We put out the call for your favorite Christian stories and storytellers of 2010—in all genres, including Amish, Historical, Suspense, Speculative, Romance, Contemporary fiction and more. See how FamilyFiction readers voted! And if some of your favorite authors didn’t make the list this year, fear not—there’s always next year …

Tessa Afshar
Born in a nominally Muslim family in Iran, Tess Afshar’s conversion to Christianity in her mid-20s
changed the course of her life forever. Tessa holds an MDIV from Yale University where she served
as Co-Chair of the Evangelical Fellowship at the Divinity School. She currently serves as the leader
of Women’s and Prayer ministries at a church in New England.

02 Jay Blevins
03 Ronie Kendig
04 Julie Cave
05 Karen Witemeyer
06 James L. Rubart
07 Sarah Sundin
08 Kelly Long
09 Melanie Dickerson
10 Gina Holmes

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About The Author

Tessa Afshar is an award-winning author of several historical novels. In 2011, Tessa was named New Author of the Year by FamilyFiction's Reader's Choice Awards. s Choice Awards. Tessa was born in Iran and lived there for the first fourteen years of her life. She then moved to England, where she survived boarding school for girls and fell in love with Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte, before moving to the United States permanently. Her conversion to Christianity in her twenties changed the course of her life forever. Tessa holds an MDiv from Yale Divinity School, where she served as co-chair of the Evangelical Fellowship. She serves part-time on the staff of one of the oldest churches in America. But that has not cured her from being exceptionally fond of chocolate.