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Author Susan K. Marlow has two new releases to celebrate!

Stepping Stones #5: Andi Dreams of Gold
When news of a gold strike spreads through town, Andi is sure there’s gold in the creek by her special spot. But she and her friend Cory get more than they bargain for when they set out to pan for the glittery metal.

Stepping Stones #6: Andi Far from Home
An outbreak of scarlet fever prompts Mother into sending Andi to San Francisco for safekeeping. But the noisy city and Aunt Rebecca’s bossy ways may be worse to Andi than catching the dreaded disease.

Check out all of the charming Circle C Adventure books here.


Susan G Mathis’ debut novel, The Fabric of Hope: An Irish Family Legacy is a National Indie Excellence Award Finalist!


Davalynn Spencer’s An Improper Proposal, Book 1 in her Front Range Brides series, is
a finalist for Short Historical in the Reader’s Choice Awards sponsored by Romance
Writers of America inspy chapter, Faith, Hope & Love. The book recently won the 2018
Christian Indie Award for Romance.

An Improper Proposal by Davalynn Spencer


Kimberly Rose Johnson is excited to announce the release of The Sleuth’s Miscalculation, a romantic mystery set in small-town Oregon. Read more about it here.


Lena Nelson Dooley will be the speaker for the June meeting of the ACFW DFW local chapter. She was asked to speak on “Agents and Editors.” The author will have books and DVDs for sale. Meetings are at 10:30 am, on the second Saturday of the month at the Arlington Community Church, 1715 W. Randol Mill Road, Arlington, Texas. Everyone is invited to go out to eat with the chapter members, Dutch Treat, after the meeting.

Lena Nelson Dooley

Lena Nelson Dooley

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Check out these speaking opportunities and new releases from your CAN authors!


Lena Nelson Dooley will be the speaker for the June meeting of the ACFW DFW local chapter. She was asked to speak on “Agents and Editors.” The author will have books and DVDs for sale. Meetings are at 10:30 am, on the second Saturday of the month at the Arlington Community Church, 1715 W. Randol Mill Road, Arlington, Texas. Everyone is invited to go out to eat with the chapter members, Dutch Treat, after the meeting.

Lena Nelson Dooley

Lena Nelson Dooley

Kathy Ide will be teaching at the Montrose Christian Writers Conference July 22-27. Her sessions include Working with a Freelance Editor, Ten Myths of Becoming a Published Author, and How to Become a Freelance Editor. She will also be hosting a “PUGS Party” game where teams will compete for valuable prizes based on their knowledge of punctuation, usage, grammar, and spelling.

Kathy Ide, Topics: Proofread Professionally * Working with Editors * Successful Freelance Editing *

Kathy Ide


The award winning series from Julie B. Cosgrove, Bunco Biddies Mysteries, book #4  Til Dice Do Us Part  releases June 15, 2018. Available now for preorder on Amazon!

As the Bunco Biddies decorate for a wedding shower, Ethel falls from a ladder, is rushed to the ER, and from beyond the curtained divider, overhears a hushed conversation about a crime. When the Bunco Biddies get the antsy groom involved in their sleuthing, his chances of making it to the church dwindle, and that’s when the way to the altar gets dicey. 

Julie Cosgrove

 

Falling Stars by Tanya Stowe released Friday  May 18, 2018

One of the youngest female producers in the industry, Sunny Bates has every intention of going to the top to create her own Christian-based films. She feels called to be a light in the darkness for people like her father who died of a drug overdose when Sunny was young. Her path is full of difficulties, but her greatest challenge is staying faithful in an environment saturated with temptation.

All Jackson Maise ever wanted was to play his music and raise horses on his family’s thoroughbred ranch. Sunny Bates is everything he never wanted in a life partner—a city girl and a serious career woman who wears the trappings of Hollywood as comfortably as she wears a glove. No matter how hard he tries, he can’t see Sunny on his Tennessee ranch. But tell that to his heart.

http://www.tanyastowe.com

 

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Pammeyers1Hi, all. Pamela S. Meyers here, freshly back from the ACFW National Conference in Dallas, with another installment about marketing your new novel.

During my year of blessings in 2011, I received a three-book contract with OakTara Publishing, and a single-title contract with Summerside Press. This fall, the second book in the three-book series is coming out, and next spring the Summerside Press title is to release.

When I received final cover art for both books within days of each other, I didn’t have any time to waste if I were to have a promotional
item to take with me to Dallas. This was important, since Thyme for Love would be available in the bookstore, but obviously not the other two titles. What better way to get the word out than a colorful postcard to place on the table next to the current book? The picture shows the front and back of the postcard. It’s not very clear, but you can get the idea. The front features the beautiful coPostcard Fall 2012ver of my Love Finds You book, and the back, both covers of the OakTara titles (the third in the series is yet to come), along with personal info about me.

The cards arrived within days of my departure, looking gorgeous. As soon as possible I went to the conference bookstore and placed them on the OakTara table next to Thyme for Love and also put some on the Summerside table. I kept the rest of the cards in my conference tote bag and I gave them to editors during appointments, along with my business card—an easy way to show them what I already had contracted. I also gave the cards to authors whenever we shared information about our writing.

Sunday arrived and I was off to the airport, but opportunities still came up for me to share my cards. First with other ACFW members while waiting to board, and later on the flight home when I sat next to a man who was traveling overseas with a Christian singing group. He mentioned his daughter has always wanted to get into writing fiction. Before we went our separate ways, I gave him my card and one of the postcards to give to his daughter, suggesting that she contact me via email if she wanted information on writing fiction or ACFW. He tucked both pieces into his Bible. (Can’t think of a better place to be LOL)

I have come to the conclusion that postcards can be great promo pieces. They are easy to carry around, and they offer more design/information space than a bookmark. You can be sure I’ll be using postcards a lot more for future books.

While in Dallas, I attended marketing workshops, and can’t wait to share in future posts some of what I learned at the conference. So stay tuned!!

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