.just.one (at) FHF2012 (dotcom)


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71 comments:

Melissa Jagears said...

The most important thing about me??? Um.....I'm not worth much, but God, for some unimaginable reason, thinks I am.

Abbi Hart said...

Hmm, most important thing, makes you think before answering! Well there's the more obvious ones of, I love God, my fam, my friends, and books! But I guess the most important thing about me besides those is that I'm fiercely loyal. If you have proven yourself in the past I will stick through till the end no matter what!

Angi said...

The most important thing...hmmm. I love the Lord and my family. Also, it's been a joy getting to know others who have the same love of reading that I have. It's a blast talking about our favorite authors and their books. :)

bookwarp(at)gmail(dot)com

Ganise G. Clermont said...

Same here. Jesus, family and friends! <3. :-) Ouh, and I'm also quite passionate about those things I love, mainly my GOD!
Nancy, it has been a pleasure to discover this blog. Thank for all that you do. Looking forward to see what's next! :-)

Blessings,

Ganise

Whitney said...

I don’t feel that I can cast my vote fairly as I haven’t read any of the books on that list! There are, however, several that are on my TBR list. :)

May 17, 2011 will always be a special day on my calendar and in my heart. Through Seekerville, we met, and a few months later, you sent me an email in which the first line read, “Whitney, in a completely straight, not stalker way, I'm totally drawn to you over and over as writer!” I know, because I kept it. :) You have no idea what a boost that one sentence gives me. Someone is drawn to MY writing? You were my first critique/accountability partner as a serious writing adult. You coped with my hopping from story to story, followed my sad little neglected blog, and you’ve always been there to read my chapters, even when I can’t always do the same for you.

This has been a wham-banger of a year for you, my friend, and I know the Lord has so many more good things for you to come! Now, Miss NaNoWriMo alumni, take a break. Hang a hammock between a couple backyard trees. It hasn’t turned cold there yet, has it? Oh well. Do it anyway. Make a nice pineapple drink. Bundle up in a blanket if you must, and spend the afternoon swinging gently, getting hammock-waffle-marks etched permanently in your skin.

The most important thing you should know about me? Hmm. You already know I love Jesus, my family, my dogs, and writing and reading. You know I work too much, and don’t write enough. Hmm. I guess an important thing to know about me is that I’m still working on the story in which we last shared weekly chapters. It may take me a full two years to ever write “The End”, but I’m a writing turtle, if nothing else. Yes, some stories you can start and then leave, and others… well, others you must finish.

Lots of love,
Whitney

Oh, you want my email address? ;) road_to_avonlea_17(at)yahoo(dot)com

If only I could get the daily word count of a blog post/response…

Cheryl St.John said...

The most important thing you should know about me? I love to encourage people. You're doing a great job with this blog, by the way. :-)

SaintJohn @ aol(dot)com

Ganise said...

forgot the e-mail, sorry: g.gclermont AT gmail DOT com
Glad to see others encourage your work!
:-)

Abbi Hart said...

Forgot my email! gatorade635(at)gmail(dot)com

Elizabeth said...

The most important thing you should know about me?? I'm addicted to the written word. I LOVE reading and writing. olmedoes(at)gmail(dot)com

Lisa said...

The most important thing about me...I love my Jesus, my husband, my 3 beautiful redhead girls and reading a good book that can sweep you away to another time! :) Lisa...lisajdeese@gmail.com

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April Gardner said...

The most important thing about me (that relates to this blog) is that I'm a fellow hero lover. A complete and utter sucker for a powerful hero. I'm sorry I just recently found your fiction hero features. But I won't miss one now!

Nancy Kimball said...

Oh! Buy the song "Beloved" by Sarah Reeves on itunes. Best 99 cents you'll spend all year! =) Thanks for sharing Melissa.

Nancy Kimball said...

Abbi, that's a hero trait for sure! Rock on and thanks for sharing.

Nancy Kimball said...

Angi, I agree and thank you so much for sharing.

Nancy Kimball said...

Ganise, thank you and it's been a pleasure getting to know other hero girls. We love Jesus, we love our books, and we love our heroes. Thank you for sharing.

Nancy Kimball said...

Whitney, girl, you made me tear up! *HUGS* The writing turtle is still writing and I'm so proud of you for that. As for my post-NaNoWriMo recovery, I went to a party this morning with my local ACFW chapter and had a great time and I just got home a little while ago from a Tadashii concert where I rocked my face off to Christian hop-hop. :-p But I will totally do the hammock thing soon. And I'm SO GLAD blogger cooperated today!

Nancy Kimball said...

Why thank you Cheryl, that's really kind of you. Thank you for sharing!

Nancy Kimball said...

We love that around here, hehe. Thank you for sharing, Elizabeth.

Nancy Kimball said...

Oh, Lisa, we're heavy on historical here (because that's what I read most) so good to know and thank you for sharing.

Lisa Godfrees said...

If I haven't read any of these yet (2 are on my shelf as to-reads) can I vote for the cover I like best instead? LOL

Erynn said...

