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Recently, a new movement has risen. It's a call for more diverse books. It became known during the Book Expo where, from what I'm told, there was a startling lack of diverse books available.
Part of me thinks it’s about time.
During my journey to publish as a Christian author, I found myself floored by how many traditional publishing houses neglected to buy my book -- not because it wasn't a good product but because it has an interracial couple. One would think in the 21st century, this kind of attitude is archaic. Shouldn't we have arrived by now?
I guess not.
Join me as I talk about the need for diversity and Christian fiction. Our guest co-host is author Unoma Osiegbu-Nwankwor. You can call in at 646-595-2083, press 1 to be live on air. Or you can download the WLUV Radio mobile app. Any way you can, join us.
The Ladies of Truth Be Told are taking you to "Church" with Author Tiffany L. Warren ( The Replacement Wife) and Poet/Author Kim Hight( Spiritual Gangsta) as they discuss some of the myths and taboos associated with Christian Fiction. Get to know Tiffany and Kim, as the Ladies get there insight on the joys and pains of the genre and the impact Christian Fiction is making in the industry. Get ready to be inspired, laugh, and as always: Let the Truth Be Told!
On this episode of Discover Janesville with Yuri Rashkin:
Janesville doctor and author, Ronald Ragotzy, MD., stopped in to talk about his book, Raising Abel, the Life of Faith. Ron discussed why people find his approach to the Book of Genesis life changing and the value of metaphors to our lives.
Learn more by going to www.RaisingAbeltheBook.com or follow Raising Abel on Facebook by going to Raising Abel by Ronald Ragotzy, MD.
Janesville author Wendy Stenzel Oleston is a recovering alcoholic and survivor of a suicide attempt. In her books, Wendy explores the "Why" of Christian taboos such as No Sex Before Marriage. Wendy also read an excerpt from her book "As Is".
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United Arts Alliance presents: 2015 Janesville Area Creativity awards Celebrating creativity on January 31st 2015 at JPAC!
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Listen to the Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) Blog Talk Radio Show on Friday, 3/6 at 2 p.m. (ET) for a LIVE interview with Christian author, Aleshia Robinson.
A native of Chicago, IL, Aleshia Robinson has lived in Louisiana, Texas, California, and Nevada. A spiritual seeker since her early teens, Aleshia received her license to minister from Charis Bible College in 2010. Min. Aleshia enjoys travelling on short term mission trips, combating sex trafficking, teaching Gospel Yoga, decoupaging stationary, and writing "God revealed fiction." She is the author of Love, God & Tattoos, a series of spiritual- themed novels chronicling the spiritual journey of Alcatraz - a troubled, teenaged, tattoo artist.
Call (858) 357-8408 to ask questions of our scheduled guest. Don't worry if you can't listen LIVE! You can visit www.blogtalkradio.com/christianauthorsontour to download FREE "On-Demand" podcasts of hundreds of inspirational interviews.
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Wanda B Campbell is a wife, mother, grandmother, minister, mentor, and an author. Our greatest role is being a servant of God. Writing is her passion and books are her one addiction. Wanda began writing in 2005, and to date has seven award-winning Christian Fiction novels. She enjoys teaching and encouraging aspiring authors.
BLESSEDselling Author E. N. Joy is the writer behind the five book series, “New Day Divas,” coined the “Soap Opera In Print.” Formerly writing secular works under the names Joylynn M. Jossel and JOY, this award winning author has been sharing her literary expertise on conference panels.
Patricia Haley-Glass, who writes under the pen name of Patricia Haley, is an award winning national bestselling author. She earned the title of ‘trailblazer’ after achieving remarkable success with her first faith-based novel in 1998. The self-published novel, Nobody's Perfect, sold nearly 20,000 copies in an industry where selling 5,000 copies at the time was highly regarded.
Colette (Ford) Harrell the author of the debut novel The Devil Made Me Do It is passionate about the written word. Holding a master’s degree, she is a director of human services. She is cofounder of COJACK Productions, a Christian entertainment company. As an active member of her church, Kingdom Christian Center, she serves in several ministries.
Originally from Jamaica West Indies, Michelle Lindo-Rice calls herself a lifelong learner. A pastor’s kid, Michelle upholds the faith, preaching, teaching and ministering through praise and worship
Keisha Bass been a teacher and a coach for fifteen years. In the non-fiction arena, She has been published on two online websites, as well as, Vista magazine by Wesleyan Publishing House and Living Magazine.
Listen to the Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) Blog Talk Radio Show on Friday, 2/6 at 2 p.m. (ET) for a LIVE interview with Christian author, George Duncan.
