We’re excited to welcome Annie Wald to our River North family of authors. Annie’s book, Walk with Me, releases in September 2012. Inspired by the timeless classic Pilgrim’s Progress, Annie’s book exposes the journey of marriage as the epic passage that it is and the refining process it can become.
“Peter and Celeste choose to travel as one on the lifelong journey to the King’s City. They are blissfully in love and bound to each other by the Cords of Commitment but they discover that the journey is much more difficult than they expected. When they find themselves laboring through the Swamp of Selfishness, crossing the dismal Plains of Distance, and nearly becoming separated by the River of Unfaithfulness, their love for each other and for the King is challenged. They must choose whether to continue on together, not knowing if they can be warmed again by the Kindling of Affection, or visit the Valley of Cut Cords to journey alone once more.”
Annie’s fiction has been published in numerous journals including Image, The Southern Review and The North American Review. Her short stories have also been included in the anthology series, Not Safe But Good, edited by Bret Lott and published by Thomas Nelson. She is the author of a young adult novel, The Counterfeit Collection (Tyndale) and she has written feature articles for many publications such as Guideposts, Leadership, and Partnership.
Before writing full-time, she worked in book publishing as an acquisitions editor and was Editor-in-Chief at Princeton University Press. Continue reading / Leave a comment…
Today the Managing Editors of Inside Pages (Stephanie Smith) and River North Fiction (Natalie Myers) are trading guest posts to round up some of the best in both fiction and non-fiction! Visit www.insidepages.net to read “5 Fiction Books for Non-Fiction Readers.” Also, keep an eye out for In the Land of Blue Burquas, a non-fiction book releasing from Moody Publishers with the help of the River North team.
Stephanie S. Smith is a 20-something addicted to print and pixels. She is a writer, editor, and book publicist through her business (In)dialogue Communications and manages the blog of Moody Publishers www.insidepages.net on faith, publishing, and literary culture. When she’s not working with words, you can find Stephanie in the kitchen—cooking up a good meal from scratch and a royal mess. Catch her tweeting @stephindialogue.
Who doesn’t love a good story? The characters, the cliffhangers, the action, the budding romance and the thickening plot. But the imagination is not bound by genre, and the truth and emotion we love so much in fiction can be found in nonfiction as well.
As C.S. Lewis famously said, “We read to know we are not alone,” and as we turn the pages of a good novel, the biblical narrative, and nonfiction alike, we often find a kindred company of characters who challenge and inspire us to live a good story ourselves.
The Anxious Christian by Rhett Smith
Licensed Marriage and family Therapist Rhett Smith echoes the epic of the Israelites through his own story in developing deep-seated anxiety, and wrestling to understand that God speaks to us through our anxiety, and uses it as a catalyst for spiritual growth. Continue reading / Leave a comment…