Entries by Carrie Turansky

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Happy Mother’s Day 2021

Hi Friends, May is the month to celebrate moms and show our love and appreciation for all they have done for us. Read on for a special Mother’s Day Giveaway! My mom Dorothy Swain was a wonderful artist, quilter, seamstress, and writer. She enjoyed decorating our home and making it a special place. She loved […]


New Fiction for April 2021

Hi Friends, These are some of the new releases from authors who are members of American Christian Fiction Writers. I hope you’ll find a new favorite on this list! Contemporary Romance: Bookshop by the Sea by Denise Hunter — It’s finally time for Sophie Lawson to follow her own pursuits. Brother Seth has a new […]


Online Book Clubs

Hi Friends, I’m so thankful for technology that allows us to connect online, especially this past year. Online book clubs have helped readers continue sharing their love for books and reading with their friends. It also allows authors to connect with reading friends who don’t live in their area. That’s a win – win! During […]

A Little Help From My Friends

  Hi Friends, Have you read a good book lately? Did you share that info with anyone? Friends recommending books to friends is one of the key ways readers discover new authors and books. Creating a buzz through word-of-mouth promotion is every author’s dream. So next time you enjoy a book . . . please […]


First Signs of Spring

Hi Friends, In many places, including my back yard, snowdrops are one of the very first signs that Spring is on the way! I took a walk around the yard today, and I see a few other signs as well . . . the tips of my daffodils are poking out and turning bright green. […]

New Fiction for March 2021

Hi Friends, these are the new novels releasing in March from ACFW member authors. I hope you’ll find your next great read! Biblical: Miriam’s Song by Jill Eileen Smith — In her eventful lifetime, Miriam was many things to many people: protective older sister, song leader, prophetess, leper. But between the highs and the lows, […]

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Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Hi Friends, Happy Valentine’s Week! I hope you are making fun plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day with family and friends! I know you love to read . . . so I’ve invited four amazing authors with wonderful new books to join me for a special Valentine’s Giveaway!  Let me tell you about them, and then […]

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New Fiction for February 2021

Hi Friends, these are this month’s new releases from ACFW member authors.  You’ll find many wonderful stories to enjoy while you’re at home keeping cozy this winter! I especially recommend you take a look at When Twilight Breaks by Sarah Sundin and Orchard House by Heidi Chiavaroli. They are wonderful stories I’m sure you’ll enjoy. […]

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Learning New Things in 2021

Hi friends, It’s been said, “Never be afraid to try new things and make some mistakes, it’s all part of life and learning!” I recently learned some new skills to design covers and format the interiors for two of my novels. When I finally pushed the publish button for Along Came Love and Surrendered Hearts, […]

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New Fiction for January 2021

Hi Friends, I hope you’ll enjoy escaping into some wonderful books this month! These are some of the new novels from American Christian Fiction Writer members and other writer friends. Take a look and find your next great read! Historical:Night Bird Calling by Cathy Gohlke — With war brewing for the nation and for her […]


Christmas Read Aloud Stories

Hi Friends, Reading aloud is such a wonderful way to bring family and friends closer together and share a special experience. We homeschooled our five children, and reading aloud was always one of my favorite parts of the day. We read the Bible aloud, and we often read historical fiction or award-winning children’s books to […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Hi Friends, Thanksgiving may look different for all of us this year, but as you look back through the past eight months at the ways you have been cared for and blessed, I hope it will inspire you to have a grateful heart and a reason to celebrate. I am thankful for your support, encouragement, […]

Watch the Christy Awards Tonight

Update: Here are the 2020 Christy Award Winners: Hi Friends, I hope you’ll hop on Zoom at 8:00 pm Eastern tonight and enjoy the Christy Awards Celebration!  This event is FREE! You can Register online to receive the Zoom Link. It includes authors Lisa Wingate, Terri Blackstock, Becky Wade, David Rawlings, Steven James, Patti Callahan […]

New Fiction for November

Hi Friends, November is a great month to get cozy inside and enjoy a new book! These are new novels from ACFW member authors this month.  Contemporary Romance: Harte Broken by Jill Boyce — Time doesn’t heal all wounds. Love does. Amy Harte, an Emergency Medicine physician, lost her mother to cancer suddenly on the […]