#5Faves: Contemporary Catholic Fiction-Writers Edition

Five Favorites

Here are five of my favorite contemporary Catholic authors, listed in the order in which I “discovered” them. (I’ve left off big-name authors such as Dean Koontz since it’s doubtful he needs a promotional boost from my humble blog.)

 

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Regina Doman

Regina Doman

Regina Doman

Regina Doman is known for her series of fairy tale novels, which I  found at my local library when I was thirsting for contemporary fiction by Catholic authors. My favorite in the series is Waking Rose, a retelling of Sleeping Beauty. You can check out her other books and those she publishes at Chesterton Press.






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Ellen Gable

Ellen Gale

Ellen Gable

I read most of Ellen Gable’s novels before I’d begun writing in earnest, long before she became my publisher. My favorite is her most recent book, the historical novel A Subtle Grace. Find Ellen’s other books and those she publishes at Full Quiver Publishing.






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Erin McCole Cupp

Erin McCole Cupp

Erin McCole Cupp

Erin McCole Cupp’s Don’t  You Forget About Me is a unique, fun read. (I’m growing a little impatient for the sequel but know she’s hard at work on it).  Erin’s smart and self-deprecating sense of humor shines both in the book and at her blog.






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Leslie Lynch

Leslie Lynch

Leslie Lynch

Leslie Lynch’s independently-published novels are gems. Her stories of healing and redemption are gritty and moving. I enjoyed reading her Appalachian Foothill Series in its entirety. My favorite book is Opal’s Jubilee.








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Theresa Linden

Theresa Linden

Theresa Linden

I “met” Theresa Linden through the Catholic Writers Guild fiction critique group. While only one of her novels if presently available (Chasing Liberty), I’ve read some of her other manuscripts, and she is a creative, talented writer. My favorite may be the yet-to-be-released  second book in the Liberty Trilogy, Testing Liberty.







I want to make special mention of three other authors whose work I’ve enjoyed: Michelle Buckmann, Corinna Turner, and Stephanie Landsem. (Stephanie writes biblical fiction, but it’s too good to leave out.) I’ve (so far) read single books by each of them, respectively: Rachel’s Contrition, I Am Margaret, and The Well – and look forward to more!

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Who is your favorite contemporary Catholic author? Why? What has he/she written?


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