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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Christian fiction news: Lynn Austin, Dallas Jenkins, more!

Spotlight: WHILE WE'RE FAR APART
In the uncertain days of WWII, three Brooklyn families are torn apart by the reality of war. When a horrible accident intertwines these broken lives, can faith and hope survive in the midst of God's silence? A stirring saga of love and miracles from five-time Christy Award winner Lynn Austin.
WHAT IF...?
Director Dallas Jenkins talks to Mississippi's Meridian Star about his latest film, What If: "The most obvious theme in my films is that there is a God who is real and present and who inserts himself into our lives to show us truth."
Lynette Eason's hometown thrillers
The author talks to GoUpstate about setting most of her "suspense with a twist" Christian mysteries in her hometown of Spartanburg, South Carolina -- and has a laugh at the misconception that writers make a lot of money. Interview here
Interview: Shelley Shepard Gray
NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday talks to author Shelley Shepard Gray about her Amish-themed romance novels for Avon Inspire. Listen to the audio interview online: Amish Romance: More Faith And No Sex In This Slice Of Christian Fiction
Video: PETRA: CITY IN STONE
Historical fiction from T.L. Higley, set in the wondrous ancient city carved from the mountains of modern Jordan: A young widow and her son arrive seeking protection with her late husband's estranged family. But the power-hungry queen plots to murder the boy ... Watch the video now!
Excerpt: SIR QUINLAN AND THE SWORDS OF VALOR
From author Chuck Black: Two friends face the Dark Knight's deadliest scheme, but only one knight has the courage to overcome. Download and read the first two chapters FREE!
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