June 2013 Posts

Tyndale Fiction – What’s Happening Wednesday? ICRS and Christy Awards Edition

Afternoon, readers! This month’s segment of What’s Happening Wednesday centers on the 2013 International Christian Retail Show (ICRS). This past weekend, as many of you may know, publishers, authors, agents, and retailers headed down to St. Louis, Missouri, for ICRS. On the show floor, publishers displayed their new and upcoming titles to retailers from across the globe.

Check out the fiction coming this fall from Tyndale House Publishers.

As participants walked the floor, they could stop by author signings and chat with favorites such as Susan May Warren, Chris Fabry, Randy Singer, and many more fabulous authors.


It’s always fun to see readers and retailers interacting with authors. The show also included booths selling Christian goods and bargain books.


In addition to the retail show, authors, agents, and other publishing professionals gathered Monday night to celebrate excellence in Christian fiction and honor amazing novelists with the Christy Awards. Every year publishers are invited to nominate works they feel exemplify each genre, and it’s our pleasure to take part in this event. Tyndale House Publishers was incredibly blessed to have six titles (five authors) as finalists this year and had the privilege of winning in the following categories:

You Don’t Know Me by Susan May Warren—Contemporary Series, Sequels,

and Novellas

Flame of Resistance by Tracy Groot—Historical

Not in the Heart by Chris Fabry—Contemporary Standalone

Please visit the Christy Awards official website  for the full list of 2013 winners.

Retail shows are an engaging and fun part of the publishing world. It’s great for authors and publishers to take in what others in the industry are producing and to have a chance to chat and meet other Christian book lovers!

Have you read any of this year’s Christy Award winners? We would love to hear from you in the comments.

Fiction Book Club Contest Featuring Critically Acclaimed Author Randy Singer

Afternoon, readers. Today on the blog, we have exciting news for book club attendees. From now through June 30, you and your book club have a chance to win an author visit from critically acclaimed writer and veteran trial attorney Randy Singer.

Known for his legal thrillers, Singer writes novels full of the tightly woven conspiracies, engaging characters, and suspenseful drama loved by readers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, and Lee Child.

From insanity pleas and honor killings to gun laws and plea bargains, Singer’s books explore current issues hitting the headlines as he brings you into the courtroom for the final verdict.

Singer’s latest novel, Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales, chronicles the story of Landon Reed, a young man whose path has not always been godly. After spending time in jail for an SEC football point-shaving scheme, Landon desires to use his mistakes to better others. He earns his law degree and longs for an opportunity to prove his loyalty and worth. But when three lawyers from his firm are killed, Landon struggles to keep the firm together, and he can’t help but wonder: Are these deaths related to a shady case from the past, or to the murder trial he’s neck-deep in now? And will he survive long enough to find out?

Think your book club might be interested in a chat with Randy Singer? For more details and to enter your book club in the drawing, please click here. If you are one of the lucky book clubs chosen, you will receive a copy of Randy’s latest thriller, Dead Lawyers Tell No Tales. The grand-prize winner will receive a copy for each member of their book group (up to 10 copies). Contest closes June 30.

Do you enjoy legal thrillers? Share your favorites in the comments.

Grace’s Pictures by Cindy Thomson – Brownie Camera, Necklace and Book Giveaway!

Cindy Thomson’s new novel Grace’s Picture just released this month and we’re running a special giveaway that you won’t want to miss (truly one of the most unique giveaways we’ve done on the Tyndale Blog).


Description from Tyndale.com:

Grace McCaffery hopes that the bustling streets of New York hold all the promise that the lush hills of Ireland did not. As her efforts to earn enough money to bring her mother to America fail, she wonders if her new Brownie camera could be the answer. But a casual stroll through a beautiful New York City park turns into a hostile run-in with local gangsters, who are convinced her camera holds the first and only photos of their elusive leader. A policeman with a personal commitment to help those less fortunate finds Grace attractive and longs to help her, but Grace believes such men cannot be trusted. Spread thin between her quest to rescue her mother, do well in a new nanny job, and avoid the gang intent on intimidating her, Grace must put her faith in unlikely sources to learn the true meaning of courage and forgiveness.

Between now and June 28th you can enter to win a necklace and a Brownie camera (just like Grace McCaffery’s), just by filling out the form below and helping us spread the word about Grace’s Pictures.


One grand prize winner will win the necklace, camera and a copy of Grace’s Pictures, nine other winners will be chosen to win a free book!

Fill out the form below to enter – winners will be chosen at random on 6/28.


E-Book Deal Alert: Rescue Team

Rescue Team


For a limited time, you can download the newest book in Candace Calvert’s Grace Medical series, Rescue Team for $2.99! This offer ends on 06/22/13.

What’s it about?  Nurse Kate has finally found a place to settle down as director of Austin Grace Hospital’s ER, while rescue worker Wes is working to expand their rescue team. As tragedy erupts in the ER, Kate and Wes must work together.

Who should read it?  People who like medical dramas, people who like some excitement thrown into their love stories

What should you read when you’re done with this? Start from the beginning with book 1 of the Grace Medical series, Trauma Plan, or for another thrilling romantic series, try Janice Cantore’s Pacific Coast Justice series.


Click here to see all our current ebook deals!

Free E-Book Alert: The Negotiator



For a limited time, you can download Dee Henderson’s novel The Negotiator for free! This offer ends on 6/15/2013.

What’s it about?  Dave, an FBI agent is charged with protecting a Kate, a hostage negotiator, and falls for her in the process. Falling in love with her is easy, but keeping her safe, well, that’s less easy.

Who should read it?  People looking for a summer read, fans of Dee Henderson, people who want to dive into a new series

What should you read when you’re done with this? Continue Dee Henderson’s series and meet the rest of the O’Malley family, or pick up our other fictional freebie this week and read Rene Gutteridge’s Listen.


Click here to see all our current ebook deals!