Nearly-Aborted Baby Inspires Award-Winning Novel

Two weeks ago, Linda Brooks Davis won a Carol Award for her debut novel, The Calling of Ella McFarland. In her acceptance speech, she said two Ella Janes inspired her story. The first was her grandmother. “All my life I have remembered stories my …[ read more ]

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Book Review: The Calling of Ella McFarland

For what good works did Christ create you? Are you completing them? In December, I posted interviews with Linda Brooks Davis and Clarice G. James, the other two winners of the 2014 Jerry B. Jenkins Operation First Novel contest. Today, I’m …[ read more ]

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Interviewing Historical Fiction Author Linda Brooks Davis

Hi, Linda! How did you feel when you won Jerry Jenkins’s 2014 Operation First Novel contest? Traumatic—in a good sense—would describe the experience of learning I had won. I wasn’t able to attend the conference where Jerry made the announcement, …[ read more ]

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