Earlier this month, I had the chance to lead three workshops at the HACWN Christian writers conference in Overland Park, a suburb of Kansas City, MO.
What does it take to get you down as a writer? Agents and editors who don’t respond? Editors who seem to have only a Reject button? A disappointing sales number on your royalty report? The news that some publishers have laid off your favorite editor? Failure to effectively connect with any editor at a Christian writers’ conference?
As we think of Christmas we focus on God sending his Son into the world to redeem the world, but may overlook a key truth that has personal application.
This year in particular I have been receiving both fiction and non-fiction proposals from writers who are upset about where the church is headed and where the country is going. Many have a lot of criticism and few solutions for the problems they see.
Grounded in the Faith, by Kenneth Erisman, a client of Leslie H. Stobbe Literary Agency, has received two all-star reviews in prestigious review organs, Tim Challies and World Magazine.
Forty years ago as editor of Moody Press, Les Stobbe gave permission for Campus Crusade staffer Josh McDowell to extensively quote from three Moody Press apologetic books in Evidence that Demands a Verdict, his first major apologetics book for high school and university students.
Nicole Quigley received the Carol Award for Like Moonlight at Low Tide in the YA Category of published books at the 2013 conference of ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers).