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Though we have previously congratulated Michael Hingson and Susy Flory on their bestseller, THUNDER DOG (Thomas Nelson), today we want to honor Roselle, the now famous guide dog who led her owner, Michael, to safety on September 11, 2001. This past Saturday, Roselle was named the American Humane Association Hero Dog of 2011 at a celebrity-filled ceremony in Los Angeles, California. In the midst of the celebration, a surprise one-million dollar gift was made to the AHA by philanthropist Lois Pope! And though Roselle passed away earlier this summer, her incredible story will always be remembered. Her owner, Michael, was... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2011 at News and Deals
The 2011 ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) Conference took place this past week in St. Louis, Missouri. At the 10th annual Gala and Awards Banquet, the winners of the 2011 Carol Awards were proudly announced. The Carol Awards evolved from ACFW’s Book of the Year Awards to honor the highest achievement for published authors of Christian fiction. Congratulations to Gina Holmes and Irene Hannon, two winners of ACFW 2011 Carol Awards and MacGregor Literary authors! Irene Hannon's A Father for Zach (Love Inspired) won in the Short Contemporary category. Gina Holmes' Crossing Oceans (Tyndale) won the Debut Author award. We... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at News and Deals
For the New York Times Bestsellers List the week of October 2nd: Thunder Dog by Michael Hingson is ranked NUMBER ONE for E-Book Nonfiction sales. Congratulations to Michael and also to the Publisher, Thomas Nelson. If you haven't checked out this book, please do. You'll be inspired by Michael's incredible story. Other stats from the NYT list: #32 Print Hardcover Nonfiction #1 E-Book Nonfiction #3 Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2011 at News and Deals
Congratulations are in order... The Amish Nanny (Harvest House Publishers) ranked #8 on the ECPA Bestseller Fiction list for September! Congratulations to Mindy Starns-Clark and Leslie Gould. Love Finds You in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (Guideposts) is #15 in fiction on the ECPA Bestseller list for September! Way to go, Annalisa Daughety. Thunder Dog (Thomas Nelson) by Michael Hingson is enjoying another week on the New York Times' Best Sellers' list: #19 Print Hardcover Nonfiction #34 Print Hardcover & Paperback Combined Nonfiction #20 E-Book Nonfiction #30 Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction Way to go! Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2011 at News and Deals
It's always a pleasure to see one of our authors receive international attention for their work: Dean Nelson, whose forthcoming book Quantum Leap: How John Polkinghorne Found God in Science and Religion (Lion UK, September 1, 2011) received a half-page spread in USA Today's August 29th edition. Read all about it in the online version: Dean Nelson runs the journalism program at Point Loma University, and co-authored this book with Karl Giberson. The subject of the book is John Polkinghorne, a British physicist who was an ardent atheist, then came to see that God must exist. Polkinghorne has often... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2011 at News and Deals
Congratulations to Mike Hingson, whose Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero (Thomas Nelson) is #33 on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list after a release date of August 2nd. Also on the New York Times bestseller list this past week, within the E-book Nonfiction category at #31: Growing Up Amish: A Memoir, by Ira Wagler (Tyndale). Great news! And kudos to Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould! The Amish Nanny (Harvest House) is number 13 on the ECPA Fiction Bestseller list for August 2011. Allison... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2011 at News and Deals
Five of MacGregor Literary's authors placed as IRCA Winners this year: Anita Higman, Vicki Hinze, Gina Holmes, Serena Miller, Carla Stewart By category, here are all the winners: Long Contemporary 1) Crossing Oceans by Gina Holmes (Tyndale) 2) Love Finds You in Sugarcreek, Ohio by Serena Miller (Summerside) 3) The Six-Liter Club by Harry Kraus (Howard) Short Contemporary 1) White Roses by Shannon Taylor Vannatter (Barbour – Heartsong Presents) 2) Rodeo Redemption by Teri Wilson (White Rose) 3) Tender Mercies by Mary Manners (White Rose) Long Historical 1) The Preacher’s Bride by Jody Hedlund (Bethany House) 2) A Memory Between... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2011 at News and Deals
