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Meet 2018 3rd Place Best of the Best Lucy Steel

See the interview with first place Best of the Best Jan Ackerson here, and second place Kate Mackereth here.

Lucy Steel has been entering the FaithWriters Writing Challenge for a couple years off and on. And this time, her teen entry Orange is the Colour of Friendship was recognized as the third place winner in FaithWriters’ Annual Best of the Best.  Read on to learn more about this Aussie’s love of the outdoors, her winning piece, what “namesake” author inspired her […]

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Meet 2018 2nd Place Best of the Best Kate Mackereth!

Read the interview with Jan Ackerson, first place Best of the Best, here.

Kate Mackereth has loved to write since she was a girl, but only began entering the Challenge a few months ago – and already one of her first entries, the heartwrenching Baby Shrapnel, has placed second in the annual Best of the Best. Read on to learn more about Kate, her winning entry, her striving for perfection, and more.

JOANNE SHER: First of all, congratulations on your second place […]

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Meet 2018 Best of the Best Winner Jan Ackerson

Jan Ackerson is no stranger to the FaithWriters blog, nor recognition for her writing on the site. Because of past writing accolades, she has already had interviews on this blog THREE times. And now, here she is again, as the winner of the 2018 FaithWriters Writing Challenge Best of the Best (awarded to the highest ranking Writing Challenge entry for July 2017-June 2018), for her expertly written Almost Happy. Join me as we learn about how this story came together, […]

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Meet FWer, award-winning script-writer Gerald Shuler

Gerald Shuler has been a FaithWriters member for 10+ years, entering the Writing Challenge close to 100 times, and posting several dozen time in regular articles. And now, he can add “award-winning” to his list of accomplishments, as a skit he posted on FaithWriters seven years ago was made into a short film, which won several awards at the 2018 Christian Film Festival, including Gerald himself for best writer! Read on to learn more about Gerald, the skit, the award, […]

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Meet Non-Fiction Page Turner Runner-Up Phillip Cimei

To see the interview with 2017 Page Turner Winner Joe Moreland, click here. The interview with fiction runner up Nola Passmore is here.

Phillip Cimei is a regular writing challenge entrant and a man of many interests. And now, his nonfiction work in progress, The Perfect Religion – Where Have You Been Hiding, was selected as a Page Turner runner up. Read on to learn more about Phillip, his book in progress, some of the many jobs he has held in […]

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Meet 2017 Fiction Page Turner Runner-Up Nola Passmore

Check out the interview with Joe Moreland, the Page Turner Winner, here.

Nola Passmore is an Aussie writer and encourager who has had more than 150 things published – and now, her historical novel in progress, Shattered, was chosen as Page Turner Fiction Runner Up. Read on to learn more about Nola, her work in progress, and her passions.

JOANNE SHER: First of all, congratulations on being the fiction runner up in the Page Turner contest! Can you tell us […]

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Meet 2017 Page Turner Winner Joe Moreland

Joe Moreland has been a member of FaithWriters for over a decade, entering the challenge off and on and gleaning other writing info from the site. And now, his novel in progress, The Reluctant Camper, has been chosen as the winner of the 2017 Page Turner. Read on to learn more about Joe, his book in progress, and more.

JOANNE SHER: First of all, congratulations on winning the 2017 Page Turner! Can you tell us a bit about how you found […]

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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.

JOANNE SHER: First […]

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