CAN Book Feature: Kona with Jonah by Sandra Glahn

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      Kona with Jonah ISBN-10: 0899573959 ISBN-13: 978-0899573953      In Kona with Jonah, a four-week Bible study, readers encounter the character of God and their own need to embrace radical forgiveness. In seeing God’s love for the murderous people of Nineveh—ancestors of modern-day Iraqis—they come face to face with One whose mercy extends even to the most despicable.  Leader’s guide included. The Coffee Cup Bible Study series (AMG) is designed for both group and individual use with guided study on the weekdays and relevant devotionals on the weekends. Each study comes with the entire Scripture book of the Bible or passage(s) included. …

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CAN Book Feature: Christmas Homecoming by Elizabeth Goddard

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Christmas Homecoming   ISBN-10: 1602605645 ISBN-13: 978-1602605640   Last week we featuredChristmas Homecoming and one of its authors, Elizabeth Ludwig. This week we want to tell you about Elizabeth (Beth) Goddard, who also co-authored this book.   Elizabeth Goddard began her writing career as an inspirational series reviewer for ROMANTIC TIMES BOOK CLUB MAGAZINE, then continued with articles, reviews, and devotionals. Her first novel, Seasons of Love (Barbour, 2007) was repackaged into a 3-in-1 collection as CRANBERRY HEARTS and released July 2009. To date, she’s contracted with Barbour for a cozy mystery, a novella anthology, and working on a series set in North Dakota. Disarming…

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To My Fellow Hard-Working Writers

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Happy Labor Day from Jeanette! While researching a new book idea I stumbled upon this bit of historical trivia: Labor Day was official recognized in 1894 when President Grover Cleveland signed a law establishing it as a national holiday. The observance actually dates back to September 5, 1882 when workers paraded in New York City, fighting for unionization and an eight-hour work day. Declaring it a holiday was the president’s way of honoring the American workforce. By the early 20th century Labor Day marked the official end of summer. As a kid Labor Day meant: • A barbecue with neighbors • Anticipating…

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Refreshments Will Be Served

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 Dianne Neal Matthews here, wishing you a Happy Labor Day! Are you celebrating the holiday weekend by taking a break from your writing and marketing labor? That's something hard for us writers to do, isn't it? After all, we can't just clock out and walk away from our job. Even if we go on a trip, we might leave our briefcase at home but we always carry our work-in-progress around in our head. So what's a writer to do?

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Marketing Lessons from the World of Retail

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Hello all,   T.L. (Tracy) Higley here, with my very first CAN blog post! I’ll be posting on the first Wednesday of every month, and for the next twelve months I’m inviting you on a journey, through an experimental year for me, and one that I hope will prove helpful for you as well.   Before we get to the experiment, a bit of background:  Currently, I am writing historical suspense for B&H Books. The third book in my Seven Wonders series, Guardian of the Flame, releases in a month.   But as with most of you, I’m sure, the…

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Staying Prayed Up

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Hey, friends! Jennifer Devlin here with a CAN Board member post. Today, I want to focus on the importance of staying “prayed up” as we serve God through writing and speaking. Prayer is not only the foundation of everything we do in life and ministry; it is absolutely essential to our success and survival as we endure struggles, disappointments, triumphs and victories.

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CAN Book Feature: Christmas Homecoming by Elizabeth Ludwig

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We’re still celebrating Christmas in September here, with the release today of Christmas Homecoming, which includes a story by CAN author Elizabeth Ludwig.  Christmas Homecoming   ISBN-10: 1602605645 ISBN-13: 978-1602605640   Soar to new heights in this inspirational Christmas romance collection where four females encounter love amid the Colorado Rockies. A widowed grandmother, Carol Scheirer, is filled with angst, unsure that her family will accept the new man in her life. Wedding planner Noelle Evans wonders if the guy who once jilted her deserves a second chance. Old letters put writer Christmas Scheirer at odds with the guardian of her grandfather’s estate….

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CAN Book Feature: Christmas Love At Lake Tahoe and Wild West Christmas by Lena Nelson Dooley

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  It’s still summer, but get ready for some fun Christmas reading. Releasing today are two books with stories by CAN author Lena Nelson Dooley: Christmas Love at Lake Tahoe Lena Nelson Dooley, Jeanie Smith Cash, Jean Kincaid, Jeri Odell   ISBN-10: 1602605637 ISBN-13: 978-1602605633   Love hits the slopes at Christmastime. Four young women, fresh out of college, pursue their careers at a new ski lodge at Lake Tahoe’s Incline Village. Bethany has a hard time focusing on her RN career when she meets a handsome paramedic. A man who takes chances on the slopes almost makes Scarlett lose her focus…

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Speaking: How I got my start…

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  Greetings, Friends! Susie Larson here… I’ll be here on the fourth Thursday of every month to chat with you about the ins and outs of developing a speaking platform. Please feel free to ask questions along the way.   First, please allow me give you a little background on how I got started as a speaker. God built my platform out of the ashes of my pain. When I was a young mom battling a vicious disease (and the financial hardships that followed), I wondered if God had lost my address. My prayers seemed to bounce off the ceiling…

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