up next month, Christian
Fiction Online Magazine offers more talented columnists and
Introducing May’s issue:
My “Editor’s Spotlight”
is on author Lisa Samson. I discovered Lisa’s
writing when I read her first book Songbird. It was
amazing. And after hearing that Lisa had spoken at a conference about
being published but not popular, I knew I had to put the spotlight on
her to find out more about what she meant.
In the “Publisher’s
Choice” column, Bonnie introduces
Tiff “Amber Miller” Stockton, a webmaster and author who
knows her stuff! She offers great services to authors. Check out her
author-model interviewee for the May issue is both former ACFW
President and a fabulous author, Rachel Hauck. I’m
sure you will love what she has to say, so stop by her column.
surprisingly snarky columnist Michelle Levigne
talks about popular fiction in “Fiction Rants.”
Her May column is titled “That Graveyard Book”
and references The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman.
Make sure to stop by and read her take on it.
aka “Randy Rooney,” writes a column titled
“Pesky Sam Tries to Help Randy Write Endorsements.” In this
May column, Sam the plumber continues to push the envelope when he
tries—once again—to help Randy Rooney. This column is definitely a
favorite. So check it out.
Our not-so-humble fiction
etiquette specialist, “Jan Flanders,” tackles
the difficult subject of e-loop etiquette. Stop by to get Ms.
Flanders’s twisted take on how to address these situations properly.
In “Making a Scene,”
Brandilyn Collins, our expert suspense writer, talks about
the “Symbolism in Fiction.” This is the first
part of a series. So stop by and take notes.
“Real Life Is
Stranger” columnist, Trish Perry, pens
an insane column based on another true-life story taken straight from
the news. This one is titled “So You Want to Jump into the
Animal-Story Genre?” Trish relays a true event but puts a
spin on it that is sure to make you laugh. I guarantee it.
This month Nora St.
Laurent, our “Book Clubs” columnist,
interviews another book club leader, Donna Moore. If you’re thinking
about starting a club, you’ll want to check out this column.
ACFW Publicity Officer,
Angie Breidenbach, talks about the special benefits of being
a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers organization in the
“ACFW Happenings” column.
“Gotta Get It?”
columnist, Kelly Mortimer, talks about genre.
Until I became an author, I had no clue what that word meant. Want a
good laugh? Then stop by and find out what Kelly has to say.
What’s going on in the world of
Christian fiction? “Heard It Through Hartline”
columnist Terry Burns shares the latest news in
the publishing industry.
Editor Adele Annesi
shares more editorial wisdom in her column “Word for Words,”
which replaces the
“Fiction Fix-It” column formerly written by
Loree Lough, who has plenty of interesting things to say
about novels and writers, has her own advice column,
“Loree’s Lough Down.” Her article is titled
“Beware of Faux Instructors.” Isn’t that a great title?
Well, the column is even better!
Youth Pastor David
Meigs, whose home was destroyed by fire right before the
holidays, will be back for the May issue. The topic he will share in
“Life Transforming Fiiction” is a surprise.
Our “Write Real”
columnist, Mary DeMuth, gives more great advice in
her article titled “Writing in Obscurity.” If
you’re thinking about writing a book, now is a good time to stop by and
check out this column.
provides more spiritual encouragement in her “Devotional”
column titled “Someone Has to Do It.” Everything
she writes for CFOM is inspirational.
Next month “Box
Office or Book Store” columnist, Sarah Salter,
discusses The List by Robert Whitlow. The focus of
the column is on which is better, the book or the movie? Sarah Salter
will analyze the book and the movie and share her thoughts.
by DJ Mansker is back and features more insane
dialogue. This next installment is called “The Confession
Corner Faces Techno Temptation.” What is that wacky booth
up to now? Read it and see.
shares another gem with her readers in “Rachel’s Rubies” .
May’s gemstone is “Morganite.” I’ve never even
heard of it, but how she relates the gem to her topic is, as usual,
amazing. Check it out.
Marketing” columnist, the expert marketing guru
Jim Rubart, has amazing insight. This month he discusses
“Why Boomers Are Lousy Marketers.” As usual, he is SPOT ON.
Caroline Friday is reading various CBA titles and writing her
monthly column about why the title chosen that month should be
“Made for Movies.” May’s column spotlights the book Dogwood
by Chris Fabry.
Our May guest columnists should
delight you as well:
Linda Leigh Hargrove
is our “Multicultural Fiction” columnist for May.
Make sure to stop by and see what she has to say.
Jill Elizabeth Nelson
is an apartment manager and she works a lot, but somehow she still
finds time to write. Discover how she manages to do both in
“Author by Night.”
is the featured historical fiction author for the “Genre
Happenings” column. She talks about how to research for
historical fiction when you dislike doing research.
In “For Writers
Only,” Cindy Woodsmall talks about
writing what you are called to write and not being discouraged when the
“experts” say it’s been done enough already and to give up or change to
something else. You can learn a lot from the pros, so stop by and glean
wisdom from her column.
“Reviewer’s Corner” for
May features historical fiction titles and spotlights amazing book
reviewer Kim Ford. She is one of my favorite
reviewers. Read this column and you’ll see why.
Kim Vogel Sawyer
is our featured “POD/Self-Publishing” columnist
for the May issue and she talks about her dream fulfilled. Stop by to
find out more about Kim, her experiences as an author, and her books.
features more exciting Book Trailers. Our featured columnist is
Rachel Hauck, who will talk about the making of her Elle
book video. I know, she has three spots this month, but the woman is
Simmons of Heartsong Presents. She shares about Heartsong’s
history, mission, and vision for publishing Christian fiction.
of Wordserve Literary Agency is the featured agent in May’s
“Agent Corner.” In her last column, she shared about a day
in her life as an agent. Now read what she has to say this time about
agenting and Christian fiction.
This May, Kathleen
Y’Barbo of Books & Such Literary Agency is the
publicity columnist for “Publicity: Everyone Needs It.”
Want to know how this agency is using a publicist to promote their
authors titles? Read this column and find out.
of Toronto, Canada, is our featured “Fiction International”
columnist. Like other international authors, she has had to deal with
multiple barriers selling to an American market. Read about how she
meets those challenges.
Our CFBA Blog Tour
blog winner for April is unveiled in May’s issue. Although there are
many great reviews and blogs to choose from, each month the editor’s
challenge is to find the best in the bunch.
Our “Spine Chiller
Thriller” columnist for May is Pamela Tracey,
the author of several Love Inspired Suspense titles. Pamela has written
some thrilling stories. If you want to know where she gets her
inspiration to write exciting stories, you’ll want to read this column.
Last, our “Short
Stories” column features two different, yet appealing,
tales. The first is titled “Stinky Switcheroo, Part 2”
by Christa Bannister. If you enjoy chick lit
humor, it’s sure to grab your interest. Following that short story is
one Kay Day titled “Last Chance Cook.”
Both of these shorts are sure to make you smile.
That’s it for May’s issue. Be
sure to keep coming back for more.
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