The Annotated Firebird Giveaway!

Ronie Kathy Tyers, Steve Laube, The Annotated Firebird 1 Comment

This is a very special giveaway for me. Due to a mix-up, I ended up with two copies of The Annotated Firebird by Kathy Tyers (Marcher Lord Press, $26.99) that just released. So, I am giving away one of the copies, completely free!! Just leave a comment and tell me why you want this book, what makes it special to you? For me, I first heard about Firebird on my first-ever encounter with new agent STEVE LAUBE when I pitched my near-futuristic story, LIBERTY’S SON, to him in 2004. I hadn’t read much speculative fiction beyond Stephen Lawhead, due to some well-intentioned restrictions by my mother, who wanted to be sure we were honoring God in our lives. Steve told …

A Breed Apart: Military War Dog Series

Ronie Barbour Publishing, Rebecca Germany, Steve Laube 8 Comments

It is my extreme pleasure to announce that my agent Steve Laube has negotiated and I have signed a 3-book contract with my publisher, BARBOUR PUBLISHING, for a series about retired military war dogs and their handlers entitled A Breed Apart. I have been very pleased working with the Barbour Fiction team, and I’m so grateful to my editor, Rebecca Germany, for believing in me and these stories enough to let them see the ink of publication! Without further ado, here is a bit more about the stories: Trinity: Military War Dog (June 2012)- After Green Beret Heath Daniels survives an IED attack—thanks to his military war dog, Trinity, a Belgian Malinois—he battles blackouts from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and …

NIGHTSHADE TV/movie rights optioned

Ronie Beyond the Buzz, Brad Keller, Lori Twichell, Steve Laube 5 Comments

I am soooo excited to make this announcement: We’re thrilled to announce that TV/movie rights to Ronie Kendig’s NIGHTSHADE of the Discarded Heroes series have been optioned by Brad Keller’s production company. Steve Laube, agent for Ronie Kendig, negotiated the deal. In cooperation with Lori Twichell of Beyond the Buzz Marketing, they are looking at production options and putting together a pitch for a television series about the Discarded Heroes as a military drama. In July, I had the distinct pleasure of visiting Brad and discussing what direction he’d like to take the Discarded Heroes concept. Of course, our biggest obstacle (and the killer for nearly every TV/movie option deal) is funding. So, if you happen to have a couple …


Ronie Abingdon Press, Barbara Scott, Dead Reckoning, Steve Laube 2 Comments

Can you believe it? I can’t. There are only five days left before the release of my debut title, DEAD RECKONING!! It’s been a long, crazy ride to this point. Above, you can see the print sample Abingdon Fed-Exed to me this week. What a thrill sliding this copy out of the envelope. ZOWIE! Nothing like that. It also made me acutely aware of what–and who–it took to get Dead Reckoning published and in my hot little (okay, maybe not so little) hand. Encouragement from my husband to seek publication, my awesome agent Steve Laube, my friends and critique partners, an editor–the incredible Barbara Scott–who caught the vision for Dead Reckoning, believed in me and the story, and was willing …

Nightshade Sold in a 4-Book Contract

Ronie Barbour Publishing, Becky Germany, Discarded Heroes, Nightshade, Steve Laube 7 Comments

I am beyond delighted to announce that my fabulous agent, Steve Laube, has negotiated a 4-book contract for the Discarded Heroes series with Becky Germany at Barbour Publishing!! I am so honored that Barbour is allowing this series to come to life. It’s a departure from what they’ve been publishing, and I’m thrilled to join the ranks as one of their authors! They’ve championed freedom, survived the cruelties of war, and now these heroes return home…wounded and discarded. Each of the Discarded Heroes books is a full-length (100k), action-packed story. The first book NIGHTSHADE will release July 2010, with subsequent titles DIGITALIS, WOLFSBANE, and FIRETHORN releasing every six months thereafter. (and yes…this is the book that big brother John Olson …

OORAH to my agent!!!

Ronie ACFW, Christian agent, Steve Laube 1 Comment

My awesome agent, Steve Laube, was nominated and selected as one of three finalists for the 2009 ACFW Agent of the Year!! This year, they revamped the judging and scoring process, so this is a big feat. Huge applause for my rockin agent!!!!! CONGRATULATIONS, AGENT-MAN!!!!

Show your support and love for Sara!

Ronie Miss Fortune, Miss Match, Moody Publishers, Sara Mills, Steve Laube 7 Comments

It’s with a very heavy heart that I blog today. My best bud, Laube Sister (we have the same agent, Steve Laube), and business partner, Sara Mills, has been dealt a blow–her wonderful husband, Keith, died April 7, 2009 from a massive heart attack. I’d do anything for my beautiful friend and her precious children not to have to go through this, for Keith to be back full of life, laughter, and love. Keith, I am so sorry we never met but thank you for what you did for your family, for my best friend. Thank you for loving Sara so completely. For all the nights I kept her up laughing and giggling…thank you for laughing right along. What a …

2008 ACFW Conference Photos

Ronie ACFW, John Olson, Robin Caroll, Sharon Hinck, Steve Laube 1 Comment

From September 17-21, 2008, more than five hundred writers, agents, and editors converged on the Sheraton Bloomington in Minneapolis, MN for the American Christian Fiction Writers annual conference. I worked throughout the conference in a few different capacities, but it was still a superb time! I met with the incredible Barbara Scott, my editor (hey! I actually have an editor now!!) from Abingdon Press. In all honesty, I didn’t expect her to remember much about my story since I knew she was working on the macros for multiple other books at the moment. But she had an uncanny recall! And it was so clear to me that she caught the vision and passion for Dead Reckoning. I’m absolutely amazed and …

John Olson’s SHADE

Ronie Broadman and Holman, John Olson, Randy Ingermanson, Shade, Steve Laube Leave a Comment

Hey, everyone! Hope you’re having a great week! Our kids start school next week, and I’m looking forward to everyone being in a solid routine again. It is with trembling and shaking that I review this next book. My big brother and friend, John Olson, has Shade releasing next month! John’s latest masterpiece is a work that is creepily chillifying! Doctors say Hailey Maniates has paranoid schizophrenia. Melchi, the hero, warns her that what she’s seeing is supernatural! I’m telling y’all–this is a story where you have to trust. You know the kind like Sixth Sense and The Others, where you have to just enjoy the ride…then again, is it safe enough to trust? Who knows what portals that trust …

Agent Steve Laube on ACFW Conference

Ronie ACFW conference, Steve Laube 4 Comments

Hey, y’all! Welcome back to Craving the Supernatural. Right now, we’re hosting my awesome and incredible agent, Steve Laube, and getting his thoughts on the ACFW Conference and conference preparedness. (This is revised from the interview Steve Laube gave us last year.) Tell us a bit about yourself. Lived the first 14 years of my life in Anchorage, Alaska (survived the famous ’64 earthquake) then went to high school in Honolulu (Hawaii Baptist Academy). My parents felt called to move to Hawaii after 25 years in Alaska. Went to college at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona where I still live and work. I have three daughters ages, 26, 23, and 20 and have been married for 27 years. I …