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
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.
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.
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
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,
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
July guest columnists should delight you as well:
Tate is our Multicultural Fiction columnist for
July. Make sure to stop by and see what she has to say about the
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.
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.
for July features Young Adult titles and spotlights amazing book
reviewer Darcie Gudger who writes reviews for Title
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
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
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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