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  • 00:24

    Collen Coble,Seagrass Pier

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    Best-selling author Colleen Coble's novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers' Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has over 2 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana. Visit her website at http://colleencoble.com.

  • 02:00

    Along Came A Writer--Books, Authors, and Buzz

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    ALONG CAME A WRITER Radio Show, formerly the Gate Beautiful Radio Show, airs on the third Thursday of the month from 12:00 pm--2:00 pm Central, featuring four hosts, and four fascinating guests, which include both traditionally and indie-published authors, speakers and publishing industry professionals. Our hosts are: Linda Kozar, Jeane Wynn, Lena Nelson Dooley, and Carla Hoch. 

  • 00:57

    The Author's Talk Show with Margaret Daley (Christian Romantic Suspense)

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    Margaret Daley is an award winning, multi-published author in the romance genre. One of her romantic suspense books, Hearts on the Line, won the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Book of the Year Contest. Recently she has won the Golden Quill Contest, FHL’s Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest, Winter Rose Contest, Holt Medallion and the Barclay Gold Contest. She wrote for various secular publishers before the Lord led her to the Christian romance market. She currently writes inspirational romance and romantic suspense books for the Steeple Hill Love Inspired lines, romantic suspense for Abingdon Press and historical romance for Summerside Press. She has sold ninety-two books to date.


    Margaret was the President for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), an organization of over 2600 members. She was one of the founding members of the first ACFW local chapter, WIN in Oklahoma. She has taught numerous classes for online groups, ACFW and RWA chapters. She enjoys mentoring other authors.


    Until she retired a few years ago, she was a teacher of students with special needs for twenty-seven years and volunteered with Special Olympics as a coach. She currently is on the Outreach committee at her church, working on several projects in her community as well as serving on her church’s vestry.


    On a more personal note, she has been married for over forty years to Mike and has one son and four granddaughters. She treasures her time with her family and friends.


    You can see about Margaret Daley, her books, and more on her blog www.margaretdaley.com. 

  • 00:19

    Momma Making the Money with Kimberly Pickens on CD Speak UP!

    in Moms and Family

    Kimberly Pickens is a preschool teacher at her home church daycare. She has written two stories that are featured in Christmas Moments and Spoken Moments. Her story, Molly's Promised Land, won an honorable mention from The ACFW First Five Pages Contest. She is a member of a writing and critique group, Crosses and Pens. She is also a member of NACFW and the ACFW. Kimberly likes spending time at home with her husband and best friend of over twenty-five years. They have a daughter and a son. Besides writing, Kimberly's passion is her faith in God, her family, and helping children achieve academic success. She has recently started her own enrichment program in preschools to help children develop a positive attitude early-on in math and science. Her program is called Math that Counts. It is Kimberly's heart's cry to bring glory and honor to God Almighty by using the talents He has blessed her with, to advance the kingdom of heaven through her writing.

  • 01:03

    Godly Women with Kimberly Mckee Pickens & Mary Hall Edwards on CD Speak UP!

    in Christianity

    Kimberly Pickens is a preschool teacher at her home church daycare. She has written two stories that are featured in Christmas Moments and Spoken Moments. Her story, Molly's Promised Land, won an honorable mention from The ACFW First Five Pages Contest. She is a member of a writing and critique group, Crosses and Pens. She is also a member of NACFW and the ACFW. Kimberly likes spending time at home with her husband and best friend of over twenty-five years. They have a daughter and a son. Besides writing, Kimberly's passion is her faith in God, her family, and helping children achieve academic success. She has recently started her own enrichment program in preschools to help children develop a positive attitude early-on in math and science. Her program is called Math that Counts. It is Kimberly's heart's cry to bring glory and honor to God Almighty by using the talents He has blessed her with, to advance the kingdom of heaven through her writing.


    A veteran attendee of Writers Advance conferences, Mary is an experienced photographer, seeking to capture memories that bring smiles. A 2013 graduate of Christian Communicators Conference, Mary speaks about her own experiences with abuse, leading her to begin her Be A Voice 4 Kids ministry.  She recently shared at the Chosen Chicks for Christ Conference and local church events, with the latest being the guest speaker “What's I Your Purse?” banquet at Faith Temple Baptist Church. With much prayer she followed through with the calling of becoming trained as a facilitator of Stewards of Children through Darkness to Light to help prevent child sexual abuse. She loves to share the Love of the Lord and brings hope to those who hunger for only what can be found through Jesus Christ. Find Mary on her face book page at Be A Voice 4 Kids or at www.writeblessings.com or  www.beavoice4kids.vpweb

  • 02:01

    Along Came A Writer--Thursday, March 19th, 2014

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    ALONG CAME A WRITER Radio Show, formerly the Gate Beautiful Radio Show, airs on the third Thursday of the month from 12:00 pm--2:00 pm Central, featuring four hosts, and four fascinating guests, which include both traditionally and indie-published authors, speakers and publishing industry professionals. Our hosts are: Linda Kozar, Jeane Wynn, Lena Nelson Dooley, and Carla Hoch. 

  • 00:55

    Are Writers Readers? with Alton Gansky on Christian Devotions Speak UP!

    in Writing

    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! as Scott interviews a man of many God-given talents, Alton Gansky.


    Alton Gansky is the author of twenty-four novels and nine nonfiction works, as well as principal writer of nine novels and two nonfiction books. He has been a Christy Award finalist (A Ship Possessed), an Angel Award winner (Terminal Justice), and recently received the ACFW award for best suspense/thriller for his work on Fallen Angel. He holds a BA and MA in biblical studies and was granted a Litt.D. He lives in central California with his wife.


