Do you have any favorite Christian authors?
I have many, and I have so many friends and colleagues in this field that I don't dare mention some and not others. I would be safe with most everyone, however, if I mentioned just one--Francine Rivers--because most would agree that she's one whose work and approach we all aspire to.

Tell us about your Christian writers' guild. Is there anyone we should watch?

We have five full-time employees, three dozen or so mentors, an email correspondence course with 1800 students. We are judging our first-novel contest right now. We've had 285 entries, all by previously unpublished novelists, for a $50,000 first prize. The winner will be published by Tyndale, and edited by me. When we select the top three or so, they will really be writers to watch. We'll announce the winner in June.