Monday, September 30, 2013

Featured Author Interview: Anne Mateer

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Anne Mateer is a three-time Genesis Contest finalist who has long had a passion for history and historical fiction. 

While she has been writing for what feels like her whole life, she began seriously studying the craft in 2000. Since then she has completed five novels, had several pieces published in local periodicals, attended six writing conferences and managed to final in ACFW's Genesis contest in 2006, 2008, and 2009. Her first historical novel, Wings of a Dream, released in September 2011.

Anne Mateer lives in Texas with her equally history-obsessed husband. They are the parents of three young adults,  who have spent many a family vacation touring historical sites.

The following is a September 2013 interview with Anne.

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY 
AT THE END OF THE INTERVIEW


Be in to win a copy of 
A Home for My Heart 
by Anne Mateer

One copy to be won

Contest open to entrants in the USA and Canada only.

Contest runs from 27 September - 10 October NZDT

Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Carol Awards: 2013 Winners Announced

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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 winners for the 2013 Carol Awards that were announced during the the Gala held at the 2013  ACFW National Conference in Indianapolis on  September 15, 2013.


Feel free to leave comments of congratulations at the end of the blog post.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Featured Debut Novelist: Michèle Phoenix

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Michèle Phoenix is an international writer with multi-cultural sensitivities, having been born in France to an American mother and a Canadian father.

A graduate of Wheaton College, she taught writing, music, and theater at the boarding school for missionaries' children she attended as a teenager.

With a background in screenwriting, Michèle soon turned her attention to novel writing.  Two of her novels have been published by Tyndale House Publishers: Tangled Ashes and In Broken Places. In 2013, Tangled Ashes was nominated for a Christy Award.


The following is a September 2013 interview with Michèle. 

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY 
AT THE END OF THE INTERVIEW

Be in to win a digital copy of either 
Tangled Ashes or In Broken Places

 One copy of each to be won

Contest open to entrants worldwide.

Contest runs from 20 September - 3 October NZDT

Monday, September 16, 2013

September New Releases in Category Fiction

New Releases in Category Fiction for September 2013 include titles from Love Inspired, Love Inspired Suspense, Love Inspired Historical, and Heartsong Presents

The following is a listing with descriptions of each release.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Featured Author Interview: Laura Frantz

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Laura Frantz is a lover of history, is the author of The Frontiersman's DaughterCourting Morrow Little, and The Colonel's Lady, and currently lives in the misty woods of Washington with her husband and two sons.

Passionate about all things historical, she writes her manuscripts in longhand first. Her stories often incorporate Celtic themes. Her family lineage is Scottish, English, and Irish.

Laura Frantz credits her grandmother as being the catalyst for her fascination with Kentucky history. Frantz's family followed Daniel Boone into Kentucky in the late eighteenth century and settled in Madison County, where her family still resides.

The following is a September 2013 interview with Laura.

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY 
AT THE END OF THE INTERVIEW


Be in to win a copy of 
LOVE'S AWAKENING 
by Laura Frantz

One copy to be won
Contest open to entrants worldwide.

Contest runs from 13-26 September NZDT

Friday, September 6, 2013

Featured Debut Novelist: Julie Cantrell

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Julie Cantrell is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Into the Free, which won Christy Awards for Best Debut Novel and for Book of the Year 2013. 

Cantrell has served as editor-in-chief of the Southern Literary Review and is a recipient of the Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Fellowship. She and her family live in Mississippi, where they operate Valley House Farm. Her new novel, When Mountains Move, hit shelves from September 1, 2013.


The following is a September 2013 interview with Julie.

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ENTER THE GIVEAWAY 
AT THE END OF THE INTERVIEW


Be in to win a set of Julie's novels - two sets to be won
~One USA winner (print copies)
~One international winner (digital copies)

Contest open to entrants worldwide.

Contest runs from 6-19 September NZDT

 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

ACW Blog Launch: Book Giveaway Bonanza

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Today is the launch of the new Australasian Christian Writers group blog. To celebrate launch week up to 16 books including fiction and non-fiction in both print and ebook format are being given away.

To join in the celebrations and enter the week long book giveaways from today until Friday 6th September, please visit the blog at http://australasianchristianwriters.blogspot.com

The following fiction titles are available to be won...


Monday, September 2, 2013

September New Releases in Christian Fiction

New Releases in Christian Fiction for September 2013 include titles from Nancy MehlJody HedlundJulie CantrellDani Pettrey, Irene Hannon and Keli Gwyn, among many others. 

  • Choose your September favourites and be in to win a new release title from these authors and more. 
  • See the end of the blog post for contest entry details. 
  • Contests end 14 September 2013 NZDT.


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