Coming up next month Christian
Fiction Online Magazine offers more talented columnists and
interesting topics. I’ll discuss the latest developments to CFOM.
Introducing February’s issue:
The Editor’s Spotlight
is on Romantic suspense author Amy Wallace. She
talks about her heart chocolate theme and what it means.
In the Publisher’s
Choice column for February, Bonnie is
introducing Mary DeMuth’s writer’s spa to prevent
author/model for the February issue is Essence Best-selling author Victoria
Christopher Murray. Check out her interview to find out more
about what inspires her as a novelist.
rants about popular fiction in Fiction Rants. Make
sure to stop by and read what he has to say.
aka Randy Rooney talks about the road to heck,
which is lined with those pesky New Year’s resolutions which by
February are in the dust.
Our not-so-humble fiction
etiquette specialist, Jan Flanders, talks about
author etiquette when it comes to securing and agent and/or editor for
your novel. Stop by to get Ms. Flander’s twisted take on it.
In Making a Scene,
Brandilyn Collins, our
expert suspense writer, talks further about writing effective
prologues. This month’s column is part two, and covering the same
subject matter. 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, Geriatric
Sports Epic. One can only imagine what humorous slant she’ll
provide readers involving this event.
This month Nora St.
Laurent, our Book Clubs columnist, talks
about what makes for a good book club member. See if you meet the
The newly elected ACFW Publicity
Officer, Angie Breidenbach, will introduce herself
and the new board for 2009-2010 in ACFW Happenings
in a column called “They’re Doing What?” To learn more about the ACFW
Operating board, you’ll need to check this column out.
Gotta Get It?
columnist and ACFW Agent of the year for 2008, Kelly Mortimer,
brings up another buzz word - plot. What is it and how do you know if
yours works? Find out what Kelly has to say about it.
What’s going on in the world of
Christian fiction? Heard It Through Hartline
columnist Diana Flegal shares the latest news about
the publishing industry.
Meredith Efken is on a deadline
so she has another guest columnist for February. Susan
Meissner discusses fiction foibles and necessary fix-its, and
does so from a Fiction Fix-It editor’s point of
introduces another perspective on how Christian fiction has changed
lives. The Life-Transforming Fiction column
spotlights Karen Kingsbury’s life-changing fiction.
Our Write Real
columnist, Mary DeMuth, shares a column titled, Why
I Write. 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, Finding Oneness.
Next month in Big
Screen to Your Scene, Susan May Warren
analyzes the movie Fool’s Gold. She shares her
unique insights in this column, so don’t miss it.
by DJ Mansker features more insane dialogue called The
Overburdened Book Reviewer. Does that behavior sound
familiar? Read it and see.
Our illustrious Dr. Jim
continues sharing his wisdom by introducing, The Confessions
of a Book Addict. Dr. Jim is always asked the hard questions.
Stop by and see what his readers ask this month.
shares another gem with her readers in Rachel's Rubies.
February’s gemstone is Amethesis. Her topic that relates to the stone
is amazing. Check it out.
Our Quantum Marketing
columnist is Jim Rubart. He’s got a lot to say
about how to sell. In this economy you need to know this information to
stay afloat whether you are a novelist, an agent, or even a book store,
so come back often and take notes.
Last, I am thrilled to announce
our new Young Adult column, which will be hosted by
Jill Williamson, a
newly published fantasy YA author who understands youth because she
works in youth ministry. I’m thrilled that she is able to connect our
magazine readers with the desires of youth when it comes to fiction.
Check out her debut column in the February issue.
Our February guest columnists
should delight you as well:
Camy Tang is
our Multicultural Fiction columnist for February.
She has great info and experience to share with her readers. Make sure
to stop by and see what she has to say.
Lawyer and college instructor Cara
Putman works a lot, but still finds time to write. Read about
how she manages to do both while raising a family in Author
Chris Well is
the featured mystery author in Genre Happenings. He
talks about writing cozy mysteries, what they are and aren’t, and about
why he writes in that genre. Check it out.
In For Writers Only,
Deb Raney shares her
thoughts on how to write a romantic story without tossing in a ton of
kissing scenes. She is one of the best “sweet” romance writers in the
CBA market today, so she’s doing great at writing what many readers
want. You can learn a lot from the pros, so stop by and enjoy her
features Sci Fi and Spec fiction novel reviews and spotlights reviewer Margaret
Chind (also known as MJ and CherryblossomMJ).
Betsy St. Amant
is our featured POD and Self Publishing columnist
and POD success story. Stop by to find out more about Betsy, her
experiences as an author, and her fabulous books.
CFOM’s column Book
Videos features more exciting book video trailers and
information to help people who are considering this method of
marketing. Our featured columnist is George Bryan Polivka.
He talks about why he’s using book video trailers and how his was
created. Stop by and read the story behind his video.
features White Rose Press.
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
of Wordserve Literary Agency is the featured agent in the Agent
Column for January. Find out what he has to say about
Wordserve and working as a literary agent in February’s issue.
This February Dave
Bartlett of Harvest House publishers is the columnist for Publicity:
Everyone Needs It. What are in-house publicists are doing to
entice people to read more Christian fiction? Read his column to find
a Canadian author from Alberta, is our featured Fiction
International 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 she stumbles into along the way.
Our CFBA Blog Tour
blog winner for January is unveiled in February’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 February is Tom Pawlik.
He has penned some pretty thrilling stuff. Want to know where he gets
the inspiration to write exciting 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
romance by author Molly Noble Bull called Time
for Love. It’s sure to warm your heart. The second short
story is one penned by Lisa Buffaloe titled The
Visitor. Both of these shorts are sure to make you smile.
That’s it for February, but keep
coming back. It’s a great experience, don’t you think?
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