October in Review

It’s hard to believe that we’re in autumn already! October saw the introduction of some new writers, and our week-long Fantasy & Dystopian feature. If you missed any of our content, you’ll be able to find it all here. Enjoy!


New Writer Q&As

Meet Dianne Signorelli, a Media Specialist Librarian who is currently earning her Master’s in Library Science.

Meet Holly Combs, who works for a Humanitarian Aid organization and holds a degree in Equestrian Studies.

Meet Beckie Wendorf, who classifies herself as a “full-time mom, full-time wife and overtime reader”.


Fantasty & Dystopian Feature

If you’ve never picked up a fantasy or dystopian novel, be sure to check out our list of favourite books from the genre. Perhaps you’ll be surprised at some of the titles on this list! We also compiled a list of most anticipated upcoming releases, for those who are seasoned readers or looking for something new. Either way, we hope you find something that intrigues you! Melissa also had the opportunity to interview Ronie Kendig about her first full-length speculative novel, Embers.

In addition to these articles and interviews, we also had some great reviews of recent releases in the genre:

A Time to Die by Nadine Brandes, reviewed by Beth

Embers by Ronie Kendig, reviewed by Melissa

A Time to Speak by Nadine Brandes, reviewed by Megan

War for the Waking World by Wayne Thomas Baston, reviewed by Carrie

The Shock of Night by Patrick Carr, reviewed by Beckie

Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer, reviewed by Wesley



Return to Exile by Lynne Gentry (Historical Romance), reviewed by Beth

Fire and Ice by Mary Connealy (Historical Romance), reviewed by Stephanie

Miracle Drug by Richard L. Mabry (Medical), reviewed by Jodie

One Wish in Manhattan by Mandy Baggot (Contemporary Romance/Women’s Fiction), reviewed by Carrie

The Sweetest Rain by Myra Johnson (Historical Romance), reviewed by Carrie

Twice Blessed by Barbara Cameron (Amish), reviewed  by Jodie

The Bound Heart by Dawn Crandall (Historical Romance), reviewed by Beth

Willow Brook Road by Sherryl Woods (Contemporary Romance), reviewed by Jodie

The Photograph by Beverly Lewis (Amish), reviewed by Stephanie

The Fruitcake Murders by Ace Collins (Mystery/Suspense), reviewed by Jodie

A.D. 33 by Ted Dekker (Biblical), reviewed by Melissa

Summer’s List by Anita Higman (Contemporary Romance), reviewed by Beth

If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins (Contemporary/Chick-Lit/Women’s Fiction), reviewed by Rachel



Christel chats to Emily Silver about the self-publishing process and why she chose to write a Christian response to Fifty Shades of Grey.

Beth asks Dawn Crandall about her journey to publication, first-person narration and her upcoming novels.


Upcoming Content

Be sure to check back in November for more reviews and interviews, as well as our special Veteran’s Week feature!


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