April and may 2009 Ecuador and speaking 209 Hey, friends! Jennifer Devlin here with a CAN Board member post. Today, I want to focus on the importance of staying "prayed up" as we serve God through writing and speaking. Prayer is not only the foundation of everything we do in life and ministry; it is absolutely essential to our success and survival as we endure struggles, disappointments, triumphs and victories.

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Cowboy Christmas smHere's another Christmas book being released today, this time from CAN author Mary Connealy:

Cowboy Christmas

  • ISBN-10: 1602601453 
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602601451

Elijah Walker's lost his father at the hands of a deceitful woman. The one thing he can’t abide is lies. Citified Annette Talbot is on the run from something and Eli knows a liar when he sees one.

Walker can’t help protecting her, especially since God pretty much dropped Annette straight into his unwilling arms. But helping her isn’t the same as trusting her, and that he will never do. 

As Christmas approaches the bickering twosome will get one special chance to heal old heartbreaks and follow their own star.



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We're still celebrating Christmas in September here, with the release today of Christmas Homecoming, which includes a story by CAN author Elizabeth Ludwig. 

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Christmas Homecoming

  • ISBN-10: 1602605645
  • ISBN-13: 978-1602605640

Soar to new heights in this inspirational Christmas romance collection
where four females encounter love amid the Colorado Rockies. A widowed
grandmother, Carol Scheirer, is filled with angst, unsure that her
family will accept the new man in her life. Wedding planner Noelle
Evans wonders if the guy who once jilted her deserves a second chance.
Old letters put writer Christmas Scheirer at odds with the guardian of
her grandfather’s estate. Missionary Holly Rivers finds she still has
feelings for the man she left behind. Will mistletoe missives result in
more than one Boulder bride?


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It's still summer, but get ready for some fun Christmas reading. Releasing today are two books with stories by CAN author Lena Nelson Dooley:
9781602605633

Christmas Love at Lake Tahoe
Lena Nelson Dooley, Jeanie Smith Cash, Jean Kincaid, Jeri Odell

ISBN-10: 1602605637
ISBN-13: 978-1602605633

Love hits the slopes at Christmastime. Four young women, fresh out of college, pursue their careers at a new ski lodge at Lake Tahoe's Incline Village. Bethany has a hard time focusing on her RN career when she meets a handsome paramedic. A man who takes chances on the slopes almost makes Scarlett lose her focus on planning things to the last detail. A rival seems to be undermining Stephanie's efforts to develop a time share program at Snowbird Lodge. A widower and his daughter find a place in the heart of Michaela, even though she's chosen a male-free existence.

Wild West Christmas

Wild West Christmas 
Kahtleen Y'Barbo, Lena Nelson Dooley, Vickie McDonough, Darlene Franklin

ISBN-10: 1602605661
ISBN-13: 978-1602605664
 
Four sisters are raised on a Texas ranch by their widowed father. Christmas courtships corral these women when a citified tenderfoot, a budding evangelist from a Wild West show, a part-Mexican horse wrangler, and a Texas Ranger ride into their lives.

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Rick on Maui (2)

 

 

I love a good suspense novel–the kind that grabs you with the first line, slowly tightens its grip for 400 pages, and doesn't let go until the very end. I've also written suspense since I was in high school, and now I even get paid for it.So when CAN invited me to join this blog, it was only natural to do a series of posts on suspense writing. The series is titled The Author as Terrorist because … well, keep reading and I'll explain.

 

 

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