Julie B. Cosgrove’s short story, The Highway Chair, just tied for first place in the inspirational genre in a Texas-wide contest. It will be published in a book along with the other 14 genre first place winners: Best Short Stories in Texas 2017.
Congratulations on this honor, Julie!
Dr. Sandra Glahn was featured on Dallas Theological Seminary’s “The Table Podcast” talking about Christianity and the Arts. https://voice.dts.edu/tablepodcast/theology-and-the-arts/
Listen in at the link above!
H. L. Wegley recently learned that his Against All Enemies Series, books 1 and 2, Voice in the Wilderness and Voice of Freedom won Gold and Silver in the Readers’ Favorite 2017 Awards for Christian Thrillers.
What a wonderful double honor, Harry!
Angela Breidenbach, president of the Christian Authors Network, will be signing at the Romance Through History event at the Garden of Read’n in Missoula, MT on Sep. 16th from 2-4pm. She’ll share the history behind the love stories in her newest release Second Chance Brides Collection as well as Blue Ribbon Brides, Lassoed by Marriage, and Captive Brides Collection releasing Oct. 1st. She will visit with genealogy and history enthusiasts and will have The Bucket List Dare available too.
Don’t miss the chance to meet Angela if you live in the Missoula area!
Bestselling author and award-winning journalist, Ginny McCabe was recently honored with six awards at the Ohio’s Best Journalism awards ceremony, which was held on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, at the world-renowned Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.
Sponsored by the Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) chapters statewide, the Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest presented over 300 awards to journalists from across the state.
There were 315 awards announced out of more than 700 entries that were submitted for consideration.
McCabe’s awards were for her work in Journal-News, Reuters and Christian Market Magazine. The awards included a first-place award for “Best Arts Review” as well as second place awards for “Best Rock and Roll Feature Writing,” “Best News Writing” and “Best News Story,” “Best Arts Profile,” and “Best Arts Review.”
Ginny has spent decades covering topics like news, music, theater, arts and entertainment, business and faith-inspired themes. In addition to writing regularly for publication, Ginny’s books have been published by Thomas Nelson/Harper Collins and Standard Publishing. She serves on the board of directors, and as secretary, for the Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She is also a member of Christian Author’s Network and Advanced Writers and Speakers Association.
Ohio’s Best Journalism Contest is a statewide competition for the best in newspaper, magazine, television, radio, trade, digital, college and freelance journalism. Entrants submitted work from 2016. The Long Island Press Club served as judges for the contest. Entrants were not required to be members of SPJ. For a complete list of winners, visit www.ohiospjawards.org.
Connect with Ginny McCabe on Twitter at @ginnymccabe, on Facebook @ginnymccabeauthor and at www.ginnymccabe.com.
MaryAnn Diorio has learned that her latest children’s picture book, The Dandelion Patch, has won the designation of “Best Book in the Category of Juvenile Fiction” in the 2017 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards Contest. She gives God all the glory for this award saying, “It is He Who called me to write and He Who has sustained me throughout the years. Praise the Lord! The book deals with the topic of Eminent Domain and is available through Amazon.
Congratulations, MaryAnn! What a wonderful achievement!
Kathleen Rouser has won the 2017 Bookvana Award in the religious fiction category for her debut novel, Rumors and Promises. The sequel,Secrets and Wishes will release on October 2nd.
We are super excited for you, Kathleen!
What an honor for your debut novel 🙂
Snow on Bald Mountain by Linda Wood Rondeau with Elk Lake Publishing released Aug. 2017. 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 email@example.com.
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)
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.
My Heart Belongs in the Shenandoah Valley: Lily’s Dilemma
by Andrea Kuhn Boeshaar, Barbour Publishing, released Sep. 2017.
Available in e-book and traditional print.
Darlene Franklin is excited to share part of her review of Captive Brides
Preview Book Review from Deanne Patterson regarding her novella, His Golden Treasure. “I think this is the best Darlene Franklin story I have ever read.”
The Captive Brides Collection releases Oct. 1, 2017. Love Brings Freedom in 9 Historical Romances: Journey along as nine historical women are about to make their escape from some of life’s greatest challenges. Can their captive hearts be freed to dream, to dare, to love?
His Indentured Bride by Angela Breidenbach – Pennsylvania, 1774-1776
Leaving Scotland for a short indenture with her betrothed, Maire Greer’s contract is sold when disaster strikes her kindly owner, and then extended through cruel circumstances. Can Kirk Lachlan’s service in the American Revolution save her or will she lose love and freedom forever?
His Golden Treasure by Darlene Franklin – San Francisco, 1873
Goldie Hatfield grows up on the Barbary Coast until her guardian demands she pay the cost of her upbringing—or work at her brothel. How far will Pastor Joshua Kerr go to set Goldie free?
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!