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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Author Interview with Susan Elliott Author of More Than a Passing Glance: Early Christian Art

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Have you been to our new Youtube channel? If not, make sure you check out this new interview with Susan Elliott author of More Than a Passing Glance Early Christian Art.

You can read more information about the book by clicking: here.

And make sure you check out the video where I talk about why I wrote this book, why you should read it, and how you can use it to teach ladies classes, and homeschool classes.

To listen to the interview click: here.






Congratulations Michael Shank for Crossing Over from the Indie Market to Brick and Mortar Stores

I was reading through my Facebook feed the other day when I came across a picture someone had shared. The man who made the post must have thought what he saw was impressive, or he wouldn't have taken the picture.

I'm uncertain if he understood the picture in the same way that an Indie author would, but I know he at least recognized that something awesome was happening! In fact, more than one thing awesome, because as you will see, God's word is being spread like never before, and that is a true blessing. What I saw made me leap for joy for so many reasons. I suspect you will be jumping for joy, too!

Are you Ready? Have I built up enough suspense? Check out this picture below! 

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Do you notice those two books on the customer service desk? Look closely. Yes, that's right. It's Muscle and a Shovel and When Shovels Break.

Do you recognize the store? It's Barnes & Noble.

Let me tell you something about Barnes and Noble, they didn't put these books at the customer service desk for no reason. These books are prominently displayed, most likely in the center of the store, for customers to see. Why? Because they are selling.

I don't know if Michael Shank ever dreamed his book would have the success it has had, that it would reach so many lost souls, or cross over from an Indie market to a brick and mortar store, but seeing this image, there large-as-life, reminds me that our books can, too! Keep on writing.

Congratulations Michael Shank! 

You May Need the 2016 Writer's Market

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As I noted in a previous post I got my first Writer's Market book when I was a junior in high school. I remember pouring through the pages and highlighting the places that seemed like a good fit for what I'd written. It was one of my most favorite books and I carried it around with me for years. Now, I don't recommend doing that because the Writer's Market books come out like clockwork with updates and new places to submit.

While you can buy these books online, I would recommend going to your favorite book store and sitting down and looking through the book. See if it's something you would use, and if so take the plunge and buy it. Like I said, I am a huge fan of these type books.


Writer's Market 2016

The Writer's Market is considered one of  "the most trusted guide[s] to getting published." It doesn't just list book publishers, magazines, contests, and literary agents, it has sample letters, contact forms and more to help you reach out and make solid first contact. Contacting a literary agent can be scary, and the Writer's Market can help you navigate that sea.

One cool thing the synopsis on Amazon notes is that there is much more in the book than just lists of places to publish.

Notice that it also includes:

  • "Lists of professional writing organizations
  • Sample query letters
  • A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook featuring the 100 Best Markets"

If you have any desire to publish with a traditional publishing company, or are looking for a literary agent, I whole-heartedly recommend you taking a look at this book!

Church of Christ Women Authors Blog YouTube Channel

Ladies I am so excited to tell you that I have finally started a YouTube channel for the Church of Christ Women Author's Blog. It is my plan to have author interviews, book information, writing information and eventually daily devotionals on here. I hope you find this work worthy and you will stop by and listen. Please share this information with those you know, and THANK YOU!

If you're one of the authors listed here, be prepared, because I will be in touch! *:9) If you're one of the authors already listed and would like to be included asap, let me know by contacting me at my Email: churchofchristwomenauthors@gmail.com

--Susan