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Meet Fiction Page Turner Runner Up Sylvia Young!

This year, we have two Page Turner champions – one in fiction (see Meghan Andersch’s interview here) and one in nonfiction (Nicki Jeffery’s interview is here), along with a runner up in each category.  Join interviewer Joanne Sher as we learn more about fiction runner-up Sylvia Young.

JOANNE SHER: First of all, congratulations on being the runner up in the Fiction Page Turner Contest! Can you tell us a bit about how you found out? What was your reaction?

SYLVIA YOUNG: Let [...]

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Meet Nonfiction Page Turner Champ Nicki Jeffery!

This year, we have two Page Turner champions – one in fiction (see Meghan Andersch’s interview here) and one in nonfiction.  Join interviewer Joanne Sher as we learn more about Nonfiction winner (and Aussie) Nicki Jeffery, her family, her book and her dreams.

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

NICKI JEFFERY: It was about 6 one morning. I am a morning [...]

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Meet Fiction Page Turner Champ Meghan Andersch!

For the first time in FaithWriters/Breath of Fresh Air Press Page Turner history, TWO different manuscripts have been selected as winners – one fiction and one nonfiction – in celebration of the first chapter contest’s tenth year. Over the next month or so, you will have the opportunity to hear about and meet four different people and their books – the champions and runners up in both categories. First, the Fiction Page Turner winner: Meghan Andersch.

JOANNE SHER: First of all, [...]

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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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