Saturday, June 29, 2013

The Carol Awards: 2013 Nominations Announced

The Carol Awards are ACFW's recognition for the best Christian fiction published by traditional publishing houses in the previous calendar year.

The following are the finalists for the 2013 Carol Awards that were announced earlier this week. The winners will be announced during the 2013 ACFW National Conference in Indianapolis at the Gala on September 15, 2013.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Christy Awards: 2013 Winners Announced

The winners of the 2013 Christy Awards were announced this week.

Winners were announced and presented with their awards at the 14th annual Christy Awards dinner held Monday, June 24, 2013, at the Renaissance Grand Hotel in St. Louis, Missouri.

The following is a list of the winners and the categories they represented.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Featured Author Interview: R.J. Larson

R. J. Larson is the author of numerous devotionals featured in publications such as The Women's Devotional Bible, and Seasons of a Woman's Heart.

Prophet marks her debut in the fantasy genre, the first book in the Books of the Infinite series, acclaimed Christian fantasy fiction inspired by Biblical prophets and kings.

She lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with her husband and their two sons, and is suspected of eating chocolate and potato chips at her desk while writing. 

The following is a June 2013 interview with R.J.


One copy of the winner's choice of either ProphetJudge, or King

Contest open to international entrants.

Contest runs from June 24-30 NZDT

Monday, June 17, 2013

Featured Author Interview: Eva Marie Everson

Eva Marie Everson is a successful speaker and the award-winning author of Things Left Unspoken, This Fine LifeThe Cedar Key novels, and the award-winning novelization of Unconditional (based on the movie by the same name). 

From the time she was a little girl, Eva Marie wanted to be a writer. Yet her writing career started with a long walk on a spring day in her 40th year. Then, a case of "mistaken identity" during an AOL Instant Message set the plans God had for her to full speed ahead. Since that time, Eva Marie has gone on to see nearly 30 books published to date.

The following is a June 2013 interview with Eva.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Featured Debut Novelist: Jen Turano

Jen Turano is a graduate of the University of Akron with a degree in Clothing and Textiles, and is the author of the rollicking historical romance series Ladies of Distinction.

Jen grew up in the small town of St. Clairsville, Ohio, where she spent an idyllic childhood riding her purple spider bike, ice-skating on a little pond and reading Nancy Drew and Trixie Beldon books in her tree house. 

When she's not writing, Jen can be found watching her teenage son participate in various activities, taking long walks with her husband and dog, socializing with friends, or delving into a good book. She lives in suburban Denver, Colorado.

The following is a June 2013 interview with Jen.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Featured Author Interview: Kim Vogel Sawyer

Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of more than twenty novels, including several CBA and ECPA bestsellers. Her books have won the ACFW Book of the Year Award, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. 

Kim is active in her church, where she leads women's fellowship and participates in both voice and bell choirs. In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy.

Kim and her husband, Don, reside in Kansas, where they operate a B&B. Aside from several beloved cats, the couple have three grown daughters and six grandchildren.

The following is a June 2013 interview with Kim. 

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Cover Reveal: Shadow Hand by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

"She Will Take Your
Own Two Hands

To Save Your Ancient,

Sorrowing Lands."

By her father's wish, Lady Daylily is betrothed to the Prince of Southlands. Not the prince she loves, handsome and dispossessed Lionheart, but his cousin, the awkward and foolish Prince Foxbrush. Unable to bear the future she sees as her wedding day dawns, Daylily flees into the dangerous Wilderlands, her only desire to vanish from living memory.

But Foxbrush, determined to rescue his betrothed, pursues Daylily into a new world of magic and peril, a world where vicious Faerie beasts hold sway, a world invaded by a lethal fey parasite . . .

A world that is hauntingly familiar.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Featured Author Interview: Creston Mapes

Picture Creston Mapes is the best-selling author of Nobody, Dark Star, Full Tilt,and his new thriller series, The Crittendon Files. His early years as a reporter inspire many of his novels.

A journalist, copywriter, and editor, Creston works from his home-office in Atlanta for some of the nation's top media companies, and nationally-recognized corporations, including Chick-fil-A, Coke, ABC-TV, and The Weather Channel. In addition to Creston's novels and freelance writing, he has ghostwritten and edited seven non-fiction titles. 

The following is a June 2013 interview with Creston.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Featured Debut Novelist: Joanne Bischof

Joanne Bischof is the author of the Cadence of Grace series, a historical romance set in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Married to her first sweetheart, Joanne lives in the mountains of Southern California where she keeps busy making messes with their home schooled children.

When she’s not weaving Appalachian romance, she’s blogging about faith, writing, and the adventures of country living that bring her stories to life.

The following is a June 2013 interview with Joanne.

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