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2017 ICFW Blog Calendar

Tuesday10 January-Karen Rees
Tuesday 7 February - David Rawlings
Wednesday 15 February - Carolyn Miller
Thursday 16 March - Elizabeth Musser
Tuesday 28 March - Cindy Williams
Tuesday 25 April - Kristen Young

Ah! Moments from Our Authors

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"Just you remember, Axel, nothing will make you more miserable, or bring you more joy, than the woman you someday marry."

~ Mail Order Revenge, by Angela K. Couch

"Now they were suffering separate deaths, as though he couldn’t go on without her: An all-consuming love."

~ I Always Cry at Weddings, by Sara Goff

"Jordan had tried to throw scraps of kindness at them without actually entering their world. ... Now he would actually enter the handicapped world and compete against paraplegics on an equal basis."

~ Broken Windows, by Deb Allen Brammer 

"Climbing the stairs was easy compared to climbing high enough to fit into his world."

~ The Wedding List, by Autumn Macarthur

"The specter of pearly sunbeams twirling over the altar caught her eye, and she felt protected as she watched the interchanging rays, in their own celebration of life, become a divine ring of light. God was with her."

~ The Consummate Traitor, by Bonnie Toews

"Heaven will rejoice more the day you show Eveliina the way back to Jesus, than at your teaching the Finnish church to pray. The thought struck Adam like the cold water splashing across his back as the oar skimmed the water instead of sinking deep.

Both took his breath away."

~ Helsinki Sunrise, by Marion Ueckermann

"The softly spoken word flitted around her chest, touching here and there like a tiny bird looking for the perfect place to nest."

~ Blind Trust, by Sandra Orchard

"The purpose of prayer is not to get what we want, Luise, but to lay hold of God Himself. He seeks always to reveal Himself to us. Once we begin to see Him as He is, we can relinquish our tight hold on our will and trust Him for His."

~ Other Side of the River, by Janice L. Dick

"This was the only landscape she had ever known—a landscape where the sky overwhelmed the land and the mind could reach forever and never come to an end of it."

~ A Tumbled Stone, by Marcia Lee Laycock

"Its surf frothed and glowed phosphorescent in the dark as it crept upwards and dissolved with a hiss into the hard-packed sand."

~ Captured by Moonlight, by Christine Lindsay

"He was clothed in a yellow dancing cloak of flames."

~ The Ruby Ring, by Karen Rees


Marion Ueckermann released A Romance for Rose, A Hero for Heather and A Husband for Holly in December 2016.

Marion Ueckermann just released her latest work, an Irish novella titled Spring's Promise.

Angela Couch has released her first full-length novel, The Scarlet Coat on 27 January 2017.

Carolyn Miller's first novel, The Elusive Miss Ellison, Book One in the Legacy of Grace series, released on 27 February 2017.

Elizabeth Musser released The Long Highway Home on 7 March 2017.

Angela K Crouch will release The Patriot and the Loyalist on 7 April 2017.

Sara Davison will release The Dragon Roars ( Book 2 of The Seven Trilogy) on 15 April 2017.

Carolyn Miler will release The Captivating Miss Charlotte, Book Two in the Legacy of Grace series, on 27 July 2017.

Carolyn Miller will release The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey, Book Three in the Legacy of Grace series, on 24 October 2017.

Our Workshops

Our Achievements

We are very proud of our members who have placed or reached the finals in these competitions:

2016 ACFW Genesis

  • Novel - Contemporary
David Rawlings - Finalist
  • Novella
Iola Goulton - Winner
  • Young Adult
Jebraun Clifford - Winner

2016 Christy Awards Finalist and Inspy's Shortlist:

  • Novel - Suspense
Lisa Harris for Vendetta (Revell)

 2016 Word Awards sponsored by The Word Guild of Canada:

  • Novel - Contemporary
 Valerie Comer for Dandelions for Dinner (Greenwords Media)

  • Novel  - Suspense
Sandra Orchard for Desperate Measures (Revell)

Janet Sketchley for Without Proof (Self)

  • Article - Blog
Marcia Lee Laycock for "The Man with the Broom in His Hands" (

BtB Bloggers on ICFW

New Zealand

Writing Contemporary Christian Fiction with a Kiwi twist

Hong Kong

"When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don't mean utterly, but kill it most of them. Then the rest will be valuable. They weaken when they are close together. They give strength when they are far apart."  ~Mark Twain

Writing Historical Romance


Writing Romance and Contemporary Fiction


"Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take."  ~Proverbs 3:5-6, NLT

Writing Romantic Suspense 


"You won't know that you can without trying.”  ~Paulyn Aneke

Writing Romance and Romantic Suspense


"A writer is a world trapped inside a person.”  ~Victor Hugo


Writing Mystery and Romantic Suspense

"My faith is not shallow, because I've been rescued from the deep."  ~ Wendy Macdonald


Writing Young Adult/Middle Grade
Adventure Fiction

" I thank you God for most this amazing day."  ~E.E. Cummings

New Zealand

Writing Historical, Contemporary &
Young Adult fiction

"If our lives are truly 'hid with Christ in God,' the astounding thing is that this hiddenness is revealed in all that we do and say and write. What we are is going to be visible in our art, no matter how secular (on the surface) the subject may be."  ~ Madeleine L'Engle

Writing Historical Romance

“The pure, the bright, the beautiful
That stirred our hearts in youth,
The impulses to wordless prayer,
The streams of love and truth,
The longing after something lost,
The spirit's yearning cry.
The striving after better hopes;
These things can never die.”  ~ Charles Dickens


  1. Great page! And thanks for the links - especially Christine's book trailer video.

  2. Thank you Sara, the page looks fabulous!

  3. Whoo-hoo! I was excited this afternoon to see this was up. Well done. Going to be a great addition to ICFW.

  4. I'm so grateful for everyone's enthusiasm!

  5. Great job, Sara! How do you do it all with a new baby in the house?!