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 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.

Our Cover 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 column.

Randy Ingermanson 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.

Meredith Efken 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.

Loree Lough 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 Christian Fiction.

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.

Nancy Moser 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.

Confession Corner 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.

Rachel Hauck 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 for Movies.

Our March guest columnists should delight you as well:

Victoria Christopher 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.

Robert Liparulo 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.

Reviewer’s Corner for March features General fiction titles and spotlights reviewer, interviewer, and popular blogger Lena Nelson Dooley .

Barb Robinson 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.

Publisher’s Corner 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.

Sandra Bishop 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 out.

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 this column.

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 interest.

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

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