Archive for the ‘Member Spotlight’ Category

Meet Donna Powers: Best of the Best 3rd Place Winner

See Jan Ackerson’s Best of the Best Winner interview here, and Francy Judge’s 2nd place interview here.

Donna Powers (formerly Franklin) has been around FaithWriters for a full decade, and has entered the FaithWriters Writing Challenge two hundred times. And this year, for the first time, one of her entries has been recognized as one of the Best of the Best. Join interviewer Joanne Sher as she chats with Donna about her love of FaithWriters, where her story ideas come from, [...]

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Meet Francy Judge, 2016 Best of the Best Runner-Up

See the interview with Best of the Best winner Jan Ackerson here.

Francy Judge has been entering the FaithWriters Writing Challenge for more than half a dozen years, and now (for the SECOND time!), one of her pieces has made it in the FaithWriters Best of the Best. Join interviewer Joanne Sher and learn about Francy herself, her winning piece, and an amazing math skill she has.

JOANNE SHER: First of all, congratulations on your second place win! What was [...]

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Meet 2016 Best of the Best Winner Jan Ackerson

Jan Ackerson is perhaps one of the best-known names at FaithWriters. Not only has she placed numerous times in the Writing Challenge editor’s choice, but she is a FaithWriters- approved editor, mentor to many, and provider of free weekly writing lessons for all FaithWriters members. And now, her fable for the “Candy” topic of the FaithWriter Writing Challenge, Salvo, has been recognized as Best of the Best for 2016 (her second time with this honor – not counting times she [...]

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Meet Page Turner Runner-Up Rachel Malcolm

See the interview with Page Turner winner Debbie Roome here, and other runner up Harriet Ford here.

Rachel Malcolm has been at FaithWriters for three years now – and now her novel has been named as a runner-up in the Page Turner contest! Read on to learn more about her writing, her family, and her other passions – plus some tips for  those of us who want to get serious about writing.

JOANNE SHER: First of all, congratulations on placing [...]

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Meet Page Turner Runner Up Harriet Ford

See Page Turner Champion Debbie Roome’s interview here.

Harriet Ford is a writer and speaker, and FaithWriters member – and a runner up in the FaithWriters 2015 Page Turner contest. Read on to learn more about Harriet, her novel in progress, and get a peek at her sense of humor.

JOANNE SHER: First of all, congratulations on your Page Turner placing! Can you tell us a bit about how you found out? What was your reaction?

HARRIET FORD: I first discovered my Page [...]

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Exciting News for Some FaithWriters Members!

I love being the bearer of good news – and sharing others’ successes is always LOTS of fun. You may have heard some of this news already – but even if you have, it is DEFINITELY worth celebrating again – don’t you think?

Dixie Phillips, a FaithWriters member for ten years (active member for several years), recently received a Gospel Music Association Dove Award for cowriting “Hidden Heroes,” performed by the Talleys. The song was named the Southern Gospel Song of [...]

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Introducing Jules Clark – Xulon Raffle Winner

Julie “Jules” Clark has been writing poetry for over 30 years, and has  been a FaithWriters member for quite a while – and she will soon have a new book on the market – thanks to Xulon Press. Read on to learn more about our Xulon raffle winner!

JOANNE: First of all, congratulations on winning the Xulon raffle! What was your reaction when you found out you had won?

JULES: I was rather shocked. I haven’t really won a lot of prizes. [...]

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Meet Best of the Best Runner-Up Cori Smelker!

Cori Smelker has been a member, moderator, supporter, and presenter for FaithWriters for many years – and this year, her writing talents have made her runner up for FaithWriters’ Writing Challenge Best of the Best. Join me (Joanne Sher) as I chat a bit with this delightful lady and learn more about her, her writing, her family, her winning piece, and more!

JOANNE: First of all, congratulation on your second place win! What was your reaction when you found out you [...]

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Meet Best of the Best Winner Ann Grover!

It is my honor to introduce to you one of the most talented and dedicated members of the FaithWriters family: Ann Grover. Her decade at this site has blessed everyone who has read her writings, and her willingness to help others has also been a blessing. Arguably one of the strongest writers here (in my opinion, and that of the Challenge judges), she has been rewarded not once, but TWICE, for her body of work for the FaithWriters Writing Challenge [...]

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Meet 2014 Page Turner Runner-Up Becky Real

Read Page Turner winner Lori Dixon’s interview here, and one with runner-up Debbie Roome here.

Becky Real hasn’t been at FaithWriters long, but she is already making quite an impact. As one of two runners up in the Page Turner contest, her journey as written about in her work in progress could be on its way to publication. Read on to learn about her (scary) reaction to winning, how her husband’s cancer led to her passion for writing, and her busy [...]

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