A Chat with Author Marsha Hubler

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Greetings from Sarah Sundin! Today I have the joy of interviewing novelist Marsha Hubler, who has turned her love of children and the Lord into a string of books for young people. Marsha, please tell us about your new book, Tommi Pockets. Thirteen-year-old “Pockets” Leland wants to be the first female world champion pool player. She also runs with a gang, is arrested, and meets her match in fiery “Captain Ar,” a Salvation Army counselor, who shares what’s really important: loving God and loving others. Does Pockets listen or does she continue in a downward spiral leading to more trouble…

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Featuring Dr. Mary Ann Diorio-CAN Volunteer Extraordinaire

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Happy Friday CAN Members! This is Catherine Finger bringing you an interview with today’s featured author: Dr. MaryAnn Diorio.  In addition to to being an award-winning author, speaker, leader, coach, and beloved family matriarch, MaryAnn finds time to graciously leads our CAN reviewers—a great service to our authors. Thank you for joining us today, MaryAnn! Catherine: What are your passions? MaryAnn: Worshipping God, loving my family, sharing the Gospel, writing fiction. painting—especially in oils. Catherine: Where do you volunteer your spare time giving you a more rounded life? MaryAnn: I spend my spare time discipling women and ministering to my…

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New Release: Stop-and-Go Devotional: 52 Devotions for Busy Families by Diane Stortz

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Stop-and-Go Devotional: 52 Devotions for Busy Families by Diane Stortz  Publisher: Tommy Nelson Release Date: February 12, 2019 ISBN#: 978-1-4003-1758-5   About the book: Stop-and-Go Devotional provides short, active devotions based on Bible stories, designed for busy families with preschoolers and primary-grade children. Each short devotion consists of an action-filled Bible story (Stop and Read), an age-appropriate devotional thought with questions and a brief prayer (Think and Talk), plus an easy and fun follow-up activity, a thought to remember, and a supporting Bible verse (Green Means Go!).   About the author:  Diane Stortz writes best-selling books for children and adults. Her…

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NEW RELEASE: FEBRUARY 2015 – WORDS TO DREAM ON by DIANE STORTZ

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Words to Dream On calms, quiets, and opens hearts to hear faith-building Bible stories and prayers. Over 50 stories—from the Old and New Testaments—create an overview of the Bible with a focus on God’s love, care, protection, trustworthiness, and power. Each night you’ll enjoy a Bible story, a Bedtime Blessing based on the story, Words to Dream On—a Bible verse to hide God’s Word in little hearts—and a Sleepy-Time Prayer.

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Tips from the Pros: Diane Stortz

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Balmy Christmas greetings from Marti Pieper, writing from sunny Mount Dora, Florida. Here, the strawberries are ripening, the orange trees growing heavy with fruit. And what may seem like unusual Christmas scenery only enhances the beauty of this season. But I have the idea that the landscape looks a bit different in Cincinnati, Ohio, which author Diane Stortz calls home. She has lots of information to share with us along with some exciting news about her own publishing projects. I know you’ll want to glean from her wisdom and experience. How did you get into writing? How many books do you have published?…

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Tips from the Pros: Crystal Bowman

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A warm greeting from sunny Florida, where fall means cooler days, shorter nights, and (as my teenage daughters say), choosing the flip-flops with the wider straps. Today, I have the privilege of sharing an interview with fellow Florida author Crystal Bowman. I first met Crystal when we taught together at the Florida Christian Writers Conference, and I’m delighted to share her words of wisdom today. How did you get into writing, Crystal?                                 I started writing when I was 10 years old. I loved writing…

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Tips on Writing for Young Children

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 Writing for young children is much harder than many writers realize—that is until they try it! As a children's author and freelance editor, I reveiw children's stories that writers hope to publish. I often see the same mistakes being made by different writers, so in today's blog, I will address those common mistakes in order to help writers avoid them. 

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