Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Aaron's Books visits Lancaster Christian Writers on Saturday, April 19th

Dear Lancaster Christian Writers:
We had a WONDERFUL day together last Saturday, didn't we! Thank you to so many who volunteered with setup and takedown at our one-day writers conference, Super Saturday 2011, making it all run so effortlessly. And a thanks to our wonderful faculty and Marlene Bagnull, director Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference, who traveled to be with us. We've had nothing but glowing feedback from all the workshops. If you couldn't make it this year, do consider getting it on your schedule already for next year. It will be once again around the third Saturday of March.
Meanwhile, next month is always only a few weeks away. Lancaster Christian Writers meets again on Saturday, April 16th, at Lancaster Evangelical Free Church, 419 Pierson Rd, Lititz, PA, 17543, from 9:30AM-12 noon. We are delighted to welcome as our guests for that date the owners of Aaron's Bookstore in downtown Lititz, Todd and Sam Dickenson. Todd will be sharing with us the benefits a community bookstore can offer you as a local writer. He shares the following: "Aaron's Books in Lititz is Lancaster County's independent general interest bookstore, offering new and quality used books, as well as e-books. Owners Todd and Sam Dickinson and their son Aaron (age 8) – for whom the store is named – are committed to community involvement. Todd will offer the bookstore owner's perspective on bookselling and discuss ways authors and locally-owned, independent bookstores can work together to promote the author's work, as well as the love of reading." Check out more about their facilities and many community and author events at: http://www.aaron'sbooksonline.com/   
We will also be holding our regular peer critique session, SO put to use all those tips you picked up at this year's Super Saturday conference and bring along that piece to critique. Remember the guidelines: no more than 1500 words and ten copies for group critique. IN OTHER NEWS:
1) It is an enormous pleasure to announce that one of SS2011 faculty, Tracy Higley, has just been nominated a Christian Book Award 2011 fiction finalist for her title Petra (yes, the one a lucky SS2011 conferee took home from the drawing!). Check out the details at: http://christianbookexpo.com/christianbookawards/finalist2011.php
2) If you are looking for some free spring reading, awardwinning author Lena Nelson Dooley has just posted an author interview and book drawing for my (Jeanette Windle) Kregel release, The DMZ, set in the Colombian guerrilla zones where I grew up. To be entered in the drawing for FREE COPY, do drop by and leave a comment: http://lenanelsondooley.blogspot.com/2011/03/dmz-jeanette-windle-free-book.html.  
3) I leave Monday for a twelve day trip in Israel and Jordan, my first time in the Holy Land. I will be checking email  and Facebook sporadically along the way, but will be otherwise fairly unavailable until my return on April 9th. Meanwhile, happy writing!
Jeanette Windle
Chapter President, Lancaster Christian Writers