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Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more. www.donnafletchercrow.com

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Fay Sampson (UK) is a writer of adult and children's fiction and non-fiction, including A MALIGNANT HOUSE, #2 in the Susie Fewings series, a British Crime Club Pick. http://www.faysampson.co.uk

Edgy Christian Fiction: The Tour

By Donna Fletcher Crow ~ July 1, 2010

What is Edgy Christian fiction, and why does it make for the very best in summer reading? A group of exciting and excited-about-our-topic authors will be exploring that subject this month in a first-of-its-kind blog tour which we invite our readers to follow with as much anticipation as we feel.

The schedule of fascinating topics and the blogs on which they will be appearing on successive dates are listed below. As each author offers their definition of Edgy Christian Fiction, we hope our readers will join in the conversation. Let us know what you agree with, what you disagree with. What you like, what you dislike. And please ask questions. The more the better. The edgier the better.

And let me start off by suggesting one reason why Edgy Christian Fiction makes the best beach reading. Because it’s new, unexpected, unformulaic, you won’t fall asleep and spoil your summer vacation by getting sunburned.                         

                                                                                             
 

TOUR SCHEDULE


Sun, July 11: Joy Tamsin David, Edgy Christian Romance
http://www.edgyinspirational.blogspot.com

Wed, July 14, Dan Calabrese, Spiritual Warfare and the Edgy Christian Novel
http://www.dancalabresebooks.com

Sun, July 18: Nike Chillemi, Edgy Christian Crime Fiction, http://crimefictionandfaith.blogspot.com/

Wed, July 21, Donna Dawson, Research For Edgy Christian Fiction
http://www.authordonnadawson.com/apps/blog/

Sun, July 25: Janalyn Voigt, Edgy Christian Epic Fantasy Fiction - medieval
http://waysinger.blogspot.com

Wed, July 28: Lisa Lickel, Outside Of The Box Romance
https://reflectionsinhindsight.wordpress.com

Sun, Aug 1: Michelle Sutton, Sensuality in the Edgy Christian novel
http://edgyinspirationalauthor.blogspot.com/

Wed, Aug 4: Sherryle Jackson, Edgy Urban Christian Fiction
www.thefateofthefire.blogspot.com

Sun, Aug 8: Tracy Krauss, Edgy Romantic Suspense
www.tracykraussexpressionexpress.blogspot.com

Wed, Aug 11, Keith Madsen, Edgy Christian Fiction In The Ebook Market
(link to come)
http://www.keithmadsen.com/Wrestling-Alongside-Jacob----a-Blog.html

Sun, Aug 15: Shawna Williams, topic to come
http://shawnawilliams-oldsmobile.blogspot.com/

Wed, Aug 18: Tracy Kraus, Christian Theatre - Not an Oxymoron
www.tracykraussexpressionexpress.blogspot.com

Sun, Aug 22: Shawna Van Ness, Culturally Relevant Characters
http://srvanness.blogspot.com

Sun, Aug 29: Donna Fletcher Crow, Spiritual Authenticity in Fiction
http://www.donnafletchercrow.com/articles.php


Donna Fletcher Crow (US) is the author of forty-some books, mostly novels dealing with the history of British Christianity. She is the author of The Monastery Murders series; The Lord Danvers Victorian True-Crime series; The Elizabeth & Richard literary mysteries, GLASTONBURY,A Novel of the Holy Grail and more. www.donnafletchercrow.com

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Someone on Goodreads asked me to define edgy Christian fiction, and I told him it is original and doesn't follow a formula, although it may contain classic plot elements and the trappings of a particular genre. I love being part of this movement that's changing the face of Christian fiction. I look forward to getting to know readers and my fellow authors better through this tour.
-JanalynVoigt, July 1, 2010

The article looks great!!!

I love your blog in general.

Here's looking foreward to a great summer of reading edgy Christian fiction!!!
-Nike Chillemi, July 1, 2010

Very nice intro! I'm excited. :)
-Joy, July 1, 2010

Janalyn, Nike and Joy, thank you for coming by! i think "new" is a great part of the definition. While i admire authors who can stick to the same series or genre for 20 or 30 books, I would go cross-eyed if I couldn't experiment.
-Donna, July 1, 2010

ROFLOL! The not falling asleep at the beach while reading it observation was original and unexpected. Just like edgy Christian fiction.
-Michelle Sutton, July 2, 2010

On the matter of ECF not being preachy, I just finished Fay Sampson's MALIGNANT HOUSE. Now *there's* a good book with great family, even Christian values without ever using the word. Suzie feels good when visiting an old church--that's it. But it's enough!

-Donna, July 2, 2010

Donna - About cross genres...it brought to mind something Shawna V said on her blog announcement. Writing edgy is writing brave. I liked that. Whether it's crossing genres, or pushing the envelope (and I don't mean sex 24X7). It could be having a plus size heroine...that's pretty darn edgsy. But whatever it is, it's writing brave.
-Nike Chillemi, July 2, 2010

Ah, Nike, "Plus size heroine" Nobody ever did that better than John D. MacDonald. now there was an edgy man. Well, I don't know about the author, but Ahhh--Travis McGee. . .
-Donna, July 2, 2010

Way to go Donna. Your blog looks beautiful and i see you've got the picture added! yeah! Looking forward to all the great posts!
-Tracy Krauss, July 3, 2010

Thanks for the heads up on John MacDonald's Travis McGee series. I'm going to read a few of those ASAP.

How does he do the plus size thing???
-Nike Chillemi, July 3, 2010

Um, Nike, I'll get back to you Re. MacDonald--It's been 20 years or so since I read him. Guess that makes the point that the plus size heroine stayed in my mind.

another thought I just had about the edgy thing. What's edgy for one market may be ho-hum in another. A lot comes dow to knowing your readers.
-Donna, July 3, 2010

Plus size heroines. Haven't got the Travis mcGee answer yet, but a friend wrote: <>

And, of course, don't forget the all-time plus-size (that's "traditionally built") heroine, Mma Ramotwse in Alexander McCall's No.1 ladies Detective Agency books.
-Donna, July 3, 2010

Got it Nike: the book is the The Crimson Ruse and the woman is Mary Alice McDermit.

But she's not plus-size in the sense of "plus-size clothes". She is 6 feet tall and gorgeously in proportion to her height...
She's an exercise freak who is almost scary (even to McGee) in her physical prowess and musculature

I knew someone on DorothyL would know. That's a great group. Collectively they know everything.
-Donna, July 3, 2010

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