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Excellence in Marketing Awards Open Aug. 1st!

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Excellence in Marketing Awards

The Christian Authors Network announces the Excellence in Marketing Awards opens Aug. 1, 2021!

Updated name enhances the purpose of the Excellence in Marketing Awards: To recognize, educate, and encourage excellence in marketing and promotion skills of all Christian authors.

Enter Aug. 1-31, 2021 — 2 categories: fiction and nonfiction.

Open to traditional and indie.

Need not be a member of CAN.

To read the rules and prepare your entries:

We look forward to your entries! Awards Gala in November 2021, more details to come.

New Releases

2021 Spring New Releases

2021 Spring New Releases

My Arms Will Hold You Tight board book

Author: Crystal Bowman
Title: My Arms Will Hold You Tight
Publisher: Tyndale
Release: January 2021
ISBN-13: 978-1496446220
Genre: Board Book
Link to Book:

Dreams of Savannah

Author: Roseanna M. White
Title: Dreams of Savannah
Publisher: Bethany House
Release: January 5, 2021
ISBN-13: 978-0764237478
Genre: Historical Romance
Link to Book:

How to Listen So Your Kids Will Talk by Becky Harling

Author: Becky Harling
Title: How to Listen so Your Kids Will Talk
Publisher: Bethany House
Release: January 5, 2021
ISBN: 978-0764237218
Genre: NF/Parenting
Link to Book:

Duplicity At the Lowell House

Author: Caryl McAdoo
Title: Duplicity at the Lowell House
Publisher: Peaceable Publishing
Release: January 11, 2021
ISBN-13: 979-8569032020
Genre: Mystery, Historical
Link to Book: Amazon Only

Maryann's Hope

Author: Molly Jebber
Title: Maryann’s Hope
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Group
Release: January 26, 2021
ISBN-13: 978-1420150674
Genre: Historical Fiction/Amish
Link to Book:

Author: Grace Fox
Title: Finding Hope in Crisis: Devotions to Calm the Chaos
Publisher: Rose Publishing
Release: February 1, 2021
ISBN-13: 978-1628629927
Genre: NF/Devotional
Link to Book:

Author: Sarah Sundin
Title: When Twilight Breaks
Publisher: Revell
Release: February 2, 2021
ISBN-13: 978-0800736361
Genre: Historical Fiction
Link to Book:

A Change of Scenery

Author: Davalynn Spencer
Title: A Change of Scenery
Publisher: Wilson Creek Publisher
Release: February 4, 2021
ISBN-13: 978-1735074115
Genre: Historical Fiction
Link to Book:

Wild at Heart

Author: Vickie McDonough
Title: Wild at Heart
Romance in the Badlands 1
Publisher: Mountain Brook Inc.
Release: February 15, 2021
Genre: Historical Christian Romance
Link to Book:

Author: Diane Stortz
Title: Say & Pray Bible Wipe Clean: First Words, Stories, and Prayers
Publisher: Tommy Nelson
Release: February 16, 2021
ISBN-13: 978-1400229826
Genre: Children Bible stories activity book
Link to Book:

Growing a Mother's Heart

Author: Karen Whiting
Title: Growing a Mother’s Heart:
Devotions of Faith, Hope, and Love
from Mothers Past, Present, and Future
Publisher: AMG Publishers
Release: February 23, 2021
ISBN 978-1617155604
Genre: NF/Parenting
Link to Book:

Praying Through Every Emotion

Author: Linda Evans Shepherd
Title: Praying Through Your Every Emotion
Publisher: Revell
Release: February 2021
ISBN-13: tbd
Genre: NF/Christian Living
Link to Book:

Shadows of the White City

Author: Jocelyn Green
Title: Shadows of the White City
Book 2 in The Windy City Saga
Publisher: Bethany House
Release: February 2021
ISBN-13: 978-0764233319
Genre: Historical Fiction
Link to Book:

Texas Trails

Author: Caryl McAdoo
Title: Texas Trails
Publisher: Peaceable Publishing
Release: March 6, 2021
ISBN-13: 979-8587396340
Genre: Historical Fiction
Link to Book: Amazon Only

Deep End of the Lake

Author: Carol Grace Stratton
Title: Deep End of the Lake
Publisher: Iron Stream Media/LPC
Release: March 9, 2021
ISBN-13: 978-1645262770
Genre: Women’s Contemporary Inspirational
Link to Book:

Outlaw Heart

Author: Vickie McDonough
Title: Outlaw Heart
Romance in the Badlands 2
Publisher: Mountain Brook Inc.
Release: March 15, 2021
ISBN-13: tbd
Genre: Historical Christian Romance
Link to Book:

