Lynn Hare, of Portland, is the author of the July 15th devotional in The Secret Place.

Gayla K. Hiss, of Auburn, Washington, will release her third book, Wildfire, on August 1st. Her publisher is Mountain Brook Ink, and her books are available on Amazon at: Her website is:

Susan Maas, of Gresham, wrote the July 14th devotional in The Upper Room.

Jennifer Anne F. Messing, of Portland, had a short fiction story, “Graduation Bouquet,” and a romantic poetry trilogy, “Forever My Love,” published in the June 2018 issue of Pelican Ventures online magazine. You can read/link to her family-friendly movie reviews and catch her latest book news at

Shirley Mozena, of Vancouver, Washington, recently had an article published in Now What?

Roger Shipman, of Portland, will have an editorial article about Christian movies in the August or September issue of Christian News Northwest.

Congratulations to the OCW members who are finalists for the Carol Awards given by American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW):

            Karen Barnett for The Road to Paradise (historical romance)

            Leslie Gould for A Plain Leaving (historical fiction)

            Christina Suzann Nelson for If We Make It Home (debut novel)

            Carrie Stuart Parks for Portrait of Vengeance (mystery)

            Jill Williamson for King’s Blood (speculative fiction)

Several friends of OCW are also finalists: Melanie Dobson for Catching the Wind, Cynthia Ruchti for A Fragile Hope, and Susan May Warren for A Matter of Trust. All three of these authors are on the faculty of the summer conference.