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Here are some exciting events to anticipate–or things that have happened recently–in the lives of our CAN authors!

Snow on Bald Mountain by Linda Wood Rondeau with Elk Lake Publishing was released this past week. This novelette is a sequel to the critically acclaimed, Miracle on Maple Street. Ryan McDougal’s wife informs him she’s pregnant. To find better housing, he accepts a job as a caretaker for an eccentric, elderly woman. He wonders why she never leaves her home and seems fixated on three mysterious photographs that line her mantel. But pregnancy complications arise, Ryan finds himself on his knees one more time. Available now in print. Ebook to follow soon. For review contact Linda Wood Rondeau lindarondeau@gmail.com.

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Davalynn Spencer is teaching a writer’s workshop September 9 for the Colorado Springs, Colo., ACFW chapter. Workshop title: “Writing the Novella” or (How to Cram Your Whole Story into a Quarter of the Space You Really Want)

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On September 16, Davalynn is speaking at Christian Family Fellowship in Canon City, Colorado. Topic: “Do All Things Really Work Together?” A book-signing follows.

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Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar

 

My Heart Belongs in the Shenandoah Valley: Lily’s Dilemma

by Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar

Barbour Publishing

(Official release date = 9-1-17, but the e-book is available for download NOW.)

Amazon Purchase Link: https://www.amazon.com/My-Heart-Belongs-Shenandoah-Valley-ebook/dp/B071RNRT4W/ref=pd_ybh_a_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=151D1C8AJFP0CCZZFS5Y

Available in e-book and traditional print.

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Darlene Franklin is excited to share part of her review of Captive Brides from Deanne Patterson regarding her novella, His Golden Treasure. “I think this is the best Darlene Franklin story I have ever read.” (TBR from Barbour Publishing in Oct 2016).

 

 

Captive Brides Historical Romance Collection

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Congratulations to multi-award-winning Christine Lindsay on winning First Place in the Readers’ Choice Award for her historical romance Sofi’s Bridge. Christine’s latest romance is set in the beautiful Cascade Mountains of Washington State and focuses on the topic of grief. This is the second award that Christine has won this year alone. Her non-fiction memoir Finding Sarah Finding Me won Canada’s 2017 The Word Guild Award and was a finalist in the Selah Awards for life story.

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Craig von Buseck has taken a position as a Senior Writer with Inspiration Ministries near Charlotte, NC, which is the parent company of INSP TV. Craig will be helping to produce articles and courses for Internet evangelism and discipleship. He will be involved in other writing projects as needed. Craig hopes to expand the articles and courses available on the Inspiration Ministries websites to include outside writers. He will make announcements as opportunities come available. You can reach Craig at craigvonbuseck@gmail.com.

Dr. Craig von Buseck, Topics: Transforming Culture * Making Jesus Real * Excellence, Creativity and Spiritual Christianity *

Dr. Craig von Buseck

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Heather FitzGerald is excited and honored to be a double finalist at the OCW Cascade Awards in the Speculative Fiction category. Her first two books, The Tethered World and The Flaming Sword are in the running. Winners will be announced this Thursday, August 17th, in Portland, Oregon. Heather’s husband surprised her with the gift of a plane ticket so she could be there in person (from Texas)! ***This just in…The Flaming Sword won in the Speculative Fiction category! 

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Sandra Orchard
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Davalynn Spencer

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Greetings from Colorado. Davalynn Spencer here, welcoming author Sandra Orchard today.

Sandra, tell us about your book.

Over Maya Dead Body is book 3 in my Serena Jones Mysteries series about a plucky FBI agent who specializes in art crime. Serena is supposed to be enjoying a little R&R on Martha’s Vineyard, but trouble finds her again—this time in the form of an antiquity smuggling ring that is not above murder.

That sounds exciting and out of the ordinary, for sure. Has God used the message of your book in your own life?

Sandra Orchard

Sandra Orchard

While on Martha’s Vineyard to research the novel, I discovered the unique beauty of sea glass and people’s passion for collecting it. This combination struck me as a powerful metaphor for life. At one time or another, most of us have felt broken, ugly or unwanted, just as sea glass once was. But over time, the action of the waves and rocks and sand transform it into something sought after and treasured.

Now whenever I look at the dish of sea glass I’ve collected, I’m reminded that the Lord can use difficult circumstances to hone strengths and positive qualities in me…if I’m willing. We are all a treasure in the making.  Read More →

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Especially for You: Unexpected Blessings from God by Lena Nelson Dooley

My latest novel, A Heart’s Gift, became a finalist in the Faith, Hope, and Love Readers Choice Award in the Long Historical category. I had entered that contest, formerly the Inspirational Christian Readers Choice award, several times, but I never finaled before. I praised the Lord for giving me this special gift. Anytime I win an award, I know it comes from Him. I didn’t expect to win, because the other two books finalists were from Bethany Publishing. Most Christian fiction writers want to be published by Bethany. And my book is an agent-assisted independently published book.

I knew the week of the Romance Writers of America national conference would be in late July. I didn’t check to see what days. I guess I assumed it would be like the American Christian Fiction Writers conference, Thursday through Sunday.

On Thursday morning of that week, I received a call from the contest coordinator. When I heard who it was, I had the quick thought. She must need to ask me a question.

Then she said, “I don’t know if you’ve heard about the winners from last night.”

I felt like a bell went off in my head and this thought chased it. They don’t call the losers.

Quickly, I asked her, “You’re not calling me to tell me I won, are you?

She assured me she was, and I burst out crying. The rest of that day, I was either laughing or crying. Another very special blessing from God.

We’ve put both the print edition and the Kindle edition of the book on a special sale until September 1.

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Have you ever had something extra special happen to you unexpectedly? Please tell us about it.

 

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Second Chance Brides, Barbour Books, Historical Romance Collection coming August 2017
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Second Chance Brides, Barbour Books, Historical Romance Collection coming August 2017

The Second Chance Brides Collection, historical romances from Barbour Books.

The Second Chance Brides Collection

By CAN authors Angela Breidenbach, Amber Stockton, and Liz Tolsma

Barbour Books

Historical Romance Collection

August 2017

About the book: Hope for Happy Endings Is Renewed in Nine Historical Romances. Meet nine women from history spanning from 1776 to 1944 feel the sting of having lost out on love. Can their hope for experiencing romance again be renewed?

Fanned Embers by Angela Breidenbach shares the true history of the largest fire in US History. Will love be consumed or blaze into an amazing future?

 

 

About the author: 

Angela Breidenbach is a best-selling author of romance through the ages and host of Historically Speaking on Along Came a Writer Network (Blogtalk Radio) and Lit Up! (https://toginet.com/shows/litup/). Angela is the Christian Author Network’s president. Always family-friendly — Always good for your heart.

All Social Media: @AngBreidenbach
You can find out more about the book here: 
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By Dianne Barker

I love a picnic! I approach most days with the same excitement and expectation, as if loading my picnic basket for a fun adventure. Before the day’s over, I’ve encountered a disaster…or several. The washer floods our basement. A hit-and-run driver bumps my parked car. Stuff to deal with. Read More →

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