A former reporter and editorial writer, George Duncan has worked at a number of newspapers including the Savannah News-Press and the Meridian Star. In addition to writing his own books, George is a ghostwriter, too. He has also been a Christian for many years. His newest release, Last Stand at Lighthouse Point, is a contemporary suspense story that re-examines the Book of Job.
Call (858) 357-8408 to ask questions of the scheduled guest. Don't worry if you can't listen LIVE, you can always download, at your convenience, FREE On-Demand podcasts of this interview and hundreds of other inspirational interviews at www.blogtalkradio.com/christianauthorsontour.
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In my first novel, Lake Surrender, I use my love of Michigan lakes to tell a story of a woman struggling with abrupt change and difficult circumstances to see a greater hand at work.
With slices of humor, I write of hardships many face as a single mom, a parent of a disabled child, a displaced employee, a lonely widow and a once homeless young man.
My characters, flawed, live through unnerving stress, like a barefoot water-skier hanging on to the boat connected with one strand of yarn to life. While hanging onto the boat for dear life they find the unwavering patience of God in the most unusual places.
Using my degree in Recreational Therapy I have worked with autistic children, In this novel I wanted a story that would lift their value in the world while at the same time highlight the difficulty raising such a special child.
My first book, Changing Zip Codes: Finding Community Wherever You're Transplanted is a devotional for movers, anecdotes pulled from 22 moves. I have a passion to help families move reminding them they will have a life and community at the other end.
A foot loose and fancy-free freelancer for fourteen years I've now settled down to a regular gig as a reporter for the Mooresville Weekly in Davidson, North Carolina.
Words define me....I love to speak to women's groups such as MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and at national writers' conferences.
Family defines me more. I have a great husband, four grown children and five grandchildren. As far as hobbies I love music and favor bluegrass. If prodded, I will produce a mandolin.
My secret dream was to become a lounge singer. But realizing that dream is a little late to happen, I've found great contentment writing stories to encourage and inspire women. So actually I've chosen the better path.
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Linda Massucci grew up in a small town in Connecticut. She first enjoyed creative writing in elementary school and continued to write short stories in high school. At college, she wrote a short story for a Christian Marriage class and was told her writing was very similar to John Steinbeck. Linda continues to keep a journal and write stories while working at her 'paying job'. She often writes early in the morning before going to work and dedicates many weekends to editing and revising.
"You should write because you can't not write, not in the hopes of getting published. The characters and message in the book should matter to you. If you're worried about what a publisher is looking for or if anyone will want to read it, than I think you're in the wrong profession. In my opinion, there are too many 'copy-cat' books out there and a lot of celebrities who get books published because companies know their name will sell the material. As an avid reader, I look for books that inspire, educate and allow me to use my imagination."
Linda's books allow the reader to contemplate the importance of family, faith, values and how the actions each person takes in life always affect other people. Whether she is writing fiction or non-fiction, Linda's stories continue to inspire us all to reflect on our actions and live everyday to the fullest!
Marcia is a pastor's wife, the mother of three grown daughters, a freelance writer and Christian speaker. She is a published author and editor, having written for Christian magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and Canada, as well as home-town newspapers. Her short stories, articles and poetry have won awards in Canada and the U.S. and been broadcast on CBC radio. Her work also appears frequently on the world wide web.
Marcia is a frequent speaker for women's groups of all sizes and has often taught writing courses for the Alberta Adult Education Department, Inscribe Christian Writers Fellowship, and The Word Guild (Write! Canada).
In 1996, Marcia and her family served with Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea. While there she wrote for the Non-print Media Department of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, producing radio and video scripts.
For six years Marcia held the communications portfolio for the Associated Gospel Churches in Western Canada, writing, editing and producing their quarterly newsletter. She is now serving on the executive of Inscribe Christian Writers' Fellowship (www.inscribe.org). She currently writes a weekly column, The Spur, which is published in Living Light News, (Edmonton), CrossWalk and The Country Sunrise News (Central Alberta). It also goes out to subscribed readers each week.
Marcia's devotional book, The Spur of the Moment won an Award of Merit at Write!Canada in 2003, a second devotional, Focused Reflections, is now in print and she was the recipient of the Best New Canadian Christian Author Award for her novel One Smooth Stone which was released by Castle Quay Books in 2007. The Sequel, A Tumbled Stone, was also short-listed for an Award at Write!Canada. Marcia's work has just been short-listed in three categories in the current Word Awards.
Marcia and her family currently live in Central Alberta, Canada.
Visit my website - www.marcialeelaycock.com
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