Sundin #D70 ©2008 Linda Johnson Photography web (2)Greetings from Sarah Sundin in California, where we’re actually praying for rain for a change. Whether we’re enduring ice storms or drought, medical issues or family drama, we all need to pray. Today’s featured author, Jackie M. Johnson, has made a name for herself with books on prayer and comfort. In addition, Jackie uses her experience in working for a literary agency and for a publishing house to coach aspiring authors.

CAN Jackie JohnsonJackie, how did you get into writing?

I knew I wanted to be a writer since I was in junior high. I loved to read and enjoyed spelling class in school. I was constantly writing ideas and jotting down notes to myself on napkins, or scrap paper or anything I could find just to capture an idea before it was lost. I still do that today.

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Three retailers won a total of $2400 in CAN (Christian Author’s Network) authored books at the Munce Christian Product Expo (CPE) in Hershey, Pennsylvania.


Karen Whiting



Leslie Vernick signing her new release

The event began Sunday, January 19th, with training and a personality party where authors signed copies of their books. CAN author, Leslie Vernick, signed her newest release The Emotionally Destructive Marriage: How to Find Your Voice and Reclaim Your Hope; Linda J. White signed advance reader copies of Words of Conviction; and Karen Whiting signed The One-Year My Princess Devotions. As retailers entered, CAN member Jeanette Windle distributed gift bags containing bookmarks and Gail Gaymer Martin’s latest release The Firefighter’s New Family. Read More →

Martha Rogers Front cover

Hannah Dyer has just moved to Texas to help her brother-in-law in his medical practice. Despite her handicap of having one leg much shorter than the other, she is a great nurse whose skills help make the practice the most successful in the area.
When Micah Gordon returns home after some shady escapades, his father hopes he will settle down to ranch life…

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JanetPerezEckles-TypepadaGoodness gracious, how can that happen? In all the years of hosting friends in my home, I never had an embarrassing moment like this.

For my gathering last Sunday afternoon, I prepared my favorite, delicious dessert. In a large, glass bowl, I layered pieces of yummy, sweet stuff.

In the midst of the ooh’s and aah’s after each bite, a guest who arrived a little late made her way to the counter where my beautiful display sat. But to my horror and her disappointment, the bowl was empty. Gulp.

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