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Meet 2017 Best of the Best Runner-Up Amy Gaudette

Amy Gaudette has been entering the challenge for just over two years, along with her daughter Hannah – and both have often found themselves in the Editor’s Choice. This year, however, one of Amy’s pieces did even better than that – she came in third place in the annual FaithWriters Writing Challenge Best of the Best. Read on to learn more about Amy, her family life, and how she came up with her compelling, poignant story.

JOANNE SHER: First of all, […]

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Meet 2017 Best of the Best Runner-Up Jan Ackerson

Jan Ackerson is one of the best-known members of FaithWriters – for her writing lessons on the FaithWriters forums and for being a FaithWriters-approved editor for fiction. But it is her Writing Challenge entries that may have given her the most attention. She has had a total of five entries recognized in FaithWriters’ Writing Challenge Best of the Best over the years – the most recent, second place with  her lovely piece “More Beautiful.” Read along as Jan shares tips […]

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Meet 2017 Best of the Best Winner Ann Grover

Ann Grover is one of the most faithful (and one of my very favorite) contributors to the FaithWriters Writing Challenge. And this year, her entry for the Relax topic, “Relinquishment,” was the highest ranking story of the entire Writing Challenge year, making her the FaithWriters Best of the Best (for the second time) for 2017. Read along as Ann shares about her writing process, her upcoming retirement, and why she sometimes uses a scythe to cut her lawn.

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Meet Nonfiction Page Turner Runner-Up Sherri Stone!

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 (the fiction runner up Sylvia Young’s interview is here).  Join interviewer Joanne Sher as we learn more about non fiction runner-up Sherri Stone.

JOANNE SHER: First of all, congratulations on being the runner up in the Nonfiction Page Turner! Can you tell us a bit about how […]

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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?

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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.

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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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