GRAPEVINE — Midlothian writer Sharon J. Mondragon took top honors in her category in the prestigious Genesis Contest from American Christian Fiction Writers. Since its inception, ACFW’s Genesis Contest has ranked as a high achievement for unpublished authors of Christian fiction.

From among hundreds of entries in this year’s contest, Mondragon’s entry "The Heavenly Hugs Prayer Shawl Ministry" was honored as the winner in the Short Novel category at the 2017 ACFW Awards Gala at the Gaylord Texan Hotel in Grapevine, TX.

"I am thrilled and honored that my work has been selected for such a prestigious award," Mondragon said.