Friday, October 1, 2010

Debuts and a Query Call!

Today is the official release of my friend (and birthday buddy!) Jody Hedlund's debut novel, THE PREACHER'S BRIDE. It's historical Christian romance (Bethany House), and it's wonderfully written with a strong and relevant message--STAND UP FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE.
This is the first of Jody's three-book contract from Bethany House, and it's only the beginning of her success!
Go to any major bookstore (or visit Amazon) and buy your copy today. I know I'll treasure mine.
Also released today is Christine Fonseca's EMOTIONAL INTENSITY IN GIFTED STUDENTS. I'll be buying it not just as a writer friend and supporter, but as the mom of a gifted child. What an important resource this will be! Christine is an expert, a warm soul, and a champion of gifted kids everywhere.
For anyone who bristles at the term "gifted"--because aren't all children special?--know that I do, too. I use it sparingly, especially with my daughter, but it's the term recognized by educators and organizations in our country. It's a term used for children who may excel wonderfully in some areas but not all, and whose minds need creative and alternative methods of learning. Emotional Intensity is a spot-on topic to cover, and I was thrilled when news of Christine's book came out, because it's something my husband and I deal with in our daughter. (And it's something my husband has to deal with in me. Poor guy...)
So there you have it, both a fiction and non-fiction title to seek. Aren't they both just beautiful covers? Go! Buy! Read!
Also, regarding that QUERY CALL I mentioned... I've a friend who is soon launching the first issue of his brand new high school sports-themed magazine, and is looking for future content! He'd like articles with general content, ie. Is Cheerleading a Sport?; Drugs in High School Sports; Injuries in Our Players, etc... If you're interested in writing for this upstart, contact me for more info, and I can put you in touch with the publisher. Send an inquiry e-mail to jannawritesATyahooDOTcom. Thanks!
And last, but maybe not least, I've a book review and author feature up at ROSE & THORN LITERARY JOURNAL blog. Check it out!
And have a fantastic weekend.


Karen Lange said...

Jody's book is wonderful! It's one of my new favorites. :)

Have a great weekend!


Janet Johnson said...

Some great books to read! Can't wait to read Christine's. :)

Diane said...

Great books! Thanks for the link info and happy weekend to you!!! :O)

Wendy Paine Miller said...

I love that you flipped Jody's book facing out!

I'll have to check all these things out.

Loved Preacher's Bride.
~ Wendy

Jill Kemerer said...

I didn't want Jody's book to end! It's amazing!

The non-fiction book you discuss looks very interesting. I might have to check that one out.

Have a great weekend!

Melissa Gill said...

I can't wait to red Jody's book. My TBR list is soooooooo long though. I need more hours.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I've been reading your blog for many months I thought I'd finally say hello and thank you for providing thoughtful posts for me to read while sitting in the car-line waiting for my kids. I can't wait to check out your friend's new looks wonderful. Have a blessed weekend! :) ~Christie

Karen said...

Janna, congrats on your blog post-I'll go check it out! The books look great-that is always so exciting.

Jackee said...

Those gals are amazing. I just know their books are going to be every bit as amazing as they are.

And it's great to "meet" you, Sara. Congrats on the book review!

Jackee said...

*Janna--sorry I got your name wrong! :(

Christine Fonseca said...

Thanks so much for the shout out!

septembermom said...

I'm going to look for these books. They sound great Janna :) Have a wonderful weekend.

myletterstoemily said...

thank you for the wonderful book
reviews. they both sound intriguing.

as a Christian, i tend to shy away
from Christian fiction, because it
tends to be so bad. i will trust your
review though and check it out.

Terri Tiffany said...

Did I mention I just got Jody's book and started it today?? yay!

Jeanette Levellie said...

So happy for both your friends' books. I'm reading Jody's now, and it's one of the best I've read in a long time. She is indeed gifted. I wonder if she's also emotionally intense? Wish I'd had that book when my kids were younger.

Carrie Wilson Link said...

Thank you! I can think of people/uses for both books!

Patti Lacy said...

That is GREAT about Jody's book.
Thanks for keeping us up to date, sweet Janna.


Erin MacPherson said...

I can't wait to read Jody's book...I have it here and I'm finishing up another book before I start it.

Deb Shucka said...

I've been waiting eagerly for Jody's book. And so glad to hear about Christine's. Wish I'd had it when I was teaching. Off to see what you've been up to for R&T.