Night Fall

Author: Nancy Mehl
Title: Night Fall
Book 1 in The Quantico Files series
Publisher: Bethany House
Release: March 30, 2021
ISBN-13: tbd
Genre: Suspense
Link to Book:

Victor! The Final Battle of Ulysses S Grant by Dr. Craig von Buseck

Author: Dr. Craig von Buseck
Title: Victor! The Final Battle of Ulysses S. Grant’s final battlefor his family and for freedom
Publisher: Iron Stream
Release: April 4, 2021
ISBN-13: 978-1645263159
Genre: NF Biography/History
Link to Book:

Spring Betrayal

Author: Sally Jo Pitts
Title: Spring Betrayal
Publisher: Winged Publications
Release: April 6, 2021
ISBN-13: 978-1952661761G
Genre: Mystery/Detective
Link to Book:

Bent Tree Bride

Author: Denise Weimer
Title: Bent Tree Bride
Publisher: Iron Stream Media/Smitten Historical Romance
Release: April 13, 2021
ISBN-13: 978-1645262954
Genre: Historical Romance
Link to Book:

Miss Wetherham's Wedding

Author: Linore Rose Burkard
Title: Miss Wetherham’s Wedding
The Brides of Mayfair, Book Three
Publisher: Lilliput Press
Release: April 29, 2021
ISBN-13: 978-1733311199
Genre: Historical Romance
Link to Book:

Who Put the Vinegar in the Salt?

Author: Linda Wood Rondeau
Title: Who Put the Vinegar in the Salt
Publisher: Elk Lake Publishing
Release: April 2021
ISBN-13: 978-1649490186
Genre: NF/Devotions
Link to Book:

90 Devotions for Women on the Go

Author: Pam Farrel
Title: 90 Devotions for Women on the Go
Publisher: Tyndale Momentum
Release: April 20, 2021
ISBN-13: tbd
Genre: NF/Devotions
Link to Book:

Paying the Piper

Author: Sandra Orchard
Title: Paying the Piper
#16 in Scottish Bakehouse Mysteries
Publisher: Annie’s Fiction
Release: April 2021
Genre: cozy mystery
Link to Book:

Dangerous at Heart

Author: Sandra Orchard
Title: Dangerous at Heart
Publisher: Annie’s Fiction
Release: April 16 2021
Genre: romantic suspense
Link to Book:

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Harry Wegley


"My books are always Christian, with a climate of suspense and a forecast of stormy weather."

H. L. Wegley served in the USAF as an Intelligence Analyst working closely with NSA and as a Weather Officer. In civilian life he worked at a national lab as a research scientist in the atmospheric physics department. After earning an MS in Computer Science, he worked 20+ years developing large computing systems for Boeing before retiring near Seattle, where he and his wife of 52 years enjoy small-group ministry, grandchildren, hiking the beaches of the Olympic National Park, and where he writes inspirational thrillers and romantic suspense novels. He is an award-winning, multi-published author, with 9 Christian novels published as well as a body of work in the scientific literature.


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Cindi McMenamin is a national speaker and award-winning writer who helps women find strength for the soul. She has authored more than a dozen books (all through Harvest House Publishers) that are now in seven languages, including her best-seller When Women Walk Alone (more than 120,000 copies sold).

She has nearly 30 years experience ministering to women and inspiring them to let God meet their emotional needs, grow stronger through their alone times, and pursue their dreams with boldness.

Cindi is a regular contributor on, and many other sites, and also writes regularly for Home Life Magazine, Journey Magazine, and Shine Magazine. Besides speaking across the country, Cindi has also made numerous TV and radio appearances on shows such as  Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson, Moody’s Prime Time America, Midday Connection, At Home Live, The Harvest Show, 100 Huntley Street, Not Just Talkin’ the Talk, and His Love Extended.

Cindi and her husband, Hugh (a former pastor of 20 years), have been married 30+ years and have co-authored the book, When Couples Walk Together: 31 Days to a Closer Connection. They live in the San Diego area of Southern California. They have a daughter, Dana, who is a college graduate and who contributed to one of Cindi’s recent books, When a Mom Inspires Her Daughter. The family enjoys traveling together, staying active, and seeing what adventure God will bring them through next.

For more information on Cindi’s speaking ministry, books, and free resources to encourage individuals and couples, see her website:

See or download a description of Cindi’s Speaking Topics including these: Dialing down drama, spiritual growth, restoration and rest, discovering your dream, non-fiction writing.

Cindi’s speaking fees vary according to location, event and number of presentations.
You can contact her directly at

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