Friday, April 28, 2017

A New Blog Feature...featuring Reviewers!

Starting in May, I'll be hosting Reviewers and Book Bloggers on a regular basis! With the floodgates of fiction opened to indie, hybrid and traditional authors, reviewers are an incredibly and increasingly important part of the equation. Readers, Authors and Publishers depend on reviewers!

I'll be highlighting them in my newsletter as well.

If you're a reviewer but you don't have your own blog, this may offer you the nudge to take that next step!  If you'd like to visit and take part in an interview, please let me know!
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Later this year, I'll be traveling to Cincinnati to the #CFRR, Christian Fiction Reader's Retreat to mingle with authors, reviewers and readers for a great one day event. I'll be 'reporting' and bringing back some swag.  For more information, follow me on Twitter and my Facebook page. If you'd like to know more about the Reviewer Promotion, contact me at debra (@)


And, because Reviewers are our Friends, and I'm always eager to meet new ones (Reviewers and Friends!), I'm offering a giveaway of my recent release, Saguaro Sunset until May 17th.

More on The Christian Fiction Reader's Retreat 2017:

Christian Fiction Authors and Readers to meet at 2nd Annual One-Day Event
Intimate gathering of Readers and 40+ Authors will meet in Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati, OH - February 8th 2017 (wire)

A one day gathering of Christian Fiction readers and over 40 authors will be meeting in Cincinnati, OH on August 12th from 9am-6pm EST. The event’s theme is “Honoring God through Christian Fiction” and will feature speaker sessions, author panels, breakout sessions, prayer & worship and author signings.
An unprecedented event in the Christian Fiction genre, the Christian Fiction Readers Retreat (CFRR) offers an opportunity for readers to meet authors. The event will include food, games, giveaways and free books. Following a successful 2016 debut in Nashville, the 2017 CFRR takes place on August 12th in Cincinnati.

Keynote speakers at this year’s CFRR include authors Becky Wade, Cynthia Ruchti, Dani Pettrey, and Shelley Shepard Gray. Authors also due to appear and participate in panels and other activities are Ann H. Gabhart, Cara Luecht, Carrie Turansky, Catherine West, Cindy Thomson, Courtney Walsh, Dana R. Lynn, Dawn Crandall, Debby Giusti, Elaine Marie Cooper, Elaine Stock, Gabrielle Meyer, JC Morrows, Jocelyn Green, Karen Barnett, Katie Ganshert, Kristi Ann Hunter, Laura Frantz, Lynette Eason, Meghan M. Gorecki, Melissa Tagg, Melony Teague, Naomi Miller, Patricia Beal, Pepper Basham, Rachel Hauck, Rachel McMillan, Rebecca Waters, Ronie Kendig, Ruth Logan Herne, Serena Chase, Sondra Kraak, Stephenia H. McGee, Susan Anne Mason, Susan May Warren, Susie Finkbeiner, and Tracey Lyons. 

The CFRR event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Blue Ash/Sharonville, OH. The event will take place on August 12th, 9am-6pm EST. The event is open to registered attendees only. Registration will open online on February 15th at for $97 until May 31st or until the venue capacity is reached. Late registration (if capacity allows) will be at a cost of $120 from June 1st until July 


  1. I can't wait to hear about the conference and read more reviews! :D

  2. I missed last year's retreat, although I gave them 5 x Austen in Austin Volume One to use as giveaways while in Nashville. Was looking forward to this year's CFRR event, but won't be going anywhere in the States this year.

    Great idea to feature interviewers, Deb!


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