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And the Winners Are:

My congratulations to clients who made their way to the front at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference to accept their awards. They represent a lot of hard work as they developed the skills necessary to become winners.

The Planter's Daughter

Book: The Planter’s Daughter

By Michelle Shocklee

Change is coming to Rose Hill plantation in Texas in this historical romance from the Civil War era. With Mama gone and Papa determined to find a husband for Adella Rose Ellis, the future looks uncertain. When Papa returns from Galveston, where he’d gone to purchase new slaves, Adella is shocked to discover the handsome stranger with a distinct limp arriving with Papa is not only the son of her father’s longtime friend, but also the new overseer of Rose Hill plantation. Though Seth seems a gentleman, past experience reminds Adella that all overseers are cut from the same, unsavory cloth. That sets the stage for a romance that ends in an elopement.

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Article: Kenneth Taylor as Mentor

When the Evangelical Publishers Association introduced the Kenneth N. Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award at its spring 2016 Seminar, they had no idea that at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference one of Dr. Taylor’s early associates, Les Stobbe, would also receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in Publishing. For both awards to be featured in the same ECPA Rush to Press calls for a snapshot of their publishing life together.