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. These are the latest developments on CFOM.

Introducing April’s issue:

The “Editor’s 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.

Randy Ingermanson 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 column.

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.

Meredith Efken 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.

David Meigs 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.

Nancy Moser provides more spiritual encouragement in her Devotional column in a look at Easter article titled Emotionally Speaking.

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.

Confession Corner 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.

Rachel Hauck 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 Lough’s 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, Linda Rondeau 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.

Reviewer’s Corner for April features mystery/suspense titles and spotlights award winning author and book reviewer Cara Putman.

Pamela Thibodeaux 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.

CFOM’s column 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.

Publisher’s Corner features Jeff Gerke from Marcher Lord. He shares about their publishing house’s unique vision for publishing Christian fiction.

Wendy Lawton 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.

Eileen Astels 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.

That’s it for April’s issue. Be sure to keep coming back for more. It’s a great reading experience as well as an amazing resource for fiction lovers, don’t you think?

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