Sunday, September 30, 2007

Carrie Turansky and her husband, Scott have been married for thirty years and live in central New Jersey. They are blessed with five great kids, a lovely daughter-in-law, and two adorable grandsons. Carrie homeschooled her children for many years, but she recently “graduated” and now has more time for writing and being involved in ministry with her husband. She teaches women’s Bible studies, speaks for women’s events, and enjoys reading, gardening, and walking around the lake near her home. Carrie and her family spent one year in Kenya as missionaries, giving them a passion for what God is doing around the world. Carrie is also the co-author of Wedded Bliss and Kiss the Bride and the author of Along Came Love. You may contact her through her website:


Vasthi Reyes Acosta is a native New Yorker,who resides in the Washington Heights/Inwood neighborhood of Manhattan with her husband and two teenaged children. She is excited about writing stories that bring a message of hope through Latino characters. She wants readers to find themselves reflected in her work and to learn about her heritage and her hope, God.


Gail Sattler and her husband Tim have been married for 29 years and live with two of their three sons who still remain at home along with their two dogs, a toad, and a lazy lizard named Draco, who is quite cuddly for a reptile. As well keeping busy with her writing, Gail is an active musican who plays piano at home and bass guitar (loud) for her church's worship team. Outside of church, she plays bass with a local Jazz band, and that's loud, too. She also enjoys knitting, and curling up with a hot coffee and a good book that someone else wrote. You're invited to visit Gail and see her travels, pets, quirks, and other books at her website at


Lynette Sowell is happily married to her husband, and they enjoy the three-ring circus of life with two teenagers and five cats. She has fond memories of the Big Apple from her college days as an art major, and thinks everyone should visit New York City at Christmas time at least once. She believes stories should take readers on an entertaining ride, and offer glimpses of God’s truth along the way. Lynette You can learn more about Lynette and her writing at

A Big Apple Christmas

By Vasthi Reyes Acosts, Gail Sattler, Lynette Sowell, Carrie Turansky

This collection of four heartwarming inspirational romance novellas captures the sights and sounds of Christmas in New York City. In Moonlight and Mistletoe by Carrie Turansky, Christmas plans are set askew when a schedule-bound professional organizer meets a free-spirited children's poet. In Shopping For Love by Gail Sattler, holiday bustle is the means two tourists try to use to get lost in the crowds. In Where the Love Light Gleams by Lynette Sowell, Christmas at Rockefeller Center puts a widow's dreams on center stage. In the Gifts from the Magi by Vasthi Reyes Acosta, Latino childhood sweethearts are reunited. Romance is in the air from Fifth Avenue to Chinatown, but can faith bring the love home?

Friday, September 28, 2007

Stacy Hawkins Adams is a Christian fiction author, freelance writer and inspirational speaker with 14 years of professional journalism experience. Until recently, she served as a reporter and columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia. In addition to penning novels full time, she writes a freelance column about working mothers for the Times-Dispatch and co-hosts a podcast (The Talking Book Show) focused on the craft of writing. She lives in a suburb of Richmond, Va. with her husband and two children. For more information, visit

Watercolored Pearls

Serena is a career woman turned stay-at-home mom who often contemplates if she has made the right choice to now manage twin two-year-old boys and be a supportive wife to her husband who is the pastor of a newly created church in Richmond, Virginia. She struggles with the daily stresses of being a perfect mom and wife to the outside world while inside she feels torn that maybe she didn’t choose the right path.

Erika struggles to let go of her abusive past. While her estranged husband of two years sends her cards begging her to come back, she is torn between her so-called “reformed” husband and a new man who is everything she has ever wanted in a man. She wants to do what is best for her young son, which she feels is to go back to her husband and be a true family. But, her heart is torn.

Tawana, a new lawyer, is trying to pull her life together, but her ambitions keep getting in the way. In her final year at Harvard Law School, she is 23-years-old and a single mother to a very “wise beyond her years” daughter. She still longs to date, but wants to focus on her career; but she is also torn to spend time with her impressionable daughter.

