up next month, Christian Fiction Online Magazine
offers more talented columnists and interesting topics.
Introducing June’s issue:
My “Editor’s Spotlight”
is on author Mary Connealy. I first met Mary at an
ACFW conference where we were both volunteering. She has a hilarious
sense of humor. I’ve read and enjoyed her humorous first book, Petticoat
Ranch, So make sure to get to know her better by reading this
next month’s spotlight.
In the “Publisher’s
Choice” column, Bonnie introduces Mike Dellosso,
author of Scream! He has quite a testimony. Check
Our Cover Author
-interviewee for the June issue is a great guy and fabulous
award-winning author, Dale Cramer. I’m sure you
will love what he has to say.
columnist Michelle Levigne talks about popular
fiction in “Fiction Rants.” Her June column is
titled Seven is NOT Heaven and references the story
that eventually became a television series. Stop by and read her take
aka “Randy Rooney,” writes a column titled All
A-Twitter. In this column, Sam the plumber offers unsolicited
marketing advice to his favorite client, Randy Rooney. This column is
definitely a favorite.
Our not-so-humble fiction
etiquette specialist, “Jan Flanders,” talks
about overusing characters’ names in dialogue and how reading it gets
her old-fashioned Southern bloomers in a twist. Stop by and read Ms.
Flanders’s twisted take on things.
In “Making a Scene,”
continues her lesson on Symbolism in Fiction. Stop
by and take notes.
“Real Life is
Stranger” columnist, Trish Perry, pens
a column based on another true-life story taken straight from the news.
This one is titled To Catch a Thief… A Really Weird Thief.
Trish relays this true tale by putting a unique fiction twist on it
that is sure to make you laugh.
This month Nora St.
Laurent, our “Book Clubs” columnist,
shares advice on how to find a good location for your book club. If
you’re thinking about starting a club, you’ll want to check out this
ACFW Publicity Officer, Angie
Breidenbach, writes about the blog tour for the upcoming
American Christian Fiction Writers conference in Denver this year. Find
out the details in the “ACFW Happenings” column.
“Gotta Get It?”
columnist, Kelly Mortimer, talks about head hopping
in the June issue. I nearly choked I laughed so hard reading this
column. 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 point of view.
What’s going on in the world of
Christian fiction? “Heard It Through Hartline”
columnist Diana Flegal 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 The Art of Editing in
Multi-published author Loree
Lough, has her own advice column titled, “Loree’s
Lough Down.” Her next article asks Is
Co-Authoring Co-rayzee? Isn’t that a great title? Well, the
column is even better!
Youth Pastor David
Meigs, whose home was destroyed by fire right before the
holidays, continues to share his heart regarding his experience in a
column titled Blessings from Ashes in the
“Life-Transforming Fiction” column.
Our “Write Real”
columnist, Mary DeMuth, offers impressive advice in
her article titled The Elephant in the Publishing Business.
In this column she gives tips on keeping boundaries with the opposite
sex. If you’re thinking about writing a book, this is a good time to
stop by and heed her advice.
more spiritual encouragement in her June “Devotional”
column titled The He-First Diet. Everything she
writes for CFOM is inspirational, and this one is
Next month “Box
Office or Book Store” columnist, Sarah Salter,
critiques Bella a novelization of the movie, which
was written by Lisa Samson. 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 called Techno Torment.
What is that wacky booth up to now? Read it and see.
shares another gem with her readers in “Rachel’s Rubies” .
June’s gemstone is actually not a jewel, it’s Mother of Pearl.
I love how she always relates her topic to reading fiction. And her
insight is amazing. Check it out.
Marketing” columnist and expert marketing guru,
Jim Rubart, discusses Using the Power of Sound
in the June issue. As usual, his insight is AMAZING.
YA columnist Jill
Williamson in “All About YA,” writes
thought-provoking subjects that are getting a lot of attention. This
next month her article discusses upcoming summer releases in the CBA.
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.” June’s column spotlights Wrapped
in Rain by Charles Martin.
Last, our newest columnist
CJ Powers teaches the craft of screenwriting in his column
entitled “Screenwriting 101” , using specific
tips and techniques. His next installment is titled The Beat
Sheet where he outlines the milestones a story needs to hit
within the most successful story structure. When missed, they can kill
a film. Read his column to find out why.
June guest columnists should delight you as well:
Linda Leigh Hargrove
is our “Multicultural Fiction” columnist for
June. Make sure to stop by and see what she has to say about the
is a medical transcriptionist 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 Young Adult fiction author for the “Genre
Happenings” column. She talks about young adult fiction
from the perspective of a newly published Young Adult author who also
happens to be a young adult.
In “For Writers
Only,” Gina Conroy talks about how she
started a unique ministry for writers called Writer…Interrupted. You
can learn a lot from the pros, so stop by and glean wisdom from her
for June features the lits and spotlights amazing book reviewer
Amy Riley of the My Friend Amy blog. She is one of my
favorite bloggers. Read this column and you’ll see why.
is our featured “POD/Self-Publishing” columnist
for the June issue. He talks about his experience as a new author for
Publish America. Stop by to find out more about David, his experiences
as an author, and his book.
features columnist is Deb Raney, who will talk
about her Yesterday’s Embers book video.
introduces NavPress’s editor Rebekah Guzman. She
shares about NavPress’s current vision for publishing Christian
of Books & Such Literary Agency is the featured agent for
June’s “Agent Corner.” Come meet Rachel and find
out more about her work as an agent.
This June, CJ
Darlington of Title Trakk is the publicity columnist for
“Publicity: Everyone Needs It.” Want to know how this
talented woman started her publicity website and biz to help authors
promote their titles? Read this column and find out.
of Australia 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 May is unveiled in June’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 June is Susan Page Davis.
She is, the author of numerous suspense titles and has written some
thrilling stories. If you want to know where she gets her inspiration
to write such suspenseful and compelling stories, you’ll want to read
Last, our “Short
Stories” column features two different tales. The first is
titled Healing on a Park Bench by Dawn
Kinzer. Following that short story is one written by
Jennifer Anne Messing titled Not by Chance.
Both of these shorts are engaging and sure to make you smile.
That’s it for June’s issue. Be
sure to keep coming back for more.
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