Saturday, February 25, 2017

Join LCW Saturday, March 18th, to Welcome Speaker/Author Emily Chase PLUS PR Offer to LCW Authors

Join Lancaster Christian Writers Saturday, March 18th, at Lancaster Alliance Church, 210 Pitney Rd (off Hwy 30 across from Costco) from 9:30AM-12 noon (registration opens at 9). We are delighted to welcome back well-known conference speaker and author Emily Chase.

SPEAKER: Originally trained as an archaeologist, Emily Chase has lived and worked in places as different as Laos, Mexico and Peru. Now she serves as staff chaplain at Bethany Christian Services. She is the author of seven books, including Help! My Family's Messed Up! (Kregel) and Standing Tall After Falling Short (Moody). She and her husband of over forty years reside in Mechanicsburg, PA.

WORKSHOP: When you shoot an arrow, you want it to hit the target, right? As a writer, you want to reach a specific audience. But how much time do you spend considering your audience as you prepare your manuscripts? You don't want your readers to snore, start to flip pages or, worse, close the book! In this practical workshop, discover hints on how to sharpen your writing so it hits your target audience every time.

PR OPPORTUNITY FOR LCW MEMBERS: Professional editor/author Jeannette DiLouie of Innovative Editing, a recent transplant to Lancaster, PA, has offered the following opportunity to any LCW author, royalty or indie published, so do take advantage of this offer!

Innovative Editing Wants You! If you’re the published author of a novel, non-fiction book or children’s story, Innovative Editing would love to consider you for an upcoming Author of the Month spot on its site, Along with an interview-style Q&A, each selected author will be featured online with a short bio, picture and links to their book(s), website and social media accounts. Young adult fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, autobiography—Whatever the genre, Innovative Editing wants to see your story! Reach out to to start the submission process today."

DEADLINE APPROACHING FOR SS2017!!!!!!  And please be aware that we are only six weeks out from our annual one-day conference. It isn't too early to get your registrations in. And please do help us make this conference a success by getting the word out. All links for registration, schedule, workshops and faculty bios, as well as paying on-line are now all live on our web page at ( You can also print out or simply save and send our SS2017 Registration Flyer (download and print here or at webpage).

CRITIQUE GROUPS: We will be making time as well for our usual peer critique groups, so if you have that last piece you'd like critiqued before Christmas, bring 10 copies of up to 1500 words.

As always, more info can be found at our LCW blog: Or email questions or concerns to

Jeanette Windle
President, Lancaster Christian Writers