Michelle Sutton 

Michelle Sutton is Editor in Chief of Christian Fiction Online magazine, Volunteer Officer on the ACFW board, 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. I’ll discuss the latest developments to CFOM.

Introducing November’s issue:

The “Editor’s 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 when.”

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.

Sara Mills 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.

Randy Ingermanson 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.

Kristin Billerbeck, 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.

Meredith Efken 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.

David Meigs 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 column out.

Nancy Moser 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.

“Confession Corner” 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.”

Rachel Hauck 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:

Tyora Moody, editor of 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 to say.

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 author.

“Reviewer’s Corner” 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.

Staci Stallings 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.

CFOM 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.

“Publisher’s Corner” 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 Corner” in November. She is one maniacally moral and diabolically diligent agent. Read all about her latest exploits and glean wisdom from her November column.

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.

Mary Hawkins, an author from down under, is our featured “Fiction International” 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 business venture.

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 the bunch.

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 your friends.