Michelle Sutton and Alice Arenz this week

» Posted on Aug 25, 2008 in Blog | Comments Off on Michelle Sutton and Alice Arenz this week

Congratulations, Carolynn, you are the winner of Joseph Bentz’s book, A Son Comes Home, and Anita Mae, you are the winner of Trish Perry’s book, Beach Dreams.

This week I’m hosting two authors: Michelle Sutton and Alice Arenz. If you want to be entered in their drawings, please leave a comment with your email or email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawing ends next Sunday evening.

Michelle Sutton’s bio (from her blog):
“I’m a member of ACFW, Volunteer Officer on the ACFW Operating Board, Editor-in-chief for Christian Fiction Online Magazine, Sheaf House Marketing Director, edgy fiction writer, book reviewer, avid blogger/alliance member, CWOW blog mistress, mother of two teenagers, wife, pet owner, social worker by trade, and follower of Jesus Christ.”

Check out her blog at Edgy Inspirational Author blog. Also, visit her Web site at www.michellesutton.net.

Alice (A. K.) Arenz’s bio:

Mother of two grown daughters and grandmother of three, A.K. Arenz has a two year degree in Office Information Systems from Northwest Missouri State University, where she also worked for several years. While with the College of Education, A.K. assisted with the college accreditation both at the national (NCATE) and state (DESE) levels. She’s found this experience and that of being Administrative Assistant to the Chair of the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems to be invaluable tools for her writing.

Since reading Walter Farley’s Black Stallion series as a child, A.K. has been creating her own stories. Her earliest publication was in the small, family-owned newspaper where her articles, essays, and poems were frequently included. From this early beginning, she honed her skills through university courses, studying Writer’s Digest, how-to books on the craft, and through frequent submissions. In the mid-nineties, her writing earned her a stint with a well-known New York literary agency, and, although it failed to produce the hoped-for results, her determination to press forward eventually led her to Sheaf House.

A.K. has had poetry accepted for inclusion in various anthologies, as well as in the Maryville Daily Forum newspaper. She won an honorable mention and publication in the chapbook Look Who’s Writing in Northwest Missouri, had a small article published in Family Safety & Health, and was the creator, editor, and head writer for a nationally registered fanzine.

As a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, A.K. has found the fellowship of both published and non-published members an inspiration. She has been a judge in the ACFW Book of the Year contest since 2005 and participated in judging ACFW’s 2007 Genesis contest for unpublished authors.

She lives in Missouri with her husband and two Himalayan cats.