Like Moonlight at Low Tide Receives 2013 ACFW Carol Award

Nicole Quigley’s stunning debut, LIKE MOONLIGHT AT LOW TIDE, received the 2013 American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Carol Award for the young adult fiction category.

The winners were revealed at the ACFW annual conference gala on September 15 in Indianapolis, which featured best-selling author Frank Peretti who received the ACFW Lifetime Achievement Award.

LIKE MOONLIGHT AT LOW TIDE is an inspirational YA romance that deals with bullying, suicide, and faith.

“This story is not about suicide. But you should know that when I was seventeen, 
the only boy who ever called me by my full name took his own life. 
It was the first time I ever saw a mistake that was permanent, that couldn’t be undone 
with whiteout or atoned for with an after-school detention.” — Missy Keiser (excerpt)

Nicole Quigley’s breakthrough novel tells the story of Melissa Keiser and three boys, whose lives intertwine in a tragic and hauntingly poetic coming-of-age tale that will have fans of YA fiction abuzz long after the book’s emotional end.

Tackling the sensitive and widespread issues of teen suicide, drug use, and faith, LIKE MOONLIGHT AT LOW TIDE (Zondervan 2012) does so in a new and sophisticated way–providing a fresh alternative to the teen pop novels and stories of love triangles so rampant in the YA market. For more on ACFW, visit

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