I am so very proud of Tamela Hancock Murray and Bob Hostetler. They have both been named as finalists for the Agent-of-the-Year award given annually by ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers – acfw.com/award_recipients).
Tamela won this prestigious award in 2017 and is honored to be a finalist again.
This is Bob’s first time being a finalist; and he replied to the news in typical form, “I’m flabbergasted and bumfuddled.”
The third finalist is Linda Glaz of the Hartline Literary Agency. Congratulations, Linda!
The winner will be announced at the Awards Gala in San Antonio on September 28.
Congratulations to Tamela and Bob. Well done.
Woohoo! Congratulations to all three! Such an honor!
Congratulations Tamela and Bob!
Wow. No surprise, but so well deserved. Tamela has obtained a reputation for the solicitous care and feeding of her people, and Bob should not be so bumfuddled. A great accomplishment for your agency, Steve: it appears you know how to pick the winners! Well done, all.
They are all winners. Congratulations on having two great nominees in your Agency! If Bob wins I can only imagine his acceptance speech ?.
Congratulations Tamela and Bob! How exciting! 🙂
Congratulations. I enjoy all of your blog posts and have learned a lot. I met with Bob and received great advice. Tough choice amongst the three. God uses all of you.
Three are great agents as well as wonderful people. I may be a little bit more prejudiced toward Tamela’s winning as she is my agent, but they all are deserving. Congratulations to all of you.
Damon J. Gray
Very nice. Congratulations to you both! You give of yourselves with grace and dignity, and this is a well-deserved (albeit bumfuddling 🙂 ) honor.
Congratulations, Tamela and Bob! I believe God is clapping His hands in joy.
Take the honours that are offered,
take them to your joyous heart,
take them for the days you’ve suffered
in the service of your faithful art.
Bow your head, receive the laurels,
then stand tall in measured grace.
Let them go, the strife and quarrels,
the chiaroscuro of this place.
Bathe in golden light undimmed
and bid the shadows steal away;
a foretaste of a time that’s limned
by God, the dawn of eternal day.
The dewy rose of sincere accolade
will, for your proud Father, never fade.
Beautifully limned, Andrew!
Thank you so much, Catherine!
That is awesome! Congratulations!
Sharon K Connell
What an honor from ACFW. I wish both of you the best.
Sami A. Abrams
Congratulations to Tamela and Bob!!
Congratulations to Tamela and Bob. You both deserve the honor. It would be hard to choose the winner from such a prestigious group…even if one is bumfuddled.
Congratulations, Tamela and Bob! I’m so happy that you’ve been honored for your excellent work.
Congratulations. I am praying for a tie between Bob and Tamela. That would be perfect.
I can’t think of two people I’d rather see get this award. Tamela, for all the blog posts that have helped so many of us in our writing journey, even the deliberate indies like me, I want to tell you what a huge difference you’ve made for people you don’t even represent. And Bob, I look forward to your post every week for wit and wisdom. I don’t know how the judges are going to be able to choose between you.
Linda Riggs Mayfield
Sincere congratulations, Tamela and Bob! Through your work on this blog, beyond what you do for your clients, you continue to educate, inform, encourage, support and improve my writing endeavors, and obviously, those of many others. If there is ever a category called “Agents +” you will be at the top of that list.
I am biased. Each of you, you are all winners in my book.
Congratulations, Tamela and Bob! You both deserve it!
Aarrggh! Would love to be in San Antonio this September to see the outcome. Unfortunately, not happening this year. Can hardly wait for the announcement. Winners, all three. Congratulations, Steve, on your perspicacity in choosing Tamela and Bob for your team. You’re a big time winner in my book.
Joshua J Masters
That’s wonderful. Congratulations to both of you.
Congratulations! You remind us that perseverance and excellence have their reward.
Sheri Dean Parmelee
Thank you for the kind words, Steve! What company to be in!
What wonderful news! Congratulations to Tamela and to Bob!!