The Lord has blessed me with opportunities to work in several aspects of the Christian publishing industry. I am:
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Many Christian authors struggle with the decision whether to write books for CBA or ABA. CBA is Christian Booksellers Association; ABA is American Booksellers Association. What’s the difference between the two and how do writers choose which one is best for them?
I have a secret. I am pitch-challenged. I suffer from a gut-wrenching, chill-producing, chokehold case of pitch-a-phobia.
You may be laughing, but I know my career could take off or topple based on my ability to get my manuscript out there. And before you judge, try summing up ninety thousand words in one sentence and then tell it to a stranger who is looking for any excuse to shoot you down.
Some people drool over rock stars. Others salivate over hunky actors. I get giddy over meeting my favorite authors and writing gurus. I have entire shelves in my bookcase devoted to autographed books.
I asked the winner of my Promising Beginnings contest, Lori Freeland, to share some of her experiences at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, for which she won a full scholarship. Here’s “Part One” of her report.
One of my favorite parts of the Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference (and there are MANY!) is meeting promising new writers. As a matter of fact, I sponsor a contest every year, through my Christian Editor Network, called the Ethel Herr Most Promising Writer of the Year Award. This year’s winner is a gal I met at the conference and immediately felt a connection with. When other faculty members nominated her for this award, I was thrilled. Her name is Adelle Gabrielson, and she graciously sent me a post for my blog about her Mount Hermon experience. I know you’re going to love it!