Coming up next month Christian
Fiction Online Magazine offers more talented columnists and
interesting topics. These are the latest developments on CFOM.
Introducing April’s issue:
Spotlight” is on author Kendra Norman-Bellamy.
She shares her testimony about how she began writing Christian fiction.
Kendra is an amazing lady whom I am proud to know.
In the “Publisher’s
Choice” column for April, Bonnie
introduces Linda Attaway, who will provide a report
on the Christian Book Expo. Check it out!
Our cover author/model for the
April issue is a tender-hearted, beautiful woman named Robin
Lee Hatcher. She is not only a fabulous author, but also a
sweet person whom I have had the pleasure to know over the past four
years. I’m sure you will love what she has to say.
CFOM’s surprisingly snarky new
columnist Michelle Levigne rants about popular
fiction in Fiction Rants. Make sure to stop by and
be prepared to emit a belly laugh.
aka “Randy Rooney” writes a column titled
An Agent of Change. In this April column Sam the plumber
becomes an agent. It’s sure to be a scream, as all of Randy’s Sam the
plumber tales are ROFLOL funny! This column is definitely a favorite.
The stats don’t lie. So check it out.
Our not-so-humble fiction
etiquette specialist, “Jan Flanders” shares
pearls of wacky Southern wisdom regarding how to approach an author if
you’re a huge fan. Stop by to get Ms. Flander’s twisted take on how to
address this situation properly.
In “Making a Scene”
Brandilyn Collins, our
expert suspense writer, talks about the Voice of Your
Characters. You will learn a lot from Brandilyn’s column
because she is one of the most talented authors in the CBA. So stop by
and take notes.
“Real Life Is
Stranger” columnist, Trish Perry, pens
a hilarious column based on another true-life event titled A
Title Only an Author Could Love, and she talks about how
important titles are for setting the tone of books.
This month Nora St.
Laurent, our “Book Clubs” columnist,
talks about how to acquire door prizes for your book club. If you’re
thinking about starting a club, you’ll want to check this column out.
ACFW Publicity Officer, Angie
Breidenbach, talks about the latest goings on in the American
Christian Fiction Writers organization in the ACFW Happenings
Gotta Get It?
columnist, Kelly Mortimer, talks about the Amish
Fiction trend and how it has become its own genre. Want a good laugh?
Then stop by and find out what Kelly has to say about this.
What’s going on in the world of
Christian fiction? Heard It Through Hartline
columnist Tamela Hancock Murray shares the latest
news in the publishing industry.
has retired her Fiction Fix-It column due to her
many other commitments. Her replacement will be editor Adele
Annesi and the column will be re-titled Word for
Words, and her first article is titled, A Cricket
in Her Hair.
has still not returned after dealing with a horrific fire that
destroyed his home
right before the holidays. Rel Mollet of
RelzReviewz will be filling in. She loves to read Life-Transforming
Fiction and she is also an avid reader of CFOM. David will
return to his column in May.
Our Write Real
columnist, Mary DeMuth, gives more great advice in
her article titled Ten Ways to Get Started in Writing. If you’re
thinking about writing a book, now is a good time to stop by and check
out this column.
provides more spiritual encouragement in her
Devotional column in a look at Easter article titled Emotionally
Next month Big Screen
to Your Scene columnist, Susan May Warren,
officially retires her column. In its place will be a column titled Box
Office or Book Store? The focus of the column is on which is better,
the book or the movie? Sarah Salter will analyze books and movies and
share her thoughts every month. So give her a welcome by stopping by
and letting us know what you think of her take on things.
by DJ Mansker is back and features more insane
dialogue. This next installment is called The Confession
Corner Faces Techno Temptation. What is that wacky booth up
to now? Read it and see.
Our illustrious Dr.
Jim columnist, James Robinson, continues
to share his psychologically tainted writer’s wisdom. It’s weird how
Dr. Jim is always asked the hardest questions. Stop by and see what his
readers ask this month.
shares another gem with her readers in Rachel’s Rubies.
April’s gemstone is Ametrine. I’ve never even heard of it, but how she
relates the gem to her topic is, as usual, amazing. Check it out.
Our Quantum Marketing
columnist, the expert marketing guru Jim Rubart, is
amazing don’t you think? He’s got a lot to say about how to sell your
verbal wares. This month the focus is Marketing Yourself at
Conferences. If you plan on going to one in the next year, I
recommend that you stop by and take notes.
Our YA column titled
All About YA is also totally awesome, don’t you agree? This
next month Jill Williamson’s article is a
surprising topic called Quests, Spells, and Vampires. What's
so cool about fantasy books? Come check it out.
April’s issue introduces another
new column that will delight authors in particular. Why? Well, because
their book might be spotlighted. What do I mean? Talented screenplay
writer Caroline Friday will be reading various CBA
titles and writing a monthly column about why the title chosen should
be “Made for Movies. The debut column spotlights
the book No Place for a Lady by Maggie Brendan.
Stop by and check out another
new column, Loree
lowdown on fiction. Next month’s column is titled
Professional Envy. Isn’t that a great name? Well, the column
is even better!
Our April guest columnists
should delight you as well:
Rhonda McKnight Nain,
author and Urban Christian Fiction Today blogger, is our
Multicultural Fiction columnist for April. Make sure to stop
by and see what she has to say.
Receptionist, wife, and mother, Betsy
St. Amant works a lot, but somehow she still finds time to
write. Discover how she manages to do both in Author by Night.
Kacy Barnett Gramckow
is the featured Biblical fiction author for the Genre
Happenings column. She talks about her love for Biblical
fiction and why she enjoys writing in that genre.
In For Writers Only,
shares her expertise in her column about Her Writers Journey
which is geared for authors. You can learn a lot
from the pros, so stop by and glean wisdom from her column.
for April features mystery/suspense titles and spotlights award winning
author and book reviewer Cara Putman.
is our featured POD/Self-publishing columnist and
White Rose author for the April issue. Stop by to find out more about
Pam, her experiences as an author, and her books published by The Wild
Rose Press, White Rose line.
titled Book Videos features more exciting book
video trailers. Our featured columnist is mystery/suspense author Jill
Elizabeth Nelson. She talks about her book video trailers and
how they were created.
features Jeff Gerke from Marcher Lord. He
shares about their publishing house’s unique vision for publishing
of Books ’n’ Such Literary Agency is the featured agent in April’s
Agent Corner. Come and see what she has to say about agenting
and Christian fiction.
This April, Kathy
Carlton Willis is the publicity columnist for
Publicity: Everyone Needs It. Want to know what out-sourced
publicists are doing to entice people to read more Christian fiction?
Read this column to find out.
of Ontario, Canada is our featured Fiction International
columnist. She has had to deal with multiple barriers selling to an
American market. Read about how she deals with those challenges.
Our CFBA Blog Tour
blog winner for March is unveiled in April’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 April is Brandt Dodson,
the author of Daniel’s Den. Brandt has penned some
pretty thrilling novels. If you want to know where he gets the
inspiration to write exciting stories, you’ll want to read this column.
Last, our Short
Stories column features two different, yet amazing tales. The
first is title Consequences by Zoe
McCarthy. It’s sure to grab your interest. Following that
short story is one penned by Heartsong novelist, Debra Ullrick
which is titled My Pleasure, Ma’am. Both of these
shorts are sure to make you smile.
it for April’s issue. Be sure to keep coming back for more. It’s a
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