Friday, October 21, 2005

Writing For The Lord - Meet The Authors

Did you enjoy today's panel? Do you have more questions for the guests on the panels. This is the place to do it.

Don't forget your registration number when you post a comment or question.

Robin Bayne
is the award-winning author of five novels and three novellas, and is a regular contributor to the "Spirit Led Writer" ezine. Her essays, articles and devotionals have been published in the God’s Way Book series, Cup of Comfort Devotionals, The Secret Place, Christian Communicator, Writer’s Journal and many other publications. She has given workshops at regional and online romance writing conferences and the Writer’s Digest World’s Largest Writing Workshop. "From Now On," a Christian romance novella, was her most recent release from Treble Heart Books. Visit her at

Lyn Cote – Inspirational romance author

Dena Dyer ( is the author of Grace for the Race: Meditations for Busy Moms (Barbour) and co-author of The Groovy Chicks’ Roadtrip™ to Peace (Cook). She makes her home in Granbury, Texas with her husband and two sons.

Marilynn Griffith is wife to a deacon, mom to a tribe and proof that God gives second chances. Made of Honor, the first novel in Marilynn’s Sassy Sistahood series, releases January 2006. Her other credits include Chicken Soup for the Christian Woman’s Soul, Cup of Comfort Devotionals and her Shades of Style series (Revell, 2006). She lives in Florida with her husband and children. To book speaking engagements or just say hello, email:

Stacy Hawkins Adams is the author of "Speak To My Heart," which was selected
as 2004 Best New Multi-Cultural Christian Fiction by Shades Of Romance readers. Her second book, a sequel, will be released in April 2006 and is titled "Nothing But The Right Thing." Stacy is also a journalist and motivational speaker. For more information, stop by her website:

Cheri Paris Edwards – Christian Fiction Author

Sabra Robinson is also the author of the multicultural picture book, Micky, Ticky, Boo! Says Hello (2003). Her vision to animate her characters for film and television allowed her to become recognized as a finalist out of over three hundred applicants for the ABC/Disney New Talent Development program for 2003 sponsored by the Atlanta Urban Mediamakers organization. Sabra is also a proud member of the following professional organizations: Society of Children's Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and The Christian Writers Fellowship International (CWFI) and the Atlanta Urban Mediamakers Association (AUMAi) and anticipates initiating a ministry of the same name, geared toward restoring the souls of God's "lost sheep" by way of biblical, literary and testimonial methodologies.

"The Lost Sheep" is Sabra's first non fiction book.

Jacquelin Thomas is an award winning, best selling author with twenty titles in print. Other credits include contributions to the Women of Color Devotional Bible and Brides Noir magazine. Her current BET Books/New Spirit release is titled Saved in the City. Jacquelin also has a new release for Steeple Hill titled How Sweet The Sound.


Vanessa A. Johnson said...

Hello everyone,
I'm Vanessa A. Johnson, the author of When Death Comes a Knockin', a self-help, inspirational book about loss and grief.

Your Bios are awesome. I look forward to interacting and learing from everyone.

Love & Peace,
VeeJay, Badge #121

Shelia said...

Hi all,I'm Shelia Goss, the author of My Invisible Husband, Roses are thorns, Violets are true and My Three Beaus.

Jacquelin, I recently read Saved in the City and loved it. I'll be mentioning it at my book club meeting today.

I look forward to Sunday's workshop.

Shelia (Badge#16)

LaTara Ham-Ying said...

Hello to All featured writers for this workshop.

I am looking forward to this time.

LaTara Badge #27

Robin Bayne said...

I see some of you have already asked questions--yeah!! Nothing worse than a panel with no questions to answer ; )

Robin, Badge 18

Anonymous said...

Hello all! I'm really glad to be a part of this conference. It gives me a chance to meet some new folks and keep in touch with others (Shout outs to Mary, Sheila and Miss Thomas). I've got my note pad ready, ladies.

Jeanette Hill 101

LynCote said...

Hi, Lyn Cote here!

So glad to be included. What can I do to help someone?

Also if you haven't checked it out before, go to the "Articles and Market Update" Page of my and there you will find 15 houses that are looking for great inspirational fiction!
Looking forward to a lively q & a.

LaShaunda said...

I'm curious to know about your next book. Can everyone tell us a little about your next book or current book and what motivated to tell this story?

LaShaunda - 00

P.S. Thanks again for participating.

upwords said...

I feel like the rabbit from Alice in Wonderland. (I'm late! I'm late!) Sorry things got kicked off without me, but I'm going to keep checking the thread throughout the conference. My first book, MADE OF HONOR comes out in January 2006 and it's about a woman who's been ten times a bridesmaid and thinks she's seen it all. Will wedding number eleven show her what she's made of? (You know it will...) Anyway, glad to be here. Hi LaShaunda, Sheila, Jeanette, Lyn...

Marilynn Griffith

Anonymous said...

What advice do you have for an aspiring Christian fiction novelists. I've plotted out my story and have started to write, but I'm having trouble sticking to a schedule. Are there any strategies that you have used? Should I be writing my novel with a particular publisher in mind?

upwords said...

My first piece of advice (I'm reluctant to give any, but here goes) is to finish your book. I could tell you all sorts of other things, but none of them will mean much until you've completed that first draft. From there, I'd suggest finding a critique group or buying some writing books and starting the editing process. There are guidelines for certain genres or publishers, but I'd still recommend completing the manuscript before getting too wrapped up in that. It wouldn't hurt to look at the writer's guidelines for some of the publishers of the christian fiction titles you most love to read.

Hope that helps,
Mary Griffith

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