- Angela Breidenbach taught at two recent writers conferences. The first at the Catholic Writers Conference in Valley Forge, PA on August 3-5, 2011, and the second is at the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference August 10-13, 2011. She also had a book signing at the Book Cellar of Lancaster, PA on August 6th.
- Ann Brent has been selected to be one of the 37 authors featured in a book of more than 50 articles, stories and poems. This is the first time she submitted her writing to a book and is excited because two submissions were accepted.
- Barb Warwick is quitting her day job, stepping out of the boat and chasing her dream! July 31st was her last day of work as Children’s Ministry Director at Cedar Grove Church so she can focus on writing scripts, directing plays and doing workshops as a motivational speaker.
- Carolyne Aarsen received a commemorative pin to recognize the 25 books she has written for Harlequin’s Love Inspired line. Although she has written ten other books for other publishers, this gift represents not only a personal milestone for her, but a testament to Love Inspired and the place they have taken in the inspirational market.
- Christine Long had her short story published in the July edition of Christian Fiction Online Magazine.
- Gina Conroy signed her first contract in January for her novella Buried Deception with Barbour Publishing.
- Grace Green’s debut novel has just been released. Beach Rental is available on Kindle and Nook and Print.
- Katie McCurdy was chosen as one of the finalists in the contest put on by the Tampa Area Romance Authors (TARA).
- Kimberly Buckner took first place for her novel Cloudy With a Chance of Sun in the long contemporary category of the Touched By Love contest put on by RWA’s Faith, Hope, and Love chapter.
- Robin Bayne signed a contract to re-release her 2007 novella The Good Samaritan. It will be published as Samaritan by White Rose Publishing. She also signed with a new agent, Diana Flegal, of Hartline Literary.
Jennie Atkins is a software engineer with a degree in Information Technology Management and a contemporary romance aspiring novelist. When Jennie isn’t attached to her computer, she is a nearly obsessive gardener. Jennie lives in the mountains of Nevada with her husband and their two yellow labs, Calvin and Hobbes. She has four grown children.