Finding Grace: Catholic Arts & Letters Award Finalist



Congratulations to our friend and fellow Catholic author Laura Pearl on her recent award recognition. Definitely check out Finding Grace for the young readers in your family! LMH

Finding Grace

Finding Grace

Catholic mom—and author—Laura H. Pearl recently attended the Catholic Writers Guild conference held in Somerset, NJ, where the winners of the Guild’s annual literature awards were announced at a breakfast hosted by the Catholic Marketing Network.  Pearl’s debut novel Finding Grace, published by Bezalel Books in 2012, was a finalist for the 2013 Catholic Arts & Letter Award (CALA) for best fiction in the children’s/young adult category.

Pearl experienced many firsts at the CWG conference, including connecting in person with other Catholic authors she’s long admired and attending a Mass celebrated by Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life.  To top off the excitement, she was interviewed about her book by Doug Keck, host of EWTN’s “Bookmark.”

Back on November 18, 2012, not long after its publication, Finding Grace was featured here on in an article titled “Finding Grace: A Novel to Inspire Young People”.  Since then it has earned the CWG’s Seal of Approval and been recognized as a CALA contender.  It’s been an exciting year!

Finding Grace can be found at Bezalel and on  And you can visit Laura at her blog, “String of Pearls”.

Be sure to check out our Book Notes archive.

Copyright 2013 Lisa Hendey



About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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