The July 2, 2011, issue of WORLD Magazine will carry the following article by Susan Olasky, "Getting Better: Six new novels show how Christian fiction has matured in recent years". Two of MacGregor Literary's authors, Elizabeth Musser and Ann Tatlock, were featured in this article. Congratulations, ladies! See below for excerpts from the article: "In Promises to Keep by Ann Tatlock (Bethany House), 11-year-old Roz remembers her father's drunken rages but dreams that he'll keep his promise to change and be able to return to his family. When she sees him lurking around the new town to which they've fled,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2011 at News and Deals
Recently our writing family lost a dear member. We wish to honor Stephen Bly by reposting his life story here. Our condolences to Janet and the rest of the Bly family. May God uphold you and sustain you in the days ahead; our prayers are with you. STEPHEN BLY OBITUARY Taken from the Lewiston Tribune, Lewiston, Idaho Stephen Arthur Bly, 66, of Winchester, Idaho, passed away June 9, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, after a five year battle with prostate cancer. Steve was born August 17, 1944, to Arthur Worthington Bly and Alice Wilson Bly, at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2011 at News and Deals
We are consistently impressed by the talents of our authors. Here is our most recent news: Congratulations to Meg Moseley, author of WHEN SPARROWS FALL: A NOVEL (Multnomah, May 2011)! Recently, Meg was featured in an article by the Religion New Service that was also carried in the Huffington Post's religion blog: <>. Jay Payleitner's cover for 52 THINGS KIDS NEED FROM A DAD (Harvest House) earned the "2010 Best Cover from a Mid Sized Publisher." Kudos! Jennifer AlLee's Abingdon Press title THE PASTOR’S WIFE was recently the top free Kindle download! Congratulations! And a shout-out to five MacGregor Literary... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2011 at News and Deals
In no particular order, we announce these new deals and offer our congratulations! Pat Simmons is signing a 3-book deal with Lift Every Voice. The series will be entitled The Jamieson Legacy, and the first book will be titled GUILTY BY ASSOCIATION. Quentin Schultze, PhD. and Bethany J. Kim are doing a college resume book with Ten Speed Press. Tara Crooks, Starlett Henderson, Kathie Hightower and Holly Scherer are doing an inspirational gift book with Center Street Press, entitled 1001 THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT MILITARY LIFE. The book will release Veteran's Day 2011. Anita Higman is writing a novella anthology,... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2011 at News and Deals
A drumroll, please. FIVE of our authors are 2011 Christy Award Nominees. Congratulations to you all! Ginger Garret in the Historical category, for CHOSEN (David C. Cook). David Gregory in the Vision category, for THE LAST CHRISTIAN (WaterBrook Press). Gina Holmes in the Debut category, for CROSSING OCEANS (Tyndale). Susan Meissner in the Contemporary category, for LADY IN WAITING (WaterBrook Press). Jill Williamson in the Visionary category, for TO DARKNESS FLED (Marcher Lord Press). AND A FEW MORE ITEMS TO MENTION: Family Fiction Magazine (May 7, 2011 issue) did a survey of their customers and we celebrate with our authors... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2011 at News and Deals
It's our pleasure to share some more great news about our authors. Congratulations to all of you! IN REVIEW Janice Hanna Thompson’s book, Stars Collide (Revell), was featured in Women's World magazine and received a great review. Ann Tatlock’s Promises to Keep (Bethany House) has been selected a Booklist Magazine top ten historical novel and was featured in the April 15 issue. Alison Strobel received an impressive 4½ stars rating out of a possible five from Romance Times (RT) in their review section for her novel The Heart of Memory (Zondervan). Gina Holmes' Novel Journey website was named #1 of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2011 at News and Deals
