Friday, February 22, 2013

A Treasury of Advice

112 Christian Authors and Publishing Professionals Share Their Best Advice for Novelists
C J Darlington
November 2012/$2.99

Imagine a coffee shop packed with award-winning Christian novelists, top editors, literary agents, and publicists. Each one is taking turns sitting down with you, giving you their best writing advice. Sort of like speed dating for writers.

Within these pages the most recognized names in Christian publishing share their personal answers to the question, “If you could say one thing to aspiring novelists, what would you say?”

In the ever-changing publishing world, you must stay on top of your game to succeed. This book will give you a leg up, with practical tips and advice you can use on your novel writing journey.

Includes advice from Karen Kingsbury, Frank Peretti, Ted Dekker, Jerry B. Jenkins, Josh McDowell, Liz Curtis Higgs, Francine Rivers, James Scott Bell, Terri Blackstock, Randy Alcorn, Melody Carlson, and many more!


C. J. Darlington won the 2008 Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel contest with her first novel, Thicker Than Blood, which released from Tyndale House in 2010. Her second novel, Bound by Guilt, released from Tyndale House in 2011.

In 2006 C. J. started the Christian entertainment Web site with her sister, Tracy, and has been actively promoting Christian fiction ever since. She is a regular contributor to Family Fiction Digital Magazine and A homeschool graduate, she makes her home in Pennsylvania with her family and their menagerie of dogs, a cat, and a Paint horse named Sky. Visit her Web site at


The idea of sitting down one-on-one with more than 100 of the best-known names in Christian publishing and gleaning from their wisdom would delight anyone taking those first steps toward publication or even just considering becoming an author, but of course, it could never happen. With this book, C J Darlington has made that a reality and placed the results as close as the nearest e-reader, and the result is a treasure of a book. As a reader who has had just a peek into the publishing industry, I was fascinated by the assortment of individuals who participated in this project and the scope of advice they gave. I highly recommend this for authors and readers alike.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this e-book free from C J Darlington. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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