Welcome to FabChat.
FabChat is a weekly live chat for writers and readers of all interests and persuasions. Join us to learn about
books, the stories behind them, the lives of their authors and a little about the writing craft itself.
FabChat meets Thursday evenings at 8 PM Eastern (US) Time. Look below the chat room for a schedule of guests.
NOTE: Starting September 13, FabChat will be at a new time. 9-11
EST. My apologies to the EST folks, but we're finding most people aren't showing up until later.
July 12: Frank Creed talks about his newest book, Flashpoint. Biblical cyberpunk?
God in the Netscape? Join us in cyberspace and find out. www.frankcreed.com
July 26: Meet Sharon Hinck. Sharon Hinck writes stories for the hero in all of us,
including The Secret Life of Becky Miller (Bethany House, 2006) and Renovating Becky Miller (Bethany House,
2007). Her new fantasy novel, The Restorer (NavPress, May, 2007) takes readers on an adventure with a soccer mom
who finds the courage to serve God in unexpected ways. www.sharonhinck.com
Aug 2: Come chat with A.P Fuchs, publisher, super-hero nut and author of 12 books as we talk
about his latest Axiom Man adventure. A superhero whose strength comes from his soul. www.apfuchs.com
August 23: Virginia Jennings, author of junvenile SF with Christian themes, talks about her latest
book Visionary from the Stars and what she's learned on her writing journey, from startig a story to working with
Septermber 6: Meet Lida Quillen, publisher of Twilight Times Books. Ask her your publishing
questions and learn what they're looking for. www.twilighttimesbooks.com.
Fabchat time moves to 9-11 PM EST!
September 13: Suzanne Woods Fisher talks about her debut novel, Copper Star, an inspirational
hsitorical novel. www.suzannewoodsfisher.com
September 27: Meet Maureen McQuerry the author of a YA
fantasy, Wolfproof, the first in the Wolfproof Trilogy, Relentless Light, a collection of poems that won the New Eden Chapbook Award, Student Inquiry, a book for educators and editor/author of Nuclear
Legacy, a collection of essays by students from Chernobyl, Ukraine and The Hanford Site in Richland ,WA, which
was the finalist for the IPPY award for YA non-fiction in 2001. http://www.maureenmcquerry.com
October 4: Meet
Amy Wallace, author of a series of novels about FBI agents Steven Kessler, Clint Rollins, and Michael Parker, who risk
their lives and hearts serving in the Washington DC Crimes Against Children Unit. http://www.defendersofhope.com/
October 18: Meet Mary Andrews, author of Fireborn, a sci fi
novel where the universe's criminals are forcibly addicted to a drug and made to work to feed their addiction. http://www.freewebs.com/mary-andrews/
October 25: Just in time for Halloween: A vampire...a warewolf...can two wrongs make it right? Sue
Dent talks about her first novel, Never Ceese. http://www.neverceese.com/
November 1: Join Grace Bridges as she talks about her Christain
science fiction novel, Faith Awakened. www.faithawakened.com
November 8: Michael Vance
November 15: Meet Helena Lehman, whose books and essays explore
the biblical allegorical language that is found in the prophetic imagery of
the Bible. http://pillar-of-enoch.com
FabChat breaks until January. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Previous Chats (For transcripts, contact Karina):
FEB 10, 8:00p.m.:
Chat with Cynthia MacKinnon, editor of Light at the Edge of Darkness
, as she explores Christian speculative fiction, writing and editing and more.
March 1: Are you a Catholic Writer looking for fellowship
and help in getting published? Chat with the officers of the Catholic Writers Guild and see if this group is for
you. (NO TRANSCRIPT)
March 15: Colleen Drippe' chats about writing for
children and about her children's books, the Little Blue House books and Mystery at Miner's Creek.
http://cdrippe.tripod.com/ (TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE)
March 29: Schudule change: Andrea Bell, author od
Dawson's Gift, talks about Dawson, his last days, and the lives he touched both then and now. Bring tissue!
www.dawsonsgift.com (TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE)
April 5: Daniel Weaver chats about his stories in Light at the Edge of Darkness and what he means
by "fiction to scare the Jesus into you." http://www.danieliweaver.com/blog/ (TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE)
April 19: Celebrate Karina's birthday with her as she becomes GoH on her own chat show!
Karina will talk about Infinite Space, Infinite God, religion in sci-fi, virtual book tours, dragon detectives and
anything else that crosses her or your mind! Stick around afterwards for the virtual party! (NO TRANSCRIPT--SORRY)
April 26: Arr! Get ready for faith-filled fun on the high seas as Mary Lou Tyndall talks
about her pirate series, The Redemption, The Reliance, and The Restitution. http://www.mltyndall.com (TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE)
May 3: Jill Nelson, author of the "Reluctant..." series (romance/thriller)
chats about her latest book, The Reluctant Runaway and what's hot in the romance market.
Joyce Anthony takes us by Storm with her book of that name. Who he is and why he's here is a mystery, even to Storm--a
mystery that can only be solved within the whirling rainbow. As he searches for answers, he touches the lives of society's
forgotten and when he finds his identity, nobody is left untouched. http://joyceanthony.tripod.com/
June 14: As a relative newcomer to the publishing world, Larriane will chat about her two releases, The Knowing and Looking Glass
Portal, her three upcoming releases, and how becoming a published author has affected her life. More info on her and her books
can be found at http://www.larriane.com
June 21: Andrea and
Adam Graham talk about their stories in the Biblical Spec-Fic anthology, Light at the Edge of Darkness and about their podcast
June 28: Celebrities
with a strong Christian faith? You bet! Amy Hagberg author of a three-book series of testimonials by Christian athletes,
musicians, and actors. Join us as she talks about her faith and her work--and since she's a sales/marketing executive,
maybe she'll have a tip or two for authors as well.
July 5: POSTPONED! Judie Brown, author of Saving All those Damned Catholics, a book about the logic and theology behind the most controversial Catholic teachings. Come
ready for some hard-hitting fun.
Scheduled but postponed:
--Pastor and author James Somers chats about writing, getting published,
and his Chronicles of Soone trilogy. www.jamessomersonline.com
--Judie Brown, author of Saving All those Damned Catholics, a book about the logic and theology behind the most controversial Catholic teachings. Come
ready for some hard-hitting fun.