American Christian Fiction Writers
Angie Breidenbach

Angela Breidenbach is Mrs. Montana International 2009, a multi-award winning inspirational speaker and the author of the Gems of Wisdom: For a Treasure-filled Life and the Gems of Wisdom Companion Guide, the Creative Cooking Series including the new release of Creative Cooking for Simple Elegance from Westbow Press. Other works by Angela include compilation books and devotionals from Guidepost, Group, and articles in magazines, ezines, and newspapers. She connects missions to her work with Hope’s Promise Orphan Ministries and the Jadyn Fred Foundation. Angela serves as an assisting minister for her congregation in Missoula, MT. She served as the American Christian Fiction Writer's past Publicity Officer. You can interact or learn more about Angela Breidenbach at these sites: on Wednesdays each week.

Who Are They, Anyway?
Meet the New ACFW Officers

Fiction Finder

American Christian Fiction Writers has two boards that work together to run the organization. The advisory board has five members whose positions are long-term (for a lifetime, or until they choose to leave the position) to protect the intention of the corporation. The operating board has eight members, each with a rotating two-year term. Half of those positions come up for vote each year so that there will always be veteran operating board members.

New officers are stepping into their positions on January 1. They will go through a month long training with the outgoing board members. Special thanks to those people willing to sacrifice time and energy in volunteerism to ACFW and its members.

Margaret DaleyOur new president is moving from the position of volunteer officer. Margaret Daley is an award-winning, multi-published author in the romance genre, and she is the volunteer officer for ACFW. While she has written for a number of secular publishers, Margaret felt compelled to follow her faith and passion to the Christian romance market and currently writes inspirational romance and romantic suspense books for Steeple Hill’s Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense series. She has authored sixty-four books to date and enjoys mentoring aspiring authors through ACFW. Until her retirement last year, Margaret taught special needs students. As an active member of the outreach committee at her church, Margaret is involved in several community projects. For more information, please visit

Dr. Richard Mabry retired from medicine after a distinguished career as a respectedDr. Richard Mabry clinician, teacher, writer, and researcher. He entered the field of nonmedical writing with the publication of his book The Tender Scar: Life after the Death of a Spouse, written after the death of his first wife. Richard is the author of the Prescription for Trouble medical thrillers series. The third novel in that series, Diagnosis Death, will be published in the spring of 2011. In addition to his “medical suspense with heart,” Richard’s short pieces have appeared The Upper Room, In Touch, and Christian Communicator. He is honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve over 2000 writers of Christian fiction as vice president of the American Christian Fiction Writers. Visit his website at

Eileen KeyOur new membership officer, Eileen Key, taught middle school for thirty years and survived. She is now a freelance writer and editor. She’s published a cozy mystery, Dog Gone, and a novella, Door County Christmas, with Barbour publishing. Her next mystery, Forget-Me-Not, Avalon, releases in 2011. A lifelong reader, Eileen has owned a library card from eight different cities. Eileen is an active member of Grace Community Church. Keeping up with her three grown children and their families is her delight. Visit her website at

Appointed to replace Margaret Daley as volunteer officer, Kim Vogel Sawyer is a formerKim Vogel Sawyer elementary school teacher who loves C words, like children, cats, and chocolate. Kim has become one of the most beloved authors writing for the inspirational market today. Drawn to her gentle stories and connecting with the spiritual truths in them, readers continue to fall in love with Kim’s novels. Kim and her husband are empty-nesters who make their home on the beautiful plains of central Kansas, the setting for many of her books.Vist her website at

Kristin BillerbeckOur new publicity officer has previously served on ACFW’s advisory board. Kristin Billerbeck is a best-selling, Carol Award–winning author of over thirty novels, novellas, and one nonfiction title. Credited with helping to bring Chick Lit to the CBA, she appeared on the Today Show to discuss the new genre and was written up in the New York Times, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, World Magazine and USA Today. Kristin’s novel What a Girl Wants sold over 100,000 copies and is currently being shopped as a movie. Many of her novels have been translated into several languages. She holds a degree in advertising from San Jose State University and is a proud fourth-generation Californian. She lives in the Silicon Valley with her family. Please visit Kristin’s website for more information:

Caring for the members and the ACFW organization isn’t a simple task. We appreciate the dedication and willing spirits of those who give their time in this endeavor.

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It’s been my great joy to serve on the operating board, and I look forward to the work this new board will perform.

Angela Breidenbach