Getting Skunked

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            Getting skunked means to be overwhelmingly defeated in a competition, such as “We got skunked, 72-10 in the basketball game.”              And then there’s the literal meaning.             I had been prayerwalking for many years in my small town in the Sierra Valley that cold morning I headed out my front door and down Main Street—bundled up in gloves, coat, and hat that pre-dawn morning. I had forgotten my flashlight but wasn’t concerned when two doors down I heard rustling in the bushes to my right.             Just birds.             But soon I learned the rustling was not birds, but a skunk defending itself from an…

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Excellence in Marketing Awards Open Aug. 1st!

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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: https://christianauthorsnetwork.com/excellence-awards/ We look forward to your entries! Awards Gala in November 2021, more details to come.

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2020 CAN Crown Gala

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Watch the CAN Crown Awards Gala Here Join us by watching this video of the CAN Crown Awards. Our winners share their success tips for book and brand marketing in the Christian publishing arena. Great for readers to get to know these wonderful people and the books they write, authors to learn from successful marketing campaigns, and we all get to celebrate with them! Congratulations to these winners: Outstanding Broadcasting Gold: Susan Neal for her book series— The Healthy Living Series Silver: Bethany Jett and Michelle Medlock Adams for their book/brand—Platinum Faith Bronze: Dr. Craig von Buseck for his book…

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CAN Crown Awards Gala 7 Nov 2020!

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We hope you’ll enjoy coming to the online Facebook Live event as we “crown” our winners. It’s always fun to know the results and share in the joy. Be sure to dress up (at least from the waist up!) And bring your notebooks! You’ll be getting a bird’s-eye view of the winning campaigns! On the notification calls on Monday night, one of our finalists suggested the idea of holding a watch party. We strongly support that idea. Invite friends and family to share the event with you. Be sure to have fun snacks on hand to celebrate and enjoy the…

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New WWII Podcast with Liz Tolsma

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Liz Tolsma, beloved writer of WWII stories has a new podcast! Tune into her new World War II Fiction Talk on your favorite podcast app or click the link to listen online. World War II Fiction Talk Liz Tolsma All about clean World War II fiction. Here you’ll find news, reviews, and author interviews. The best way to keep up with your favorite books and authors. https://worldwartwofictiontalk.buzzsprout.com/

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CAN Crown Award Winner Linda Goldfarb—by Susan G. Mathis

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Linda Goldfarb is a bold communicator who’s frequently quoted by her readers, audiences, and clients that, “transparency transforms!” She’s an award-winning author, international speaker, certified personality consultant, professional actress, audiobook narrator, podcaster, and board-certified Christian life coach. When Linda’s relaxing, you’ll find her sipping frothed coffee on a comfy couch or photographing nature from odd angles while she and her hubby, Sam, play golf and hike their way across the USA. Tell us about your award-winning book. We, Kelly Harris and I, are blessed that two of our books won awards this year. Lovey Mouse in The Night Before Christmas…

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Congratulations CAN Crown Awards Finalists

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Congratulations to our CAN Crown Awards Finalists November – 2019 The Christian Authors Network Crown Awards recognize, educate, and encourage excellence in marketing and promotion skills of all Christian authors. We are pleased to announce the CAN Crown Award finalists: Adria Wilkins for promotion of her book The Joy Box Journal.  Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith for promotion of her book Sacred Rest: Recover your life, renew your energy, restore your sanity. Linda Goldfarb & Kelly Harris for promotion of their book Lovey Mouse Easter (double-finalist). Linda Goldfarb & Kelly Harris for promotion of their book Lovey Mouse in…

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The #CANCrown Awards Are Open!

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Christian Authors Network Crown Awards #CANCrown on social media The CAN Crown Awards Celebrate Excellence in Christian Media and Marketing by Authors. Purpose of CAN Crown Awards: To recognize, educate, and encourage excellence in marketing and promotion skills of all Christian authors. Why? One crucial career area for Christian authors is marketing. (I know, stop rolling your eyes. Marketing can be fun!) The problem is that an author now has to wear so many hats. So many hats that the marketing hat may cause the whole stack to tumble if you don’t know how to make and follow through with a…

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