Three women, each at different places in their lives, find themselves at the same crossroads—looking to God and to each other for answers on how to find beauty in themselves and in their life’s journey. Watercolored Pearls is a page-turning story of how God can use the tragic, the shameful, and the less-than-perfect circumstances of life to create something beautiful.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Author, playwright, speaker, mentor and former pastor Sheritha Bowman credits her beloved, late Grandma Margaret Ann Mitchell Cary with instilling a fear of God in her life by teaching her to pray as well as taking her to Sunday school when she was a young girl. Despite feeling like the only church girl on the block, Sheritha obediently followed Grandma’s lead which ultimately led to Sheritha’s grounded spirituality and the pursuit of God’s purpose for her life.

In Diary of a Woman Pastor

The secrets. The struggles. The victory. In Diary of a Woman Pastor, Bowman candidly shares her personal journey of searching, believing, doubting, slipping and falling, and ultimately rising up and rediscovering God’s true purpose for her life.

Bowman chronicles her life from puberty to the pastorate with raw honesty as she recounts awakening experiences and life lessons learned from family, prominent church leaders and her own personal, life-altering discoveries.

The Bible makes it clear that God has a calling and purpose for each and every one of us. With an even mixture of boldness and humor, Bowman’s journey shows us how to press through the doubt, detours and distractions in order to reach our God-intended place of destiny.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Lyn Cote's journey to becoming a published author was a long one - she started her first book when her daughter was 13 months old and her first novel was published when her daughter was about to enter high school. But Lyn was writing for a market that hadn't taken shape yet - the inspirational fiction market.

In 1996, Lyn Cote's first inspirational historical manuscript was a finalist in the Romance Writers of America's Golden Heart Contest. This became her first historical novel, Whispers Of Love, in her BLESSED ASSURANCE series.

Most recently, Chloe, the first novel in Lyn's "Women of Ivy Manor" historical series was a 2006 RWA Rita Award finalist for Best Inspirational, as well as a finalist for the Holt Medallion and the National REaders Choice Contest.

Lyn also writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense. She lives in the lovely northwoods of Wisconsin with her husband and three cats. Aside from writing, she also likes to knit, crochet, read, and do lunch with friends.


Now available for the first time in one edition--All three novels from Lyn Cote's beloved Blessed Assurance series

In Whispers of Love, Civil War widow Jessie Wagstaff must fend for herself and her son. When a stranger, Lee Smith, befriends Jessie's son, even though she recognizes nine-year-old Linc's need for a father figure, she's reluctant to let a new man into their life. When the Great Chicago Fire blazes, every heart is pushed to its limits.

In Lost In His Love, Jessie's son Linc, a social activist and reporter, charms his way through the upper class of San Francisco to build much-needed support for his fight against child labor. His main target is Cecilia Jackson, a beautiful heiress who doesn't recognize the crucial part she plays in this dangerous exploitation. As the secrets of her family's dark past are exposed, Cecilia must revive her own wounded spirit and find the strength to lean on the never-failing love of Christ. But when the 1906 earthquake hits, everyone's faith will be put to the test.

In Echoes of Mercy, Meg Wagstaff challenges the racial barriers of 1920s New Orleans in order to prove that her childhood friend did not commit murder. The stubborn lawyer prosecuting the case, Gabriel St. Clair, is an authentic Southern gentleman who makes the mistake of underestimating Meg, both her tenacity and her charm. Despite their many differences, sparks begin to fly. But when Meg discovers the truth, will Gabe be able to protect her from those who can't afford to have justice prevail?

"A beautiful tale of love, forgiveness, and acceptance."

~CBA Marketplace

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Camy Tang is a loud Asian chick who writes loud Asian chick-lit. She grew up in Hawaii, but now lives in San Jose, California, with her engineer husband and rambunctious poi-dog. In a previous life she was a biologist researcher, but these days she is surgically attached to her computer, writing full-time. In her spare time, she is a staff worker for her church youth group, and she leads one of the worship teams for Sunday service.

Sushi for One? (Sushi Series, Book One is her first novel. Her second, Only Uni (Sushi Series, Book Two) comes out in February 2008!

