August 31, 2010 | Written by admin

A NEW SEASON, A NEW PICTURE (and more updated website pics to come soon …)

Sandra Headshot - Fall 2010


Ginger Garrett is collaborating with celebrity stylist and life coach
Michelle Phillips on a beauty and lifestyle book titled THE BEAUTY

 Cheryl Moeller is creating CREATIVE AND COMPLETE COOKING WITH DUAL CROCKPOTS for Harvest House

Jay Payleitner is writing three more books for Harvest House, including 52 THINGS WIVES NEED FROM THEIR HUSBANDS

Pat Rushford is writing another title for Guidepost's HOPE HAVEN series

Wesleyan has contracted Arloa Sutter to create two follow up Bible studies for her upcoming social justice title, THE INVISIBLE

Releasing in 2011, Melanie Dobson's next title with Summerside; LOVE FINDS YOU IN AMANA, IOWA 

Susy Flory and Mike Hingson are collaborating on a book for Thomas
Nelson about a blind man who, working high in the World Trade Center on
Sept 11th, was led down 70 flights of stairs to safety by his guide

Mel Lawrenz, the longtime pastor at Elmbrook Church in Wisconsin, is doing a book on "spiritual leadership" with Zondervan.

Vicki Hinze's LOST INC, a suspense series about a government department
looking into unsolved cases, has been sold to Harlequin.

Nicole O'Dell's THE WISHING PEARL, the first in a new YA series about
teens facing difficult life dilemmas, has been contracted with Barbour.

Rachel Hauck's THE WEDDING DRESS, chroncling the history of a beautiful
wedding gown that serves a major role i the lives of four women over
100 years, has been  contracted with Thomas Nelson.

Leslie Gould and Mindy Starns Clark are teaming up to write THE WOMEN OF LANCASTER COUNTY with Harvest House.

Shane Stanford, author of A POSITIVE LIFE, is going to write MAKING
LIFE MATTER, which explains how the steps to leading an extraordinary
life are found in the ordinary decisions and attitudes of our
day-to-day lives. It was contracted with Abingdon, who is also
publishing Shane's book with Deanna Favre, THE CURE FOR THE CHRONIC

Janice Hanna has contracted to write LOVE ME TENDER with Summerside
Press — the story of a woman trying to save her family's old soda shop
by hosting a fundraising concert.

Kit Wilkinson is going to write A PLACE CALLED HOPE, her third novel with Harlequin.

Susan Page Davis has agreed to write THE PRAIRIE LADY SERIES, which
tells the story of a young Englishwoman setting out across America with
her maid to find her uncle, the new Earl of Branwell.

Darlene Franklin has been busy, agreeing to write both PLAINSONG and FIRST CHRISTMAS for Heartsong Presents.


Susan Page Davis' THE CRIMSON CIPHER was an August Top Pick on RT Book Reviews

is currently featuring a review of Carla Stewart's CHASING LILACS in their September print edition.

The September print issue of CBA Retailer+Resources Magazine highlights the following
MacGregor Literary upcoming projects in their list of exceptional Fall 2010 "Publishers Picks":

- CHARLOTTE FIGG TAKES OVER PARADISE by Joyce Magnin Moccero, Abingdon Press

- Alison Strobel's REINVENTING RACHEL, David C. Cook

- SIMPLY SARA by Hillary Manton Lodge, Harvest House

- Julie L. Cannon's I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, Summerside Press

- THE MAYAN APOCALYPSE, coauthored by Al Gansky, Harvest House

And … a website just for fun:

Slush Pile Hell

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  • Teri Dawn Smith

    Congratulations for all the contracts!

  • Kirk

    You all rock! Keep up the fantastic work.

  • Sarah Forgrave

    Wow, you all have been busy! Congrats on the successes!

  • AimeeLS

    Slush Pile Hell rulz.
    Just sayin’.

  • Jodie

    Awesome news! Congrats to all. You guys rock. And Sandra, love the new picture!

  • Theresa Lode

    Sandra- Great new pic and congrats on all the achievements.
    And oh my! That Slush Pile Hell blog is hilarious.

  • Brent Winter

    Thanks for the Slush Pile Hell tip. That one’s getting added to my Google Reader!

  • chip responds

    LOVE the slush pile from hell site, Sandra!

  • Sandra

    My all time favorite from my own slush pile:
    “Now that we have a black president, this book about gangs is more important than ever.”
    You think I’m kidding, don’t you?

  • Jennifer AlLee

    Great new pic, Sandra. You’re the world’s happiest agent :+} And Slush Pile Hell rocks. I’m constantly amazed that people really write stuff like that.