Monday, December 04, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
Set your blog feeds, subscribe to Gospelfiction.com, set your google calendar, because on November 21 GF will host a Thanksgiving literary event 5 Days at the Well with Sharon Ewell Foster about her new novel, Abraham's Well.Quick reference: Sharon is the Christy Book Award and Essence Magazine Bestselling Author of Passing through Samaria. Bishop T. D. Jakes applauds her breathtaking prose.An excerpt of Abraham's Well...
There is a time when I'm feeling fine--my hands are warm and don't hurt, and when my back doesn't bother me when I bend over." She [Miss Susie] placed her hands back in the bowl. "But the truth is, I don't kow if I've ever seen that perfect time. Everyday I just show up and make biscuits, Happy or sad hands or back aching, flour or powder ain't right. I still make do and make the biscuits. The same way with life. The same way with love. You go to keep showing up. If you gon' win over the evil that tries to kill you, you got to keep doing it anyway.>Caressing the dough like a loved one, she formed the mixture into a ball. "If you gone love, you got to love even when it don't make sense... if you want to live, you got to take it by force and you can't wait until the perfect day to bake your biscuits."- Miss Susie's Living your best life now/baking biscuits analogy to Armentia.
Monday, October 16, 2006
My friend, Mary Demuth's second novel Wishing on Dandelions has taking my blogroll by storm. She makes her final pitstop here at Gospel Fiction. I'm honored. We're talking about tolerance, storytelling and the characters that haunt her. Click here to experience the haunting.
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
There is a Prodigal Diva talking trash in my laptop. But I thought I should take a break from her for a while and relish in my newfound treasures. I love to read more than I love to write. I take my reading seriously. So today I'm opening my treasure box of some good reads that I've read this fall that you need to take note of. All have Christian themes. Click here .
Friday, October 06, 2006
Ginger Garrett's Dark Hour
This summer I highlighted this novel as one of the best summer selections for Christian Readers. God is good. He has blessed me to call the good ones out, because this month the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance has made it our book selection. Remember today is an open track back day, leave your best blog entry in the trackback.
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
(Leading Ladies Publishers)
...I could tell you that my husband loves me and treats me, right...but you read enough fiction. My husband rarely comes home anymore and when he does he sleeps on the couch or complains that I am not the woman he married. He had the nerve to say that marrying me was an experience he would not want to repeat.
No one gets married thinking that one day they are going to fall out of love with their spouse and get a divorce, and no one, I mean no one ever thinks that the man that falls to his knees and plants an engagement ring on your finger, then stands before a room full of people and pronounces his undying love for you will ever sum up your life together as an experience. Judge Mablean where are you when we need you, girlfriend?
Now I know that you are wondering why I on't talk to someone like my pastor or the First Lady of my church...been there and done that so many times.
"Sister, Shana, if you would just submit things would get better." Pastor Hughes said that to me. Told me I have a problem with authority.
"A man likes to know that his wife is going to be home waiting up for him when he gets there , no matter what time he comes in the house." The First Lady told me that.
What I'd like to know is why I have to be the one waiting up until three and four o'clock for him when I am the one working three jobs to pay our bills? Can you answer that, Pastor and First Lady?
© 2006 Tamika Johnson
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Monday, October 02, 2006
Last year, I hosted October's Celebration of New Christian Fiction. I thought it would be fun to repost that entry here. Some TMA Members have short stories posted in here. Part of the entries to this celebration came from Dave Long's conversion short story contest. As I read through some of these and cringe at my own entry, I wonder why we don't do this anymore. I also wonder about new ways to showcase our talent. I wonder have my writing improved since last year. Click here and you decide.
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
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Thursday, September 07, 2006
Monday, September 04, 2006
Friday, September 01, 2006
- Iola Leroy Online
- Iola Leroy Spark Notes
- Iola Leroy Wikipedia
- My Old Spot - African American Women Writer's Finding Voice
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Tiffany Warren has a new book coming out in October. Check it out.
Charmayne Ellis is an established, polished professional. But out of loneliness and under pressure from her family, she allows the drop-dead gorgeous Travis Moon to work his chiseled-to-perfection charm on her.
Choosing to dismiss a gnawing feeling that he's not the man God intended for her, she ignores her pastor's advice and gets married. But Travis has only devastating secrets in exchange. Sure, Charmayne knew about his felony record before they got married - but when she faces his bisexual behavior and porn addiction it empties her bank account and costs her the career she loves.
Now, with the help of a Christian therapist, Charmayne will learn that her real problem was never her weight or her marital status. It was her own inability to trust God enough to wait on His best for her.
Click HERE to read the first chapter of Farther than I Meant to Go, Longer than I Meant to Stay
Monday, August 28, 2006
Monday, August 14, 2006
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
Starting this fall Christan Fiction Blog will present book reviews in a different format than before. We will post a summary and description of the book, and at least two takes on the book from different reviewers and myself. If you are a book reviewer and would like to participate, please leave a comment. If you have a book, you want discussed, please contact me off loop. The next books for discussion are Tamika Johnson's Meet me at the Altar and Karen Kingsbury's Like Dandelion Dust.
Norma L. Jarrett
Summer Ledoux returns to her family’s New Orleans estate-the Ledoux Mansion for her wedding. While there she finds that her prestigious and well-guarded family name is steeped in dark secrets and a legacy curse that haunts both her and her sister Misa, a former supermodel. Harlem Moon, June, 256 pp, $16.95)
Take One: Shawneda Marks
Monday, August 07, 2006
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Monday, July 31, 2006
Most days I document and share new projects that today's rising Gospel ministers and artists are involved in. From the Megafest to a small Lake Park, GA churche's prison ministry to Pastor Della Reese to an eleven year old Holy Hip Hop Artist my email and phone fight for my attention. Most days I try to accomodate both, while trying to read and review books, parent my daughter, Selah and write my own novel. And then there's the real story...
Monday, July 24, 2006
Amen Corner Eblasts
Last week I asked y'all for a Gospel Push. Well, you people delivered. I got pushed around, prayed on and told off all week. Sherri and Tia called me and made ultimatums. Shoot, one of my alumni buddies from Chucky P's writing workshop sent me a line asking me about my writing and that crazy story I workshopped. Made new friends and got my old ones sending me Amen Corner Eblasts. My Ace BC, Claudia Mair Burney shoved me so hard she knocked me out my comfort zone. Had me up until 3 am churning out a plot, character sketch and a first chapter Saturday night when I should have been at the MegaFest. She's feening for another excerpt of said short story that I am now fleshing into a novel and hot dog I'm gon' deliver. So I'm passing on her letter to you. If it could light a fire under my belly, it'll probably knock you out of your desk chair.
Friday, July 21, 2006
Monday, July 17, 2006
Yet, I must confess. Her blessing has become a thorn in my side. See. Tia, our ringleader, got her book deal two years back. Now, Sherri has hers. So by default I'm next. Problem is I'm in a shame spiral, a horrible rut. Lord, help me. I need a gospel push.