BESTSELLERS! Congratulations to Irene Hannon for FATAL JUDGMENT (Revell), which is marking yet another month (Feb./Mar./April) on CBA's bestseller fiction list! Kudos to Gina Holmes for CROSSING OCEANS (Tyndale), on the CBA bestseller list in March and April and on the Publisher's Weekly Christian Marketplace bestseller list in March. THE AMISH MIDWIFE (Harvest House) by Mindy Clark and Leslie Gould is enjoying a second month on the CBA bestseller list and is the #1 fiction book for the month of April! Congratulations! This title also enjoyed the #8 slot on Publishers Weekly's March Christian Marketplace bestseller list. NEW DEALS! Award-winning... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2011 at News and Deals
THREE CHEERS for Julie L. Cannon, whose book "I'll Be Home for Christmas" (Summerside Press) graced the February 2011 CBA Best Seller List in the fiction category. Congrats, Julie! Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at News and Deals
LOTS OF NEWS... Dr. Bradley Wright's book, "Christians are Hate-flled Hypocrites... and Other Lies You've been Told," was named the winner of the Christianity Today Book of the Year Award for Christianity and Culture. Congrats, Brad! Novelist Susan Page Davis was named the Heartsong Presents Favorite Author of the Year in a reader poll. Nice work, Susan! In that same poll, Jennifer Johnson was voted the #3 author, AND her last book was voted #2 in the "Favorite Contemporary Novel" category. Way to go, Jen! Award-winning novelist Susan Meissner, YA novelist Nicole O'Dell, thriller writer Amy Wallace, romance writer Janet... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2011 at News and Deals
Some more great news... The cover for Jay Payleitner's 52 THINGS KIDS NEED FROM A DAD was awarded "BEST COVER" from a mid-sized publisher in the 2010 Book Cover Awards program sponsored by ECPA. Congratulations to Jay, e210 Design, and Harvest House Publishers! Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2010 at News and Deals
We've got a TON of new deals and awards to mention. First, congrats to Mindy Starns Clark for hitting the fiction bestseller list with SECRETS OF HARMONY GROVE, her new novel with Harvest House. Also, congratulations are in order for Anita Higman and Irene Brand, for hitting #6 on the CBA Bestseller list (as well as being in the top 30 religious books overall) for LOVE FINDS YOU UNDER THE MISTLETOE, their two-part novel with Summerside. Gina Holmes won an INSPY award for CROSSING OCEANS, her novel with Tyndale Publishers. SABOTAGE, a Love Inspired Suspense novel by Kit Wilkinson, has... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2010 at News and Deals
Annalisa Daughety recently signed to write LOVE FINDS YOU IN LANCASTER COUNTY for Summerside Press. Tasha Douglas recently signed to write SISTERSHOUT for Zonderkidz. Garry Freisen and Robin Maxson, co-authors of the 1981 bestseller DECISION MAKING AND THE WILL OF GOD (revised in 2004) have teamed up again to write two titles for Harvest House Publishers on the subject of singleness and marriage. SINGLENESS, MARRIAGE, AND THE WILL OF GOD: A COMPLETE BIBLICAL STUDY is the tentative title of the comprehensive manuscript; a second, shorter version will also be released. Rod Morris, who worked with Freisen and Maxson over thirty... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2010 at News and Deals
Mindy Starns Clark, author of the bestselling SHADOWS OF LANCASTER COUNTY, is going to be co-authoring a series of fun mysteries with supermodel Kim Alexis, who serves as the fashion editor for Good Morning America, and host of TV's "She's Got the Look." The books will be published by Broadman & Holman. Rob Stennett, author of THE ALMOST TRUE STORY OF RYAN FISHER, has signed a deal with a production company who wants to turn his novel into a movie. Holley Gerth, co-founder of the wildly popular (in)courage website, is going to be writing a series of books aimed at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2010 at News and Deals
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Mar 15, 2010
I think this would be a good place to point out that I AM, in fact, nearly perfect. In case there was any doubt.
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I'd be in favor of anyone caught using "LOL" more than once per day be arrested. If that would help.
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Sure, you can cross a line by making personal statements about someone. Everybody knows a comic can be offensive. But I just think too many Christians have become WAY too frugal with their line of offense. As my sainted mother used to say (quoting Christian writer Dorothy Parker), "If you can't think of anything nice to say... come sit next to me!"
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