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The Vigilante's Bride by Yvonne Harris

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Vigilante's BrideBethany House (August 1, 2010)

byYvonne Harris


Yvonne Harris earned a BS in Education from the University of Hartford and has taught throughout New England and the mid-Atlantic. Unofficially retired from teaching, she teaches writing at Burlington County College in southern New Jersey, where she resides. She is a winner and three-time finalist for the Golden Heart, once for The Vigilante's Bride, which is her debut novel.


Montana Territory, 1884...Is Her Kidnapper the Only Man Who Can Keep Her Safe?

Robbing a stagecoach on Christmas Eve and abducting a woman passenger is the last thing Luke Sullivan expected to do. He just wanted to reclaim the money stolen from his pa, but instead ended up rescuing a feisty copper-haired woman who was on her way to marry Sullivan's dangerous enemy. Emily McCarthy doesn't take kindly to her so-called rescue. Still, she's hop…

Tips for Writers: Submitting Your Manuscript

After a year of revising and rewriting and rereading my manuscript, I've finally come to the point that I feel it is ready to be submitted to the requesting houses. As I gathered everything together, and researched the "How-to's" I realized there wasn't enough content on the web to guide a new writer. So here are some things I did and learned from fellow writers.
(As always, take any advice you find useful and shuck the rest)

*Read the submission guidelines for the publishing house or literary agent.
This may seem like an obvious suggestion, but it's very important. I found one literary agent wanted an author bio and information about how I could help market the book. Another literary agent didn't request as much information. The publishing house I targeted only requested a cover letter, in which I included a short blurb about me and my writing accomplishments.

*Don't forget the synopsis!
And, pay attention to the submission guidelines on the length o…


Finalists for the Georgia Romance Writers 2010 Maggies are:



Sally Kilpatrick Beulah Land and the Happy Hour Choir
Ava Milone Dark Side of Overachievers
Nicki Salcedo All Beautiful Things
Susan Sands Misery, Alabama
Tracy Kelly Solheim Less Than Perfect
Sandra Tilley Call Me Cinderella
Olivia Ventura Miss Fix-It


Kimberly Dias Perpetual Light
Leah Hodge Breath of Fire
Heather Marshall Liquid Lies
Isis Rushdan Paradox
Ciara Stewart Hearts of Darkness


Patty Smith Hall Flights of Freedom
Pam Hillman Terms of Indenturement
Debbie Kaufman Into the Heart of Darkness
Carol Post Whispers in the Night
Kayla Westra Kasey’s Secret


Kathy Altman The Debt Collector’s
Jeanne Dickson Her Secret Flyboy
Jennifer McQuinston The Widow Anabilla
Sally Orr The Rake’s Handbook
Donna M Warner A Scandalous Woman


Twilight's Serenade by Tracie Peterson

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Twilight's SerenadeBethany House (August 1, 2010)

byTracie Peterson


Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 85 novels.

She received her first book contract in November, 1992 and saw A Place To Belong published in February 1993 with Barbour Publishings' Heartsong Presents. She wrote exclusively with Heartsong for the next two years, receiving their readership's vote for Favorite Author of the Year for three years in a row.

In December, 1995 she signed a contract with Bethany House Publishers to co-write a series with author Judith Pella. Tracie now writes exclusively for Bethany House Publishers.

She teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research.

Tracie was awarded the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for 2007 Inspirational Fiction and her books have won numerous awards for favorite books in…