16) Christy Barritt
USA Today called Christy Barritt’s books “scary, funny, passionate, and quirky.” Her books have won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery, have been twice nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, and have finaled for both a Carol Award and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year. Her latest novel is Random Acts of Outrage (River Heights).
17) Lisa Harris
Lisa Harris is a bestselling author, a Christy Award winner, and the winner of the Best Inspirational Suspense Novel from Romantic Times. The author of more than thirty books, Harris and her husband are missionaries in southern Africa. Her latest novel is A Secret to Die For (Revell).
18) Susan May Warren
Susan May Warren is the USA Today-bestselling author of more than 50 novels, with more than 1 million copies sold. The winner of numerous awards, Susan has written contemporary and historical romances, romantic suspense, thrillers, romantic comedy, and novellas. Her latest novel is Wait for Me (Revell).
19) Frank Peretti
One of Christian publishing’s best-known authors, Frank Peretti’s novels have sold more than 10 million copies. His blockbuster supernatural thriller This Present Darkness was named by PBS as one of “America’s 100 Favorite Novels.” He recently completed the supernatural suspense series Harbingers (Bethany House) with co-authors Angela Hunt, Bill Myers, and Alton Gansky.
20) Robert Whitlow
A practicing attorney, Robert Whitlow is the best-selling author of legal novels set in the South and winner of the prestigious Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction. A Furman University graduate, Whitlow received his J.D. with honors from the University of Georgia School of Law where he served on the staff of the Georgia Law Review. His latest novel is Chosen People (Thomas Nelson).