Thursday, April 5, 2012

Meet Terry's client Bonnie Calhoun

Meet Bonnie Calhoun, shown with me here at the American Christian Fiction Writer's conference right after she won the coveted "Mentor of the Year Award."

Bonnie is one busy lady. As the Owner/Director of the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance Bonnie has helped use the 220+ blogs of the Alliance to promote many titles on the Christian bestseller list. She owns and publishes the Christian Fiction Online magazine, which is devoted to readers and writers of Christian fiction. She is the Northeast Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). At ACFW she was named the ‘Mentor of the Year’ for 2011, and she is the current President of (CAN) Christian Authors Network. Bonnie is also the Appointment Coordinator for both the Colorado Christian Writers Conference and the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference. In her spare time she is an avid social media junkie, and teaches Facebook, Twitter, Blogging and HTML as recreational occupations.

But the reason we seem to be seeing her everywhere right now is because of the release of her new mystery from Abingdon Press, "Cooking the Books." A delightful, fast-paced mystery with compelling characters and a twisting and turning storyline this is a book that has to be on your must read list. The book was just featured on the cover of Publisher's Weekly Magazine, the bible for the publishing industry and the source that many bookstore acquisition people and librarians use to order books. She not only got the cover, but the back and both inside cover pages as well. Amazing.

It seems like every day I am seeing another interview of her or another review showing up on her book. I've been involved in this business for a long time, and I've never seen anybody come out of the starting blocks like this. Everybody is talking about this book and you don't want to be left out. 

She has another deal set with Abingdon for a book in their "Quilts of Love" series entitled "Pieces of the Heart" set to release next August.

I predict that you're going to be seeing a lot more of this lady, even though she maintains a work schedule that will kill most of us . . .she's just getting started.


Caroline said...

I'm looking forward to reading the book & leading the discussion for it w/the ACFW bookclub in July! Couldn't have happened to a nicer lady!

Congrats to you both. :)

Heather Day Gilbert said...

I enjoyed reading Bonnie's post over at Novel Rocket--she has a great sense of humor that shines through! All the best to Bonnie!

Davalyn Spencer said...

Awesome, Bonnie. Looking forward to seeing you again in Estes Park next month at CCWC.

Cheryl said...

I love my issues of CFO. Great to know more about Bonnie's latest news.

Martha Ramirez said...

LOVE Bonnie! Such an awesome person. And so talented. Great post!