Calling All Christian Romance Authors

Calling All Christian Romance Authors


Announcing the opening of the 2021 Faith, Hope and Love Reader’s Choice Award, sponsored by the Faith, Hope and Love Chapter of RWA. Books published in 2020 are eligible.

All authors of Christian fiction are welcome to enter. They do not have to be members of any set group. There are seven categories available: Long Contemporary, Short Contemporary, Long Historical, Short Historical, Women’s Fiction, Romantic Suspense, and Novella.

The FHLRCA is the only contest that is solely for Christian fiction and judged by readers of Christian fiction who are not involved in the writing industry. This is an excellent opportunity to get your author’s work in front of new readers who love to tell fellow readers about books they love.

If you would like more information, the rules and entry form can be found on the FHL website: You can also email me directly for information: Please share this information with your authors and the other editors at your publishing house.

Nancy J. Farrier
FHLRCA Coordinator

Would the Apostle Paul use an email newsletter service?

You know those letters the Apostle Paul sent to the churches in Corinth, Galatia, Ephesus, Philippi, Colossae, Thessalonica? If Paul lived today would he use an email service like MailChimp to spread the Gospel, support the churches, and encourage the congregation? I have no idea. What I do know is that these days Christ’s Church is both physical and virtual. Letters have morphed into emails and books are digital downloads. You may be a member of a local church and also watch sermons and services filmed in sanctuaries you may never visit.

A few seconds ago my church dashed off an email for an urgent prayer request for a member who suffered a stroke this morning. Last century this sort of news would have appeared in our church bulletin — often after the hospital released the member. Why am I telling you this? Because I would like to invite you to join our Ministry of Reading.

If you’ve never heard of the Ministry of Reading, let me explain.

Some weeks back you opened an email from Authors XP that offered Christian Fiction and Nonfiction books. One of my books was in that promotion. For my participation, Amy Vansant of XP shared with me your name and email address. Here is a quick summary of who I am and why you may enjoy serving in our Ministry of Reading program.

From 2009 to 2019 I ran a small Christian publishing company (LPC). This I did in response to a calling from God. At the time when God spoke, he did so through Ann Tatlockwho asked, “So, Eddie, when are you going to quit your day job and do this full time?” By do this full time she meant run Christian Devotions and LPC.

I always expected God to have a deeper voice, but there it was: God calling me to advance his kingdom by launching a small press for Christian authors. Along with my ministry partner, Cindy Sproleswe had already launched Christian Devotions, so I was somewhat familiar with the new way books would be published and sold. All this happened during the early stages of Amazon ramping up their self-publishing and ebook business.

I tell you all this to give you a peek into how God has used me in the past and where he is using me now. Authors need readers and readers need authors writing GREAT books. But more importantly, brothers and sisters in Christ need the encouragement and support of one another. Paul emphasizes this point in almost every letter to the churches.

In two weeks I will send Ministry of Reading members a short list of FREE and 99 cent ebook deals. If you wish to receive this email, great. Simply mark our email as approved in your email settings. If you want to unsubscribe, that’s fine, too. Should you wish to support ushere are a few things you can do:

  • Pray that God will bless Ministry of Readingexpand its territory, and enlarge its area of influence. This is by far the best way you can support us.
  • Share our newsletter sign-up link: with five friends who may enjoy Christian fiction and nonfiction. When I sold LPC we had over 15,000 FREE ebook newsletter subscribers. Our goal for Ministry of Reading is one million subscribers.
  • Serve as a beta reader or Advance Review Copy reader for Christian authors.

Thanks for reading to the end.

(any typos are original content and purely for the entertainment of my readers – enjoy)

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