To celebrate the launch of her debut novel, she's got a huge contest going on. Camy is giving away baskets of Christian novels and an iPod Nano! Only her newsletter YahooGroup subscribers are eligible to enter, so join today.

For more information about the contest, visit her website.

Contest ends October 31, 2007!


Lex Sakai’s family, big, nosy, and marriage-minded, is ruled by a crafty grandmother. When her cousin Mariko gets married, Lex will become the OLDEST SINGLE COUSIN in the clan, a loathed position by all single female family members.Lex has not dated for years.Grandma homes in on this fact and demands, bribes, and threatens Lex to bring a boyfriend (not just a date) to her cousin’s wedding.Lex does not want to date ... not since that terrible incident a few years back ... but, Grandma doesn't give her that choice.Lex's options are slim because she has used her Bible study class on Ephesians to compile a huge list of traits for the PERFECT man (and the more she dates, the more she adds to the list).The one man she keeps running into (and is completely attracted to) doesn’t seem to have a single quality on her list. It’s only when the always-in-control Lex loses control and lets God take over that all the pieces of this hilarious romance finally fall into place.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Bonnie St. John is one of the nation’s leading inspirational speakers and has been featured on the Today Show, Montel Williams, CNN, Good Morning America, as well as People magazine, the New York Times, Essence, and many others.

Despite the amputation of her leg at age five, she became a silver and bronze medalist in downhill skiing in the 1984 Paralympics at Innsbruck, Austria, making her the first African-American to win Olympic medals in skiing. She went on to graduate with honors from Harvard University, win the Rhodes Scholarship, and was appointed to the White House National Economic Council.

As the President of her own company, Bonnie now focuses on bringing out the best in others through coaching, motivational speaking for corporations and associations as well as writing books and articles. Her books include: Succeeding Sane, Getting Ahead at Work without Leaving Your Family Behind, and Money: Fall Down? Get Up! Bonnie lives and prays in New York City with her daughter, Darcy.

Please visit her web site,, where you can download a copy of a Starbucks Cup with her famous quote about falling down and getting up, join her “Circle of Friends,” download a copy of the prayer guide, and many other inspirational online materials.

For more information about this book go to

How Strong Women Pray

In Bonnie’s new book, How Strong Women Pray, she mentions the day she realized that most people knew her as “a strong woman, an inspirational speaker, a one-legged Olympic ski champion, a Rhodes Scholar and former White House official,” but hardly any knew of the importance of prayer in her life or that she even prayed at all. That day she set out to interview other strong women that she admired who may also have been privately powered by prayer and she was shaken and inspired by the overwhelming outcome.

Women from their twenties to their nineties, ranging from athletes to politicians to poets and mothers, poured out their hearts to Bonnie about the importance of prayer in their worlds and despite their differences, their prayer lives were very similar. They prayed anywhere and everywhere: in cars, bathrooms, beds, gyms, planes, and offices. In How Strong Women Pray, incredible women like Maya Angelou, Barbara Bush and Edie Falco, open up and talk candidly about their prayers. Bonnie says the experience of interviewing more than 25 fascinating women about prayer has changed her entire life and she has learned that “prayer is simply the desire to be closer to God.”

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Bestselling author Kim Vogel Sawyer resides in Kansas with her military husband Don, two teenage girls, and four family pets. A former teacher and life-long writer, she now spends her days penning the stories of her heart, writing historical stories for Bethany House and contemporary stories for Barbour Publishing. "All I Want for Christmas Is...You" is her first novella.

Montana Mistletoe

Kathy Morgan returns to her hometown of Mistletoe, Montana, for a stroll down Memory Lane before accepting the unexpected marriage proposal from long-time co-worker Chad. But her plan is thwarted with local postman Erik Hoffman delivers more than the mail...

Friday, September 21, 2007

Hope Lyda has always wanted to write. Ever since she was a young tyke with a spiral notebook in hand, she had the urge to fill it. Sadly, Peggy Meets the Midgets did not cause Hope to be deemed a child prodigy, so she continued her path of education. She was grade-obsessed but also truly enjoyed sharing laughs with her circle of creative friends.

