Friday, June 19, 2009

I'm Officially an Examiner!


Some great news! I was recently named the Grand Rapids Christian Fiction Examiner for Examiner.com!

If you're unfamiliar with Examiner.com, it's a news and information site on thousands of topics. Many topics are covered nationally, but there are dozens of local Examiners, as well, covering local news and events. As the Grand Rapids Christian Fiction Examiner, I will be covering everything related to Christian fiction, sometimes with local ties - such as bookstore events and book signings. Other things I hope to include are book reviews, debut author profiles, author interviews, general genre information, and new fiction releases.

I first heard of Examiner.com from my friend, Tracy Ruckman, who was named the national Christian Writing Examiner. I wrote an article on FaithWriters for her page and thought the whole concept of Examiner.com was pretty cool. Then, another friend of mine (hi, Cari!) notified me that she discovered that Grand Rapids had been added to the Examiner.com list of local cities that needed coverage. I reached for the handle, and...Voila! God opened the door!

I am very excited about this opportunity and am trying to build my content. This is where you come in!

Here are a few things I am looking for. If you are willing to help, please leave a comment with a way for me to contact you. Thanks in advance!


  • Published Authors willing to be interviewed

  • Published Authors willing to do book giveaways

  • Notifications of contests - either book giveaways or other (these can be giveaways you have on your websites or blogs. Great promotion for you!

  • Debut Authors - just published for the first time, willing to be profiled

  • Information or articles you're willing to share with Christian Fiction readers about individual genres (such as romance, mystery, suspense, historical). These articles can be already published on your blogs. I just need permission to use them on my page.

  • Book Trailers for recent (or upcoming) book releases

  • Avid Christian Fiction readers willing to be interviewed about the types of books you love or talk about a particular book that touched you in a powerful way.

  • Recommended websites or blogs of interest to the Christian Fiction reader.
I would love for you to subscribe to my page! And please spread the word to those you know who are fans of Christian (or inspirational) Fiction. I look forward to providing interesting and helpful information about all things related to Christian Fiction.

4 comments:

Nicole O'Dell said...

Well congratulations! That's fantastic!!!

You're already receiving ARC's of my two August 1st releases. And, I'm definitely up for an interview or whatever you need.

I'm going to send you a FB message.

Congrats!

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Wow! That's great news! Congratulations!!

Jan Cline said...

They accepted me as well, but I didn't follow through with it. I read so many negative reviews from some people who had bad experiences, it scared me off. Keep us posted on how it goes for you. Maybe I will reconsider.
P.S. I have to tell you that I love reading your blog. It's one of my favorites and I appreciate all the information you share with all of us.

Cindy said...

Lynda, that's great. Congratulations! I participated in Unplug Week last week so I just now got the chance to read this post. I would love to participate. My first book is being published this year and I am looking forward to doing some giveaways as well. You can contact me at wilsoncindyr@gmail.com
Thanks!