Archive for the ‘Member Spotlight’ Category

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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Meet Xulon Fiction Contest Winner Ennis Smith!

Ennis Smith has been a FaithWriters member for a few years now, and he is delighted to have won the Xulon Bestseller Package from Xulon Press and FaithWriters for his manuscript “The Walking Dead.” Read on to learn more about Ennis, his manuscript, his journey to FaithWriters, and God’s provision for him.

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

ENNIS SMITH: Thank you Joanne! I’m [...]

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Meet 2014 Page Turner Runner-Up Debbie Roome

New Zealander Debbie Roome is no stranger to FaithWriters – or to being in the winners’ spotlight. Not only has she placed in the Page Turner in the past, she has also been a runner up for the Writing Challenge Best of the Best several years ago. Read on to learn more about her, her writing journey, and her entry, A Pile of Stones, that wowed the judges.

JOANNE SHER: First of all, congratulations on your win! Can you tell us [...]

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Meet Best of the Best Runner-Up Gerald Shuler

Graham and his wife

First of all, have you seen the interview with our Best of the Best winner, Graham Insley? Check it out at the Challenge page – and learn about his winning entry A Horse’s Rear End, the benefits of a challenge buddy, and his love for FaithWriters (and his Aussie home). Don’t miss it.

And now, let’s move on to the interview at hand.

Gerald Shuler has been a member of FaithWriters since 2007. And this year, [...]

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Meet the Member: Robert Bernecker (Part 2 of 2)

Check out the first part of this interview here, where bestselling author Robert Bernecker discuses his life before writing, his role as a lay minister, and his book, Who’s Your Father?

JOANNE: What kind of marketing have you been doing for Who’s Your Father? How is it going?

ROBERT: For a new author faced with the question of how to get his or her first work successfully launched, marketing a book is a daunting task indeed. Fortunately, it is easier than ever [...]

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Meet the Member: Robert Bernecker (Part 1 of 2)

It’s tough to get a good book published – even tougher, it seems, to have one that does well in sales. But one of our FaithWriters member, Robert Bernecker, has done so. His current book, Who’s Your Father, was self-published, and is often the #1 selling book on Amazon in several categories. In this two-part interview, come learn more about Robert, his book, his background, and a bit about what it took for him to get his book on the [...]

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Meet 2013 Page Turner Runner Up Jim McWhinnie!

(If you missed it, check out winner Theresa Santy’s interview here, and first runner up Kevin Ingram’s here)

The 2013 Fiction Page Turner winners and runners up were announced earlier this month, and I’ve spent December to get to know each of the three. Check out the link above for our the other two winners- and read on to learn more about runner up Jim McWhinnie, his manuscript The Mystic Realms of Shadow Fox, and more!

Joanne Sher: First of all, congratulations [...]

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Meet Kevin Ingram – 2013 Page Turner Runner Up

(If you missed it, check out winner Theresa Santy’s interview here)

The 2013 Fiction Page Turner winners and runners up were announced earlier this month, and I’m planning to take December to get to know each of the three. Check out the link above for our winner – and read on to learn more about runner up Kevin Ingram, his manuscript The Grimmest, and more!

Joanne Sher: First of all, congratulations on your honorable mention! Can you tell us a bit about [...]

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