American Christian Fiction Writers
Angie Breidenbach

Angela Breidenbach is Mrs. Montana International 2009 working with Hope’s Promise Orphan Ministries, the Jadyn Fred Foundation, and drawing awareness to Fair Trade practices. Angela’s calling is as a purposeful life coach and educator. She’s also certified in mentor/peer counseling as a Stephen Minister and Assisting Minister. She serves as the American Christian Fiction Writer's Publicity Officer and is a multi-award winning inspirational author and speaker. Not only did she walk the hard line of deciding to donate her mom's brain, but she is also on the brain donation list at the Brain Bank-Harvard McLean Hospital. She is married, has a combined family of six grown children, one grandson. Purposeful Living Educator & Coach. Personal growth = Powerful living! You can interact or learn more about Angela Breidenbach at these sites: on Wednesdays each week.

Introducing Fiction Finder

Fiction Finder

Do you know that there’s a new way to find the books, authors, genres you love, and even the social issues explored in novels?

Exciting news!

American Christian Fiction Writers has created the most unique and amazing tool for readers, bookstores, publishers, authors, libraries . . . anyone. It’s found at and will introduce you to authors and books in quick, easy links. Find the authors you love and compare their style of writing to other authors in the same genre or style. You can even find the level of content including romance, sexuality, horror, etc. at ACFW’s!

Sign up for your free account as a reader, author, publisher, or publicist. Upload your traditionally published work, or search for the book you want to read next.

What about book reviews? Fictionfinder has that too! Read them or write them. We love your input. A tip to writers: is a great place to look for similar/competitive books for your proposals too—everything you need to discover how a book is alike or different from yours for the marketing portion of your proposal.

More exciting news!

ACFW is sending three of our officers (publicity officer, president, and vice president) to ICRS (International Christian Retail Show) June 27–30, 2010 in St. Louis, MO. Our job is to promote to booksellers, publishers, and industry professionals. If you’re in St. Louis, please come to the Americas Center and visit our booth or attend the workshop on starting book clubs and how best to use the tools in

Are you a scheduled author at ICRS? If so, please contact me for more information on the ACFW booth, to donate a book to the prize drawings, and to share your book-signing schedule. I’ll compile the information to share with those attending ICRS. We’re thrilled to give away a book bag full of prizes each day of the ICRS event but cannot ship everything. Please bring your book(s) to the ACFW booth on Sunday, June 27 to be included in the special daily drawings for attendees. Between ACFW, fictionfinder, the workshop, and the book bag drawings, we hope to raise awareness of the tools available to writers, readers, booksellers, distributors, publicists, and publishers. We plan to revolutionize the industry with the excellent opportunity that provides.

If St. Louis isn’t in your travel plans, please visit and play for a bit. Enjoy finding the next book you want to read and reading about your favorite authors. Be sure to e-mail me if your favorite Christian fiction authors haven’t uploaded their info yet so I can pester them for you. We want to provide the best experience for all who trust ACFW to be the voice of Christian fiction. You can reach me at

Reminder to put excitement into your life!

Remember the Life and Faith Tour has at least ten ACFW authors per tour stop this summer, beginning June 19 in Richmond, Virginia. More information is available at for tickets and all day festival fun. Meet ACFW authors for a book signing, hear them speak at the Author’s Tent, and enjoy connecting in a family atmosphere full of music, entertainment, and joy. You can see which authors will be at each city by clicking on Authors from the Life and Faith Tour home page. The three cities this year are Richmond, Virginia; Rockingham, North Carolina; and Atlanta, Georgia. All three cities have major speedways. The main stage and concert event will be in the huge speedway arenas. If you have questions about ACFW, I’ll be at the first two tour stops.

When you buy those tickets for the twelve-hour Christian family festival, please remember to specify ACFW Scholarship Fund as your charity of choice. Why? Each ticket sold to the Life and Faith Tour benefits a charity with $10—and you get to pick who benefits from yours!

ACFW Scholarship Fund helps authors get an education and the industry opportunities they otherwise could not afford. Each scholarship applicant submits an essay and goes through a three-level process to win. We hope you’ll value great fiction for generations to come by supporting this unique gift to the scholarship fund.

One last request as we go into this busy season: Would you consider sharing both ICRS and Life and Faith Tour information on your social networks? When we pull together, we reach more people. Would you help ACFW communicate this powerful information to the people in your circle of influence? Remember, there’s one major announcement coming out at ICRS.

Always looking for ways to promote ACFW and our authors.