Coming up next month Christian
Fiction Online Magazine offers more talented
columnists and interesting topics. I’ll discuss the latest developments
Introducing November’s issue:
Spotlight” is on Bonnie Leon, a talented
historical novelist and fabulous encourager. I am proud to call her my
friend. Read as Bonnie shares how she started writing fiction “way back
We’re starting a brand new
column called Publisher’s Choice. This column is
random and covers whatever Bonnie wants. In November
we feature blogger Margaret Chind. So come read
about how she went from a mere reader to an amazing blogger and book
reviewer with clout in the fiction biz.
Our cover author/model for the
November issue is the amazing author, Siri Mitchell,
who happens to have one of most versatile and engaging voices in
Christian fiction. I read every book she writes and devour the pages.
You won’t want to miss this interview!
This month the “Flip
Side” column of what not to do, written by Thomas
Smith, is called “Thou Shalt Sell.” Check
it out and be prepared to chuckle. His humor is contagious.
rants in “Fiction Ramblings” and the content is
titled, “Writer as a Rolling Stone.” Curious? Then make sure to stop by
and read what she has to say.
aka “Randy Rooney” consults with his plumber and
more issues that concern him and his readers. November’s topic is on
jealousy and is titled, “Congratulations! I hate you!”
I know you are dying to read this one. It’s a hoot!
Once again our not-so-humble
fiction etiquette specialist, Jan Flanders, answers
a another troubled author’s dire question about the fluff issue in
inspirational fiction. Her column is about lightweight romances. Stop
by to get Ms. Flander’s take on it.
In “Making a Scene,”
Brandilyn Collins, our
expert suspense writer, presents part four of her story resolution
series. This column has been incredibly helpful for writers, don’t you
agree? Too bad it has to end. But December’s issue is guaranteed to
please. No worries.
“Real Life Is
Stranger” columnist, Trish Perry, pens
a humorous column based on another true life event. It’s titled,
“It Came (Very Swiftly) From Outer Space.” I know you all
can’t wait to see the spin she puts on this one.
Nora St. Laurent,
our “Book Clubs” columnist, talks about how to
find the right book. If you are struggling with making a decision on a
book for your club, then stop by and see what the advice is that she
has to offer.
ACFW Publicity Officer, Cara
Putman, informs readers in “ACFW Happenings”
a bit about the next ACFW conference, which will be held in Colorado!
Just because it sounds cool,
does that mean you “Gotta Get It???” ACFW Agent
of the year – 2008, Kelly Mortimer, brings up the
notorious platform. Do you really need one to sell fiction? Read her
column, then you decide.
What’s going on in the fiction
world? “Heard It Through Hartline” columnist and
agency founder, Joyce Hart, shares her perspective.
Check it out.
in “Ask Ashley” answers another difficult question
posed by an emotionally distraught young woman who asks, “Are spa
treatments selfish, or godly?” I know you can’t wait to find out what
the queen of chick lit has to say in response to this one.
discusses showing character emotion. Just how do you pull a reader in
and get them laughing and crying as they read your book? She addresses
the subject from a “Fiction Fix-It” editor’s
point of view. If you want to make your readers cry, you’ll need to
check this out.
introduces another heart-rending perspective on
“Life-Transforming Fiction” . You won’t want to miss this!
Our “Write Real”
columnist, Mary DeMuth, discusses the “Making of a
Masterpiece” in two parts. November's issue introduces part 1, so if
you want to know what she is talking about stop by and check this
provides spiritual encouragement in her “Devotional”
column. November’s topic is titled, “Having Written.”
I’m sure you are curious to know how she will tie writing and faith
together to inspire you.
Susan May Warren’s
“Big Screen/Your Scene”
column reviews National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
and she talks about Plotting using Character Flaws.
by DJ Mansker features more insane dialogue in “Confessions
of an Editor Run Amuck.” Now what is that psycho booth up to?
Our illustrious “Dr.
Jim” continues sharing his wisdom by introducing the “Six
A's of Addiction.” The fourth A stands for “Adverse
Algebraic Disconcertion Disorder.”
shares another gem with her readers in “Rachel's Rubies” .
November’s gemstone is gold and the column is about finding nuggets of
faith in fiction.
Our guest November columnists
should delight you as well:
editor of ChristianBookwormReviews.com is our
“Multicultural Fiction” columnist for November. She has a
lot to share with readers so make sure to stop by and see what she has
Essense Best-selling author Sherri
Lewis is a doctor in a
women’s prison. When she isn’t dealing with sick inmates, she is
somehow finding time to write. Read about how she manages to do both in
“Author by Night.”
Jenny B. Jones
is back this month in “Genre Happenings”
and she talks about YA, which is her favorite genre to both read and
write. She not only adds humor to her column, but insight as well.
Check it out.
In “For Writers
Only,” Susan May Warren snags the
guest spot for November. She spoils her readers by her introducing the
5 Secrets we need to know as writers. If you are curious and want in on
the secrets, stop by and glean some sage advice from this seasoned
features Women’s fiction reviews in November. Deena Peterson
shares how she became a reviewer and we’ll feature one of her best
Women’s fiction reviews.
is one successful self-pubbed writer who is
not hindered by the biases many self-published authors face from other
authors. She has numerous titles under her belt and really knows how to
weave a powerful story. Her company, Spirit Light Publishing, is a
ministry for writers. Stop by “POD and Self-Publishing”
to find out more.
introduces a new column titled “Book Videos” in
November. Stop by to see some great examples of engaging book trailers
and read the stories behind them.
features Avon Inspire. Although
this publisher has been around for years, Inspire launched in September
2006. It’s doing very well and making a mark in Christian fiction. Find
out more about their publishing house here.
ACFW’s 2008 Agent of the year, Kelly
Mortimer, is the featured agent in The “Agent
in November. She is one maniacally moral and diabolically diligent
agent. Read all about her latest exploits and glean wisdom from her
This next month Katie
Schroeder of Thomas Nelson publishers is
our columnists for “Publicity: Everyone Needs It.”
What is Thomas Nelson doing for publicity these days? Read this column
to find out.
an author from down under, is our featured “Fiction
columnist. There are some unique challenges in being an Australian
author, but one solution is to sell to an Australian publisher. Read
about how she did it.
Our “Mad Marketing
Genius” expert for November is Tiffany Colter,
The Writing Career Coach. Tiff is great at marketing and started this
business to help authors. Come hear what she has to say about her
Our CFBA Blog Tour
blog winner for October is unveiled in
November’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
Our “Spine Chiller
Thriller” columnist for November is John Olson.
He is back and talking about his thriller title released this month via
B&H publishers titled Shade.
That is one weird ”almost vampire” novel. Scaring, thrilling,
and…weird. Want to know where he got the inspiration for that psycho
story? Then you’ll definitely want to read this one.
Last, our “Short
Stories” column features two different, yet amazing tales.
Read the second installment of Bitter Chivalry by Shannon
McNear. If you enjoy medieval tales, I guarantee you’ll like
it. The other short story this month is a romance titled “Computer
Dating” by Ava Pennington. It’s sure to
make you smile.
That’s it for November, but keep
coming back. It’s a great experience, don’t you think?
Thought so. Go ahead and tell