The Deliverer
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.

Introducing July’s issue:

My Editor’s Spotlight is on author Melanie Dobson. Melanie and I were roommates at the ACFW conference in Dallas, Texas in 2006, and we bonded over chocolate and books. She has a soft-spoken personality and an incredible talent for crafting believable stories. In fact, she’s such an amazing author that I’ve read all of her books to date and have loved them every one of them. Find out more about Melanie by reading my editor’s spotlight.

In the Publisher’s Choice column, Bonnie introduces Marlene Bagnull again, but this time her focus is on the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference. Check it out!

Our Cover Author-interviewee for the July issue is the beautiful and talented NY Times best-selling author, Karen Kingsbury. I’m sure you will enjoy reading what she has to say about her love for Christian fiction and her fulfilling life as an author.

CFOM’s snarky columnist Michelle Levigne talks about more popular fiction in Fiction Rants. Her July column is titled Inkheart and refers to the book that became a popular movie on the big screen. Michelle finds interesting angles to poke fun at, so stop by and enjoy reading her take on it.

Randy Ingermanson, aka Randy Rooney, writes a column titled The Wife Coach. In this column, Sam the Plumber has gotten into business as a life coach, but he somehow misunderstood what it was all about.

Our not-at-all-humble fiction etiquette columnist, Jan Flanders, talks about the balance between showing and telling, and how reading things done incorrectly gets her old-fashioned Southern bloomers in a twist. Stop by and read Ms. Flanders’s bizarre take on things.

In Making a Scene, Brandilyn Collins continues her lesson titled Symbolism in Fiction, Part III. Stop by and take notes.

Real Life is Stranger columnist, Trish Perry, pens another true-life story taken straight from the news. This one is titled Sounds Like Love to Me…Or Does It? Trish relays this true tale by putting a unique fiction twist on things that is guaranteed to make you laugh.

This month Nora St. Laurent, our Book Clubs columnist, focuses her column on interviewing Kelly Klepfer who runs a blog called Scrambled Dregs. If you’re considering starting a bookclub, you’ll want to check out this column.

ACFW Publicity Officer, Angie Breidenbach, writes about the American Christian Fiction Writers conference in Denver this year and various events leading up to the annual conference. Find out the details in the ACFW Happenings column.

Gotta Get It!? columnist, Kelly Mortimer, talks about sub-plotting in the July issue. I love how Kelly makes me laugh at everything she writes. Her sense of humor is so unique. Stop by and find out what Kelly has to say about this annoying problem new authors often demonstrate when it comes to sub plotting.

What’s going on in the world of Christian fiction? Heard It Through Hartline columnist and agency head Joyce Hart shares the latest news in the publishing industry.

Editor Adele Annesi shares editorial wisdom in her column Word for Words. The title of her next article is Old Conductors Never Die—Editing in Motion.

Multi-published author Loree Lough, has her own advice column titled, Loree’s Lough Down. Her next article is titled Just Because You’re a Christian. Isn’t that title curious enough to attract your interest? Well, the column is even better!

Youth Pastor and columnist David Meigs, whose home was destroyed by fire right before the holidays, is back with a new column in Life-Transforming Fiction that explores an interesting question. It is titled Can Fiction Really Change Lives?

Our Write Real columnist, Mary DeMuth, offers impressive advice in her article titled Finding Your Sweet Spot as a Storyteller. In this column Mary gives tips on how to find your sweet spot. If you’re thinking about writing a book or are a bit lost in the midst of the one you are currently working on, this is a good time to stop by and heed her advice.

Nancy Moser provides more spiritual encouragement in her July Devotional column titled Trying to Earn It (answers to your prayers).” Everything she writes for CFOM is inspirational, and this one is no exception.

Next month Box Office or Book Store columnist, Sarah Salter, critiques The Note, a novel penned by Angela Hunt that was subsequently turned into a movie. The focus of the column is on which media is better, the book or the movie? Sarah Salter will analyze them both and share her thoughts.

Confession Corner by DJ Mansker is back and features more insane dialogue. This next installment is titled The Booth Gets Patriotic. What is that wacky booth up to now? Read and see.

Rachel Hauck shares another Rachel’s Rubies gem with her readers. July begins the series on social networking called Faces, Tweets, and Spaces. I love how she relates her topic to reading fiction. And her insight is amazing. Check it out.

Our Quantum Marketing columnist and expert marketing guru, Jim Rubart, discusses Advertiser, Marketing and PR differences in the July issue. As per usual, his insight blows my mind. It’ll blow yours, too, if you read it. Promise.

Our YA columnist Jill Williamson in All About YA, writes thought-provoking subjects that are getting a lot of attention. Her July column is titled, Reading Between the Lines; A Look at Juvenile Fiction.

Talented screenplay writer Caroline Friday is reviewing various CBA titles every month. Her column focuses on why the title chosen that month should be Made for Movies. July’s column spotlights Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.

Last, in Screenwriting 101 Writer/Director CJ Powers focuses on Translating Your Book to the Screen. In this column he shares how to translate a story from the literary world into the visual world. He gives simple steps in how to invert the B-storyline into a great action plot that drives the movie, while keeping the literary theme untouched and protected within the movie’s B-storyline.

Our July guest columnists should delight you as well:

Kimberly Cash Tate is our Multicultural Fiction columnist for July. Make sure to stop by and see what she has to say about the subject.

Pamela Thibodeaux is an insurance sales rep who works full time but somehow still finds time to write and meet her deadlines. Find out how she manages her schedule in Author by Night.

Denise Hunter is the featured Romance fiction author for the Genre Happenings column. She discusses romance from the perspective of a multi-published author who writes for Thomas Nelson and uses allegorical settings for several of her romantic titles.

In For Writers Only, Amy Hagburg talks about Getting Your Name Out. You can learn a lot from the pros, so stop by and glean some wisdom from her column.

Reviewer’s Corner for July features Young Adult titles and spotlights amazing book reviewer Darcie Gudger who writes reviews for Title Trakk.

Robin Shope is our featured POD/Self-Publishing columnist for the July issue. She talks about POD and her recent successes. So stop by to find out more about Robin, her experiences as an author, and her books.

CFOM’s column Book Videos featured columnist is Kathi Macias, who will talk about her various book videos and how she worked with the designer to get them made.

Publisher’s Corner introduces Strang Communication’s editor Debbie Marrie. She shares about Strang’s current vision for publishing Christian fiction and discusses their imprint, Realms Fiction.

C. Hope Flinchbaugh is the featured agent for July’s Agent Corner. Come meet Hope and find out more about her work as an agent.

This July, Campbell Public Relations is the publicity columnist for Publicity: Everyone Needs It. Want to know how this talented woman started her publicity business to help authors promote their titles? Read this column and find out.

Ruth Dell of South Africa is our featured Fiction International columnist. Like other international writers, she has had to deal with multiple barriers when selling to an American market. Read about how she meets those challenges.

Our CFBA Blog Tour blog winner for June is unveiled in July’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 July is Mike Dellosso. He is the author of several exciting suspense titles. If you want to know where he gets her inspiration to write such suspenseful and compelling stories, you’ll want to read this column.

Last, our Short Stories column features two different tales. The first is titled A Place for Connor by Tamara Hanson. Following that short story is one written by Kat Heckenbach titled Eyes on the Hilltop. Both of these shorts are engaging and sure to make you smile.

That’s it for July’s issue. Come back every month and check out our latest columns.

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