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There’s much to celebrate this month in the world of Christian fiction:

Jennifer Hallmark is doing a “snoopy dance” because her short story, The Purse, was published this month in Christian Fiction Online Magazine. Jennifer says this is one of her favorites among the stories she’s written. She also found out a fifty-word “short funny” she sent to Thriving Family Magazine about her granddaughter will make their December issue.

Heather Burch is thrilled because her novel Halflings spent several weeks on the best seller list for teen interest at Family Christian Bookstores. It was the only fiction title in the top five for part of that time.

Michelle Sutton is a busy woman. She’s “booked” until January 2016 when her last scheduled (and 29th) book releases. She has five books releasing this year, five in 2013, four in 2014, two in 2015, and one in 2016. (See the full list on her website.) She says, “that leaves me some room for expansion.”

Vannetta Chapman is celebrating an upcoming review of her novel. A Perfect Square will be reviewed in the August issue of First for Women, which appears in stores on July 31. This publication only reviews five or six books a month, and they don’t always review a book from the inspirational market.

Dianna Benson is joyful at receiving a contract from Ellechor House for nine novels–three series of three books each! Jump-for-joy news in and of itself, but this is the second publishing house that showed an interest in these novels after having the proposal for less than a handful of days. In fact, Ellechor House asked for the proposal and offered the contract the day after receiving it. Her first book, The Hidden Son, will release March 2013 in bookstores in the USA, Canada, and other select countries.

Martha Rogers announced she has signed a contract with B & H Publishing for a Christmas novella called Between the Pages. Martha, Trish Perry and Debby Mayne will write novellas for the book A Bloomfield Christmas to be released for Christmas 2014.

Mona Hodgson is excited to announce a new blog to celebrate the May release of The Bride Wore Blue and the upcoming October release of Twice a Bride, Books 3 & 4 in The Sinclair Sisters of Cripple Creek Series. Hindsight by Mona Hodgson ~ A Historical Novelist Muses“I’d love it if folks would check it out.”

Alice Wisler looks forward to the August 1 release of her fifth novel. The publisher is River North/Moody. Still Life in Shadows is an ex-Amish tale, set in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Alice says, “Due to writing my ex-Amish novel, I’m now Facebook friends with Mose Gingerich and have met other ex-Amish folk. I’m excited about the new friendships I’ve formed!” Join her at her author page for giveaways: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alice-J-Wisler/333751835453

Patricia PacJac Carroll is pleased to have successfully navigated Kindle Select to get her first book, a historical romance called Liberty Belle, up and running on Amazon.

As for me, I was delighted to learn my current project A Lady Unveiled (almost complete and the second in my series) took second place in the Historical Category of the 2012 Touched by Love Contest.

A hearty High Five to everyone!! What writing accomplishments are you celebrating this month?

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