Monthly Archives: June 2009

Meet Debut Author Kaylin McFarren

Kaylin McFarren writes award-winning romance. Her debut novel, Flaherty’s Crossing, was a 2008 Golden Heart® finalist. It’s placed in several contests as well. The novel is scheduled for release by Champagne Books in February 2010. Although Kaylin wasn’t born with … Continue reading

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Debut Author Deborah Vogts Returns

Deborah Vogts visited last November soon after receiving a three-book contract offer from Zondervan for her Seasons of the Tallgrass series (link). Her debut novel released this month, and I’m happy to have her back to share more of her … Continue reading

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Meet Debut Author Mary Sullivan

Mary Sullivan’s debut novel, No Ordinary Cowboy, a Harlequin Superromance, hit the shelves June 9th. This book was her 2005 Golden Heart® finaling entry, then known as Sheltering Arms. She’s currently contracted for two more Superromances. Mary used to enjoy … Continue reading

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Meet Debut Author Marlayne Giron

Nearly thirty years ago, Marlayne Giron began her debut novel. As a young woman in her early 20s, she wrote The Victor on an IBM Selectric typewriter. On April 14th, her long-time dream was realized when Tate Publishing released her … Continue reading

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Meet Writer Kelly Ann Riley

Three-time Golden Heart® finalist Kelly Ann Riley writes contemporary and historical romantic suspense and mystery. Tread Softly: A Want Ad Murder was a 2007 Golden Heart finalist in the Romantic Suspense Category. Her entry, Kitty’s Fire, finaled in Contemporary Series … Continue reading

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Meet Writer Cara Slaughter w/a Cara Lynn James

Award-winning writer Cara Slaughter, who writes under the name Cara Lynn James, is a current Golden Heart® finalist in the Inspirational category. Finaling and placing in contests is not new to her, however. She has finaled in twelve contests and … Continue reading

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Meet Writer Kayla Westra

Award-winning writer Kayla Westra is a three-time Golden Heart® finalist and a past Golden Heart winner. She’s currently a 2009 Inspirational finalist. In 2007, she finaled in Long Historical. Her first final took place in 1994, and she went on … Continue reading

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