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CAG Spotlight: Getting Published

October 3, 2015

CAG Spotlight Getting Published:

Sharon Norris Elliot offered her wisdom on getting your words in print.

“Live significantly!” That’s the inspiring message of Sharon Norris Elliott, award-winning author, popular conference speaker, and astute Bible teacher. Sharon loves Jesus, wants her life to count, and encourages everyone who will listen to live a life that matters. She walks out this calling in many ways. As an author, Sharon is excited about the release of her latest book, Why I Get Into Trouble, the first in her children’s series. Boomerangs to Arrows: A Godly Guide for Launching Young Adult Children, is her second parenting title, and follows her second women’s title, Power Suit, the Armor of God Fit for the Feminine Frame. These three bring the total of her published works to ten (10). Her books span genres from parenting, to women’s, to teens’, to children’s, and to general Christian interest. Sharon also serves as Editor-in-chief of Gospel Roads online magazine. Check her ministry website,www.LifeThatMatters.net for updates, and read her devotional blog, “A Heart for the Word,” at www.sanewriter.wordpress.com.

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Jennifer Slattery – The Making of a Writer

August 24, 2015
Jennifer Slattery

The Making of a Writer:

Why would a Christian want to write? Getting published requires herculean effort.

Consider Psalm 102:18.”This will be written for the generation to come, that a people yet to be created may praise the LORD.” God wanted the Israelites to know and remember his marvelous works. That’s one of the reasons the Lord instituted the Passover every year. During that ceremony, they recounted the mighty deeds the Lord during the Exodus. And God told the patriarchs to build an altar to commemorate the crossing of the Jordan River. When children asked what the pile of stones meant, they could hear stories of Jahveh’s faithfulness. Even if a believer never intends to publish, someone might read his/her diary or letters and receive encouraged. Written words can impact lives.

Why should a Christian writer persevere?

Jennifer Slattery gave the keynote speech at the 2015 Atlanta Christian Writers Conference Banquet. She offers advice and encouragement to those who aspire to be published. Listen and share with others.

Learn more about Jennifer here.

 

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Publish Your Book

May 1, 2015

Publish Your Book? Today you have lots of choices, and it seems easier, until you know all the issues. Athena Dean Holtz of Redemption Press can advise you. She’s been in the industry for twenty-five years. Learn more about Redemption Press here and Athena here.

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Heart of the Matter: Help for the Laid Off

May 30, 2014
Author of Help for the Laid Off
As a single mom, Mary Kaarto got laid off from her job.

Her first layoff lasted from 1994-1996, and looking back it seems as if she lived and learned a lifetime of lessons during that period. Little did she know that she’d write and have a book published about helping others during their own layoff experiences.  But, that’s exactly what happened.Two weeks after she was laid off the second time (2002-2004), she was trying to save money by pruning my 30-yr old tree, by myself.  When you are a single mother and you’re without work, you do what you have to do! She lost my balance and fell off the top rung of her 16-foot ladder, ‘breaking myself’.  Her right leg was broken, she’d torn the meniscus in her right knee, injured her right elbow and arm.

She just couldn’t believe this was happening.  “God, WHY are You allowing me to go through this AGAIN? WHY did You allow me to lose a job I enjoyed, and then allow me to have this accident that leaves me housebound and howling at the moon in pain?” Really, she can’t describe how she was feeling, other than to say, confused. she wasn’t necessarily angry or sad, because she’d learned from the first layoff experience, that everything was going to be OK. She had peace this time but only because she knew if her daughter, Emilie and I got through the first layoff, that we could make it through another one.

Mary shares how she survived and tips she learned. Now she offers help to others who are laid off. Reach Mary at www.MaryKaarto.com


Contact Cynthia at Heart of the Matter Radio: Cynthia@clsimmons.com

Contact Cynthia: Cynthia@clsimmons.com
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COTT Olympia Award Winner: Jennifer Rodewald

May 23, 2014
Olympia Award Winner for COTT
Jennifer Rodewald won the Olympia Award with her book, Reclaimed.

Jennifer Rodewald is passionate about the Word of God and the powerful vehicle of story. Four kids and her own personal superman make her home in southwestern Nebraska delightfully chaotic.

Aiming to live with boundless enthusiasm, her creed is vision, pursuit and excellence. Blessed with a robust curiosity, she loves to research. Whether she’s investigating the history of a given area, the biography of a Christian icon, or how nature declares the glory of God, her daily goal is to learn something new.

Jen lives and writes in a lovely speck of a town where she watches with amazement while her children grow up way too fast, gardens, plays with her horses, and marvels at God’s mighty hand in everyday life.

 

To learn more about the contest go to http://www.clashofthetitles.com/
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CAG Spotlight: Getting Published

May 17, 2014
Writer and Speaker

 

Jane Rubietta and Cynthia discuss the best way to get published. For more information go to www.writetopublish.com or http://www.christianauthorsguild.org/2014-writers-conference/
Jane’s bio:
To portray what happens when Jane steps in front of a microphone is to illustrate electricity. To call it “speaking” is one-dimensional! Audiences describe her speaking as mesmerizing, deeply spiritual, funny, vulnerable, dramatic, and personal.

“Disarmingly real,” as one reviewer put it, Jane’s passion is to see people’s hearts restored by the knowledge of the truth: that God absolutely delights in them, that God is crazy about them, that God would give everything on earth to make sure they know they are loved. The problem is, she says, “that we have lost our hearts. We are so busy stamping out fires and tending to a thousand urgencies every day, that we don’t remember, don’t notice, that our hearts have gotten trampled somewhere in all the stamping.” 

“I believe that every issue we face – whether busyness, failure, shame, transitions – every issue is intended to lead us to God,” she says. “Our tendency is to let our problems separate us from God and one another – but instead, they can become tools to allow us to deepen our spiritual lives, and to in turn change the world!” 

Jane speaks internationally and ecumenically, inviting her audiences to tumble into Jesus’ arms and find the love they’ve been looking for.

Don’t miss her newest release, Come Along: The Journey into a More Intimate Faith. Other books include Come Closer: A Call to Life, Love, and Breakfast on the Beach, Resting Place: A Personal Guide to Spiritual Retreat, the award-winning Grace Points: Growth and Guidance in Times of Change (InterVarsity Press, 2004), How to Keep the Pastor You Love(IVP, 2002), the award-winning Quiet PlacesStill Waters (a Gold Medallion Nominee), Between Two Gardens (Bethany House, 2001). With Shirley Mitchell, Jane co-authored Fabulous after 50 (New Leaf Press, 2000) andSensational After 60 (New Leaf Press, 2005). She co-authored with Lois Evans Stones of Remembrance: A Rock-Hard Faith in Rock-Hard Places.

Jane writes on assignment for Focus on the FamilyIndeed, and Fullfill, and is a regular contributing author for Today’s Christian Woman. Hundreds of her articles have appeared in magazines such as HomeLife,PhysicianSignificant LivingMomSenseFullfillLifeWiseMoodyPlus,Christianity TodayChristian ReaderThe LookoutDecision, and others.

Contact Jane at www.JaneRubietta.com
Contact Cynthia  at Heart of the Matter Radio: Cynthia@clsimmons.com

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CAG Spotlight with Editor Christina Miller

May 13, 2013
Author and Editor
Cynthia interviews Christina Miller, founder of Mentor’s Pen Editorial Services. She loves helping writers get their words in print.
“Christina was an answer to prayer, both professionally and as a sister in Christ.
I highly recommend her to anyone desiring to move to new levels of
greatness in writing! ~ Mindi Furby, author of More Than Words
 
Learn more about Christina’s ministry here.
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