High-five Friday,  The Writing Life

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!

As an author of heartwarming historical and contemporary romance, Sandra Ardoin engages readers with page-turning stories of love and faith. Rarely out of reach of a book, she's also an armchair sports enthusiast, country music listener, and seldom says no to eating out.

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