Tuesday, January 13, 2009

New blog on the block -- Novel Matters

Novel Matters is a new blog focusing on writing technique from seven fiction authors. It looks like it's going to be a great resource. Check it out here. And now, the bios of the authors:

Bonnie Grove is our Canadian author. Her debut novel Talking to the Dead (David C. Cook) will hit shelves June 1 2009 and available online a bit sooner. She is at work on her second novel which is about a woman framed for murder, coming spring 2010 by David C. Cook. You can find her at her web site and at the popular blog Fiction Matters . You can follow her on Twitter and check out her daily updates on Face Book. Her keyword is: mouthy.

Patti Hill is the author of Christy-finalist Like A Watered Garden, and two other books in the Garden Gate series, Always Green and In Every Flower (all published by Bethany House). Her newest is The Queen of Sleepy Eye (B&H Fiction), and she’s working now on something whimiscal, yet grounded. Huckleberry Finn happens to show up as a character. Hmm. Her keyword is: winsome (is this a surprise?) You can visit Patti at http://www.pattihillauthor.com/ or follow her twitterings at: http://twitter.com/PattiHill.

Kathleen Popa’s first book, To Dance in the Desert was followed by the just-released The Feast of St. Bertie (both published by David C. Cook). The novel she's working on now is titled Honey, Bea & Sky. Check in with her at her website or at her blog, Ever Mindful. You can also follow her on Twitter and on Facebook . Her keyword is: quirky.

Latayne C. Scott is a nonfiction writer of 13 books turned to fiction. Her first novel, Latter-day Cipher (Moody) will be published in April. She’s working on another novel about the author of the book of Hebrews. Her keyword is: controversial. Her Web site is http://www.latayne.com/

Sharon K. Souza’s first book, A Heavenly Christmas in Hometown (which was also a adapted as a play) was followed by two novels published by NavPress in 2008: Every Good and Perfect Gift and Lying on Sunday. Her newest project is titled Unraveled. Her keyword is: optimist. You can visit her website and follow her on Twitter.

Debbie Fuller Thomas debuted her novel Tuesday Night at the Blue Moon (Moody Publishers) in June 2008. She's working on her second novel for Moody, Raising Rain, which will be available in September 2009. You can visit her website, and follow her on Twitter. Her keyword is: tenacious.

Jennifer Erin Valent is the sweet young thing talent among us. Her first novel, Fireflies in December, will be published by Tyndale House in January 2009. Currently, she is working on the sequel to Fireflies In December, tentatively titled Cottonwood Whispers. More information can be found at her website, http://www.jennifervalent.com/. Her keyword is: chatty


Kathleen Popa said...

CJ, thanks for letting your readers know about us. I hope we'll see you often at Novel Matters.

Wendy Lawton said...

CJ, Thanks for pointing your readers to this new blog. There's nothing I like better than talking fiction with other novelists. I'm looking forward to some meaty discussions and, knowing these bloggers, some interesting arguments.

Sharon K. Souza said...

C.J., thank you for such a great promo for Novel Matters. We look forward to your great input.