Lois Kennis, of Ames, Iowa, won the 2020 Crown Award from ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Virginia for her unpublished contemporary novel.

Linda L. Kruschke, of Lake Oswego, had an article titled “God in the Active Voice” published in Fathom Magazine. She also had an article titled “When I’m in Pain and Someone Says ‘That Didn’t Hurt’” about fibromyalgia on The Mighty (she is now a regular contributor), which is an online community of more than three million people that offers information and support for people with chronic illnesses and mental illnesses. They also partner with bigger media outlets that often republish articles by their contributors. https://themighty.com 

Patricia Lee, of Springfield, is excited to announce she has signed a contract with Forget Me Not Romances, a division of Winged Publications in Arizona. This time-slip series is a new genre for her and contains a contemporary story alongside one from history; the historical part is based on a true story from her own family. The first book, The Descendant’s Daughter, is already available.

Marty Magee, of Mill City, has a devotional in the winter edition of The Secret Place.

Maxine Marsolini, of Happy Valley, has completed her latest book, Drink Deep: Moments of Inspiration, just in time for Christmas gift-giving. In less than ten minutes a day, this 12-week devotional journaling experience unwraps blessings for weeks to come. In need of hope and encouragement? This thirst-quencher creates a rewarding experience. https://www.blurb.com/b/10410252-drink-deep

Christina Suzann Nelson, of Corvallis, has had her title More Than We Remember recognized by Graf-Martin Communications as one of the 10 best fiction books of 2020.

Kendy Pearson, of Dundee, won the 2020 Crown Award from ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Virginia for her unpublished historical fiction/romance.

Katie J. Trent, of Maricopa, Arizona, signed a contract in mid-November with Whitaker House to publish her first book—an interactive devotional for homeschool moms.

Kristen Joy Wilks, of Peshastin, Washington, was honored to have her book Yellowstone Yondering win first place in the Inspirational Short category of the International Digital Awards given by the Oklahoma Romance Writers of America.

Several of our members have articles in recent editions of The Christian Journal: Susan Brehmer, of Portland (November & December); Jean Davies, of North Bend (November & December); Linda Kruschke, of Lake Oswego (November); Donna Gurr, of Lincoln City (December); LGayle Gustafson, of Portland (December); Judi Mayfield, of Vancouver, Washington (November); Maxine Marsolini, of Happy Valley (November & December); Shirley Mozena, of Vancouver, Washington (December); and Jan Sheerin, of Bend (November & December).