Bethany House

Randy Rooney

Congratulations! I Hate You

I was sitting on my back porch, glumly watching Sam the Plumber fix the pipe that had broken when Somebody Who Shall Go Nameless pulled too hard on the hose while watering the weeds.

Randy Ingermanson

After about ten minutes of work, Sam stood up. “We’ll just let that set a few minutes.”

He packed his tools and wrote me up a bill. As he handed it to me, he looked hard at my face. “Hey! Why the long face? That was the cheapest job I ever did for you.”

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Finding the Right Book for Your Book Club

Nora St.Laurent

If you are looking for an answer that fits every situation, it’s not available. There are as many ways to find the right book as there are books to read. The task can seem overwhelming. I felt that way when I began my book club. How was I going to get the right book? I have several really good sources for you to check out. You can find the one that best fits your club’s needs.

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Agent Column

Diabolically Diligent, Maniacally Moral

Kelly Mortimer

Kelly Mortimer here. I’m gonna use my “Agent Column” spot to write about the ACFW conference held in Minnesota last month.

What a deal. Dudes, that conference was phat! I didn’t have a moment of peace. Well, maybe a moment, but not a minute. Loved every bit of the attention. By now y’all know I ain’t shy.

When the entire faculty lined up to tromp across the stage so Pammer could introduce us, I noted the illustrious array...

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Fiction Fixit Shop

Emotional Range of a Teaspoon?

Meredith Efken

Maybe you’ve had this experience—you are reading a novel that is well written, the characters are great, and the plot is fantastic. But you couldn’t care less about any of it. What went wrong? Chances are, the author failed to connect with your emotions. It’s one of my biggest gripes about a lot of fiction.

Fiction is supposed to give you a powerful emotional experience, right? I mean, that’s

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ECPA Bestseller Lists

Notice it says plural lists! That's right...we have ALL of the ECPA lists now, including their Archives. Check out the latest in hot reading across all Christian spectrums.

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POD And Self-Publishing

Staci Stallings

Be True To You

You’ve heard the horror stories of being self/POD-pubbed. “You’re not a real author.” “Self-pubs just couldn’t wait for God’s timing in their lives.” “Those who self-pub don’t have the discipline to do it the right way.” “Their books are sub-par. They are sub-par.”

Don’t worry. You don’t have to tell me. I’ve heard them all before and many more. That’s okay because I’m not in this to impress anybody. I learned a long time ago that trying to impress others...

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