December 2021 Member News

Julie Bonn Blank released her novel, Innocent Lives (Book 1 of Guardians of Grace series), in mid-November. It is available on Amazon.

Carolyn Bolz has a funny, true Christmas story, “Poinsettia Mystery,” in the December/January issue of Country Woman Magazine.

Linda Fussell reports that her first published book, An “I Witness” Journey to Bethlehem: A Pilgrim’s Model of Faith, is now available on Kindle and in paperback. 

Donna Gurr will have her devotional, “Come as You Are” (based on John 3:17), in the November/December 2022 edition of The Upper Room.

Linda L. Kruschke had several poems published in the online anthology called A Given Grace Christian Anthology, available online here: https://www.a-given-grace-christian-anthology.com/linda-l-kruschke-lkn. 

Marty Magee has a devotional in the December–February issue of The Secret Place. 

Jennifer Anne F. Messing had a short story, “Reunion of the Heart,” place as a finalist in UK-based Glittery Literary’s International Writing Competition, in the “Lustrous Long Story” category. Her story, together with other finalist and prize-winning pieces, is published in the Glittery Literary 2021 Anthology (print and e-book versions) now available on Amazon.

Darlene Panzera has re-released Homespun Christmas (a Christian contemporary romance previously part of the Christmas of Hope collection). It is now available on Amazon as a newly revised single novella. Details about Darlene can be found at www.darlenepanzera.com. You may also want to check out her new website chockful of great information for writers, https://www.aspiringwriteracademy.com/. There are links to some of the programs she recommends where you can purchase them directly from the provider, but otherwise the Aspiring Writer Academy website is currently a free resource. 

Dawn Shipman reports that her publisher, Elk Lake Publishing, has released her novel, Kingdom Lost (Book 1 of the Lost Stones of Argonia series). It is available on Amazon. 

Lyla Swafford sold a devotional to Now What? “Unexpected Joy” will appear in that publication early next year. 

The following members had articles in the November edition of The Christian Journal: Susan Brehmer, Jean Davies, LGayle Gustafson, Linda L. Kruschke, Maxine Marsolini, and Jan Sheerin.