Michelle Sutton 

Michelle Sutton is Editor in Chief of Christian Fiction Online magazine, Volunteer Officer on the ACFW board, 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 more talented columnists and interesting topics. I’ll discuss the latest developments to CFOM.

Introducing January’s issue:

The “Editor’s Spotlight” is on best-selling author Tracie Peterson. She talks about the need for passion between the pages and says authors need to write what they are passionate about. Check her column out.

In the Publisher’s Choice column for January, Bonnie has decided to introduce book reviewer Kim Ford. She talks about her passion for reading and how she starting writing book reviews.

Our Cover author/model for the January issue is one of a kind novelist Creston Mapes. He has written several books. Two are about rock stars and the other is about a homeless man. Talk about diversity in subject matter! Check out his interview to find out more about what inspires him as a novelist.

This past month Thomas Smith of the “Flip Side” column of what not to do, has retired his column. He primarily deals with non-fiction at this stage in his career. Have a great idea for a column? Send me an e-mail and maybe we can fill this slot with your idea.

Once again Sara Mills rants in “Fiction Ramblings.” Make sure to stop by and read what she has to say this month.

Randy Ingermanson aka “Randy Rooney” consults with Sam, the plumber. No, he’s not related to the infamous Joe the plumber. January’s topic is "Gorilla Marketing".

Our not-so-humble fiction etiquette specialist, “Jan Flanders,” talks about what the most important resolution is for the fiction writer in the January issue. Stop by to get Ms. Flander’s twisted take on it.

In “Making a Scene”, our expert suspense writer, Brandilyn Collins talks about writing effective prologues. This will be handy information for the fiction writer. Trust me, you will learn a lot from Brandilyn’s column.

“Real Life Is Stranger” columnist, Trish Perry, pens a humorous column based on another true life event. It’s titled, “Annie Get Your Stove”. I’m already snickering about the title. One can only imagine what humor she’ll cook up here.

This month Nora St. Laurent, our “Book Clubs” columnist, interviews Rel of RelzReviewz, who is an Aussie running an effective book club Down Under.

The newly elected ACFW Publicity Officer will introduce in “ACFW Happenings” the new ACFW board members for the coming term. To get to know more about the ACFW Operating board, you’ll want to check this column out.

Just because it sounds cool, does that mean you “Gotta Get It???” ACFW Agent of the year – 2008, Kelly Mortimer, brings up another buzz word - hook. Can a novel hook you? How do you know if does? Find out what Kelly has to say about it.

What’s going on in the world of Christian fiction? “Heard It Through Hartline” columnist Terry Burns shares his wisdom and news about the publishing industry. Check it out.

Meredith Efken has a guest columnist for January. Tosca Lee discusses fixing stilted dialogue, part 2, from a “Fiction Fix-It” editor’s point of view. If you struggle with writing verbal exchanges between characters that flows, you’ll want to read this one.

David Meigs introduces another perspective on how Christian fiction has changed lives. He spotlights Karen Kingsbury’s life-changing fiction.

Our “Write Real” columnist, Mary DeMuth, discusses her response to Gilead by Marilyn Robinson in her column titled “Response to a Pulitzer.” If you want to know what she is talking about stop by and check this column out.

Nancy Moser provides spiritual encouragement in her "Devotional Column" titled, “Getting Ahead of the Game.” January’s column is untitled, but I can assure you that it will be an encouragement to readers.

Next month in “Big Screen to Your Scene”, author Susan May Warren takes a look at Narnia. How do you make your second book better than your first? She shares how it can be done in this column, so don’t miss it.

“Confession Corner” by DJ Mansker features more insane dialogue called “The Corner’s Perfectionism.” Does that behavior sound familiar? Read it and see.

Our illustrious “Dr. Jim” continues sharing his wisdom by concluding the “Six As of Addiction” with the diagnosis of ARDD, which stands for Arrested Reality Development Disorder. Dr. Jim asks… “Are you lost in the imaginary world of your latest book? Find yourself talking more to the characters in your story than your own family members? Did you just call your husband “Alex” even though his name is Fred? You might be suffering from ARDD, so stop by and find out the details.”

Rachel Hauck shares another gem with her readers. January’s gemstone is Jade and her column "Rachel's Rubies" is about Jade strength and beauty and how you can find that and faith in good CBA fiction.

Our guest January guest columnists should delight you as well:

Sherri Lewis is back as our “Multicultural Fiction” columnist for January. She has a lot of great info and experience to share with her readers. Make sure to stop by and see what she has to say.

Government contractor Austin Boyd works a lot, but is somehow finding time to write. Read about how he manages to do both in “Author by Night.”

Susan Meissner is the featured Women’s fiction author in “Genre Happenings”. She talks about writing women’s fiction, what it is and isn’t, and about why she writes in that genre. Check it out.

In “For Writers Only”, author and web designer Tiff Miller Stockton discusses the importance of having a website if you are in the fiction business and hope to some day sell your novel. She will also share a bit about how she does that for her own career.

“Reviewer’s Corner” features Romance novel reviews and spotlights reviewer Kim Peterson.

Betty Ann Bantz is our feature "POD/Self Publishing" columnist and success story. Stop by to find out more about Betty, her experiences as an author, and her book.

Tina Jacobsen of B&B Media is the columnist for “Publicity: Everyone Needs It”. What are independent publicists doing these days to attract more readers of Christian fiction? Read this column to find out.

CFOM’s column titled “Book Videos” features more exciting book video trailers and information for people considering this method of marketing. Our featured columnist and video expert is Diann Mills. Stop by to see her engaging book trailer and read about the story behind it.

“Publisher’s Corner” features Barbour Books. They will share about their unique vision for their company’s future and what they are selling in 2009. Find out more about what they have to say about their publishing house here.

Etta Wilson of Books N Such Literary Agency is the featured agent in the “Agent Column” for January. Find out what she has to say about Books N Such and the business in January’s issue.

Elizabeth Musser, a European author, is our featured “Fiction International” columnist. She has had to deal with multiple barriers selling to an American market as an overseas author. Read about how she manages to overcome some of the hindrances she encounters.

Our "Mad Marketing Genius guest column has transformed into a regular column called b><“Quantum Marketing”. Our expert is Jim Rubart and he’s got a lot to say about how to sell. In this economy you need to know this information whether you are a novelist, an agent, or even a book store, so come back often and take notes.

Our "CFBA Blog Tour" blog winner for December is unveiled in January’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 January, is CFOM’s debut cover model Robert Liparulo. He has penned some pretty scary stuff. Want to know where he gets the inspiration to write scary stories? Then you’ll definitely want to read this column.

Last, our “Short Stories” column features two different, yet amazing tales. The first is a sweet romance by Georgiana Daniels called “The Promise of Forever”. It’s sure to warm your heart. Following that short romantic story is one penned by humor columnist Cynthia Ruchti titled “Love in a Cookie Jar". It’s twisted and funny and sure to make you smile.

That’s it for January, but keep coming back. It’s a great experience, don’t you think?

Thought so. Now go ahead and tell your friends.