Friday, August 19, 2011

LCW Summer News/God's Stories 7

Dear Lancaster Christian Writers:
Just a reminder that LCW will NOT be meeting during July and August. But I hope you place Saturday, September 17th, on your calendar for LCW's fall kickoff with two wonderful workshop leaders, thriller novelist Mike Delosso and CLC managing editor Dave Fesseden sharing the knowledge of his newest book, "Writing the Christian Nonfiction Book: Concept to Contract".
IN OTHER NEWS, LouAnn Good visited LCW last week to invite our members personally to participate in God's Stories 7. They are still short of the stories they need for this year, so here is a wonderful opportunity to see your name in print and bless others. Attached are guidelines from GS. IGNORE the deadline given, as this has been extended, BUT they do need to fill out their calendar within the next few days, so please do not delay in contacting LouAnn.
CONGRATULATIONS! And a wonderful congratulations to LCW member Janet Oberholtzer, whose memoir Because I Can is the winner of Rhizome Publishing's Cultivate Publishing Contest . Janet, who spoke this last year at LCW on her near-death accident and journey to God and marathon running, shares: " I'm so grateful for all I learned at Lancaster Christian Writers--thanks! It helped me write/edit my memoir "Because I Can." And on Monday it was announced that it was the winner in a publishing contest and will be published this fall!" Read Janet's account at her blog:
SPEAKERS: And speaking of speakers, we're already filling a great lineup of speakers for 2011-2012, including Voice of Grace and Truth editor Joyce Tilney in November and author/editor Carol Cool in January. But we have openings remaining for speakers, workshops, and devotionals throughout the year. If you have a suggestion or would like to share, contact me.
It is exciting to hear how many LCW members will be attending Greater Philly Christian Writers Conference or another conference this summer. I will look forward to seeing those of you at GPCWC personally as I will be teaching a fiction track there. Several LCW members have made requests concerning sharing rides to GPCWC. If you are attending GPCWC and are interested in car-pooling, whether as driver or passenger, from Lancaster area or another, please drop me an email as well. This is not a guaranteed service, but if there are those interested, I am happy to facilitate getting in contact.
Otherwise until this fall. May God bless you as you continue to write and live for His glory.
Jeanette Windle
President, Lancaster Christian Writers