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Meet Marita Thelander – BoB 2nd Place Winner

Click here for the interview with Alison Egly, 2012 Best of the Best

Time to get to know Marita “Mari” Thelander – whose beautiful and poignant entry, “Hail Mary,” took second place in the 2012 Writing Challenge Best of the Best competition. Join me as I chat with Mari about writing, FaithWriters, and her life in general.

JOANNE: First of all, congratulations! Tell us a bit about how you found out you were second place in Best of the Best. How did [...]

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An interview with Allison Egly – 2012 Best of the Best

FaithWriters 500 member, Allison Egley, has been entering the Weekly Writing Challenge for the past 7 years! She’s placed in the top 10, but this year, she made it not only to first place, but to the very top of the top, as the 2012 Best of the Best! Join interviewer Lynda Schab as she chats with Allison about her life, her writing, and the sweet taste of victory.

LYNDA: First of all, Allison, congratulations on [...]

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Member Shout Outs for June

Come and cheer on the following FaithWriters in their accomplishments!

KATHY C. STEVENS‘ fourth book, Seeing Through a Glass Darkly, is now available  as an ebook on Amazon.com and on her website. WONDERFUL!

BELLA ROSSITER‘s book, Pride Kills – Forgiveness Heals, has been published and is available on Amazon.com. GREAT!

KELVIN FOWLER‘s poem, Her Journey, won a poetry contest at Christian Creative Writers. FABULOUS!

LYNN GIPSON‘s short story, Just Breathe, Said Jesus, was recently published in the Christian [...]

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Member Shout-Outs for May

Let’s give a cheer for these FaithWriters’ members for their accomplishments!

JOY BACH‘s devotional, “Labels,” was published in the April issue of Shabbach. SUPER!

KEN GRANT‘s first novel, So Great A Salvation, has been published and is available for purchase. WONDERFUL!

BELLA ROSSITER‘s book, Pride Kills – Forgiveness Heals, has been published and is available for purchase. GREAT!

LeANN RUSSEL‘s book, Obesity Among Us/ Taking the Journey To End, has been published and is available for purchase. YAY!

TRACEY BROWN‘s devotional, “Taking the High Road,” [...]

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Member Shout-Outs for April

It’s time to give a cheer for these awesome FaithWriters’ members and their writing accomplishments!

CRAIG DRESSLER‘s short Christian historical novel, Standing Elk, is now available. CONGRATS!

A church in Arizona chose LILLIAN RHODES‘ book, When Youth Fades: Don’t Wither on the Vine – How To Celebrate Life after 60 for a nine week course in their Life and Character Study Curriculum. EXCITING!

NANNETTE TRON’s poem, Matt Like Lightening, was published in the Stars From The Hearts Poetry Book. SUPER!

FRANK CREED just signed [...]

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Member Shout-Outs for February

It’s time to give a cheer for these awesome FaithWriters’ members and their writing accomplishments!

Kelvin Fowler took second place in the 2012 Robert Burns Poetry Competition of New Zealand. WONDERFUL!

Matthew Miller‘s short novel, Shadow of the Master, written with his late mother, is now published. SUPER!

David I. Good‘s eBook, Captivated By the Heart of God: 40 Daily Devotionals From the Life of a Worship Leader, is now available from Kindle Direct Publishers. EXCITING!

Debbie Button‘s story, “Learning to be Myself,” [...]

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Member Shout-Outs for January

It’s time to give a cheer for these awesome FaithWriters’ members and their writing accomplishments!

STEVE W. FITSCHEN had an op-ed piece published in the Washington Times. CONGRATULATIONS!

ANNIE KEYS had a story chosen for publication in Write Integrity Press’s upcoming book, “Lessons From The Heart.” WOOWOO!!

LAURIE GLASS was interviewed on The Christian Authors Show about her book, “Journey to Freedom from Eating Disorders.” SUPER!!

RACHEL BURKUM‘s latest book, “Smatterings of an Analytical Loner” – a collection of short stories, poems, and devotional-style [...]

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Meet Page Turner Runner-Up Ann Grover

If you missed them, be sure to stop by and read the interviews with winner Dee Yoder and other runner up Sydney Avey.

Ann Grover is a wonderful writer (one of my personal favorites at FaithWriters!). A Writing Challenge regular, she has received many ECs, and was 2010′s Best of the Best, as well as placing second and third in earlier years in that contest. And NOW, her novel, “Prairie” is highly commended in the 2011 Page Turner contest.

Read on, and get [...]

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Meet Page Turner Runner-Up Sydney Avey

Check out Page Turner winner Dee Yoder’s interview here.

I hope you enjoyed Dee’s interview last week (link above). Well, she was not the only person recognized in the 2011 Page Turner Fiction contest. Read below as you learn a bit more about one of two highly commended winners – Sydney Avey. And heeere’s Sydney!

JOANNE: When do you first remember developing a passion/love for writing?

SYDNEY: I began writing poetry in the third grade. My teacher sent my poems into the Palo [...]

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Meet Page Turner Winner Dee Yoder!

I’m so excited to introduce my dear, dear friend, Dee Yoder, the winner of the 2011 Page Turner Contest. Read on to find out about her excitement about this win, what an amazing year 2011 was for her in the writing front, and her wonderful family.

JOANNE: When do you first remember developing a passion/love for writing?

DEE: As most writers will say, I was a child when I wrote my first “book.” I also drew many pictures to go along with [...]

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