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Monthly Archives: September 2012

ACFW New Releases: October 2012

More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Garters for Lace by Brandi Boddie — Civil War veteran and preacher Rowe Winford arrives in town intent on leaving the tragic memories of his … Continue reading

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Book Review: An Amish Wedding

Title: An Amish Wedding Author: Kelly Long, Kathleen Fuller, Beth Wiseman Publisher: Thomas Nelson Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9782595549211 Genre: Amish Romance Reviewed by: Laura V. Hilton Priscilla’s upcoming wedding is stirring up trouble-and romance-in Paradise: A collection of three … Continue reading

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Memories of the ACFW Conference

by Sherri Stone Last year I watched the awards gala on the live feed from St. Louis and wondered if it would be just as cool to be there in person. Nope. It was so much better! I arrived Thursday … Continue reading

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I Love to Live on the Mountain Top (at the ACFW Conference)

by Tina Radcliffe Coming home from the 2012 ACFW Conference in Dallas I was reminded of the Amy Grant song, because truly my spirit was soaring on the mountain top fellowshipping with the Lord and my writer friends. A recap … Continue reading

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Six Things I learned (about writing) from watching my dachshunds…

By Elizabeth Ludwig Okay, so I admit it…I’m a freak about my dachshunds. I absolutely love to watch them play. So imagine my enjoyment when the two I had, multiplied to six adorable puppies! I learned quite quickly that each … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Felt Small? Advice for Writing and Life

by Kathleen Y’Barbo Have you ever felt small? Really, really small? The kind of small where someone could walk right past and not even notice you? Maybe it’s the people in your world who just don’t seem to know you’re … Continue reading

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Book Review: Bees in the Butterfly Garden

Title: Bees in the Butterfly Garden (The Gilded Legacy) Author: Maureen Lang Publisher: Tyndale House Date: June 2012 ISBN: 978-1414364469 Genre: Historical Romance Reviewed by: Laura Hilton Meg Davenport has never wanted for anything-except her father’s love. Raised in an … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 1

Day 1 That God’s will be accomplished at the conference Psalm 115:1–Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory. Dear Lord, as we gather in Dallas, we are filled with thoughts of what the … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 2

Day 2 Good weather for travel Luke 8:24b–And He got up and rebuked the wind and the surging waves, and they stopped, and it became calm. Dear Father, your world and its beauty are amazing gifts, and earth’s varied nature … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 3

Day 3 Nancy Kress and the Early Bird Session Proverbs 2:2–Make your ear attentive to wisdom, incline your heart to understanding. Father, we thank you for blessing of Nancy as she comes to ACFW to sow the talents you’ve given … Continue reading

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Platforms Ain’t Just for Shoes

by Ane Mulligan In the court of publishing, if story is king, platform is queen. There are a lot of good novels so how do you stand out? By having a ready-made readership before you’re published. Editors look for Internet … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 4

Day 4 Wisdom in decision making for the Operating & Advisory Board as they meet before the conference Romans 15:5–Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another according … Continue reading

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The Writing Carnival

By Kathleen Y’Barbo-Turner In a few days, I will be attending ACFW’s national conference. Other than the year I got married (2010), I have attended every ACFW conference ever held-including the tiny one in Houston in the early, early days … Continue reading

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40 Days of Prayer: Day 5

Day 5 Travel safeties Psalm 121:3b-4–He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Most precious Savior, we thank You for Your covering and Your mercy. During this time of travel and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Warring Spirits

Title: Warring Spirits Creek Country Saga Author: April Gardner Publisher: VinSpire Publishing Date: November 2011 ISBN: 978-0983419853 Genre: Historical Reviewed by: Lisa J. Lickel Readers of historic, issue-laden fiction, especially of early 19th-century southeastern Americana, won’t be disappointed. Major Philip … Continue reading

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