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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.