Coming up next month Christian
Fiction Online Magazine offers more talented
columnists and interesting topics. I’ll discuss the latest developments
Introducing October’s issue:
Spotlight” is on David Brollier, novelist
and Christian Fiction Review Blog founder. He talks about his vision
for Christian fiction and why he and a team of other novelists created
the CFRB blog.
Our cover author/model for the
October issue is the amazing Athol Dickson. He’s
got a remarkable background and is exceptionally talented. You won’t
want to miss this interview!
The zany “Flip Side”
column of what not to do, written by Thomas Smith,
tickles your funny bone with a satirical article called, “The
Buckshot Method: Ready, Fire, Aim!”
offers another tremendously amusing rant in “Fiction
Ramblings” called, “The Shelf in My Head.”
aka “Randy Rooney” presents another snarky
perspective in a column entitled "The Lean, Mean Jesus
Machine". What exactly is he talking about, and does
it apply to you?
Our not-so-humble fiction
etiquette specialist, Jan Flanders, answers a
troubled author who asks, “If your publisher insists on putting the
purple monstrosity cover on your book, what should you do?”
In “Making a Scene,”
Brandilyn Collins, our expert suspense writer, presents part
three of her story resolution series.
“Real Life Is
Stranger” columnist, Trish Perry, has a
zany tale called “A Most Unsavory Culinary Novel.”
The title kinda makes you curious, doesn’t it?
Nora St. Laurent,
our new columnist for “Book Clubs”, talks about
mother/daughter ideas for your book club.
the ACFW Publicity Officer, announces in “ACFW Happenings”
the winners for the Genesis and the BOTY contests. She also shares a
bit about the next ACFW conference, which will be held in Colorado!
gives her opinion on branding. Just because it sounds like something a
writer needs, does that mean you “Gotta Get It???”
Read her column, then you decide.
What’s going on in the fiction
world? “Heard It Through Hartline” columnist, Diana
Flegal, talks about the latest industry news from Hartline’s
perspective. Check it out.
columnist, Kristin Billerbeck, delves into yet
another difficult question posed by an emotionally distraught young
woman who asks, “How do I know if I’m living right? Should I buy that
next handbag? Or give the money to the homeless?”
discusses torturing your characters and giving them a dark moment that
will have your reader hooked, and she addresses it from a
“Fiction Fix-It” editor’s point of view.
brings another true-to-life and heart-rending perspective on how
fiction changes lives. You won’t want to miss this “Life
Transforming Fiction” !
Our “Write Real” columnist, shares about what
her characters have taught her as a writer.
provides spiritual encouragement in her “Devotion”
column about collecting attributes.
The “Big Screen/Your
Scene” column by Susan May Warren
reviews the movie P. S. I Love You and talks about the importance of
dealing appropriately with backstory.
“Confession Corner” features more insane dialog between a
booth and its confessor. Will the booth succeed in being like his
visitors? Can he become alive?
Our illustrious “Dr.
Jim” continues sharing his wisdom by introducing the “Six
As of Addiction.” The third A stands for Artistic
Grandiosity Disorder. It even sounds interesting, doesn't it?
So make sure to read Dr. Jim's column to find out what it is.
We have an
called “Rachel’s Rubies,” with columnist Rachel
Hauck. She’ll share treasures she finds in fiction and help
readers find those golden nuggets of truth in the stories they enjoy.
Our guest October columnists
should delight you as well:
Fiction” we have Claudia Mair Burney,
author of numerous fiction titles, including the Amanda Bell
Brown Mysteries. She’ll be talking about stories and authors
who have inspired her.
impresses us with her glamorous job as a Senior Consultant for the
Gallup Organization. How does she do everything required of her and
maintain her sanity? Read about it in “Author by Night.”
wows us with her nuggets of wisdom in “Genre Happenings”
as she shares about category romance novels and how much she loves to
In “For Writers
Only,” Michelle Moran, author of Nefertiti,
talks about the challenges of Christian authors writing for the ABA
when your publisher wants you to write sex scenes. How should you
handle this? Stop by this column and find out.
features top-notch book reviews in the YA and Children’s fiction
category and spotlights reviewer Laura Hilton.
discusses how she made the leap from “POD/Self-
Publishing” to an amazing career writing fiction for
Whitaker House. With more than seven titles under her belt and several
more sold, she’s here to tell you, “Yes, it can be done.”
Our “Teen Column”
for October is written by Josiah Hutchinson. He
interviews beloved fantasy author Donita K. Paul and shares his
thoughts on why teens love fantasy fiction.
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.
The “Agent Corner” continues
part 2 from Chip MacGregor’s prior agent column.
Needs It” features the GlassRoad PR agency. Come listen to Rebeca
Seitz’s take on publicity.
a world traveler, is our featured “Fiction International”
columnist. Though a native of New Zealand, she’s been all over the
globe, hence the title of her column, “Globetrotting for
writers.” I’m sure you’ll enjoy hearing her perspective on
the international writer’s market.
Our “Mad Marketing
Genius” expert for October is Camy Tang.
Known for starting a serious blogging site, Camy’s Loft, she has
learned a lot about using a blog for marketing. Come hear what she has
to say about it.
Our CFBA Blog Tour
blog winner for September is unveiled in October’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 this month is Eric Wilson.
He writes an insightful and thought-provoking column called, “Through
the Eyes of Brad Pitt.” You’re scratching your head and wondering how
these are connected to thrillers and suspense, yes? Then you’ll
definitely want to read this one.
Last, our “Short
Stories” column features two fabulous tales. Read a regency
by Kathleen Fuller called, “The Trouble
with True Love” and I guarantee you’ll like it. The other
short this month is called “The Thrill of the Hunt”
by Becky Melby. It’s her debut short, so make sure
to tell her if you like it. We aim to please.
That’s it for October, but keep
coming back. It’s a great experience, don’t you think? Thought so.
Please tell your friends.