Hope attended the University of Oregon and graduated with a double major in Journalism: Advertising and Telecommunications and Film. With aspirations to write screenplays or teleplays, she of course ended up doing public relations for non-profits until she entered the publishing field in which she has worked for 10 years.

Her passions are quiet ones—she loves a good read, an afternoon of free thinking time, writing, journaling, road trips, travel, and pondering life from her back yard pergola. She loiters in bookstores frequently, though has never been arrested for such. Her big hope is to encourage others to embrace their dreams and understand their faith journeys through the practice of journaling and the art of creative living. She hopes to also inspire such things through the themes in her fiction including Hip to Be Square and Altar Call. (There are also visions of a nice Casita with a hammock in Mexico—but one thing at a time.)

When not living in her head, she resides with her husband, Marc, in the Pacific Northwest.


Libby Hawthorne makes exotic trip itineraries but never leaves Seattle. She’d like to attend church but winds up at a bookstore. She longs for love—but who has the time? Delayed happiness has been worth it, because she’s about to get her dream promotion...

Or not.

So now what?

When a corporate merger leaves her demoted and disillusioned, Libby realizes she needs to start living authentically...and soon. But just as she tries to uncover her purposed life, her cruel and unusual boss, Cecilia, demands that Libby hide Seattle’s most famous homegrown rock star in order to keep her new, bad job. For the first time in years, Libby doesn’t have a step by step plan to guide her. She must trust her faith and her heart. But what is she supposed to do with her growing admiration for Blaine Slater, a new VP from Chicago, or the surprising kindness of the rock star living incognito in her Seattle apartment? Through the humorous twist and turns, Libby uncovers a big life truth—the detours we are afraid of might just be the perfect path to happiness.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Dr. Sabrina D. Black a woman after God’s own heart is an author, professor, counselor, mentor and Bible scholar. Sabrina is the Clinical Director of Abundant Life Counseling Center, which emphasizes spiritual values. In addition to being a counselor who cares, among her credentials, Dr. Black is a Limited Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Addictions Counselor and Certified Biblical Counselor with 17 years experience in individual, family and group counsel-ing. She has degrees in psychology and counseling. Sabrina has expertise in the fields of gambling addiction, sexual addiction and sexual abuse, relational problems due to substance addiction, issues relating to clergy and ministry leaders, marital conflicts and communication, boundaries and spiritual growth, stress, anxiety, burnout and anger management. She is passionate about glorifying God, amplifying His Word, and edifying His people. Dr. Black is an advocate for the lost, and a living testimony for those who desire to achieve the abundant life.

Dr. Sabrina D. Black is a national and international speaker for conferences, retreats and work-shops. Her dynamic message of life’s struggles, temptations and triumphs, challenges others to deal with the real issues of Christian living. She is a warm, witty, woman of God whose messages connect with audiences that are multicultural, cross-generational and of various denominations. She is a much sought after consultant for schools, churches, corporations and organizations. Sabrina is contributing author to the Soul Care Bible published by Thomas Nelson (August, 2001), co-author of, “Prone to Wander: A Woman’s Struggle with Sexual Sin and Addiction,” published by PriroityONE Publications (April, 2002); co-editor of, “Counseling in African American Communities,” published by Zondervan (May 2002); the author of, “Can Two Walk Together? Encouragement for Spiritually Unbalanced Marriages,” book and Bible Study Guide published by Moody Press (August 2002), co-author of “HELP! For Your Leadership,” book and workbook with CD published by PriorityONE Publications (August 2003, May 2004) and three workbooks: “Face It, Forgive It and Forge Ahead,” “Understanding and Managing Anger” and “Facing the Jungle of Conflict.”

