Mistaken Identity, Grateful Heart

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Thank you to CAN member and contributor Michelle Medlock Adams for today’s edition of Fascinating Fridays! I had just finished signing my latest children’s book at the Guideposts Booth at the largest Christian Book Show. To celebrate my signing, my mom and my sister took me to lunch at a beautiful restaurant in downtown Atlanta. As we studied the menu, I couldn’t help but notice a group of women sitting at a nearby table. You know why I noticed them? Because they were all staring at me. I tried to ignore them, but their staring turned to pointing and whispering….

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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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CAN at CPE Press Release, August 2020

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CPE_August2020_PressRelease FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER – 2020 • HOUSTON, TEXAS CHRISTIAN AUTHORS NETWORK AT FALL 2020 CPE The Christian Products Expo (CPE) managed to go on with the show during the Covid-19 pandemic, with fifty-two stores in attendance.  CAN author and CAN Board Treasurer Karen Whiting represented the Christian Authors Network at their booth and gave retailers gift bags filled with bookmarks to give out to their customers. CAN also held a drawing for Dragon Raid and Moon Raid, a guided family game set from CAN member and fantasy author  James R. Hannibal. Tim Wegner of JOY Bookstore, Schaefferstown, PA won…

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Get Registered for SoCAL Christian Writers’ Conference by July 3, 2020!

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2020 SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference is next week! If you’re longing for the benefits of a writers’ conference this year, I hope you’ll check out the virtual SoCal Christian Writers’ Conference. It’s happening next week, July 8–11. In this live, interactive conference, you can learn from and meet with agents, acquisitions editors, and established authors through morning continuing sessions, afternoon workshops, and one-on-one appointments. Three-day morning Continuing Sessions include Fiction, Nonfiction, Writing for Children, Screenwriting, Speaking, and Sci-Fi/Fantasy Writing. Afternoon Workshops include a full schedule of sessions in screenwriting, fiction writing, and publishing, plus classes on Marketing, The Writing Life, and specialty topics such as…

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New Year, New Plan

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  The roll out of each new year brings with it a sense of anticipation that the upcoming year will be as good or better than last year.  Here are a few SIMPLE things that can help move your life, relationships and business or ministry forward in 2019. If you lay a strong foundation in your personal life it will reflect  positive results into your professional life. In addition to what we share in our 7 Simple Skills for Every Man or Woman books, there are a few traditions and tools that help Bill and I make forward movement each…

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When the Cops Take Over Your Church….

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When I worked as a church secretary, the church sat on the edge of the city, surrounded mostly by ranches. You had to be looking for it to find it.  At the end of my work day, the pastor and I were the only ones on the property when we heard sirens. Then more sirens…then even more sirens. We stood at front portico and watched as cop cruisers zipped by, one after another, toward the highway. Pastor crossed his arms over his chest. “You better take the back road home. Sounds like a huge wreck.” We prayed for whoever needed…

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Word on the Street

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The word on the street about Captive Brides Collection with Christian Authors Network members Angela Breidenbach and Darlene Franklin is great reviews for this Barbour Publishing book with 9 historical romance stories releasing tomorrow, Oct. 1st! Review: The Captive Brides Collection is a wonderful selection of nine tales dealing with captivity. Captivity may be physical, mental or spiritual. It is anything that binds us against our will. The reader travels from America to Australia, from 1655 to the late nineteenth century. The stories have similar themes of injustice, prejudice, trust, redemption, new beginnings and second chances, and fighting for freedom. Down…

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Important Questions for Seasoned Authors

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Important Questions for Seasoned Authors by Judith Couchman In the early stages of a writing life, every publishing opportunity thrills us. We accept almost anything we can authentically create, and hope for much more. We’re excited to exercise our writing gift, and sense we’re stepping in the impressions of God’s footsteps. Anything seems possible. A decade or so later, if we’re still writing, we can effuse these same joys. Or not. As circumstances morph, we do, too. When we explore and transform spiritually, we might uncover fresh ways of thinking and serving. Or we could lose enthusiasm for our publishing…

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Chatting with author Vickie McDonough

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Davalynn Spencer here, from Colorado, happy to welcome author Vickie McDonough to today’s blog. Vickie, tell us a little about your featured book, Long Trail Home. When a weary soldier returns from the War Between the States to discover his parents dead, his family farm in shambles, and his fiancée married, a pretty, blind woman reaches through his scarred walls, but will the secret she holds ruin all chances for a future filled with love, faith, and family? End of the Trail is the sequel to Long Trail Home. I love the way you connected your titles. What is the primary focus of…

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