Friday, January 3, 2014

LCW Welcomes Award-Winning Author/Speaker Karen Whiting Saturday, 01/18/14 PLUS Check Out SS2014 Faculty Lineup!!

Happy New Years 2014!!  Can you believe we are already in another calendar year? And to kick it off, we are delighted to welcome a very special guest speaker, Karen Whiting, who will be sharing at our Lancaster Christian Writers January meeting on Saturday, January 18, 2014,  at Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Rd (off Hwy 30 across from Costco) from 9:30AM-12 noon ((registration opens at 9).

 Many of you have met Karen Whiting on faculty at Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference or LCW's own Super Saturday one-day conferences. As board-member of the Christian Author Network, she will be in town the weekend of January 18-21 for the Christian Product Expo (Hershey).

Karen has graciously consented to take time out to share one of her practical and fun conference workshops: "Bread and Butter from Shorts: Selling sidebars and short pieces is a great way to break into magazines and earn money. These are 100-500 words and compliment articles or stand alone. They are also easier to submit. PLUS before writing be certain your idea is RIPE. Discover the four essential elements for writing a nonfiction article or book."

An award-winning author of sixteen books, including Time, God’s Girls series, and The 365 Most Important Bible Passages for Women, Karen Whiting has seen in print as well more than 500 magazine articles in more than sixty periodicals. Her newest release, The One-Year Princess Devotions, Tyndale House Publishers, releases September 1, 2014. Karen's Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front received the 2013 Military Writers Society of America Gold Medal in the faith category. The book also received the Golden Scroll Nonfiction Book of the Year at the International Christian Retail Show. For more, check out

SUPER SATURDAY 2014!! And if you haven't yet marked your calendar for this year's one-day writers conference Saturday, April 12, 2014, 8:30AM-4:30PM at Lancaster Bible College, you will want to do so and get the news out to fellow writers. We have a stellar faculty lineup, including:
  • Suzanne Kuhn, marketing/promotions expert and founder of SuzyQ, a full-service author promotion and retail development firm.
  • Dave Fessenden, publisher, editor and agent with more than 20 years experience.
  • Marlene Bagnull, publisher, author, and director GPCWC and CWC.
  • Jeannette Scott, journalist, editor, author.
  • Tracy Higley, award-winning novelist, including Seven Ancient Wonders series.
  • Mike Dellosso, award-winning novelist, speculative fiction
  • Marsha Hubler, award-winning novelist, YA fiction
  • Joyce Magnin, award-winning novelist, including Bright Pond series.
GRAPHIC/FLYER DESIGNER NEEDED:  And speaking of Super Saturday, we are in need of a volunteer who would be interested in putting together a flyer for this year's Super Saturday. If you have such skills and would be interested, please drop an email to

DEVOTIONAL SPEAKERS. We still have openings for devotional speakers (5-10 minutes) at our monthly meetings Jan-March. If you are interested, drop an email to

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