Coming up next month Christian
Fiction Online Magazine offers more talented columnists and
interesting topics. These are the latest developments on CFOM.
Introducing March’s issue:
The Editor’s Spotlight
is on Diann Mills and her story of how she went
from that first book sale to over a million copies in print.
In the Publisher’s
Choice column for March, Bonnie is
introducing Mary DeMuth’s writer’s spa to prevent burnout.
author/model for the March issue is a humorous woman known for her Bad
Girls of the Bible, etc. Bible studies. She’s also a fiction author
with an amazing Scottish historical series. Check out Valerie’s
interview of Liz Curtis Higgs to find out more
about what inspires her as a novelist.
After reviewing about twenty
applicants’ sample columns, I have chosen a surprisingly snarky new
columnist who rants about popular fiction in Fiction Rants.
Make sure to stop by and find out who won the coveted spot for this
aka Randy Rooney talks about that blocked up
feeling. Check out how Sam the plumber helps Randy deal with writer’s
block like only Sam can do.
Our not-so-humble fiction
etiquette specialist, Jan Flanders, talks about
dealing with the worst editing mistakes in newly released novels and
what authors can do about situations like this. Stop by to get Ms.
Flander’s twisted take on it.
In Making a Scene ,
Brandilyn Collins, our
expert suspense writer, concludes her three part series about writing
effective prologues. As usual, you will learn a lot from Brandilyn’s
column. So stop by and take notes.
Real Life Is Stranger
columnist, Trish Perry, pens a hilarious column
based on another true life event. It’s titled, “You Named Your
Character What?” Trish shares some great advice about choosing
appropriate names for characters in a novel and she uses an insane, but
true story as her springboard for the subject.
This month Nora St.
Laurent, our Book Clubs columnist,
interviews Melanie Dickerson, ACFW’s online book club leader.
ACFW Publicity Officer, Angie
Breidenbach, talks about Neighborhood Marketing in the
ACFW Happenings column. What is this and why would you want
to try it?
Gotta Get It?
columnist Kelly Mortimer, brings up another buzz
word, but this one is dying out - LIT. What exactly is a lit novel and
is it really passe? Find out what Kelly has to say about this.
What’s going on in the world of
Christian fiction? Heard It Through Hartline
columnist Joyce Hart shares the latest news about
the publishing industry.
is still on that pesky deadline so she has another guest columnist
lined up for March. Stop by and see who she appointed this month and
find out what they have to say about editing from a Fiction
Fix-It editor’s point of view.
is temporarily stepping in for David Meigs for the next few months as
David works on recovering from the fire that destroyed his home right
before Christmas. In March she introduces another perspective on Life-Transforming
Our Write Real
columnist, Mary DeMuth, submits great advice to
authors in her article titled, The ABCs of a Writing
Conference. If you’re curious about what she is talking
about, stop by and check this column out.
provides spiritual encouragement in her Devotional
column titled “Emptying our Hands to Worship”.
Next month in Big
Screen to Your Scene, Susan May Warren
analyzes the movie “Dark Knight.” She shares her unique insights in
this column, so don’t miss it.
by DJ Mansker features more insane dialogue called
“The Confession Corner Faces Techno Temptation.” What is that wacky
booth up to now? Read it and see.
Our illustrious Dr.
Jim continues sharing his wisdom. Dr. Jim is always asked the
hardest questions. Stop by and see what his readers ask this month.
shares another gem with her readers. March’s gemstone is the Moonstone.
How she relates the gem to her topic is, as usual, amazing. Check it
out Rachel's Rubies.
Our Quantum Marketing
columnist is expert marketing guru Jim Rubart. He’s
got a lot to say about how to sell. This month the focus is website
mistakes most authors make. Whether you are a novelist, an agent, or
even a book store, make sure to stop by and take notes.
Our YA column titled
All About YA begins its second month. This awesome column is
written by Jill Williamson, and a newly published
YA author who understands youth because she works in youth ministry.
Her topic for the March issue is an article she titled, It’s
a Small World What does that mean? Find out by stopping by.
I am excited to announce to
future columnist. One will be Loree Lough and the
column will be titled Loree’s Lough Down. Sweet
title, eh? The other will be written by a screenplay writer. Caroline
Friday will be reading some recent CBA titles and writing a
column about why the title chosen that month should be Made
Our March guest columnists
should delight you as well:
Murray is back as our Multicultural Fiction
columnist for March. As a best-selling author, she has great info and
experience to share with her readers. Make sure to stop by and see what
she has to say.
Manager Debbie Fuller
Thomas 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 suspense author in Genre Happenings.
He talks about his latest suspense projects and why he enjoys writing
in that genre.
In For Writers Only,
Julie Lessman shares
her thoughts on how to write romantic fiction that tactfully sizzles.
She is one of the best “sensual” romance writers in the CBA market
today, so she’s clearly writing what many readers want to read. You can
learn a lot from the pros, so stop by and enjoy her column.
for March features General fiction titles and spotlights reviewer,
interviewer, and popular blogger Lena Nelson Dooley
is our featured POD/Self Publishing columnist and
Publish America author for the March issue. Stop by to find out more
about Barb, her experiences as an author, and her books.
CFOM’s column titled
Book Videos features more exciting book video trailers. Our
featured columnist is M.L. Tyndall.
She talks about her book
video trailers and how they were created.
features Karen Ball of Broadman & Holman
publishing house. She shares their house’s unique vision for their
future and what exciting new titles they are publishing in 2009.
of MacGregor Literary is the featured agent in March’s Agent
Corner. Come and see what she has to say about agenting.
This March Amy Lathrop
of litFUSE publicity is the columnist for Publicity:
Everyone Needs It. What are out-sourced publicists doing to
entice people to read more Christian fiction? Read this column to find
Aussie Glenda Rouxel
is our featured Fiction Internationa l columnist.
She has had to deal with multiple barriers selling to an American
market. Read about how she manages to overcome some of the barriers.
Our CFBA Blog Tour
blog winner for February is unveiled in March’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 March is Kathy Herman.
She has penned some pretty thrilling stuff. If you want to know where
she gets the inspiration to write exciting stories you’ll want to read
Last, our Short
Stories column features two different, yet amazing tales. The
first is a fantasy segment continued by author Shannon McNear
from her Bitter Chivalry Saga. It’s sure to hold
your interest. Following that short story is one penned by another
returned columnist, Greg Davis, titled Afraid
of the Dark. Both of these shorts are sure to hold your
That’s it for March, but keep
coming back. It’s a great experience, don’t you think?
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