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A Safe Investment

By Christa MacDonald Recently, one beautiful Saturday, I hit the plant shops with my two youngest kids and bought annuals for the mailbox planter and a few herbs for the kitchen garden. Massachusetts has a short growing season and, although … Continue reading

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Celebrate Independence Day!

By Carrie Stuart Parks Happy 4th of July! My new book, Formula of Deception, will have released yesterday. In it are some historical facts that I researched and I’d like to reflect on as we celebrate our independence. A theme … Continue reading

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With Whom Do You Write?

by Chandra Lynn Smith I started working on this blog entry weeks ago. There was a lot of writing and deleting and walking away from my computer. My efforts at writing eloquent words and imparting sage advice to fellow writers … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: June 2018

June 2018 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.   Contemporary Romance: The Sleuth’s Miscalculation by Kimberly Rose Johnson — Librarian Nancy Daley loves a good mystery and enjoys moonlighting … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: May 2018

May 2018 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.   Children’s: Feebs to the Rescue by Kathy J. Perry — Feebs the kitten is new to the farm. She’s a … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: April 2018

April 2018 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.   Contemporary Romance: Pelican Point by Irene Hannon — After inheriting a crumbling lighthouse, ex-Army doctor Ben Garrison wants to sell … Continue reading

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Is the ACFW Conference Worth It?

by Lee Tobin McClain Why spend all that money going to an ACFW conference? Many reasons, but my main one is that it jump-started my writing career. Here’s how it played out: Five years ago, I attended ACFW in Indianapolis. … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: March 2018

March 2018 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.   Contemporary Romance: Finally a Bride by Renee Andrews — Her dreams of love haven’t worked out, but veterinarian Haley Calhoun … Continue reading

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Change Your Motive, Change the World …and the industry

by J.A. Marx If you’ve been around ACFW for any length of time, you’ve heard the one question every agent and editor asks: “Who’s your audience?” The tighter we narrow down the audience for our story, the happier we make … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: February 2018

February 2018 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Biblical: A Passionate Hope, Hannah’s Story by Jill Eileen Smith — Hannah has spent her life trusting God, loving her husband, … Continue reading

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Do the Angels Cheer for Underdogs?

by Kathy Harris Please allow me to interrupt the post I’d originally planned for today to journey into the land of “what if.” After all, we’re an organization of “what if” writers, and it’s imagination that inspires our stories. I … Continue reading

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What Do Some Experienced Writers Have in Common with Mother Guppies?

By Mary Lou Cheatham Our first aquarium held only five gallons, but we loved it. At the pet shop we bought some guppies. The clerk said, “Better buy one of these.” “What is it?” “It’s a trap to keep the … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: January 2018

January 2018 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Her Handyman Hero by Lorraine Beatty — Reid Blackthorn arrives in Dover on a personal mission—to make sure his … Continue reading

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Writing Christmas Fiction

by Susan A.J. Lyttek It’s one thing to reminisce about Christmases gone by and to tell our own tales. But how do we go about creating traditions for a fictional character and make it seem both compelling and realistic? First … Continue reading

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Is Brandilyn Collins a Rock Star in the Christian Fiction Market?

by Michael Hicks Thompson I’ll let you decide. Not only has Brandilyn Collins been on the ACFW Executive Board since 2001 (one year after its founding), she’s the emcee for the annual conferences. She’s won the Carol Award three times, … Continue reading

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