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Monday, January 23, 2012

You be the judge! Plus Donita Paul, Susan Sleeman, and Roma Downey (Jan 17)

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Medieval crime fiction: Hugh de Singleton's fourth adventure finds him investigating what seems to be the suicide of one of the town's scoundrels and his longtime enemy. At first reluctant to pursue a mystery no one else sees, Hugh sets out to discover the murderer, only to follow the clues back to his hometown.
You'll be the judge of that!
Do you love romance stories? We can't spill all the details quite yet, but we're looking for some 200 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!
Q&A: Donita K. Paul
The "Chronicles of Chiril" author shares about her latest novel, Dragons of the Watch, and about the challenges of writing Christian fantasy for a YA audience: "A tale that inspires one to achieve difficult goals is bound to hit a chord within young adults." Read the Q&A here!
Q&A: Susan Sleeman
The author shares about her cozy mystery Nipped in the Bud, which is making its digital debut: "I love to come up with an idea for a crime and start asking 'what if' until it becomes a novel where hopefully the reader can't figure out the villain until the very end." Read the Q&A!
Interview: Roma Downey
Touched by an Angel star Roma Downey shares about creating Little Angels, a new animated DVD series for preschoolers: "There's nothing quite like it. [Little Angels] is something I wish had been available when my kids were young." Read the interview 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]
These folks claimed their copy of The Queen by Steven James: Janet Arkills, Reuben Horst, Denise Untersee, Jennifer Hibdon, Jennifer Myers, Ruth Summers, and Amber McCallister. And these claimed their copy of A Reluctant Queen (no relation) by Joan Wolf: Marilyn L. King, Karen Shaak, Suzanna Laitinen, Sally Mentzer, Kim Greig, Toni Henderson, and Linda McFarland. Check out these upcoming prizes!
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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!
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!
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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