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Cynthia Ruchti is a multi-published award-winning author whose stories, told through both writing and speaking venues, are hemmed in hope. Cynthia serves as the Professional Relations Liaison for the nationally acclaimed ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers).
Join us Tuesday morning, April 28th at 8:00 AM MDT on Literally Speaking with Patti Shene, where Cynthia will share her writing journey and her love of words and worship.
Cynthia will inform listeners of the many valuable benefits and networking opportunities offered to writers of all skill levels through ACFW.
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.
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/.
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.
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.
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
Join Alan Zlotorzynski and former Ravens & 49ers linebacker, Tavares Gooden, for RAVENS MONDAY NIGHT QUARTERBACK, presented by Fanspeak.com & The Fanspeak Radio Network, Luxury Tax Inc & Fanduel.com
The guys will of course be joined by former Ravens, Redskins and Browns RB, Earnest Byner, who will come and deliver his weekly “Coaches Corner” segment, sponsored by EarnestByner21.com and his new book Everybody Fumbles.
The great former players don’t stop there tonight. Former Ravens first round draft pick, Cornerback, Duane Starks (@DStarks22) will join the show as tonight’s special guest. Starks, who intercepted Giants QB Kerry Collins for a pick six in Super Bowl XXXV, was drafted by the Ravens 10th overall in 1998 and also played for Arizona, New England & Oakland.
Alan, Tavares and Earnest will break down the Ravens big win in Miami yesterday. Led by the tenacious pass rush of Elvis Dumervil (3.5 sacks) & QB play of Joe Flacco, who threw 2 TD passes and ran for another score, the Ravens overcame a slow start to post a 28-13 victory.
You will hear from a jubilant Ravens locker room, as well as John Harbaugh’s Monday presser. Alan will have all the stats that matter as Tavares and Earnest take you inside the offensive and defensive huddles.
Showtime is 9:00 and you follow the guys on Twitter @zlotsports, @TGood52 and @EByner
BESTSELLING INSPIRATIONAL ROMANCE AUTHOR CARRIE TURANSKY has won the ACFW Carol Award, the Crystal Globe Award, and the International Digital Award. She has been a finalist for the Inspirational Reader's Choice Award, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, and the ACFW Genesis Award. She has written more than dozen historical and contemporary novels and novellas which have been sold around the world.
Bestselling and award-winning author, Colleen Coble joins me for an In Faith chat on Thursday, October 16th at 6pm EST.
Colleen’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 also the CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers.
'Tis the season for mystery and romance featuring characters from two of Colleen Coble’s most popular series!
As Christmas day nears, Bree Matthews and her faithful search-and-rescue dog Samson follow the trail of a troubling mystery into the snowy forests of Rock Harbor.
Newlywed Bree Matthews and her husband Kade are preparing for Christmas guests when word arrives that a parachuter has disappeared in the North Woods, along Lake Superior's icy shore. Bree and Samson plunge into the search.
Will this snowy, silent night search lead Bree and Samson to the missing girl?
One sinister phone call has derailed their Christmas wedding. Will it keep them apart forever?
Leia and Bane are looking forward to their long-awaited Christmas wedding on the beach. Everything is going as planned—until Leia's phone rings and her world skids out of control. A muffled voice informs Leia that her sister has been kidnapped and will be killed unless Leia calls off the wedding without explanation—and no police. If she disobeys instructions and tells Bane, she'll risk her beloved sister's life. But can she handle this trauma without his help? And will he ever trust her again if she lies to him now?
Bonnie Calhoun is the Owner/Director of CFBA where she has 250+ book reviewer blogs that twice weekly do blog tours. She is also the Owner/Publisher of CFOM, a six-year-old 50+ page Ezine with columns and articles by the best and brightest authors and professionals in our industry. Bonnie serves as the Northeast Zone Director of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). Seh lives in upstate New York with her husband Robert, a dog, and two cats who think she is the wait-staff.
"I love boxing. I love Hallmark movies. I love fishing. I love scrapbooking. Nope, I've never fit into the boxes people have wanted to put me in." ~Robin Caroll is definitely a contradiction, but one that beckons you to get to know her better.
Born and raised in Louisiana, Robin is a southerner through and through. Her passion has always been to tell stories to entertain others. Robin's mother, bless her heart, is a genealogist who instilled in Robin the deep love of family and pride of heritage--two aspects Robin weaves into each of her 16 published novels. When she isn't writing, Robin spends time with her husband of twenty+ years, her three beautiful daughters and two handsome grandsons, and their character-filled pets at home--in the South, where else? She gives back to the writing community by serving as Conference Director for ACFW. Her books have finaled/placed in such contests as the Carol Award, Holt Medallion, RT Reviewer's Choice Award, Bookseller's Best, and Book of the Year.
On her faith, Robin says, "I love Jesus and will follow Him wherever He leads me."
An avid reader herself, Robin loves hearing from and chatting with other readers. Although her favorite genre to read is mystery/suspense, of course, she'll read just about any good story. Except historicals! To learn more about this author of deep South mysteries of suspense to inspire your heart, visit Robin's website at www.robincaroll.com.
Gate Beautiful Radio Show features four outstanding guests, from NYT best-selling authors in a variety of genres, to agents, editors, publicists and icons in the publishing industry. Our show hosts are Linda Kozar/author, Jeane Wynn/publicist, Lena Nelson Dooley/author and Carla Cook Hoch/author. Please join us for Christ-centered conversations. Call in and chat with your favorite authors and enter our drawings for free books!
September guests are: Author/Speaker Donna Pyle, Authors ______, Lee Carver, and Lisa Walker England.
Visit our FB page for upcoming guest info and drawings for free books. https://www.facebook.com/groups/560789830631238/
Cara C. Putman, the award-winning author of 19 books, graduated high school at 16, college at 20, and completed her law degree at 27. FIRST for Women magazine called Shadowed by Grace"captivating" and a "novel with 'the works.'" Cara is active at her church and a lecturer on business and employment law to graduate students at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management. Putman also practices law and is a second-generation homeschooling mom. Putman is currently pursuing her Master's in Business Administration at Krannert. She serves on the executive board of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), an organization she has served in various roles since 2007. She lives with her husband and four children in Indiana. You can connect with her online at: caraputman.com