Showing posts from September, 2011

Dangerous Mercy by Kathy Herman

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingDangerous MercyDavid C. Cook (October 1, 2011)byKathy Herman


Suspense novelist Kathy Herman is very much at home in the Christian book industry, having worked five years on staff at the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and eleven years at Better Books Christian Center in Tyler, Texas, as product buyer/manager for the children’s department, and eventually as director of human resources.

She has conducted numerous educational seminars on children’s books at CBA Conventions in the U.S. and Canada, served a preliminary judge for the Gold Medallion Book Awards of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association , and worked as an independent product/marketing consultant to the CBA market.

Since her first novel, Tested by Fire, debuted in 2001 as a CBA national bestseller, she's added sixteen more titles to her credit, including four bestsellers: All Things Hidden, The Real …

Captive Trail by Susan Page Davis

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingCaptive TrailMoody Publishers (September 1, 2011)bySusan Page Davis


From Susan: I've always loved reading, history, and horses. These things come together in several of my historical books. My young adult novel, Sarah's Long Ride, also spotlights horses and the rugged sport of endurance riding, as does the contemporary romance Trail to Justice. I took a vocational course in horseshoeing after earning a bachelor's degree in history. I don't shoe horses anymore, but the experience has come in handy in writing my books.

Another longtime hobby of mine is genealogy, which has led me down many fascinating paths. I'm proud to be a DAR member! Some of Jim's and my quirkier ancestors have inspired fictional characters.

For many years I worked for the Central Maine Morning Sentinel as a freelancer, covering local government, school board meetings, business news, fires, auto accidents, and other lo…

The Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you Lindi Peterson for giving me this blog award!

Here are the rules when I give the award to you!

1. Thank the person/people who gave it to you.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Pass on to 7 blogs and let them know.

So, seven things about myself

1. I love coffee!
2. I love Nutella!
3. I love to sing, but don't have a good singing voice ;)
4. I currently have 4 books in mind to write, am trying to write two, and trying to fit this in with working full time and taking good care of my adorable husband and children!
5. It's taken me 10 weeks, but so far I've lost 6 pounds on the Weight Watchers program!
6. When I was younger, I didn't mind clutter, but now that I'm older, I crave organization.
7.  I love music from the 60's and 70's. Creedence Clearwater Revival is still a favorite.

Here are my 7 bloggers:

Mindy Obenhaus 

Marji Laine

Empty Nest Insider

Cindy Wilson

Julie Jarnagin

Creepy Query Girl

Mary Connealy

Naomi's Gift by Amy Clipston

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingNaomi's GiftZondervan (September 12, 2011)byAmy Clipston


From Amy:
A native of New Jersey, I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember. I often joke that my fiction writing “career” began in elementary school as I wrote and shared silly stories with a close friend.

In 1991, I graduated from high school, and my parents and I moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia. My father retired, and my mother went to work full-time. I attended Virginia Wesleyan College in Norfolk, and I graduated with a degree in communications. I met my husband, Joe, during my senior year in college, a few days after my father had a massive stroke. Joe and I clicked instantly, and after a couple of months we started dating. We married four years later.

After graduating from VWC, I took a summer job with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Norfolk District, which turned into an eleven-year career. I worked in the Public Affairs Office for f…

Here's to Friends by Melody Carlson

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingHere’s to FriendsDavid C. Cook (September 1, 2011)byMelody Carlson


Over the years, Melody Carlson has worn many hats, from pre-school teacher to youth counselor to political activist to senior editor. But most of all, she loves to write! Currently she freelances from her home. In the past eight years, she has published over ninety books for children, teens, and adults--with sales totaling more than two million and many titles appearing on the ECPA Bestsellers List. Several of her books have been finalists for, and winners of, various writing awards. And her "Diary of a Teenage Girl" series has received great reviews and a large box of fan mail.

She has two grown sons and lives in Central Oregon with her husband and chocolate lab retriever. They enjoy skiing, hiking, gardening, camping and biking in the beautiful Cascade Mountains.


Once upon a time in a little town on the Oregon coast li…

God speak

Just a couple of hours ago, I found out God speaks.

I knew He spoke to other people.

They said so.
There is no reason to believe they weren't telling me the truth.

"God spoke to me," they would say.

I'd be thinking to myself, yeah, right.

So, when God spoke to me, a couple of weeks ago, I didn't realize it was Him.

I was at church when it happened.  I know what you may be thinking, Classic, Christy.... Real original.

Hey, I don't pick the places... He does.

Like I said, I was at church. I saw two young mothers walk in with their toddlers. They sat in a pew in the middle row of church pews while I remained seated on the right side, where I always sat.  The young women came in at the beginning of service, before we had the "official" greeting of the members.

I smiled to one of the young mothers as she sat down.

I should go speak to them.

It was time to greet each other. I didn't move from my pew, other than to shake hands with the people around m…

A Whisper of Peace by Kim Vogel Sawyer

This week, theChristian Fiction Blog Allianceis introducingA Whisper of PeaceBethany House (September 1, 2011)byKim Vogel Sawyer


Kim Vogel Sawyer is the author of fifteen novels, including several CBA and ECPA bestsellers. Her books have won the ACFW Book of the Year Award, the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and the Inspirational Readers Choice Award. Kim is active in her church, where she leads women's fellowship and participates in both voice and bell choirs. In her spare time, she enjoys drama, quilting, and calligraphy. Kim and her husband, Don, reside in central Kansas, and have three daughters and numerous grandchildren.


Ostracized by her tribe because of her white father, Lizzie Dawson lives alone in the mountains of Alaska, practicing the ways of her people even as she resides in the small cabin her father built for her mother. She dreams of reconciling with her grandparents to fulfill her mother's dying request, but she has not yet fo…