Abingdon Press is excited to announce that they have recently signed author Melody Carlson to write a contemporary women’s series for their Christian fiction line. Abingdon Press launched their Christian fiction product line in Fall of 2009. Since then, the Abingdon Fiction brand has developed a well-liked reputation within the Christian fiction industry. Melody Carlson is an accomplished best-selling Christian author for over two hundred children, pre-teens, youth, and adult books with sales totaling over two million. Her most popular works are the Diary of a Teenage Girl series, and the True Colors book series. In most of her recent works, she brilliantly captures the relevancy of modern life and the difficulty that comes with being a Christian.  “Melody Carlson’s reputation and publishing success speaks for itself. Having her as a lead author on the Abingdon team is an important step in our growth as a major player in the fiction market. We’re so pleased she has decided to work with us on her next major women’s series,” says Barbara Scott, Senior Acquisitions Editor for Abingdon Press Fiction.  In a genre of growing interest; authors with a background such as Carlson’s are extremely valuable to both publishers and retailers.  For more information visit www.abingdonpress.com or contact Maegan Roper at mroper@abingdonpress.com