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'Blind Vision' author signing May 14

Literary Bookpost will host Lexington author Karen Fritz for a return visit to the Saturday Salon on May 14, 1:30- 3:30 p.m.
Fritz will be signing copies of her debut book, “Blind Vision,” published in November 2010. A supernatural thriller about a serial killer who collects his victims’ eyes, the action takes place in a small Southern town with a former FBI agent, now police chief, teaming with a blind psychic in an attempt to stop the next killing.
Reader reviews on her website, www.karenfritzbookz. com, call the book spooky, exciting and having “all the ingredients of suspense, mystery, romance and the unknown.”
Fritz lives with her husband, two daughters and three dogs.
Literary Bookpost is located at 110 S. Main St., downtown Salisbury. For additional information about this event, call 704-630-9788 or visit www.literarybookpost.com.
Salisbury writer a semifinalist
Salisbury writer Sandy Ardoin received the honor of semifinalist in the Genesis Contest, American Christian Fiction Writers’ (ACFW) contest for unpublished writers.
Since its inception in 2002, the Genesis Contest (originally named the Noble Theme) has been a leading fiction contest for unpublished Christian writers. “The Genesis is the premier contest in the Christian Booksellers Association for the unpublished. It’s THE place to get noticed by a publisher,” said Colleen Coble, CEO of ACFW.
With more than 550 entries in this year’s contest, making the 117 semifinalists list is noteworthy. Ardoin is a semifinalist in the historical romance category. Winners will be announced on Sept. 24 during the awards event at the ACFW Annual Conference in St Louis, Mo.
ACFW notes that over the life of the contest, a number of Genesis finalists have gone on to publication. Among them are authors who are now multi-published, and whose books appear consistently on CBA and ECPA bestseller lists, and those whose published works receive recognition through readers’ choice and industry-awarded honors.
“Writers looking to break into publishing need every advantage they can gain in the pursuit of a contract. When an agent sees ‘Genesis finalist’ or ‘Genesis winner’ in a writer’s proposal, it means something: This is a manuscript that deserves a closer look,” said Rachelle Gardner, WordServe Literary Group.
“I can’t think of a better way to jumpstart a writing career than to be a finalist in the Genesis Contest,” said Julie Gwinn, fiction manager, B&H Publishing Group
“We’ve watched the Genesis Contest grow from being a start-up operation to the well-respected event it is today. We think the Genesis Contest is a good place for beginning authors to dive in and get started.” – Chip MacGregor of MacGregor Literary Agency

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