I voted for Travis from "Short Straw Bride" one of my favorite reads of the year, but there are still SEVERAL on that list I'd love to officially meet.

Most important thing about me--no idea. Choose for yourself. I'm a wife, soon-to-be mom, reader, writer (romantic suspense), animal lover, Anglophile.

ENewman(at)outlook(dot)com

Veronica Sternberg said...

The most important about me is I love reading or watching a great story, no matter the time period. It's the cheapest way to travel! shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

Noela Nancarrow said...

Hi, I voted for Levi... it's been a while since I've read his story, but he's a pretty unforgettable hero!! I have to admit also, I did fall in love with Silas Ballantyne (Love's Reckoning) this year... sorry Levi, lol.

Most important thing about me... I can't think of anything more important than my love for God, because that encompasses everything in my life!

Carol Moncado said...

Not a clue what the most important thing is... I have some A.Maze.Ing friends who have picked me up when I needed it this week?

That was a tough poll. There were several winners on the list, but I finally went with Travis from Short Straw Bride. Because of the rock near the creek.

And because it's the book that SHOVED me into write a historical.

Clari Dees said...

I have really enjoyed seeing heroes I loved through your eyes and learning about others I haven't met yet.

As to the most important thing about me, I guess it would be that I love to study God's Word, especially the Old Testament, and see how his great love has been shown to his children from the beginning of time.

cdeesbooks at gmail dot com

Patty said...

What should you know about me... what would you like to know? I love christian fiction! Guess that's how I discovered you=)

I've only read a few of the books on the list, so I voted for a hero who's book I had at least read. That would be Jeremiah Jones in The Messenger.

pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kathy said...

Not so sure if is a most important thing about me, or not but I will share this - God speaks to me through music, my prayer partners, and through fabulous inspirational fiction (and all the wonderful heros). HE loves me. When I forget, He reminds me and I am so grateful.

kauppatgridcomdotnet

Gabrielle Meyer said...

Hello, Nancy! I learned about this site through Karen Witemeyer's post on Facebook. It looks like a fun blog! The most important thing about me? That's a hard one to nail down. Next to my love for the Lord, my husband and my children, I'm an author who began seriously seeking the dream of publication when my twin boys turned two in March of this year. It's been a whirlwind of a year and I'm still in awe of how far the Lord has brought me. Looking forward to connecting with you here!

Dawn Crandall said...

That was difficult. I went in KNOWING who I was going to vote for... but then there was Sean O'Connor on the list as well! Urg!!!!! I so badly wanted to vote for 2!!!! But, oh--those men of Julie Lessman's catch my heart EVERY EVERY EVERY time! :)

Dawn Crandall said...

Haha, I should have read the directions before commenting. :) Least you think Julie Lessman's pull on my heart-strings is the most important thing anyone should know about me, I should add that I have ADD. Quite badly, actually. The only thing I can seem to do properly is write books. :)

Abigail Richmond said...

I would have voted for both of Karen Witemeyer's heros! :)

Abigail Richmond said...

The most important thing in my life is knowing that I will be spending eternity in heaven when I die.

richmond.abigail@gmail.com

God Bless!

Deb said...

The most important thing you need to know about me is I am exceedingly blessed by the Lord with loving family, friends and good health!

Nancy Kimball said...

I know this about you (and that you can write one too) but it's good to hear it again and great to see you here in FHF. =)

Nancy Kimball said...

Ummmmm............ go with what you feel. And read faster!!! ;-)

Nancy Kimball said...

Congrats on the bun in the oven, Erynn!

Nancy Kimball said...

You're so in the right place then, Veronica. It's been great getting to know you.

Nancy Kimball said...

Noela, WELCOME to FHF. I have checked out that novel and sent out feelers to some of my readers. Silas has me interested. =)

Nancy Kimball said...

I know, RIGHT??? I had a really hard time choosing who to cast my vote for. Love that you have friends who encouraged you. =)

Nancy Kimball said...

Thanks, Clari! That's what I love about what I do here. Even if it's a book you've already read, you get to experience it again and dish up the hero with other hero-girls. I love the Old Testament! People say it's boring and I think to myself "What are you reading???" :-p

Nancy Kimball said...

Haha, Patty. Alright then and I'm glad you did. Exploring great Christian fiction heroes is SO MUCH MORE FUN in community. Best!

Nancy Kimball said...

Hey, Kathy. Welcome to FHF. I look forward to getting to know you and where your hero tastes run. =)

Nancy Kimball said...

Gabrielle, Karen can write a GREAT hero for sure!!! Welcome to FHF

Nancy Kimball said...

Sorry Dawn, I know it's tough to choose. Abi, I feel like we hurt Travis putting Levi in his lineup, hehe, but alas, we shall see! Choosing between Levi and Travis is a lot like choosing between a year-long paid vacation and a $100 grand cash!!!

Nancy Kimball said...

It's cool. You guys get going and the comments turn into novellas, LOL. I love it though. I knew that about you sweet friend and can tell you I'm sure you do a lot of things properly and one of them is being a good friend. *HUGS*
P.S. (SHHHHH........... it's a TOTAL SECRET but the hero in the contemporary romance I finished during NaNo has ADD. ;-)

Nancy Kimball said...

