Sunday, February 10, 2013

Lancaster Christian Writers Welcomes Publishing Expert Mike Williams This Saturday, February 16

It's that time of month again! Join Lancaster Christian Writers in welcoming local area publishing and print-on-demand expert Mike Williams this coming Saturday, February 16, 2013, at Lancaster Evangelical Free Church, 419 Pierson Rd, Lititz, PA, 17543 from 9:30AM-12 noon ((registration opens at 9).

A publishing consultant with H&H Graphics Group in Lancaster, PA, Mike Williams has been involved in the printing industry for fifteen years.  He presently partners with publishers, small and large, up and down the East Coast to make their titles a physical reality.  Locally, Mike is a frequent public speaker on marketing and printing topics for the book industry.

Mike describes his workshop, entitled "The Business of Self Publishing" as an informal conversation style event that will help participants recognize and understand the business aspects of self publishing.  "Many authors are creatively focused and are often surprised at the depth and breadth of the details required to successfully self publish.  Understanding the challenges will help prepare those who forge ahead on the rewarding path of self publishing."

1. CONGO DAWN BOOKSIGNING:  If you're in the Lancaster area and would like to encourage your local Christian bookstore, Jeanette Windle (me) will be signing new Tyndale House Publishers fiction release Congo Dawn on Saturday, February 23, 2013, from 10 AM to 2 PM at Berean Christian Stores, located at 898 Plaza Blvd, Lancaster, PA 17601. PRESS RELEASE here if you'd like to pass invite on to friends and family.

2. SUPER SATURDAY 2013: Registrations are beginning to filter in for LCW's Super Saturday 2013 on April 6th at Lancaster Bible College. Registration and workshop descriptions are up at our LCW blog.
It isn't too early to register. And please help us get word out by passing on both FLYER and PRESS RELEASE to your own social networks.

3. SCRIPT WRITING CRITIQUE GROUP:  From LCW member and workshop leader Amy Swanson: "Interested in expanding you writing repertoire? Has your creative well run dry? Why not try a script and play writer’s critique group! Meet interesting people and have a good time all while improving your writing skills.  Whether you’re interested in writing stage plays, screenplays, or skits for you church or other social functions, this critique group might be for you. We are looking to hold a meeting once a month on a Saturday. If you are interested please send you name and email address to We will try and find a day that suit the most number of people. Hope you hear from you soon and keep writing!"

4. FROM JANUARY SPEAKER LISA HESS:  Shortly after speaking to LCW in January, Lisa came across another resource that linked "I need to see it" to right-brain thinking and planning. In 100 Ideas for Better Organization, a downloadable document created by Smead (the office supply company), hint #72 shared that right-brain-dominant people are stimulated to thinking and doing by the things they see. And, not surprisingly, there's an office product for that. So take heart, "I need to see it" organizers - we are not alone! For a link to Smead's 100 Ideas for Better Organization and more of Lisa's take on things, visit her blog, The Porch Swing Chronicles at

Until Saturday.

Jeanette Windle
President, Lancaster Christian Writers