Coming Up This Week
LeAnne Hardy: A Proper Companion for Your Summer Holiday
Valerie Comer: God Had More Than a Novel in Mind
Guest Blogger: Debut Australian author Jo Wanmer - Busting open the Treasure Chest
Ray Hawkins: When Heaven Touched Me
Tessa Stockton signed a contract with Soul Mate Publishing for an inspirational fantasy romance novella, Wind's Aria, part of The Brother's Keep series.
Lisa Harris has a romantic suspense releasing in Spring 2013 from Love Inspired Suspense and the first of a three-book series from Revell comes out in Fall 2013.
Christine Lindsay has sold Captured by Moonlight, book 2 of her Twilight of the British Raj series and the sequel to Shadowed by Silk, to WhiteFire Publishing.
Sandra Orchard has signed a 3-book contract with Revell for a suspense/mystery series set in Niagara, Canada.
Christine Lindsay's book, Shadowed in Silk (WhiteFire Publishing) has won the 2011 Grace Award in the Action-Adventure/Western/Epic Fiction category - congratulations Christine!
Jennifer Rogers Spinola's book, Southern Fried Sushi, is a Christy Award nominee in the first novel category - congratulations Jennifer!
Lisa Harris' book, Blood Covenant (Zondervan) has been awarded Best Inspirational Novel 2011 in the mystery/suspense/thriller category by Romantic Times - congratulations Lisa!
Aquasynthesis (from Splashdown Books), an international collection of short stories edited by Grace Bridges, has finalled in the Sir Julius Vogel Awards from the New Zealand Science Fiction and Fantasy Association. Winners will be announced on June 2. Congratulations Grace!
Jeanette Windle's book, Freedom's Stand (Tyndale) is a finalist in the fiction category of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association 2012 Christian Book Awards - congratulations Jeanette!
Kara Isaac is a double semi-finalist in the Contemporary Romance category of the ACFW Genesis 2012 Contest - congratulations Kara!
Contest Giveaway Winner
Thanks to all who played with me in a writing exercise. I've rolled the dice and Carolyn Boyles is the winner of the Butchart Calender set. Carolyn, please send your mailing address to Alice Valdal. (Alice's post, May 31)
Kathi Macias' book, Deliver Me From Evil, was voted by the readers at The Book Club Network as April’s fiction pick of the month. http://www.bookfun.org/
Upcoming Book Releases
Kathi Macias' book set in San Diego and Mexico, The Deliverer, Book Three in her Freedom series involving human trafficking, will be a Fall 2012 release from New Hope Publishers.
Sandra Orchard's romantic suspense set in Canada, Critical Condition, will be an October 2012 release from Love Inspired Suspense.
Jennifer Rogers Spinola's women's fiction book, 'Till Grits Do Us Part, Book Three in the Southern Fried Sushi series, will be a November 2012 release from Barbour.