Coming up next month Christian
Fiction Online Magazine offers a smorgasbord of
columnists and topics. I’ll present our vision for CFOM.
Here is a brief introduction to the topics in the August issue.
The Editor’s Spotlight
is on Stephanie
Grace Whitson She talks about her writing career's beginning.
Our cover author/model
for the August issue is both talented and beautiful. Denise
Hunter has great things to share with us. Don’t miss this Author
The Flip Side
column, by Thomas Smith, reveals how to become a “One Trick Pony.”
Sara Mills discusses book
matchmaking in Fiction Ramblings.
Randy Ingermanson AKA Randy
Rooney presents a snarky perspective on the manly guy and
Our oh-so-wise and not-so-humble
fiction etiquette specialist, Jan Flanders, answers
reader’s question about approaching editors and agents at writers’
Making a Scene,
Brandilyn Collins, our expert suspense writer, delves into the topic of
The Real Life is
Stranger columnist, Trish Perry, has a delightful
tale for you called “A Little Too Cozy Mystery.” (Don’t you just love
Stacy Oliver adds a bit of
encouragement in her Book Clubs column. She writes
about how to be a discussion leader in Who Me?
Cara Putnam, the ACFW Publicity
Officer, announces in ACFW Happenings the
finalists for the Genesis contests. She also shares a bit more about
the upcoming ACFW conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota!
Kelly Mortimer raves like only
Kelly can do about this thing called high concept. But just because it
sounds cool, does that mean you Gotta Get It???
What’s going on in the world of
fiction? Heard It Through Hartline columnist,
Tamela Hancock Murray, shares her wit and wisdom. Check it out.
And for a fun topic that is sure
to delight, Kristin Billerbecks talks about “No Sex in the City.” A
reader asks in Ask Ashley… Ashley, is it just me? I
understand what's so liberating about women blatantly sleeping around.
Why do women across America love this show/movie?
Meredith Efken continues to
highlight the Christian in Christian fiction from a
editor’s point of view.
David Meigs shares about Life-Changing
Fiction. He has exciting examples of how Christian
fiction has been used to touch lives.
Our Write Real
columnist, Mary DeMuth, shares insight into how to make heroines and
villains come alive on the page.
Nancy Moser delights writers
with a humorous Devotional called The
Wails of Summer. Every parent who understands the need for
patience will get a chuckle out of the lesson Nancy has to share.
The Big Screen/Your
Scene column by Susan May Warren delves in to the movie
Jumper and discusses
how rules are crucial in your storyworld.
DJ Mansker’s column Confession
Corner features more insane dialog between a
booth and it’s confessor…who happens to be a rag reader and is not
proud of it.
Our illustrious Dr. Jim
elaborates on the “Six A’s” in addiction. Don’t ask. It’s too hard to
explain. But Dr. Jim boggles the mind with his impressive advice,
so stop by.
Our guest columnists are
fabulous in August as well:
Fiction we have LaShaunda Hoffman, aka Miss Sormag.
Brandt Dodson shares about his
split personality in Author by Night. Yes, he is
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. You won’t want to miss this column.
Nancy Moser shares in Genre
Happenings how to write in multiple genres and
still make a name and brand for yourself. It can be done.
In the For Writers Only
Column, Erin Brown (our illustrious technical editor) discusses the
purpose driven author and explores why we do what we do.
features top-notch book reviews in the mystery/suspense category and
will spotlight renowned book reviewer Tim Frankovich.
Whang-Schutter encourages readers in her column about POD
as she shares about how her first story became a Hollywood feature film.
Our Teen Column
for August is written by Hannah Dodd. She has a special surprise up her
features Bethany House Publishers. They share all kinds of
helpful tidbits about their company and the market today.
Corner spotlights Rachelle Gardner of Wordserve Literary.
Check out what Rachelle has to say about the agent biz.
Needs It features Tyndale House. One
of their in-house publicists shares how they get the word out
about great fiction.
Cathy West of Bermuda is our
featured Fiction International columnist. She
delves into the nuances that come into play when an overseas author
sells fiction to an essentially American market.
Marketing Genius expert is Christy Barritt. She
talks about book promotion and how she put on a dinner theater
to introduce her latest book to the reading world.
Our CFBA Blog
Tour blog is unveiled. In order to select the
winner each month, CFBA bog tour reviews were
compared, and the best blog review in July is featured in the
August issue. Some fabulous reviews posted in June competed for a
this issue, so it is never an easy
And last, but not least, our Short
Stories column presents Dugan's Deed by
Peggy Blahn Phifer,
and A Stinky Switcheroo by Christa Banister. Love
these titles? Curious about the stories? Then check them out. You'll be
glad you did.
That’s it for August. Plenty of
tasty info to satisfy your appetites, don’t you think?