Friday Five Interview – Cynthia Ruchti

Today I have the good fortune of chatting with my friend, Cynthia Ruchti, president of American Christian Fiction Writers, 2,000 member strong group of authors, editors, and agents who work collectively to produce inspirational fiction. She is also the author of They Almost Always Come Home, a delightful novel about a marriage that needed a near-fatal accident to be revived from the brink. In addition to writing, Cynthia is also the producer for a radio show, Heartbeat of the Home In 2007, she was the recipient of the ACFW Member Service Award. In 2008, Cynthia won second place for Women’s Fiction in ACFW’s prestigious Genesis Contest. Cynthia is the editor of the ministry’s Backyard Friends magazine. Cynthia spends her days diving into words, worship, and wonder and celebrating 37 years of marriage, three grown children, and five exceptional grandchildren. 1) Even though the economy is in the tank and people are writing the demise...

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Friday Five Interview – Tamela Hancock Murray

Tamela Hancock Murray is a great friend and . . . she happens to be my literary agent a really good one at that. She works with Hartline Literary Agency. She is very professional, loves Christ passionately, and really knows the industry. Most of all, she really understands her clients and helps to further them in their calling. What's makes Tamela a great agent is that she's a writer as well. She's written several novels and has a background in a wide variety of writing, publishing, and public policy endeavors. A bit more of her background: She has been a writer for many years. As a college student, she interned on Capitol Hill and at the U.S. Department of State before graduating with honors in Journalism from Lynchburg College in Virginia. Today, Tamela has more than 20 fiction and nonfiction books to her credit, plus magazines and newspaper articles. Her published titles...

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