Chip MacGregor

May 18, 2010



Winter 2010 headshot Been on the road a lot this month, and as much as I love going to conferences, I'm glad to be back at my desk. I had a dream in the wee hours
this morning that I was in the shower, shouting packing instructions to
my husband, wondering if I'd still make my flight (to where, I wonder?)
which was due to leave in twenty minutes.

I was so relieved to wake up in my own bed, I can't even tell you!

Hey, lots of stuff going on around here…


~ Irene Hannon's Romantic Suspense, IN HARM'S WAY is now #11 on the CBA
June bestseller list.Second month in a row it's made the list, and it's currently also on ECPA Top Fifty list. Way to go, Irene!

~ Lisa Samson has been invited to be the speaker at the Christy Awards
this year. It's the first time they've actually asked a CBA novelist to be
the speaker (though earlier Christy speakers include noted authors Brett Lott and Walter Wangerin). We're thrilled, of course.


~ Jenny B. Jones is going to be featured on Teen Talk Radio next week
— May 20th, hosted by Nicole O'Dell. Here's where to find it: It's a fun, interactive show with Nicole giving
guests a "scenario" with optional endings to discuss and vote on during
the following week.

~ Theresa Flores just signed a deal with an actress who read her
book THE SLAVE ACROSS THE STREET and who is seeking a backer to co-produce
the television feature of her story. We often receive questions about
dramatic rights, and do our best to exploit opportunities on behalf of
our authors. But, it's extra exciting when an actress approaches us with
this level of enthusiasm. Pray with us, if you will, about this coming
together. Theresa's is an important message. If you'd like to take a
moment to support Theresa's efforts to stop human trafficking, cast
your vote for her here
where she's been selected as one of three finalists for this year's
International Soroptimist Ruby Award. The winner will be announced at
the Live Your Dream Luncheon at the Soroptimist convention in San
Francisco on July 8, 2010 and will receive a $5,000 donation from
Soroptimist to her charity of choice.

~ I picked up Christina Katz's GETTING KNOWN BEFORE THE BOOK DEAL last
week. No, we don't represent her, but yes, you need to read this book.
Lots of practical, doable, right-now ways to build your platform and/or

~ Father's Day is coming. Do yourselves a favor and check out Jay
Payleitner's recent book 52 THINGS KIDS NEED FROM A DAD. Here. I'll
make it easy for you: 52 THINGS.
Jay's blog is fun, too.


~ Janice Elsheimer's book, GARDEN GRACES: THE WISDOM IN GROWING THINGS was released by Beacon Hill Press.


~ Cathy Richmond, a debut author, has recently accepted a two book offer from Thomas Nelson.

~ Kate Lloyd has just agreed to write her second novel with David C. Cook

~ Julie Cannon, an award winning author who has written four novels in
the general market, is working on her first CBA novel for Abingdon

GOT NEWS? Send me an email with NEWSDAY in the headline and I'll be happy to share it.

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