01 Oct 2020 The Death of Mungo Blackwell wins ACFW award for Best Contemporary Fiction

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We're delighted to announce that Lion Fiction author Lauren H. Brandenburg has won the American Christian Fiction Writers award for Best Contemporary Fiction for her brilliant novel, The Death of Mungo Blackwell.

American Christian Fiction Writers is a professional organization devoted to the craft of Christian Fiction. Its mission is to “help you tell your stories by inspiring you to partner with God in the creative process, learn the craft, and find your audience.”

We're over the moon for Brandenburg and readers who couldn't get enough of The Death of Mungo Blackwell will be pleased to hear the sequel, The Marriage of Innis Wilkinson, is out this month, so be sure to bookmark the page!

"I was completely charmed by The Marriage of Innis Wilkinson. What a marvelous sequel to The Death of Mungo Blackwell. Lauren is a refreshing, talented storyteller. She's an author I've added to my favorites list." Rachel Hauck, New York Times Bestselling Author

The Death of Mungo Blackwell

Lauren H. Brandenburg


The Blackwells are a family with an extraordinary history and astounding traditions, which include attending their own funerals before they die! Their ways are questionable and their stories about deceased relatives are as bold as their red hair, but it is their eclectic wares that keep tourists coming back to their market in the town of Coraloo. Charlie Price, whose world has come crumbling down after a lapse in judgement leaves him unemployed, finds himself flung into the chaotic world of the Blackwells when he relocates to Coraloo with his socialite wife, Velveteen, and shy son, Gideon. Here Charlie attempts to make a living as a 'picker', reselling under-priced items he picks up at the market. Charlie soon finds this new way of life under threat and his quest for simplicity seems to be crumbling. Perhaps it's time for Charlie to have a funeral of his own?

The Death of Mungo Blackwell can be purchased as a paperback here and an eBook here.

The Marriage of Innis Wilkinson

Lauren H. Brandenburg

Heart-warming and charming, The Marriage of Innis Wilkinson will inspire joy and laughter.

Roy Blackwell has proposed to Margarette Toft. A controversial decision given their families are sworn enemies! Soon Coraloo’s feuding clans are competing to organize events for the most talked about wedding of the year… and glorious chaos ensues! But as the depth of the two families’ animosity becomes clear, Roy and Margarette’s relationship begins to falter. Then Roy unearths a town secret involving the mysterious marriage of Innis Wilkinson and a murder. Parallels between the past and present rock the couple even further. But, as the whole truth comes to light, Roy and Margarette learn more than they could have imagined about love, family, and finding a place in the world.