Dr. Sabrina D. Black is adjunct faculty at Ashland Theological Seminary, Cornerstone University, Michigan Theological Seminary and for Christian Research & Development. Sabrina is president of the National Biblical Counselors Association, chairperson of the Black African American Association of Christian Counselors and a member of the American Counseling Association, International Association of Marriage and Family Counseling and the Michigan Counseling Association. She is also the founder of Global Projects a missions oriented non-profit 501c3. Sabrina’s goal is to help God’s people live the Abundant Life through hope, help, and healing!

Featured on numerous local and national radio and television broadcast, Sabrina has also won the Annual Herald Award for Religious Broadcasting twice for a weekly radio call-in program she co-hosted. She is also active with the WRAP Group (Writers Resources and Accountability for Publishing), the American Christian Writers – Detroit Chapter, the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and the Lydia Circle of Business and Professional Women.

Sabrina lives in Detroit, Michigan with her husband Warren Jose’ Black. She has one son and four grandchildren. She is an overseas Missionary and has been to Romania, London, the West Indies, and has also made over ten trips to several parts of Africa teaching, preaching and reaching the masses with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Sabrina serves in full time ministry. Since Sabrina accepted the Lord in 1986, she has been singing God’s praises and giving testimonies of His goodness. Like the woman at the well, she is making a local and global impact by telling others about the Man (Jesus) who changed her life.

Web Links

Prone to Wander:
A Woman’s Struggle with Sexual Sin and Addiction

Prone to Wander is a hard tale to tell. Authors Black and Harlin rise above the shame and fear of self-disclosure to heighten our sensitivity, to help us minister God's grace more effectively to those who are struggling with sexual sin.

Cracking the door so that light can shine in on one of the most hidden closets in the church (female sexuality), this clearly personal and professional work, touches hurting hearts.

Pastors, women's leaders, and those who have a heart for nurturing women will be encouraged to help the sexually broken - to heal.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Susan Page Davis is a native of central Maine . She and her husband, Jim, have six children and five grandchildren. Susan has many years of experience as a freelancer for a daily newspaper. Her books include eight historical novels, two children’s books, and several romantic suspense. With her daughter, Megan, she writes cozy mysteries. Her first romantic suspense book, Frasier Island , was chosen as the October selection for Books-A-Million’s Faithpoint Book Club. Her short historical romance, The Prisoner’s Wife, won its category in the 2007 Inspirational Readers’ Choice Contest.

Visit Susan’s website at:

Finding Marie

Marie Belanger knows nothing about the covert assignments her naval lieutenant husband goes on from time to time, but she’s pleased that their tour in Japan is at an end. Marie and Pierre Belanger can think about a Stateside posting and perhaps even starting a family. While Pierre wraps up his duties, Marie plans a brief visit to her family home in Maine.

But life turns upside down when Marie unexpectedly finds a computer flash drive in her carry-on luggage at the San Francisco airport. Moments earlier the woman she had been sitting with on the plane from Tokyo had been murdered. Suddenly her journey from California to Maine becomes a nightmare as Marie is forced to run for her life. Pierre , afraid for his wife, contacts his best friend. Lt. Commander George Hudson, and together they set out on a search for Marie that spans the country. Yet as hard as they try, they keep finding themselves one step behind their enemies, who are just one step behind Marie.

Finding Marie is a fast-paced romantic novel of faith, honor, and courage against a backdrop of danger, espionage, and international intrigue.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Dr. R. Dandridge Collins earned a bachelor’s of science in psychology and Spanish with a minor concentration in French from Eastern University. He completed a master’s of divinity in pastoral psychology at Palmer Theological Seminary. He earned his Ph. D. in counseling psychology at Temple University as a Bilingualism Fellow. Dr. Collins is currently the proprietor of the Pastoral Counseling Network and lives in Yeadon, Pennsylvania with his wife and family.

The Trauma Zone: Trusting God for Emotional Healing

The Trauma Zone provides life-changing action steps, scriptures and simple prayers to help readers gauge their own readiness for recovery and find permanent solutions to their issues. Also included is a plethora of self-help resources, recommended readings and a section that shows a reader how to select a support person to help with the healing journey.

