Friday, May 6, 2011 — This year’s Christy Award nominations have been finalized, and Kregel Publications’ A Season of Miracles: A Novel (978-0-8254-4191-2, $14.99), by Rusty Whitener, made the list in both the Contemporary Stand-Alone and First Novel categories. Just days earlier, Elevating Entertainment Motion Pictures announced the company had started pre-production of a feature film based on the novel.
The Christy winners will be announced at the 12th annual Christy Awards Dinner in Atlanta during the 2011 International Christian Retail Show. The dinner will honor nine Christy Award winners. Feature film screenwriter, director, producer, and songwriter Randall Wallace who wrote “Braveheart” and directed “Secretariat” and “Pearl Harbor” will be the keynote speaker.
ABOUT THE BOOK: A Season of Miracles is a touching novel that takes readers down memory lane and into the deep south of the 1970s to a place where Little League is all that matters. The championship trophy is within reach, but not without the help of a mysterious boy named Rafer, whose special gift to the team is a lesson in God’s grace.
ABOUT THE FILM: The feature film A Season of Miracles is based on the award-winning screenplay now in pre- production by Elevating Entertainment Motion Pictures. Casting information, crew applications and more can be found at www.aseasonofmiraclesmovie.com
Watch the video trailer for the novel: A Season of Miracles.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Rusty Whitener (DMin, Gordon-Conwell Seminary) is a novelist, screenwriter, actor, and pastor. His first screenplay, Touched, (a.k.a. A SEASON OF MIRACLES) won the 2009 Kairos Prize at the Los Angeles Movieguide Awards and first place at the Gideon Film Festival. A lifelong baseball enthusiast, Rusty and his wife Rebecca live in Pulaski, Virginia, where he writes a weekly column for The Pulaski County Patriot. Find out more at www.rustywhitener.com.