Hey Abigail, good to see you back my friend!

Nancy Kimball said...

Awesomeness, Deb. Glad to hear it!

Nancy Kimball said...

YOU GUYS ARE CRAZY AWESOME, LOL

1. Showing all our FHF heroes and their authors some love.

2. A whole lot of Jesus girls here. Love it.

3. You have already cast SO MANY VOTES that I had to upgrade from a free to a paid Survey Monkey account, LOL.

The hero out front took an early and commanding lead but several of the others are beginning to gain ground. This is so exciting. =)

Lane Hill House said...

I love Christian Historical Fiction... and if I didn't, I wouldn't have received the e-mail that brought me here today for the very first time! I voted for Travis ~ Short-Straw Bride because he is a protector!!
Erlynn, I had to look up what a Anglophile was. I like their dishes!
Clari, I love the Old Testament too; especially the Book of Isaiah. "I have called you by name; you are Mine." So much assurance. And... I love the Lord with all of my heart ~ Psalm 119:111 "Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart." I love joy and laughter. Kathleen
lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net [I am definitely becoming a GFC and e-mail follower so I don't miss out on your posts and these wonderful comments! ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse.blogspot.com]

Lane Hill House said...

Erynn, sorry for the extra "l". k.

Nancy Kimball said...

Kathleen, you crack me up. This isn't your first time to my blog because I remember you from Jesse's drawing in November but it's good to see you back. Travis Archer is a protector for sure. One might argue to the extreme (oh wait, Meredith did that, hehe). Gosh I love a Witemeyer read. =)

Anonymous said...

The most important thing about me is that Jesus loves me. He is my life. Without Him, I can do nothing, but I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. I am loved with an everlasting love, and I'm also very blessed to have the love of family and friends.
Love has the power to change a life. It changed me.
And this blog is a stroke of genius. I love it! Helps me fall in love with a hero before I read the book.
Joan Deneve

Nancy Kimball said...

JOANIE!!! (Sorry, I got the e-mail you'd commented but blogger thought it was spam which is why you maybe didn't see it post at first.) It's not a stroke of genius, it was an answer to prayer, remember? hehe. Like SO MANY things you have helped me pray for. Love you, my friend. =)

Vic said...

I like this website, very interesting. I don't know if this is the most important thing about me however I do like to read and then blog my book reviews. Makes me feel I am accomplishing something. my email is vic@hkmin.org

Thanks and have a great week.

Nancy Kimball said...

Vic, simply reading is accomplishing something. Glad to have you.

Anonymous said...

Hi
I loved a love surrenderd therfore I voted for Steven O'Connor BUT.... I loved Travis Archer from short straw bride!
thanks
aegleason96 AT cox DOT net
oh and some of the most improtant things about me...I am a christian and I love christain romance books yay!!!

Nancy Luebke said...

The most important thing about me, and raising two strong christan men, is my singing, and a lot of my sharing of genealogy for my family as a family historian so to speak.I have 5 big family trees and just keep adding to them.

Nancy Kimball said...

Excellent. Great to meet you and welcome to FHF. =)

Nancy Kimball said...

Another Nancy!!!Nice to meet you and welcome to FHF =)

Nancy Kimball said...

As of today, you guys have cast a whopping 146 votes.

Our early leader is still in the lead, though the four behind him are all in the double digits and gaining ground faster than the first few days. So fun for me of course, because I know who they are, LOL. ;-)

BUT I get to take this moment to remind everybody that this is really a tough contest and a tougher vote because to even earn a Fiction Hero Feature in the first place, well, it ain't easy! =)

Marissa said...

The most important thing about me is...I am just a girl who's trying to live according to God's plan, and I would be a failure without him!

marissamehresman(at)aol(dot)com

Nancy Kimball said...

Marissa, you're in good company because I did life without him for a while and guess how it ended, LOL. EPIC FAIL.

Mary Preston said...

The most important thing you should know about me is that each day I try to be all I can be.

marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Michelle said...

The most important thing about me is that I am a daughter of the King and that He is the center of my life. and of course I absolutely love to read fiction romance books =)

Michelle said...

Shells709(AT)hotmail(dot)com

Nancy Kimball said...

Mary, welcome to FHF. =)

Nancy Kimball said...

Michelle, that looks like a new e-mail addy to me, so welcome (or welcome back) to FHF. =) FHF doesn't feature only romantic heroes, but most of them have ended up being romantic heroes of from novels with a romantic thread. We're glad to have you and if you have any greats to suggest, use that link in the right.

Anonymous said...

I voted for Cole McKenna. The most important thing to know about me is that I am a child of the Almighty, a wife, and a complete Christian Fiction Addict!!!

Anonymous said...

BreeAnna George (Breeanna.george@hotmail.com)

happygret said...

Finally getting on here. Hmm. Most important thing you need to know about me beyond the obvious: my faith, that I love my family, & who I voted for. You already know this too, but I'm fiercely loyal.