Lessons Learned

To cope with emotions such as depression, anger, anxiety, and grief

To free oneself from the pain of the past

To become unstuck, get up and thrive in life

To break destructive habits

Sunday, September 16, 2007


She sings the silent song of every woman’s heart. She keeps it real and says what every one else would only dare think. Author Kim Brooks’ powerful and provoking writing style and insight into the joy, pain, fun and frustration of single living distinguishes her as an unforgettable rising star as a fiction author. Kim Brooks is living example that patience and prayer are the keys to perfect peace. Kim shares her triumphant lessons learned and inspires women to live victorious through her written works. As a prolific author and motivational speaker, Kim Brooks reveals the hopes, dreams, choices and difficulties that weave the life tapestry of every single woman encounters.

In realization of her life long passion for writing, her debut novel: He’s Fine…But is He Saved? (Driven Enterprises, December 2004, ISBN 0-97603-900-1) is a touching and powerful journey addressing the growing complex needs of single African American women in America . Kim shares with passion, conviction and humor, the reality of God’s equipping power to live as a victorious single Christian. Detroit News (December 10, 2004,page 1H) lauded her book as “Terry McMillanlike novel with a Christian twist.”

Through the use of biblical principles and unfolding the intricate bonds of friendship, Michelle, Liz and Sandy, learn the importance of seeking Godly wisdom and knowledge in every relationship decision. Should I open the door again to a love once lost? How can I date and not fall into sexual temptation? Can I be single, celibate and satisfied?

These probing, honest life-changing issues unfold in Kim’s He’s Fine…But is He Saved? The novel encourages and empowers women to trust God with every area of their lives.

Kim is a member of American Christian Writers/ Detroit chapter and a graduate of Word of Faith Bible Training Center with a B.A. in English from Michigan State University . As a highly sought-after speaker and writer, Kim is committed to her personal testimony that young women have the ability and the responsibility to live emotionally healthy lives. Her novel demonstrates how women can live at peace with themselves while waiting on destiny to manifest their perfect love. Her inspiring message of faith, temperance and self-respect is demonstrated through her poetry, novels, raps, are restoring and encouraging women across the nation.

For more information or for media interviews contact:

Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc., Pam Perry, publicist, 248.426-2300 or 313.478-5214

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Bonnie Leon is the author of fifteen novels, including the popular Queensland Chronicles and the Sydney Cove series and the bestselling Journey of Eleven Moons. She also stays busy speaking for women’s groups and teaching at writing seminars and conventions. Bonnie and her husband, Greg, live in Southern Oregon. They have three grown children and four grandchildren.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Dr. MABLE JOHN was the first female recording artist for Motown. She was the lead "Raelette" for Ray Charles from 1968-1976 and a solo artist for Stax/Volt. She's now an ordained minister with a doctorate in counseling. Dr. John is the co-author of Sanctified Blues with David Ritz. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

STAY OUT OF THE KITCHEN, Albertina Merci is back saving souls and soothing lives. After her good friend, the chef and proprietor of Mr. Mario's Downhome Cafe has a heart attack and then loses his wife to diabetes, Mr. Mario decides that his lifelong love of soul food has ruined his life and the lives of many of his customers (including Pastor Albertina's high-spirited tell-the-truth-and-shame-the-devil-friend Justine). He vows to go healthy, both personally and professionally and tries to get Albertina to go along for the ride, but what are his intentions really? Mister Mario is a frustrated Shakespearean actor with a romantic soul, but he's also a man of principal and believes in the power of man, not God. How will Albertina negotiate the advances of a man (and recent widower) who doesn't know the Lord?

At the same time, Albertina is also fending off the advances of Clifford Brown, a white jazz DJ, born Jewish, now a born-again Christian who's been a fan of Albertina's since she was a blues singer. As a new member of her church, Clifford always seems be on hand when Albertina needs him. As the friendship blossoms, just where will Albertina and Clifford wind up? Albertina looks at the men in her life and is forced to think about her previous husbands, the possibility of new love on the horizon, her son and his slick, high profile wife and her nephew's continual struggle with his holier than thou attitude--all while her precious and growing church, House of Trust, faces new challenges as the neighborhood begins to change and the people in the church rely increasingly on Pastor Merci.

