Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Candace Calvert signs new 3 book contract with Tyndale House

In a recent blog post, Candace gave more details:

The series is a 3-book medical drama series for her current publisher, Tyndale House.

Candace says, "Though similar to the Mercy Hospital series in elements (medical scenarios, action, romance, faith issues), this new series will not be connected--with the exception of a "spin off" heroine, nurse-chaplain Riley Hale from Code Triage.

"All three books will be set in Texas locations. Beginning with San Antonio.

"I'll be completing the first book (tentative title Trauma Plan) on or before July 1st. And (since it takes about the same time to publish a book as it takes to have a baby) that should mean a spring 2012 release date."

Congratulations, Candace!

Read our interview with Candace.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Vicki Hinze Just Desserts Contest - Win $100 gift certificate!

Vicki Hinze, under the sponsorship of The Book Club Network, is seeking the best dessert recipe to celebrate her latest release Deadly Ties (Multnomah, Feb. 8). The winner will receive a free copy of the book along with a $100 gift certificate to a high-end cooking supply store.

The “Just Desserts” contest is free and open to anyone. Dessert recipes, sweet or sugar-free, should be sent to Fred@thebookclubnetwork.com by Feb. 11. A reading group in the TBC network will have a cook off of the top three recipes to pick the winner.

Hinze takes on the global issue of human trafficking in Deadly Ties. Main character Lisa Harper is looking for her mother with security expert Mark Taylor, who’s loved her from afar, when Lisa is abducted and becomes one of several young women being trafficked to Mexico. This is the second in a series about the Crossroads Crisis Center, featured in Hinze’s Forget Me Not. Fans of Terri Blackstock, Dee Henderson and Iris Johansen will enjoy this gripping romantic thriller where both characters and readers learn that when everything else fails, faith stands fast.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Marcher Lord Press acquires Oxygen series

Marcher Lord Press has acquired the print rights to republish Oxygen and The Fifth Man by recognized Christian sci-fi authors Randall Ingermanson and John Olson!

Both are professional science fiction, and are well known for this pair of books about a manned mission to Mars -- especially since Oxygen netted a Christy Award.

"Randy is a brilliant online marketer," says MLP Publisher and founder Jeff Gerke. His "snowflake method" software for creating plots for novels along with his Fiction 101 and Fiction 201 e-courses have been very successful. You can check him out at AdvancedFictionWriting.com.

John's other works include Fossil Hunter, and Shade, the latter of which is a Christian vampire novel. The continuation of Shade, called Powers, was released last year. Jeff says that John is an excellent programmer and, "For the last several years he has run a continuing role-playing game out of his house for the neighborhood kids."

John's website is www.litany.com.