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Monday, January 30, 2012

VeggieTales for Easter, Jim Stovall, Lisa Wingate (Jan 24)

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Spotlight: A SOUND AMONG THE TREES
From Susan MeissnerMarielle Bishop marries into an instant family and an antebellum home rumored to be haunted. How can she find the truth without losing herself in the painful past surrounding her? Click here for more information!
You'll be the judge of that!
Do you love romance stories? We're looking for romance readers willing to read short-short romance fiction. (Note to authors: If you may want to enter such a contest, you do NOT want to be a judge.) Click here to get involved!
News: VeggieTales: Robin Good in March
Hitting stores in March, the all-new VeggieTales title Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men features lessons based on Psalm 55:22, teaching kids about handling hurt and forgiveness. Read the press release here and watch the DVD trailer online here!
Q&A: Jim Stovall
The author of The Lamp, which was made into the movie (now on DVD), tells us the inspiration for The Lamp, the challenges writing it, and how his faith impacts his stories: "I think most great fiction comes at some level from the author's past experiences." Read the Q&A!
Interview: Lisa Wingate
The latest novel from Lisa Wingate, Blue Moon Bay, is a timely escape to a quieter existence in small-town Moses Lake, Texas. In our interview, Lisa explains how she found the inspiration for the locale while transitioning from one home to another. Read the interview here!
Vote! FamilyFiction Readers Choice Awards
Who were your favorite Christian fiction authors last year? Your favorite books, book trailers, DVDs? Whether you love pulse-pounding thrillers, tender love stories, or just a good family movie, please take a minute to share what you liked best in 2011! Vote here!
Giveaway: THE LAMP three-pack
This special prize package includes the original novel by Jim Stovall, the movie on DVD, and the companion book Just Believe, written by the film's director. How to enter: Go to the contest page and enter your name and email address. Deadline is Feb. 29 at midnight! [If you want the link, you have to get the newsletter!]
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Current issue! FamilyFiction Jan/Feb 2012
Roma Downey talks about children's series Little Angels * 10 New Voices in Amish fiction * Plus: Colleen Coble * Dale Cramer * Sharon Ewell Foster * Annalisa Daughety * Lisa Wingate * and much more! Read online or download it -- free!
Coming soon: FamilyFiction Edge
In February, FamilyFiction launches FamilyFiction Edge, a bimonthly digital magazine devoted to Christian storytellers in Suspense, Speculative Fiction, YA/Teen, Movies & DVDs, and Comics & Animation. Read the official press release here!

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