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Sunday, September 9, 2007

Jenny B. Jones is the author of a Katie Parker Production series. Though now an adult, she still relates to the trauma and drama of teen life. Jenny is thrilled to see her writing dreams come true, as her previous claim to fame was singing the national anthem at a mule jumping contest. You can visit her at or her favorite spot:

On the Loose

What's a girl to do when the glass slipper doesn't fit?

Six months into her stay with her foster parents, Katie Parker is finally adjusting to her new family. But when a tornado rips through the town of In Between, nothing is ever the same again.

When her foster mom, Millie, is diagnosed with cancer, Katie begins to doubt if God really does care. What will happen to Katie? Could she possibly have to leave In Between and the family she's come to depend on? Things spiral even further out of control when Katie juggles a science fair project, a malfunctioning best friend, Spring Break plans, and holding the attention of her own Prince Charming. It's going to take more than a glass slipper and some fairy dust to fix Katie Parker's problems. But will help come in time?

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Staci Stalling, a stay-at-home mom with a husband, three kids and a writing addiction on the side, has four previous Inspirational Romance novels The Long Way Home, Eternity, Cowboy, and Lucky, and one collection of short stories, Reflections on Life in print.

Stallings has also been a featured writer in the From the Heart series, in Chicken Soup to Inspire the Body and Soul, Soul Matters, God’s Way for Mothers and in numerous inspirational, spiritual, and family-oriented ezines across the Internet.

Dreams by Starlight

If all the world’s a stage and each of us plays a part, then Camille Wright is the high school wallflower that nobody remembers and only the bullies ever knew was there. However, her headlong dash to Princeton’s Aerospace Engineering program crashes to a heart-jarring halt when in order to “round out all those math classes,” she is unwillingly signed up for drama class. Awkward, shy, and quiet, Camille struggles to stay part of the wall even under the bright lights. But sometimes where you want to be isn’t where you were destined to be at all…

Jaylon Patrick Quinn has been the star so long, not even he remembers when he wasn’t. Confident to the point of obnoxious, smooth to the point of disgusting, Jaylon has his high school peers enthralled. However, the fool’s gold of stardom and the glare of being one-half of the school’s star couple have made Jaylon begin to question if this is really how life is best lived. Now he must decide which direction his future is headed and more importantly, if he really wants to go there at all.

From the author who brought you

“Cowboy,” “Lucky,” and “Reflections on Life”

Dreams by Starlight

All that you can do is all that you must

DREAMS BY STARLIGHT contains a strong message of looking past the outside to what’s in the heart. It deals with peer pressure and shows how snide comments can deeply wound another. It also shows how true friendship can help encourage and lift up someone in spite of the difficulties of life. -- Vickie McDonough, Award-winning Barbour/Heartsong author

While reading DREAMS BY STARLIGHT, a mantle of hope wrapped itself around me, filling me with the desire to be myself, and to pursue my own hidden dreams. The whole time, I kept wishing it would have been mandatory reading when I was in school. It would have saved me a whole lot of aggravation knowing it was okay to be me—the me God created me to be. – Debra Ullrick, Heartsong author

Everyone is invited to read the first three chapters of “Dreams by Starlight” for FREE at:

Friday, September 7, 2007

Marilynn Griffith brings dazzling life to her novels as a prolific author, freelance columnist and sought after conference speaker. As a devoted wife and mother of seven, she is a living example that faith fortified by works produces living waters of Godly fruit.

Her triumphant book series entitled Shades of Style including her novels: Pink, Jade and Tangerine, is exemplary of her capacity to give brilliant life to every day women of faith as they endure life, love and adversity and stand strong in their faith. Marilynn’s gift of writing compelling and honest stories founded upon her faith in God continue to touch and inspire thousands of women nationwide. Marilynn and her family live in Tallahassee , Florida .


