Member Successes

We're proud of the way our local members are moving forward with writing. (Be sure to share your own successes at the next meeting!)

November, 2015 

Elva Cobb Martin signed a book contract with Prism Book Group for her first inspirational romantic suspense novel, Summer of Deception. The targeted release date is in March 2017. She also signed a contract for representation with Jim Hart at Hartline Literary Agency. To God be the glory! Here is a blurb for Summer of Deception:

Pitch: Rachel York determines to unearth the truth about her brother's reported death by taking a position at a historic Charleston tea plantation, only to realize the truth may destroy her new found love and could even cost her life.

Back Cover Copy: Is the owner of Barrett Hall a man of integrity or is he part of the secret Charleston drug smuggling society that caused her brother's death?

May, 2016

Elva Cobb Martin signed a book contract with Lighthouse Publishers of the Carolinas for her historical romance, In a Pirate's Debt. Release date is scheduled for May, 2017.

August, 2016

Ellen Andersen had a story accepted for Yvonne Lehman's book Surprising Moments.

October, 2016

ACFW South Carolina's "First Five Pages Contest" Winners:

First Place: Kelsey Messner, Alfie Canton Showcase
Second Place: Jay Wright, Angry Rain
Third Place: Carol Henderson, Dancing in the Rain
Honorable Mention: Michael Massey, The Warwoman of Georgia

Jay Wright (left): Second Place Winner for Angry Rain, Kelsey Messner (right): First Place Winner for Alfie Canton Showcase


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