Newsday Tuesday …
March 15, 2010 | Written by admin
I've somehow managed to recover after Glenn Beck's accusation that I may be a leftist, rice eating, Nazi sympathizer and (gulp) supporter of social justice. It was (sniff) quite difficult.
In other news …
–Jim Rubart is doing a 3-book deal with B&H (coming on the heels of his first novel, ROOMS, which is about to release!).
Greetings, is going to do a devotional book with Harvest House.
–We're about to announce a book deal for Deanna Favre, wife of
NFL great Brett Favre, and author of DON'T BET AGAINST ME with Tyndale
a couple years ago. Deanna has a great message to those who struggle
with chronic pain or illness, and we're very happy to be representing
of the most well-respected novelists in CBA — LISA SAMSON and SUSAN
MEISSNER — are going to be hosting a writer's retreat May 7-8 in
Orlando, and again July 23-24 in Michigan. Lisa has won the Christy
Award and is a multi-time finalist for Christian novel of the year. The
author of 21 novels, she is widely regarded as one of the best
Christian novelists in the country, and both Library Journal and
Publishers Weekly have listed her books as the best religious novels of
the year. Susan is the author of THE SHAPE OF MERCY, which was the most
decorated book of 2008, winning nearly every major award, including the
Gold Medallion as Novel of the Year. Her work has been also been sited
by industry sources as examples of the best in Christian fiction, and
her WINDOW TO THE WOLRD was named one of the top ten Christian novels
by Booklist. Together
they are teaching a workshop designed to help novelists understand what
brings depth to a novel. Each participant will be asked to submit a
writing sample before attending, and the weekend is designed to be a
small group, hands-on session, with lots of one-on-one time to help you
move forward in your writing career. It's being held at an Embassy
Suites hotel, and there are five slots left available for this writing
retreat. For more information, go to www.themasterseminars.com
–Melanie Dobson's historical title about the underground railroad, LOVE FINDS YOU IN LIBERTY, INDIANA has been submitted for consideration in the "Best Books of Indiana" contest sponsored by The Indiana Center for the Book, a program of the Indiana State
Library and an affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of
– Carla Stewart's upcoming release CHASING LILACS will be reviewed in the May edition of Christian Retailing Magazine.
–Bookspan (http://www.bookspan.com) recently picked up Anita Higman's contemporary romance, LOVE FINDS YOU IN HUMBLE, TEXAS.
–Sandra is working out the dates and locations for her soon-to-launch
'Best Book Proposal Ever" seminars. Stay tuned for more info, and be sure and let us know if your group is interested in offering this one-day event in conjunction with a writers retreat or conference.
–It seems fitting to close this post with a link to a recent interview of Theresa Flores, author of the social justice memoir, SEX SLAVE ACROSS THE STREET. Theresa was interviewed last month on The Takeaway, a morning news program co-sponsored by The New York Times, BBC World
Service, WNYC, Public Radio International and WGBH Boston.
Feel free to give it a listen, Mr. Beck …