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.
My congratulations to Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, a medical doctor, for being awarded the Golden Scroll Award for Come Empty as their Non-fiction Book of the Year by AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) at their annual banquet. The publisher is the SonRise Devotionals imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.
First let me express my gratefulness to God for letting me represent the authors of the following three books. All three represent God at work in the lives of the writers, each in God’s distinctive way of helping them overcome huge disadvantages. These books represent apologetics, help for parents whose children are afflicted by autism, and God’s miraculous way of intervening in life’s desperate situations told in story form.
As a literary agent I’m vitally interested in helping authors think marketing. But I also occasionally make suggestions to publishers, since I once ran bookstores and did marketing copy for books. After Zondervan’s sale price in June for The Ultimate Guide to the Daniel Fast produced sales exceeding expectations—and I read that angels were again on shopper minds—I contacted Harvest House about sale efforts for Dr. Robert Lesslie’s angel series. I discovered they had already made plans to do exactly that.
Mike Dellosso is known for his riveting suspense, usually with some supernatural element. Tyndale House is now releasing his eighth suspense novel, Centralia, and it is off to a great start.
Jim Daly and John Fuller of Focus on the Family Radio interviewed Carey Wickersham, author of The Wonder Within You, and broadcast it on March 17. The interview’s focus was on a woman’s most exciting and most difficult experience, that of giving life to a baby.