Jean Guerra, a designer at Garments of Praise fashion house, doesn't like surprises. These days, though, the unexpected meets her everywhere. Since Jean's return to the church a year ago, her God-encounters occur with increasing frequency, along with thoughts of her husband--the one she vowed to divorce and gave up on long ago. The one nobody knows about, not even her best friend, Lily, or her boss, Chenille.

So when Jean sees the designer assigned to work with her on a line of men's suits, she's shocked to her core. It's her husband, Nigel Salvador. Jean is finally rendered speechless. She already has enough trouble keeping up her relationship with her daughter and granddaughter. Can Nigel's reappearance help her broken family come together again? Or will Jean remain in the trenches of loneliness forever?


After losing her family, Chenille Rizzo pours everything into her fashion design company, Garments of Praise. When an email from her deceased and computer savvy husband arrives, Chenilles wonders if she'll ever get over him.

Megan Arietta, a former diva client known for breaking up couples, surprises everyone when she shows up pregnant, single and apologetic. Though her efforts at friendship seem sincere, has Megan really changed, or is she just out to pull Chenille into her drama?

After finding comfort in the arms and prayers of a handsome doctor, Chenille wonders how much love she has left to give. Probably not much. Despite her telling him so, the doctor gets wrapped up in Chenille's life--and unfortunately, Megan's too. Even worse, a bad business decision leaves Chenille on the outs with her old friends. Chenille's soul is finally seeing signs of summer, but will Chenille have anyone to share it with?

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Kristin Billerbeck is a CBA bestselling author and two-time winner of the ACFW Book of the Year. She writes Christian Chick Lit and lives in the Silicon Valley with her husband and four children.

The Trophy Wives Club

Because Sometimes Prince Charming Isn't...

Haley's role as a L.A. princess is canceled when her producer husband finds someone younger for the part. She's the consummate trophy wife. Perhaps was is the more accurate term. Haley married Prince Charming when she was only twenty -- back in the day when highlights came from a day at the beach, not three hours in the salon. She begins attending a Bible Study called "The Trophy Wives Club" which consists of a group of women who have been dealt a raw deal. She's never been into the whole Jesus thing, but she could really use some friends about now...
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Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Christian Month on SORMAG Tours

24 - Bonnie St. John
25 - Camy Tang
26 - Lyn Cote
27 - Sheritha Bowman
28 – Stacy Hawkins Adams
29 - Carrie Turansky/ Gail Sattler/ Lynette Sowell/Vasthi Reyes Acosta

Saturday, September 1, 2007


TURQUOISE - Marilynn Griffith

After losing her family, Chenille Rizzo pours everything into her fashion design company, Garments of Praise. When an email from her deceased and computer savvy husband arrives, Chenilles wonders if she'll ever get over him.

Megan Arietta, a former diva client known for breaking up couples, surprises everyone when she shows up pregnant, single and apologetic. Though her efforts at friendship seem sincere, has Megan really changed, or is she just out to pull Chenille into her drama?

After finding comfort in the arms and prayers of a handsome doctor, Chenille wonders how much love she has left to give. Probably not much. Despite her telling him so, the doctor gets wrapped up in Chenille's life--and unfortunately, Megan's too. Even worse, a bad business decision leaves Chenille on the outs with her old friends. Chenille's soul is finally seeing signs of summer, but will Chenille have anyone to share it with?


Lex Sakai’s family, big, nosy, and marriage-minded, is ruled by a crafty grandmother. When her cousin Mariko gets married, Lex will become the OLDEST SINGLE COUSIN in the clan, a loathed position by all single female family members.

Lex has not dated for years.

Grandma homes in on this fact and demands, bribes, and threatens Lex to bring a boyfriend (not just a date) to her cousin’s wedding.

Lex does not want to date ... not since that terrible incident a few years back ... but, Grandma doesn't give her that choice.

Lex's options are slim because she has used her Bible study class on Ephesians to compile a huge list of traits for the PERFECT man (and the more she dates, the more she adds to the list).

The one man she keeps running into (and is completely attracted to) doesn’t seem to have a single quality on her list. It’s only when the always-in-control Lex loses control and lets God take over that all the pieces of this hilarious romance finally fall into place.

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