High Five Friday!!
It’s been an exciting month for a number of writers. Here are a few with special celebrations:
James R. Callan looks forward to the early April release of Murder a Cappella, because it’s the first mystery/suspense book he’s written with his daughter, Diane Bailey, a writer of young adult non-fiction.
Lena Nelson Dooley celebrates the first time one of her books has appeared in a Top Ten Books list. Anne Payne, reviewer with Stuff & Nonsense II blog put Maggie’s Journey on her Top Ten Books of 2011. She found out about it when she read a note Anne put on a board in Pinterest this month. Anne does a lot of respected reviews of Christian fiction, both on the blog and on other Internet sites–Goodreads, Christianbooks.com, Amazon.com.
Vannetta Chapman rejoices in the sale of another three-book series to Zondervan books, tentatively titled Amish Artisan Mystery Series. They will release in 2014, 2015, and 2016.
JoAnn Durgin is excited by the successful telling of two parallel and simultaneous romances in her new book Twin Hearts. She says, “It was a unique challenge to write their love stories without frustrating the reader by switching back and forth (one in Houston and the other in Lousiana). This book is particularly special to me because redemption and forgiveness are huge themes, and Josh finds his redemption in a rather shocking, surprising and ultimately very tender and sweet way. In other words, there’s a BIG surprise coming for those who’ve read my other books.”
Sandra Orchard, author of an Undercover Cops series for Love Inspired Suspense, is thrilled to announce that Revell Publishing has offered her a three book contract for a trade-length, mystery/romantic suspense series. The first book (as yet untitled) is scheduled for release in summer of 2013.
Elaine W. Miller has waited forty years for the May 1 release of her non-fiction book We All Married Idiots: Three Things You Will Never Change About Your Marriage and Three Things You Can. This book was conceived over forty years ago when during an argument with her husband she thought, I must have been an idiot to marry this idiot. It was funny, but it was tragic. Her marriage almost ended. Today she thanks God that two idiots stayed together as she shares lessons learned in their 40 years of marriage. As one review states, “This book contains the secrets that will enable couples to persevere, to run their race through the difficult years.”
Raise a hearty High Five!! of congratulations for the achievements of the above writers!
Writers: Are you dancing around your desk in celebration of a writing-related success? Leave a comment and let us cheer with you!
Congrats, all, on such wonderful news!
Thanks for sharing, Sandy. I always enjoy your High Five Fridays!
Wow! You’re quick this morning, Dora. 🙂 So glad you like HFF!! I know you have your own good news with the release of Journey’s Edge in a couple of days! Congrats to you!
Love reading everyone’s news. Have a great weekend, Sandy.
You, too, Vannetta! Congrats!
Elaine W. Miller
Thank you, Sandra, for the high five to the Lord for the miracle of my marriage. May my book, “We All Married Idiots: Three Things You Will Never Change About Your Marriage and Ten Things You Can” give couples reason to high five each other.
You are a blessing. I High Five you today!!!
Elaine W. Miller
Thanks, Elaine, and an “Amen” that the Lord will use your book to help others!
Fun post. Thanks Sandy! (And congrats to you too, Dora!)
I’m expecting good news from you soon, Heidi!
Thanks, Heidi. You have good news to share??? I can’t wait to hear!
Not yet, Dora, but she’s working on it! 🙂
Hi! I stopped by to high-five Elaine W. Miller, but I’ll also accept your invitation to share my own excitement at releasing my first-ever book, Songs for the Lord, as a Kindle book on Amazon. It’s a collection of hymns and Christian songs I’ve written over the past few years.
Meanwhile, I’m working on my first novel, about a young farm wife trying to sort out what loving her husband really means in the face of deceit and murder. I may apply some of the great counsel I gleaned from Elaine’s book to my Gracie and Jerry!
Congrats to all,
Linda Bonney Olin
Thanks for stopping by, Linda, and congratulations on the release of your own book! Your novel sounds interesting, too. Write on!!, and I hope you visit the blog again!
Thanks for sharing my news, Sandra. Congratulations to all! Elaine, I love your title!
Elaine W. Miller
Thanks for the high five, Sandra Orchard. Here’s back at you for your 3-book contract with Revel. Exciting. Get writing, girl. The world is waiting!
Elaine W. Miller
Thanks for letting me share about your new contract, Sandra!
How exciting to read of other’s releases. My own book, SO YOU PLAN TO MARRY A MAN, a devotional, is to be released soon. God has graciously toutered me over the years, and now I am to share what I’ve learned. There are six verses, a Scripture, and a short prayer for application each day.May He be glorified in the work!
Awesome, Jean! Best wishes for your devotional, and thanks for reading the post!
Good morning Sandra, Thank you so much for mentioning my blog on here! I appreciate your kind words. I loved Lena’s book and it definitely deserved to be on my list 🙂 Carrie Pagels let me know on my FB and now I’m a follower!
So glad to have you, Anne! Thanks! I haven’t read Lena’s book yet, but I’m sure it’s terrific! I don’t think I actually have a link to your blog in the post. I’ll have to correct that.