    In addition to his own writing, Gansky has consulted and provided editing/writing services to several CBA publishers and written copy, video scripts, and other works for the general business market. Through Gansky Communications he has consulted with publishers and agents, as well as provided editing services. He is “the go to guy” for co-writing, having been selected by Penguin, Waterbrook, Broadman Holman, and other publishers to work with their top-tier authors.


    Gansky is in frequent demand at writers’ conferences. He has taught and keynoted in California, Arizona, New Mexico, North Carolina, Delaware, Washington, and Canada. Gansky has also been guest lecturer on suspense writing at Taylor University in Indiana. He is the director of the premier writers’ conference, Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference (BRMCWC). Discover more about him at http://www.altongansky.com/.

  • 01:07

    Importance of Church History with Alton Gansky on CD Speak UP!

    in Christianity

    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! as Scott interviews a man of many God-given talents, Alton Gansky.


    Alton Gansky is the author of twenty-four novels and nine nonfiction works, as well as principal writer of nine novels and two nonfiction books. He has been a Christy Award finalist (A Ship Possessed), an Angel Award winner (Terminal Justice), and recently received the ACFW award for best suspense/thriller for his work on Fallen Angel. He holds a BA and MA in biblical studies and was granted a Litt.D. He lives in central California with his wife.


    In addition to his own writing, Gansky has consulted and provided editing/writing services to several CBA publishers and written copy, video scripts, and other works for the general business market. Through Gansky Communications he has consulted with publishers and agents, as well as provided editing services. He is “the go to guy” for co-writing, having been selected by Penguin, Waterbrook, Broadman Holman, and other publishers to work with their top-tier authors.


    Gansky is in frequent demand at writers’ conferences. He has taught and keynoted in California, Arizona, New Mexico, North Carolina, Delaware, Washington, and Canada. Gansky has also been guest lecturer on suspense writing at Taylor University in Indiana. He is the director of the premier writers’ conference, Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference (BRMCWC). Discover more about him at http://www.altongansky.com/.

  • 00:22

    Mystery, Romance & Football with Kelli Hughett on Christian Devotions Speak UP!

    in Christianity

    Kelli Hughett’s love for the game of football and heart-pounding romance combine to strengthen the voice in Red Zone. Kelli earned a degree in women’s studies from Bear Valley Institute of Denver in 1998. A homeschool-mom-turned-suspense writer, Kelli writes suspense with His fingerprints all over it. She is a member of ACFW-Colorado chapter, and is involved in two critique groups. She is a back-to-back Genesis finalist 2011/2012. Kelli thrives on public speaking, teaching, and writing children's Bible curriculum. Discover more about her at www.kellihughett.com.

  • 01:03

    Award Winning Christian Authors Kelli Hughett & Ann Tatlock on Speak UP!

    in Christianity

    Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! with authors Kelli Hughett and Ann Tatlock.


    Kelli Hughett’s love for the game of football and heart-pounding romance combine to strengthen the voice in Red Zone. Kelli earned a degree in women’s studies from Bear Valley Institute of Denver in 1998. A homeschool-mom-turned-suspense writer, Kelli writes suspense with His fingerprints all over it. She is a member of ACFW-Colorado chapter, and is involved in two critique groups. She is a back-to-back Genesis finalist 2011/2012. Kelli thrives on public speaking, teaching, and writing children's Bible curriculum. Discover more about her at www.kellihughett.com.


    Ann Tatlock is a novelist and children’s book author. Her books have received numerous awards, including the Christy Award, the Midwest Book Award, and the Silver Angel Award for Excellence in Media. She also serves as Managing Editor of Heritage Beacon, the historical fiction imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. She lives with her family in Western North Carolina. Please visit her website at www.anntatlock.com.  

  • 00:32

    Amber Schamel and Susan J. Reinhardt!

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    Multi-published author Amber Schamel writes riveting stories that bring HIStory to life. She has a passion for history, books and her Savior. This combination results in what her readers call "historical fiction at its finest". A homeschool graduate from a family of 12 children, Amber found her calling early in life. First published at age 21, she has continued to hone her craft and was honored to be a judge of this year's ACFW Genesis contest. Between ministry, family and working in their family businesses, Amber loves to connect with readers. Find her on the Stitches Thru Time blog, or on any of the major social media sites.

    http://amberschamel.com/


    Susan J. Reinhardt started off as a non-fiction writer. Her publishing credits include: LIVE!, Vista, The RevWriter Resource, The Secret Place, and numerous other periodicals and anthologies.

    She changed gears and began writing fiction after an experience in Gettysburg. Surrounded by history, she *heard* the voices of the forefathers as fading echoes. Attempts to write a poem or non-fiction piece were unsuccessful, so she put the thoughts aside and prayed.

    Eight months later, Susan and her late husband were discussing that event when he declared, "That's it! That's your book, and it will be written in 4 months and be called Ghosts of the Past."

    The first draft was written in 4 months and underwent a name change to Echoes of the Past. Later, it became The Moses Conspiracy. Now, after 2 years of caring for her husband through cancer until his death and 6 years of honing her fiction skills, The Moses Conspiracy has been published.

    A widow, stepmom, daughter, and follower of Jesus Christ, Susan enjoys reading, couponing, gardening, family time, and searching for small treasures in antique shops.

    Susan blogs at: http://susanjreinhardt.blogspot.com