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Monthly Archives: September 2008

Mall of America Booksigning

Here are some photos from the booksigning! First up is Missy Tippens. I love what she did with her table. Here are Karen Ball and Angie Hunt after their panel. We ran panels in both the Best Buy Rotunda and … Continue reading

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Planning for 2009

MONEY-SAVING MONDAY AND THE 2009 ACFW CONFERENCE Okay, so what if you know you can’t go for 2008, that the money isn’t there right now? Let’s do our Money-Saving and crunch some numbers. Give or take a hundred bucks, totalling … Continue reading

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2008 Genesis Winners

I am pleased to announce the 2008 Genesis contest winners! Chick lit, mom lit, lady lit Category: 1st: Erica Vetsch, Pam On Rye 2nd: Lynda Schab, Mind Over Madi 3rd: Tiffany Kinerson, Stand On My Own Two Hands Contemporary Fiction … Continue reading

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2008 Book of the Year Winners

Debut Author Sushi for One? (Camy Tang) – Zondervan, Sue Brower Bayou Justice (Robin Miller writing as Robin Caroll) In Between (Jenny B. Jones) Contemporary Novella Finally Home (Deborah Raney) – Barbour Publishing, Susan Downs Moonlight & Mistletoe (Carrie Turansky) … Continue reading

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Off to the Races

Early birds are in full swing. Registration is open. Zone members are finding each other. The bookstore is open as well. The ACFW conference is open and off to the races. It’s been so fun to run into people in … Continue reading

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Forty Days of Prayer – Day 1: God’s Will To Be Accomplished

Ephesians 6:8–With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints. Dear Lord, We pray that Your will be done … Continue reading

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We’re Here

Rebecca and I arrived about an hour ago. She’s happy to be off the plane. though she did sleep through both flights. Am I a lucky mom or what! I’ve already run into Robin Miller, our president, and Pammer James, … Continue reading

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Forty Days of Prayer – Day 2: Good Travel Weather

Luke 8:24b–And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm. You sustain the stars, the sun, the moon, and the entire universe by your almighty power. The seasons and all … Continue reading

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Forty Days of Prayer – Day 3: Early Bird Sessions

Proverbs 2:2–Make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding. Father, we lift up the Early Bird sessions and pray You would grace those attending to glean elements new to them and strengthen concepts already familiar. Lord, we … Continue reading

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Forty Days of Prayer – Day 4: Operating and Advisory Boards

I Thessalonians 1:2-3–We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers. Lord God, thank you for these people who take time from their own writing to nurture others. We are grateful for … Continue reading

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When Christian Writers Turn Evil

Susan Downs, the Heartsong Presents Mystery editor, posted this last week on The Edit Cafe.  What a great perspective.A week and a half from now, members of the American Christian Fiction Writers organization (ACFW) will converge on Minneapolis for their … Continue reading

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Conference Checklist from Rachelle Gardner

Many of us will be heading to the ACFW conference in about a week, so I wanted to give you a handy checklist of things to make sure you bring. Even if you’re not attending ACFW, you might find this … Continue reading

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Forty Days of Prayer – Day 5: Travel Safety

Psalm 121:3b-4–He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Our Gracious Heavenly Father, Thank You for Your promise that You are ever vigilant. We know You will watch over each person … Continue reading

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Join 125 Christian Authors at the Mall of America

It’s coming. It’s almost here. I’ve been working on this event for a year and can hardly believe in less one week it will be over! What: Largest Christian fiction booksigning Who: 125 Christian novelists When: Saturday, September 20  from … Continue reading

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Forty Days of Prayer – Day 6: The Mall of America Book Signing

Psalm 115:1–Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory. Father, we ask that Your hand would guide those preparing for the book signing. Give them wisdom as they prepare and work on the logistics … Continue reading

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