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. 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 burnout.

Our Cover 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.

John Perrodin rants about popular fiction in Fiction Rants. Make sure to stop by and read what he has to say.

Randy Ingermanson 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 criteria.

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 view.

David Meigs 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.

Nancy Moser 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.

Confession Corner 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.

Rachel Hauck 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 by Night.

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 column.

Reviewer’s Corner 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.

Publisher’s Corner 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 house here.

Greg Johnson 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 out.

Marcia Laycock, 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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