Start Your Morning Write

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Today’s timely message of encouragement comes Linda Goldfarb–CAN member, author, speaker, coach and dear friend to many who shares from the heart on her morning practice of daily writing. Thank you, Linda! I’ve written short term pieces daily for more than a decade. I began for my eyes only, as I’m a speaker who writes, you see. Until I chose to heed the Spirit to share my writings and now it seems I’ve started a fire of sorts. Not too hot for pre-believers, yet challenging, I hope, for those who have ears to hear. Here’s a taste. I pray its…

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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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Awards and Speaking Engagements

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Your CAN authors have good news to share as well as opportunities for readers to engage! Vindicating the Vixens: Revisiting Sexualized, Vilified, and Marginalized Women of the Bible has been named a finalist in the adult non-fiction religion category of the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards! The book is the brainchild of CAN member Dr. Sandra Glahn. INDIES recognize works by individual authors and independent publishing houses, including academic presses such as Stanford University.  More than 2,000 entries spread across 68 genres were submitted for consideration. The list of finalists was determined by Foreword’s editorial team. Winners are now being decided…

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Authors in Action!

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This week our CAN authors are sharing heart warming stories of fulfilling the Great Commission and speaking around the country on matters close to their heart! Grace Fox just completed an 11-day trip through Nepal. This was a pilgrimage of sorts for her and her eldest daughter who was born with hydrocephalus in Nepal 33 years ago. Her daughter’s lifelong dream has been to visit her birthplace, and this trip fulfilled that dream. Read the beginning of this story—how Grace’s husband returned to North America with their three-day old daughter while Grace was left behind in Kathmandu not knowing whether…

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Does Genealogy Fascinate you?

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Does Genealogy fascinate you as it does me? My grandpa used to tell me his family stories. Stories that included farm women dunking their forefingers into coffee cups to see if the farm workers needed their drinks warmed. He sang me old hymns. When those hymns get played in church, and I get to sing them now, I get teary-eyed. He told me his great grandmother was the midwife for Custer’s birth. And I grew up. Grandpa was long gone. I had no more stories. So I went on a quest to discover the people that had pioneered America, fought…

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CAN at UNITE 2017

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Below are CAN authors participating in UNITE 2017, CBA’s International Convention from June 27-30, at Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. We are proud to announce that bestselling author and agent with Books & Such Literary Agency, Cynthia Ruchti is the keynote speaker. Read more in our press release: http://christianauthorsnetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/CANpressreleaseUNITE2017.docx 

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For a Happier New Year: Replace Your Resolutions with Attainable Goals

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“Nutty with a Dash of Meat” Jeanette Levellie here. I never make New Year’s resolutions. I’m too hard on myself when I break them–which I always do. Then I end up feeling guilty, and that’s a waste of time. So to make each New Year a happy one, I set attainable goals instead. I post them on my bedroom wall, where I review them every few weeks to remind myself of what I’m shooting for. I have six month goals, one year goals, five- year goals, even lifetime goals. But I have noticed something about them over the years. They change.

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WRITERS WHO SPEAK – series finale

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Fall is upon us, complete with beautiful fall colors and raging thunderstorms. It’s a busy season for getting children back to school, football games, and preparing for the holidays. I love decorating for the fall season with pumpkins, gourds and the colorful mums that abound in the markets. It’s a busy time for speakers as well, and I am also booking retreats for the spring of 2015. As I was thinking about what to discuss in this month’s blog, I made a startling discovery.

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Christian Product Expo hosts CAN members

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CAN member, Dianne Barker, shares CAN member experiences with Munce’s Christian Product Expo: (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) Independent Christian retailers from across the U.S. attended the Munce Christian Product Expo September 21-23 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Besides providing workshops, training sessions, and heartening messages and music from top artists and authors that ignited worship and vision, the tradeshow allowed retailers to interact with authors, publishing reps, and industry friends as they reviewed new products. Christian Authors Network presentation by Karen Whiting (CAN treasurer) explained how CAN partners with CPE to support retailers and provide tools to help them engage customers. She traced the…

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WRITERS WHO SPEAK – QUOTING FEES

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It’s football season in Texas — Friday Nights Lights for real! And here in Waco, the big news has been Baylor University’s new McLane Stadium, and the nationally ranked Baylor Bears. As Baylor alumnae, my husband and I are enthusiastically following our beloved Bears, even though the first game saw temperatures of over 100 degrees. But then the next Saturday we shivered in a brisk wind on a 58 degree Saturday morning watching our great-grandson make a touchdown in Little League Football. The result of hard workouts and practices. It’s also the season for booking retreats and speaking engagements, and…

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