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Books by Andrea Merrell

Praying for the Prodigal
Encouragement and Practical Advice 
While Waiting for the Prodigal to Return.

Murder of a Manuscript
Writing and Editing Tips to Keep Your Book Out of the Editorial Graveyard


The Gift
A Christmas story of love, loss, and God's faithfulness. 

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Closer to God: True Stories of Extraordinary Answers to Prayer (Guideposts)

Echoes of Mercy: Resounding Evidence of God's Grace (Classeminars, Inc.)


Andrea Merrell is Associate Editor for Christian Devotions Ministries and Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC). She is also a professional freelance editor and was a finalist for the 2016 Editor of the Year Award at BRMCWC. She has been a faculty member at various writers’ conferences, including:  Kentucky Christian Writers Conference, The Asheville Christian Writers Conference (Writers Boot Camp), the CLASS Christian Writers Conference, the Carolina Christian Writers Conference, and Write2Ignite. Andrea has been published in numerous anthologies and online venues. She is a graduate of Christian Communicators and a finalist in the 2015 USA Best Book Awards. Andrea is the author of Murder of a Manuscript: Writing and Editing Tips to Keep Your Book Out of the Editorial Graveyard, Praying for the Prodigal, and The Gift. Andrea has a passion to help writers sharpen their skills and polish their prose. To learn more, visit or

Conference Photos

Highlights from BRMCWC 2016

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