Member News for June 2021

Danika Cooley, of Warrenton, is celebrating the June 8 release of her book, Help Your Kids Learn and Love the Bible, published by Bethany House. Find out more about the book and Danika’s ministry at She and her husband drove to Colorado for an onsite interview with Focus on the Family in early May, which is scheduled to air June 28.

Jane S. Daly, of Dallas, reports that The Girl in the Cardboard Box will release June 21. This novel won first place in the 2017 Cascade Awards. It is being published by Elk Lake Publishing. She also signed a contract with Elk Lake for another novel, Broken, set to release in 2022. That novel was a 2016 Cascade Contest Award winner.

Heidi Gaul, of Albany, has five devotionals in the May/June issue of Mornings with Jesus, a Guideposts publication. She is a regular contributor.

Linda L. Kruschke, of Lake Oswego, has an article in the online Fathom magazine. You can read it here:

Patricia (Pat) Lee, of Springfield, will release a second book in the Call of the Frontier series July 1. The Sister’s Plight is available for preorder June 1–30 as an e-book from Amazon for only $.99. Price goes up after that.

Marty Magee, of Mill City, has a devotional in the summer issue of The Secret Place.

Jennifer Anne F. Messing, of Portland, had a short story, Graduation Bouquet,” accepted that will be reprinted in a UK-based periodical. It was a finalist in the 2019 OCW Cascade Contest “Published Short Story” category and is featured in Bridge House Publishing’s June 2021 online magazine issue.

Jeanette-Marie Mirich, of Veneta, announces her novel, You Promised Me Paris, became available on June 5. It’s her third title in the Mountain Brook Ink D.B. Burns Mysteries series. Available from Amazon in both print and e-format and free on Kindle Unlimited. 

These members had articles in the May and/or June issues of The Christian Journal: Susan Brehmer, of Portland; Jean Davies, of North Bend; Jon Drury, of Vancouver, Washington; LGayle Gustafson, of Portland; Linda L. Kruschke, of Lake Oswego; Maxine Marsolini, of Happy Valley; and Jan Sheerin, of Bend.