ACFW New Releases: September 2023

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September 2023 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website Contemporary Romance: A Louisiana Christmas to Remember by Morgan Tapley Smith, Betsy St. Amant, Lenora Worth — Three heartwarming, interconnected stories of faith, love, and restoration, brought to you by three Louisiana-native authors. Will a rare snowy Louisiana Christmas bring restoration …

Ready, Set, Sell-ebrate

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By Barbara M. Britton @BarbaraMBritton Over the years, I have attended book events. Initially, I went as a reader, but since 2016 I have attended as an author. I love to meet readers, and sign and sell books. I also enjoy meeting authors who I know online but have never met in person. Book events usually occur on a single …

Seeing the Bright Side of Rejection

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By Lori Domingo @loridomingo22 To say that I was beyond excited to be nearing the finish line of my MFA program would be an understatement. I had in my hands a completed, full-length novel – my first in my genre of choice, Christian fiction. Part of the requirements for one of my classes was to research a favorite author in …

Step Outside You Comfort Zone and Write

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by Terry Overton Listening to my Bible Study leader speak in our recent study of Rahab, the point was made very clear to me. God asked Rahab to step out of her comfort zone and do something she probably never thought she would do. He had selected Rahab to take in two spies and to lie to the authorities when …

The Strength of Waiting

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By Tara Johnson @TaraMinistry “A watched pot never boils.” I heard that phrase a hundred times while growing up, and every time I was chided for my impatience, I cringed. I confess, not much has changed over the years. I still pace when sending off a new manuscript to a potential publishing house. I still bite my nails when reviews …

Editors’ Choice Awards: 2023 Winners!

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by Mel Hughes, Director, Editors’ Choice Awards Wow! From a record-breaking fifty-four entries this year, our courageous judges finally determined four finalists. From those four, we simply couldn’t narrow it down any further. Therefore, the Christian Editors Association is proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Editors’ Choice Award: Creation and the Flood: A DEEP Study of Genesis 1-11, …

Nothing New

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by E.V. Sparrow @evSparrow Are we ever uneasy there’s “nothing new under the sun” to write about, like Scripture tells us? Ecclesiastes 1:9,“The thing that has been–it is what will be again, and that which has been done is that which will be done again; and there is nothing new under the sun.” (AMPC) If we believe this wisdom from …