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Michelle Sutton 

Michelle Sutton is Editor in Chief of Christian Fiction Online magazine, a member of ACFW, an edgy fiction writer, book reviewer, avid blogger/alliance member, web designer, wife, marketing director, mother of two teens, social worker by trade, and follower of Jesus Christ. Best known for her numerous Edgy Author review sites and her Edgy Christian Fiction Lovers groups, she also gives away two books per week on her blog and posts numerous reviews on

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Coming up next month, Christian Fiction Online Magazine offers a variety of talented columnists and interesting topics.

Introducing September’s issue:

My Editor’s Spotlight is on author Tina Forkner. Tina’s first book, Ruby Among Us, was a tearjerker and I loved it. She has quite a story to share about her writing journey. Learn more about Tina by reading Editor’s Spotlight.

In the Publisher’s Choice column, Bonnie introduces Barbara Scott, editor of Abingdon’s fiction line. Check it out!

Our cover author-interviewee for the September issue is the beautiful, talented, award-winning author Tamera Alexander. I’m sure you will enjoy reading what she has to say about Christian fiction and her life as an author.

CFOM’s snarky columnist Michelle Levigne rants on popular fiction in Fiction Rants. Her September column is titled No Time for Goodbye. What is she referring to? You’ll have to read her column to find out, so stop by and read her take on it.

Randy Ingermanson, aka Randy Rooney, writes a column titled No Iffs, ands, or Butts. In this column, Sam the Plumber just keeps getting crazier and crazier.

Our not-at-all-humble fiction etiquette columnist, Jan Flanders, answers the question one of her readers asks: “What is the place of fiction in the Christian Market?” Stop by and read Ms. Flanders’s bizarre Southern take on things.

In Making a Scene, Brandilyn Collins shares a different type of lesson in September. It’s titled Creating a Pitch for your Novel. Stop by and take notes from a master craftsman (or in this case, woman.)

Real Life Is Stranger columnist, Trish Perry, pens another hilarious elaboration of a story taken straight from the news. This one is titled Have You Heard This One? Trish retells another true-to-life story and puts a unique fiction twist on things. It’s guaranteed to make you giggle.

This month Nora St. Laurent, our Book Clubs columnist, interviews leader Sheryl Barnes. If you’re considering starting a book club, you’ll want to check out this column.

ACFW Publicity Officer, Angie Breidenbach, writes a column titled, What’s with All the Change? Find out more details by reading the ACFW Happenings column.

Gotta Get It? columnist and agent, Kelly Mortimer, focuses on the “antagonist” in fiction in the September issue. Kelly’s sense of humor is classic Kelly. Stop by and find out what she has to say about critiques and critiquing manuscripts.

What’s going on in the world of Christian fiction? Heard It Through Hartline columnist and agent Terry Burns shares the latest news of his client group.

Editor Adele Annesi shares editorial wisdom in her column Word for Words. The title of her next article is When Words Sing: Editing for Voice and Style. If you plan to become published you’ll want to bookmark this page.

Multipublished author Loree Lough has her own advice column titled Loree’s Lough Down. Her next article is another creative one called Complaining, Criticizing and Carping, oh my.

Youth pastor and columnist David Meigs pens another column that addresses a timely topic: The Life-Transforming Message. What makes one book more powerful than the next? This month, David Meigs examines the key elements that make up the life-changing message within our inspirational fiction.

Our Write Real columnist, Mary DeMuth, offers some wisdom in her article titled The Prayer and Paradox Marketing Strategy. Mary always gives sound advice that every author can benefit from.

Nancy Moser provides more spiritual encouragement in her devotional column titled Wearing Underwear and Other School Necessities. Everything Nancy writes for CFOM is incredibly inspirational, and this one is no exception.

Next month, Box Office or Book Store columnist, Sarah Salter, critiques Faith Like Potatoes, a novel, which is also a movie produced by the same people who gave us Facing the Giants and Fireproof. The focus of the column is on which media is better, the book or the movie? Sarah Salter will analyze them both and share her thoughts.

Confession Corner by DJ Mansker is back and features more insane dialogue. This next installment is about the booth’s desire to go back to school and get a higher degree. What is that wacky booth thinking? Read and see.

Rachel Hauck shares more sage wisdom in her series on social networking called Faces, Tweets, and Spaces. September’s column is titled For the Love of Facebook.

Our Quantum Marketing columnist and expert marketing guru, Jim Rubart, discusses How to Write Web Site Copy in the September issue. His insight blows my mind. It’ll impress you too.

Our YA columnist, Jill Williamson, writes All About YA. Her September column is titled Back to School Books! The focus is on YA books in school settings. Sounds good to me.

Talented screenplay writer Caroline Friday reviews various novels every month. Her column focuses on why the title chosen that month should be Made for Movies. September’s column spotlights Rekindled by Tamera Alexander.

Last, in Screenwriting 101, writer/director CJ Powers adds another installment titled Analyzing Conflict Within your Script. Conflict is king on the silver screen and CJ shares key questions to analyze the visual strength and emotional terms of conflict sewn within your story. He clarifies the difference between the central conflict and smaller conflicts salted throughout your script.

Our September guest columnists should delight readers as well:

Victoria Christopher Murray is our Multicultural Fiction columnist for September. Make sure to stop by and see what she has to say about the subject.

Elizabeth Ludwig is a school employee who works full time but still finds time to write and meet her deadlines. Find out how she manages in Author by Night.

Rachel Hauck is the featured Lits fiction author for the Genre Happenings column. She discusses lits and why she loves to write that genre.

In For Writers Only, Sharlene MacLaren discusses Writing after You Retire. You can learn a lot from the pros, and Shar is one of the best! So if you’ve considered retiring from your day job and taking up writing fiction, come glean some wisdom from her column and find out how she did it.

Reviewer’s Corner for September features Romance. This column spotlights enthusiastic book reviewer Lisa Lickel.

Donald James Parker is our featured POD/Self-Publishing columnist for the September issue. He discusses his experiences and recent successes. So stop by to find out more about Don Parker, his experiences as an author, and his books.

CFOM’s Book Videos featured columnist is Hope Flinchbaugh, who will talk about her book videos and how she had them made.

Publisher’s Corner introduces Summerside editor Rachel Meisel. She shares about Summerside’s current vision for publishing Christian fiction and discusses future plans for their fiction line.

Mary Sue Seymour is the featured agent for September’s Agent Corner. Come meet Mary Sue and find out more about her experiences and years working as a literary agent.

This September, Penny Carlton of Pertinent Promo is the columnist for Publicity: Everyone Needs It. Want to know how this woman started her publicity business? Read this column and find out.

Bonnie Way of Canada is our featured Fiction International columnist for September. Like other international writers, she has had to deal with barriers selling to an American market. Read about how she meets those challenges.

Our CFBA Blog Tour blog winner for August is unveiled in the September 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 September is Mindy Starns Clark. She is the author of several exciting suspense titles. If you want to know where she gets her inspiration to write such compelling stories, you’ll want to read this column.

Last, our Short Stories column features two entertaining tales. The first that Shannon McNear titled was called Bitter Chivalry, #4 (it’s the fourth installment).” Both of these shorts are engaging and sure to make you smile.

That’s it for the September issue. Come back every month and check out our latest columns.

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