Publications and Awards

thebestangelstories2013Connie’s short stories have been anthologized in the following publications:

  • Thin Places: Touching the Edge of Heaven (Guideposts Books 2015)
  • The Best Angel Stories 2015 (Guideposts Books 2015)
  • The Best Angel Stories 2013 (Guideposts Books 2013)
  • Dreams of Angels (Guideposts Books 2012)
  • Extraordinary Answers to Prayer: Closer to God (Guideposts Books 2010)
  • Christmas in My Heart #19 (Pacific Press 2010)
  • Led to Believe by Billy Graham (Guideposts Books 2007)
  • Sunshine After Tears (Published in Japan 2005)
  • More God Allows U-Turns (2001)
  • Stories for the Heart (Multnomah Publications 2000)

Connie’s stories have also appeared in magazines such as Guideposts, Angels on Earth, LifeWise, Evangel, Harpstring, Gospel for Millions (Japan), The Northern Reader and Writer’s Digest Winner’s Booklet.



  • National Association of Professional Women’s VIP Executive and Professional Woman of the Year award for outstanding leadership in inspirational guidance 2012-2013
  • Honorary Mention, Writer’s Digest Writing Competition 2011
  • Highly Commended Award, Tom Howard Short Story Contest 2008
  • Nominated for 2008 Minnesota Book Award for Reaching Past The Wire: A Nurse At Abu Ghraib
  • Third Place winner, Minnesota Christian Writer’s Guild Short Story Contest, 2002
  • First Place Winner, Writer’s Digest Writing Competition, Inspirational, 2001 (out of 1900 entries)
  • Winner, Guideposts Refresher Workshop Competition 2001
  • Winner of the Annual MN Christian Writers Guild Short Story Contest 2000
  • Recipient of a four-week residency at Rhys Cottage, Norcroft, McKnight Foundation award 2000
  • Recipient of a four-week residency at Norcroft: A Writing Retreat for Women, McKnight Foundation award 1999
  • Winner of Guideposts Writer’s Contest (One of 15 winners in 5400 entries) 1998


  • American Christian Fiction Writers (
  • Minnesota Christian Writer’s Guild (
  • Loft Literary Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota (
  • Faith Lutheran Church, Monticello (
  • Monticello Friends of the Library
  • Charis Prison Ministry
Author, Connie Lounsbury

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