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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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Meet Theresa Santy – 2013 Page Turner Winner

A bit over a week ago, the winners of the 2013 Fiction Page Turner Winners were announced (check out the announcement here). Over the next several weeks, watch the blog to learn a bit more about each of the winners and their manuscripts. The first interview, with Page Turner Champion Theresa Santy, is below. Come learn more about her writing journey, her winning manuscript At The Water’s Edge, and a very interesting hobby she has!

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

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Member Spotlight: Meet Pauline Brakebill!

It’s been a while since we’ve had a FaithWriters member spotlight – and it seems it’s time we change that. Read on to learn a bit about writer and mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Pauline Brakebill.

JOANNE SHER: Hi, Pauline, and welcome to the FaithWriters blog. Tell us a bit about yourself.

PAULINE BRAKEBILL: I am a 76 year old mother of 6, grandma of 22, and great-grandmother to 1½. We have also foster–parented around 200 troubled youth. We raised one young [...]

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So, Tell Me About Yourself…

A little over two years ago, I did a post here very similar to this one – and I figured it was time to do it again. And besides, I haven’t done a member spotlight post in a while – and this might be a good way to get some names!

There are thousands of FaithWriters members – and a fair number of folks who read this blog on a somewhat regular basis. But we don’t really know many of you [...]

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Third Quarter 2013 Writing Challenge Cash Winners

It’s time to announce the FOUR cash winners from hundreds of entries in this past quarter of FaithWriters Writing Challenge.  Beginning this year, the highest scoring entry in EACH LEVEL over the entire ten-week quarter will receive a $50 cash prize.

This past quarter was the “Ex” quarter, with topics from exam to exotic to exhale. The entries across the board were wonderful and inspiring – but there can only be one winner (in each level, anyway!)

And now, without further ado, [...]

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Meet Francy Judge: 3rd Place Best of the Best 2013

Read Lynda Schab’s interview with BoB first place winner Tracy Nunes here.

Read my interview with BoB second place winner Jody Day here.

Francy Judge has been entering the Writing Challenge for several years – and is thrilled to have been recognized as third place Best of the Best. Read on to find out about her doubts about her writing talent, what she loves about FaithWriters, and the extent she was willing to go to get her challenge entry in in the [...]

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Meet Jody Day: Second Place Best of the Best 2013

Read Lynda Schab’s interview with first place Best of the Best winner, Tracy Nunes, here.

Jody Day had a pretty exciting week or so back at the end of June/ beginning of July – and it wasn’t just because she came in second place in Best of the Best here at FaithWriters! Read below and learn about her love of writing and reading, how she came up with the idea for her award-winning entry, and her debut novel that just released!

JOANNE: [...]

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Meet Tracy Nunes, FaithWriters’ Best of the Best 2013

The interview of FaithWriters’ Writing Challenge Best of the Best winner (presented, IN PERSON, at the FaithWriters Conference in Portland!) is up – be sure to check it out below. AND, watch this spot for interviews with the second and third place Best of the Best winners (Jody Day and Francy Judge) coming soon.

Tracy Nunes joined FaithWriters in 2010 and entered her first Writing Challenge a few months later. Although a few of her entries have placed in the top [...]

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Member Shout-Outs for March

Congratulations to these FaithWriters’ members for their writing accomplishments!

Bruce Fottler‘s Christian drama, The Juncture, is now available on Amazon and Smashwords.

Melanie Kerr‘s poetry book, Wider Than the Corners of the World, is now available in ebook format.

Joanne Sher‘s nonfiction book, Ailing Body Nourished Soul won the One Hope Nonfiction Contest, sponsored by Write Integrity Press.

Lori Dixon‘s Wellspring blog contest entry was recently published in Christian Woman Magazine in Australia.

I so love hearing about your accomplishments. Would LOVE for you to share [...]

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Our First Quarter 2013 Writing Challenge Cash Winners

It’s time to announce the FOUR cash winners from hundreds of entries in this past quarter of FaithWriters Writing Challenge.  Beginning this quarter, the highest scoring entry in EACH LEVEL over the entire ten-week quarter will receive a $50 cash prize.

This past quarter was music-themed, with topics from FLAT to STAFF to ACCENT. The variety of entries, and quality, was impressive. But there can only be one winner (in each level, that is).

And now, without further ado – our winners [...]

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