Sending out a Christian Wave upon a Secular Sea

Gail Pallotta to Share with CAG on June 20

Discoveries Along My Writing Journey 

will be the topic of Award-winning Author/Speaker Gail Pallotta at the CAG meeting on Monday, June 20, at 7 PM at the Prayer & Praise Christian Fellowship, 6409 Bells Ferry Rd, Woodstock, GA 30189. 

Gail Pallotta

Gail Pallotta

Gail Pallotta is a wife, mom, swimmer, and bargain shopper who loves God, beach sunsets, and getting together with friends and family. A former regional Writer of the Year for the American Christian Writers Association, she won Clash of the Titles in 2010. Her teen novel, Stopped Cold was a finalist for the 2013 Grace Awards.  She’s published four books, poems, short stories, and two-hundred articles. Some of Gail’s articles appear in anthologies while two are in museums. Gail is also a past CAG member. Visit Gail’s web site at


Conference Set For August 18-20

ConnectingOrganizers have set the date for the 2016 Atlanta Christian Writers Conference to be held at the Radisson Atlanta NW Hotel  in Marietta, Georgia. The dates are August 18-20.  A lineup of quality speakers, class leaders, editors, and more is being firmed up. Check back often to this site for conference updates.

Join us for a special Saturday morning mini-conference called Coffee & Quill on April 16. This inspirational and motivational conference is for all aspiring writers and an opportunity to share with visitors what the Christian Authors Guild is about. The event is free and brunch is served.

Is Scrivener Right For You?

As a writer, what’s in your toolbox? Do you only have small bits of time to write? Are you struggling to put all your thoughts together? Then Scrivener – a software tool for writers – might be for you.

On youTube check out what Scrivener can do for you as a writer.

2016 CAG President Bryan Powell will be teaching a seminar on Scrivener at the upcoming Atlanta Christian Writers Conference August 18-20.



CAG Spotlight with Jennifer Hudson Taylor

Jennifer Hudson Taylor is the CAG Spotlight for November 2011. Jennifer is an author, speaker and publicist for Hartline Literary Agency. Her website is

Interview by Cindy Simmons.

CAG October Spotlight

Interview with Candy Arrington

CAG Spotlight–Cindy Sproles

CindySprolesSpiritual life coach, Cindy Sproles is this week’s CAG interview.



Podcast Spotlight-Edie Melson

Cindy is hosting Edie Melson for this week’s CAG Spotlight.

Edie Melson is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for life’s stories. She loves to share her 16+ years experience in the field of writing through mentoring and teaching others. Her first foray into professional writing was as a technical writer in the 80’s. From there she quickly moved into freelance writing and editing, a perfect fit for someone who loves new challenges. Hundreds of articles and devotions, including those for Focus on the Family,, and, have flowed from her pen to her audience. Visit her site at

Podcast with Jennifer Slatterly

jennifer_slatterlyJuly 2011 Podcast

This month’s podcast is with author Jennifer Slatterly.

Jennifer has written for Granola Bar Devotions, Afictionado, Bloom, the Breakthrough Intercessor, and the Christian Fiction Online Magazine.
Jennifer’s website

Cec Murphey-Author Spotlight Podcast

This week’s Spotlight podcast with Cindy Simmons is NY Times bestselling author and international speaker Cecil (Cec) Murphey. Cec Cec Murpheyis the author or co-author of more than one hundred books, including the bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper). His books have sold millions and have been translated into nearly 40 languages. His newest book, Christmas Miracles, released in October 2009, and When God Turned Off the Lights, released in August 2009.

Cec Murphy will be our keynote speaker for our Catch the Wave writer’s conference this September. For more conference information, go to

Listen to the podcast below.

Lin Johnson–Author Spotlight Podcast

Listen to Cindy’s awesome interview with Lin Johnson!

This is a preview of our fall conference. Lin will be one of our guest speakers.

CAG Spotlight Podcast

Member Cynthia L. Simmons spotlights Sharon Norris Elliot on getting published.>