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Article: Understanding Fiction Publisher Barriers

I was 40 years old when I began acquiring fiction for Moody Press. My background included six years buying fiction and selling it in bookstores, four years of visiting Christian booksellers and interviewing them on why they were successful, and helping a fiction writer gain a publisher for a series of suspense novels.

The Secret of Jenny's Portrait by Kim Teague

Book: The Secret of Jenny’s Portrait

By Kim Teague

Jenny Thomas, a surgical nurse with big dreams and a tender heart, who moves to Washington, D.C. to begin a new chapter in her life. When an act of kindness and a lovely portrait sweep Jenny into the midst of a terrorist plot, her courage, determination and faith in God are put to the ultimate test. The possibility of a romance with an FBI agent is hinted at in the first chapter and fully developed as the terrorist threats begin to take shape and Jenny is kidnapped for what is in the back of her portrait.

The Bonfires of Beltane by Mark E. Fisher

Book: The Bonfires of Beltane

By Mark E. Fisher

Taran’s struggles against spiritual darkness, his turning away from Druid beliefs to faith in Christ, and his subsequent role helping the evangelist Pátrick plant churches and spread the Gospel across pagan, Celtic Ériu. A raging sea. Wrathful kings. Druid plots. Can he find the spiritual truth he so desperately seeks and return to his beloved Laurna?

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Book: Kill Devil

By Mike Dellosso

In this suspense novel sequel to Centralia, Jed Patrick is convinced he’s doing all it takes to keep his family safe―new names, new location, new identity. But just when he thinks he finally has his life back, trained men claiming to be CIA agents break in and threaten his wife and daughter, proving once and for all his family will never truly be safe until he eliminates the agency dead set on hunting him down.

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An Extraordinary Experience: A Lifetime Achievement Award

Monday night, May 23, I was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. Close to an hour of comments, written, vocal, and video from people I helped in their publishing career: Jerry Jenkins, Dennis Rainey, John Maxwell, and many more. My wife Rita and Lillian, our granddaughter, thoroughly enjoyed it. I loved seeing my wife laugh and laugh and just enjoy being with me as the positive comments kept coming.