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August has been hot for a number of writers. Here’s your chance to celebrate with those who have received various reports of good news. Among other things, this month we’re getting a sneak peak at some books we can both await and hope to see in the future.

Michelle Sutton dances over recent recognition by Romantic Times for two her novels, Their Separate Ways and Never Without Hope. It’s her first special feature in RT, which cited the novels as able to help marriages, exactly why Michelle wrote them. “Writing Their Separate Ways was enjoyable for me on so many levels. I love to write about conflict and sexual tension between characters. The details of the story came to mind quickly as I pondered the year after the affair ended and what that might look like for two very different couples.” Read the article here.

Precarious Yates is excited to have sent her completed manuscript off to an editor. The Elite of the Weak, book one in the Revelation Special Ops series will release in December.

Sandra Orchard has found pleasure in taking the plunge and launching a blog called Conversations About Characters. She invites readers to participate in conversations discussing a wide gamut of topics from, “Is it possible to be a man of honor and live a life of lies?” to the crazy things pets do. There will also be brainstorming sessions to demonstrate how story ideas evolve.

Gail Sattler is bubbling with excitement over a new series featuring the talents of nine authors. Eighteen stories of varying lengths in both ebooks and print will comprise this series about a quirky band of flower-lovers who are members of the exclusive Bloomfield Garden Club. As of now, three books are contracted: Book 1 – Take the Trophy and Run by Gail Sattler (releases in Summer 2012), Book 2 – Last Chance for Justice by Kathi Macias, Book 3 – Good Intentions by Debby Mayne.

Audrey Hebbert celebrates the August 10 release of her first ebook, R U Bullied, through Smashwords. Audrey believes her greatest excitement “…is that this little ebook is going around the world with the good news of Jesus’ love and how to make Him Lord of our lives.” She sees the principles as applying to any problem in the Christian life. “Instead of wringing her hands about the issue, Audrey teaches teens to use the very best weapon, the Word of God, to fight bullying…” Kim Z., Founder, Lamplight Ministries.

Rachel Wilder is on cloud nine, because on Sunday, August 7, she finished her first novel, a historical romance set in central Louisiana in 1857. Rachel is in the process of editing The Color of Love and will pitch it to agents at the ACFW Conference in September. The tag line for this story is: The law says he black. Her heart says it doesn’t matter.

High Five!! everyone!

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