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New Releases: July 2013

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Children’s Books: The Blessings Jar: A Story About Being Thankful by Colleen Coble Alexa Grace is having a bad day, but then Grandma arrives with … Continue reading

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Going Through A Phase

by Cynthia Ruchti “This is driving me crazy! I’ll never get the hang of it!” Two months later: “What did I ever do without it?” We’ve seen the pattern before. From open fire to fireplace to cast iron stove to … Continue reading

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Inspired to Write by Grandma

by B.J. Young On my tenth birthday, my grandmother gave me a gift I still hold in my hands, fifty years later. She gave me my first book. The rose colored cover is now tattered and discolored. The title, Heidi, … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Wishing you a blessed Christmas and wonderful New Year! Remember the reason for the season…

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Historical Markers

By Donna Schlachter There we were, hurtling down the road at about seventy-five miles an hour at ten o’clock at night, when I uttered those words my husband has come to dread: “Oh, look, a historical marker one mile ahead … Continue reading

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It’s Mother’s Day!

Take a moment to honor your mother, whether here on earth or in heaven.

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Formatting a Manuscript

by Jill Williamson When I started writing, I didn’t know anything about how to properly format a manuscript. I gathered this information over the years from books and lectures and online and eventually figured it all out. But I’m a … Continue reading

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He is Risen!

He is Risen, indeed! Wishing you a blessed Easter from ACFW.

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Spring Cleaning

by Aaron McCarver Spring is here! For many people it is time for that annual foray into closets, attics, and basements…spring-cleaning. I have actually begun to attack some of those areas in my place. I am trying to follow the … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Wolfsbane”

Title: Wolfsbane (Discarded Heroes, Book 3) Author: Ronie Kendig Publisher: Barbour Books Date: July 2011 ISBN: 978-1602607842 Genre: Romantic Suspense Reviewed by: Patricia Woodside A secret mission gone bad leaves Corp of Engineers demolitions expert Danielle Roark captured, beaten, and … Continue reading

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ACFW Volunteer Spotlight

This week I’m excited to announce that Heidi Main is the volunteer in the spotlight. She has always been a willing volunteer at the annual conference, which is greatly appreciated. She also interviews writers for the Weekly Featured Author Spotlight … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ransome’s Quest

Title: Ransome’s Quest Author: Kaye Dacus Publisher: Harvest House Date: Aug 2011 ISBN: 978-0736927550 Genre: Historical Romance Reviewed by: Patricia Woodside Ransome’s Quest brings to an end the saga of Julia Ransome and the Witherington and Ransome families. But not … Continue reading

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Building Hooks in Your Story

By Jennifer Hudson Taylor In fiction, a hook is an opening line or paragraph to a story that grips a reader’s interest and lures them into turning the pages to keep reading. Most authors think of a hook as the … Continue reading

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ACFW Volunteer Spotlight

I’m privileged to announce the first volunteer in the spotlight for 2012 is Angie Breidenbach. She served on ACFW board for two years as the Publicity Officer. Her heart for other writers is huge. She tries to help where she … Continue reading

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What a Character!

by Donna L. Rich If I had a photographic mind to capture the multitudes of personalities I’ve encountered over this Christmas season at the malls, I’d have enough characters to fill a book a month for the next ten years. … Continue reading

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