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Writers and Authors On Fire CAN Author Interviews

John Vonhoff, host of Writers and Authors On Fire, interviews CAN members

Writers and Authors On Fire Podcast

Host, John Vonhoff, discusses writing, writing life, writing lessons, and the best tips to be a successful author with his guests.

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  • Cheri Cowell is an accomplished author, speaker, and owner of EABooks Publishing.
  • Dr. Michelle Bengtson is the author of Hope Prevails, a book about depression.
  • Sydney Avey writes literary fiction about the human experience.
  • Jane Daley has written two nonfiction books about life’s hard issues.
  • Sherry Kyle is an author of novels for women and books for tween girls.
  • Crystal Bowman is a children’s author with over 100 books written.
  • Torry Martin is a Christian sketch writer/scriptwriter, who also writes humor and nonfiction books.
  • Mona Hodgson Historical fiction and children’s book author talks about these two exciting genres.
  • Karen Whiting is an author of 21 books and 600+ articles, and writes for children, moms, and families.
  • Sarah Sundin Author of WWII historical romance fiction.
  • Angela Breidenbach writes historical and contemporary romance and non-fiction is intent on growing.
  • Kathy Ide Editor and nonfiction author.
New Releases



Gabriel’s Atonement

Gabriel's Atonement by Vickie McDonough
Gabriel’s Atonement by Vickie McDonough

Gabe Coulter has a successful night gambling, but a drunken cowboy who wants his money back confronts him in a dark alley. Gabe refuses to return the man’s money, and a gunfight ensues. The dying man tells Gabe the money was for his wife and son. Though the shooting was self-defense, Gabe wrestles with guilt. The only way he knows to get rid of it is to return the money he fairly won to the man’s wife. Lara Talbot sees Gabe as a derelict like her husband and wants nothing to do with him. But as she struggles to feed her family, she wonders if God might have sent the gambler to help.

New Releases

An Irish Bride in the Christmas Brides Collection by Vickie McDonough

The Christmas Brides Collection
The Christmas Brides Collection

“An Irish Bride for Christmas” novella in The Christmas Brides Collection. A man who recently lost his brother and sister-in-law in a tragic accident fights for custody of his niece.

About the author: Vickie McDonough is the best selling author of more than 30 books and novellas. Her awards include the Book Sellers Best, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and she’s an 8-time finalist in ACFW’s Carol Awards.


New Releases are posted by Christine Lindsay, author of the multi-award-winning Shadowed in SilkCaptured by Moonlight, and newly released Veiled at Midnight, and contemporary romance Londonderry Dreaming.

New Releases

Veiled at Midnight by Christine Lindsay

Veiled at Midnight by Christine Lindsay
Veiled at Midnight by Christine Lindsay

Veiled at Midnight, the passionate, traumatic end of the British Empire where Captain Cam Fraser, his sister Miriam, and Dassah the beautiful Indian woman Cam loves discover nothing can separate them from love. 

About the author: Christine Lindsay is a busy writer and speaker, and is the recipient of the ACFW Genesis, The Grace Award, The Word Guild Award for Canadian Christian fiction, and a finalist twice for the Readers’ Favorite. 

New Releases are posted by Christine Lindsay, author of the multi-award-winning Shadowed in Silk, Captured by Moonlight, and newly released Veiled at Midnight, and contemporary romance Londonderry Dreaming.

New Releases

Snowflake Tiara by Angela Breidenbach


Snowflake Tiara Releasing Sep 1, 2014 is two Christmas romance books in one. Set in Helena, MT against the backdrop of Montana’s new statehood in 1889 & then at Montana’s 125th anniversary in 2014…What if you were caught doing good, but the man you loved didn’t see it that way.

Snowflake Tiara’s first novella, The Debutante Queen by Angela Breidenbach ~ 1889 (Helena, MT): Calista Blythe enters the first Miss Snowflake Pageant celebrating Montana statehood to expose the plight of street urchins. But if her hidden indentured orphan is discovered, Calista’s reputation and her budding romance with pageant organizer, Albert Shanahan, could both unravel. Will love or law prevail?

ABOUT Angela: Angela Breidenbach is a captivating speaker, professional judge of 1000 books, She serves nationally as the Christian Author Network’s president, and hosts the radio show Lit Up on Toginet and Apple Podcasts where she picks the brains of industry experts to help creatives have a more lucrative career. With a volume of appearances on television, stage, and radio Angela loves to share her knowledge to build up others in the industry. Comedy by Writer & Muse can be found on social media and their blog, A-Muse-ings at

Facebook/Instagram/Twitter/Pinterest: @AngBreidenbach

New Releases

NEW RELEASE Jan. 1, 2014, Call of the Prairie by Vickie McDonough

"VickyCall of the Prairie, book 2 in the Pioneer Promises series–A Young Woman Dreaming of Freedom…

Sophie Davenport fears life is passing her by. Her strict, overprotective parents have kept her close to home because of the severe asthma attacks she sometimes endures. She longs to live a normal life and hopes to marry, but that dream seems impossible. When her aunt has a tragic accident and requests someone come to Kansas to help her, no one is available except Sophie. Her father, tied up with business, reluctantly agrees to let her go. Sophie is ecstatic and sees this trip as her one chance to prove to her parents—and herself—that she’s capable of living on her own. But things in the small town of Windmill are not as her aunt portrayed…

New Releases

NEW RELEASE JULY 1: Whispers on the Prairie, Pioneer Promises series, Book 1 by Vickie McDonough


Chicagoan, Sarah Marshall, had no plans to travel the Santa Fe
Trail on a wagon train, but her uncle manipulated her into going.
Problem after problem occurs, until they end up stranded at
rugged Kansas stage stop.
All she wants is to get back to civilization.
Ethan Harper's well-orderd life is thrown into a tizzy when a city gal
gets stuck at his family's stage stop.
New Releases

Love Stays True by Martha Rogers, New Release May 2013


About the Author: Martha Rogers is a
free-lance writer and the author of the Winds
Across the Prairie
series as well as the novella, Key to Her Heart in River
Walk Christmas.
Her second series, Seasons
of the Hear
t, is now available as is her Christmas novel, Christmas at Holly Hill.

New Releases

Widow of Gettysburg by Jocelyn Green New Release May 1


Gettysburg farm of Union widow Liberty Holloway is confiscated by the
enemy and converted into a Confederate field hospital, bringing Liberty
face-to-face with unspeakable suffering …

Book reviews

Stitched With Love Romance Collection – A New Release



Faced with finding the right fit in life and love, nine young women seek the
courage to stitch together romance. But when unexpected obstacles
abound, will love unravel before their eyes?

Authors: Vickie McDonough, Andrea Boeshaar, and others
Bio: Vickie McDonough is an award-winning author of 26 books and novellas. Her novels include the fun and feisty Texas Boardinghouse Brides series and the 3rd & 6th books in the Texas Trails series. Her novel, Long Trail Home, won the Inspirational category of the 2012 Booksellers’ Best Awards.
Andrea Boeshaar is an author of over 40 books with ONE MILLION COPIES SOLD! The three components in all her stories are faith, family, and forever relationships. She also blogs and writes devotionals and magazine articles with the hope of encouraging women wherever they are in their spiritual journeys.