up next month, Christian Fiction Online Magazine
offers a variety of talented columnists and interesting topics.
Introducing October’s issue:
My Editor’s Spotlight
is on author Deeanne Gist. I thoroughly enjoyed her
first book, A Bride Most Begrudging, and have read
every book she’s published since. She has a great story to share about
her writing journey.
In Publisher’s Choice,
Bonnie introduces Kelly Mortimer and her new
organization, Christian Media Association. Check it out!
Our cover author-interviewee for
the October issue is the amazing, talented, edgy, and award-winning Lisa
Samson. When I grow up I want to write like her! I’m sure you
will enjoy reading her interview to find out what she has to say about
Christian fiction and her life as an author.
snarky columnist Michelle Levigne rants on popular
fiction in Fiction Rants. Her October column is
titled Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. What?
You’ll have to read her column to find out her thoughts about this
strange story, so stop by and read her take on it.
aka Randy Rooney, writes a column titled
Insta-brandomatic. In this humorous column, Sam the Plumber
brands writers.” Ouch! Read this column for a belly laugh as Sam just
keeps getting crazier and crazier.
Our not-at-all-humble fiction
etiquette columnist, Jan Flanders, answers the
question one of her readers asks: Why are Amish and Vampire
fiction expanding in the CBA marketplace? Stop by and read
Ms. Flanders’s bizarre Southern take on things.
In Making a Scene,
columnist and best-selling author Brandilyn Collins
shares a different type of lesson in October. It’s titled A
Compelling First Page. Stop by and take notes from a master
craftsman who will be using an actual first-page example of a
manuscript for her lesson.
Real Life Is Stranger
columnist, Trish Perry, pens another hilarious
elaboration of a story taken straight from the news. This one is titled
Can Your Superhero Beat This?
Trish retells another true-to-life story and puts a funny fiction twist
This month Nora St.
Laurent, our Book Clubs columnist,
shares a column titled Confessions of a Book Club Leader.
If you’re considering starting a book club, you’ll want to check out
ACFW Publicity Officer, Angie
Breidenbach, writes a column titled What’s with
All the Change? Find out more details by reading the
ACFW Happenings column.
Gotta Get It?
columnist and agent, Kelly Mortimer, focuses on the
Pro Tagonist in
fiction in the October issue. Kelly’s sense of humor is classic Kelly
and sure to make you smile while she teaches you something about
What’s going on in the world of
Christian fiction? Heard It Through Hartline
columnist and agent 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 October article is The Image of Grace:
Editing as a Discipline. If you plan to become published,
you’ll want to bookmark this page.
Multipublished author Loree
Lough has her own advice column titled Loree’s
Lough Down. Her next article is another creative one titled
Writing, God’s Secret Weapon?
Youth pastor and columnist David
Meigs of Life-Transforming Fiction
interviews an author he believes gives readers a life-transforming
message in her stories. Michelle Sutton (this
Editor in Chief) is the featured author interview for October. What
makes one book more powerful than the next? Read the interview to find
out more about the author behind her books.
Our Write Real
columnist, Mary DeMuth, offers some wisdom in her
article titled Why Christ Followers Should Read Fiction,
Part 1. Mary always gives sound advice every author can
provides more spiritual encouragement in her Devotional Column
titled A Leaf in the Forest. Everything Nancy
writes for CFOM is incredibly inspirational, and
this one is no exception.
Next month, Box
Office or Book Store columnist, Sarah Salter,
critiques Facing the Giants, a novel, which is also
a movie produced by the same people who gave us Fireproof.
The column focuses on which media is better: the book or the movie?
Sarah will analyze them both and share her thoughts.
shares more sage wisdom in her series on social networking called
Faces, Tweets, and Spaces. October’s column is titled
Is MySpace Worth It?
Our Quantum Marketing
columnist and expert marketing guru, Jim Rubart,
discusses How to Write Web Site Copy. His
insight blows my mind. It’ll impress you too.
Our YA columnist, Jill
Williamson, writes All About YA. Her
October column is titled Thrillers and Chillers!
She discusses thriller trends in CBA fiction. Sounds good to me.
screenplay writer Caroline
Friday reviews various novels every month. Her column focuses
on why the title chosen that month should be Made for Movies.
October’s column spotlights Blue Hole Back Home by
Joy Jordan Lake.
Screenwriting 101, writer/director CJ Powers
adds another installment titled Drive the Plot with Jeopardy
When the Audience Cares. He states that putting the
protagonist in jeopardy only works if the audience can relate to the
experiences or it is clearly defined in the form or survival,
safety/security, love/belonging, self-esteem, curiosity, life’s order,
or self-expression. But if the audience doesn’t care about the
protagonist, raising the stakes can’t drive the plot. CJ shares how to
connect the story with the audience through seven universal types of
high stakes that can be visualized on the screen.
Our October guest columnists
should delight readers as well:
is our Multicultural Fiction columnist for
October. Make sure to stop by and see what she has to say about the
Pastor Dan Walsh
works full time in the ministry but still finds time to write and meet
his deadlines. Find out how he manages in Author by Night.
is the featured Mysteries author for the Genre Happenings
column. She discusses what mysteries must contain and why she loves to
write that genre.
In For Writers Only,
our columnist Pam Meyers discusses perseverance in
a article titled When Is Enough? You can learn a
lot from other writers, and Pam knows what she is talking about! Read
her column for some fresh words of encouragement.
for October features Historical Fiction. This column spotlights
enthusiastic book reviewer and Sips ’n’ Cups Café blogger Peg
Tommie Lyn is
our featured POD/Self-Publishing columnist for the
October issue. She discusses her experiences and recent successes. So
stop by to find out more about Tommie, her experiences as an author,
and her books.
Book Videos featured columnist is Jill Williamson,
who will talk about her book video and how she made hers. What talent
this gal has! You’ll love watching it over and over.
introduces David C. Cook’s editor Don Pape. He
shares Cook’s vision for publishing Christian fiction and discusses
future plans for their house.
Meet the Hartline
Agents is the featured agency for October’s Agent
Corner. Come meet Hartline agents and find out more about
their experiences and pet peeves working as literary agents in the
This October, Campbell
Public Relations is the columnist for Publicity:
Everyone Needs It. Want to know how this woman manages her
publicity business? Read this column and find out.
International column is permanently retiring. It was fun
while it lasted but honestly, we’ve run out of columnists to deal with
this subject. We hoped you enjoyed it.
Our CFBA Blog Tour
blog winner for September is unveiled in the October 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 October is Craig Parshall.
He writes legal thrillers for Harvest House. If you want to know where
he gets his inspiration to write such compelling stories, you’ll want
to read this column.
Last, our Short
Stories column features two entertaining tales.
Blind Hope is written by NY Times
best-selling author Cindy Woodsmall. The other
short is the third and last installment of Stinky Switcheroo
by Christa Banister. Both of these shorts are
engaging and sure to make you smile.
That’s it for the October issue.
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