American Christian Fiction Writers
Angie Breidenbach

Angela Breidenbach is the American Christian Fiction Writer's new Publicity Officer and a multi-award winning inspirational author, speaker, and business owner. Angela is a Stephen Minister certified in mentor/peer counseling and Assisting Minister at her church. Angela is Mrs. Missoula America 2008 in support of her goal to promote the study of schizophrenia through awareness of brain donation. 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 and lives in Montana.

What Makes ACFW Membership So Special?

Main Loop: Easy to use and communicate about all writing-related topics, you can glean and share amazing tidbits via email. This loop is an education itself.
Prayer Loop: Many members enjoy supporting one another through prayer.
Discount Conference Fees: Important to you this month because it’s time to register for the ACFW Conference.
Afictionado: ACFW’s very own ezine, published monthly.
Author Lists: Alphabetical author listing in our new READERS section.
Genre Page: A new area featuring ACFW authors by genre, also in our new READERS section.
Social Issues Page: Are you looking for books by topic? You’ll find them in the READERS section.
Author Interviews and Featured Author: Each month we post author interviews on the public side of the site.
Free Online Writing Courses: Our members can sign up for monthly courses offered ten months each year.
Camaraderie: The feeling that you have just come home and are warmly accepted by people who “get” you.
New Releases: Have an upcoming release? Submit the information to the ACFW and we will help promote it for you.
Book Club: Apply to have your book considered by the ACFW Book Club
Book Reviews: If you are a reviewer or author, submit a review of the ACFW member’s book to be posted on the Web site.
Author Contests: Do you host a contest on your site? Fill out the form and we will tell the public about your contest.
Genesis Contest: Although this year’s contest is already in the judging phase, unpublished member authors have time to prepare an unpublished novel for the 2010 contest! Watch for the finalists to be announced later this summer.
Book of the Year (BOTY)Contest: Although this year’s contest for published authors is now in the judging phase, published member authors may prepare for the 2010 contest. Watch for the finalists to be announced later this summer.
The Forums: Get detailed questions answered and visit past posts as well as enjoy genre-specific threads (conversations on one topic).

The Genesis Contest is a growing success in the Christian Fiction arena with entries up 43 percent from 2008! Over the years, several finalists have gone on to get contracts for adult or young adult Christian fiction (although we do not claim the Genesis is directly responsible for their success):

Robin Caroll
Kaye Dacus
Georgiana Daniels
Janet Dean
Marcia Gruver
Mona Hodgson
Annette Irby
Myra Johnson
Erin Keeley Marshall
Cynthia Ruchti
Jim Rubart
Glynna Sirpless
Jill Eileen Smith
Carla Stewart
Stuart Stockton
Jennifer Hudson Taylor
Erica Vetsch
Cheryl Wyatt

Have I mentioned there’s more? It may be one item that intrigues you, but membership offers invaluable opportunity. Read through the authors, visit the conference pages, and see if ACFW is a good fit for your writing journey. I’d like to invite you to visit and see for yourself the possibilities. And welcome.

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