I am home from my research trip to the Plain communities of KY! It’s good to be home. I finally have my photo taken last month at the writer’s conference in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mtns. of NC. The first is of my editor, Kim Moore, at Harvest House, yours truly on the left, and another lovely writer on the right, whose name escapes me at the moment! The second photo is of the ACFW Ohio chapter gang that all sat together at the final night banquet. I assure you…a good time was had by all and plenty of wonderful lessons learned at BRMCWC. Have a super week, everyone!
Sorry for the delay between posts. It’s been crazy busy here between writing and getting ready for this grand tour trip. My adventure began in Columbus, Ohio, where I participated in the Ohioana Book Festival with 100 other Ohio writers. What great fun I had rubbing shoulders with Lisa Black, Don Bruns, Casey Daniels, Linda Robertson, S. Swann, Laurie Kingery, and too many to mention. The reception at the Govenor’s Mansion, hosted by Mrs. Kascich, capped off a perfect event. From there, it was on to the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference where I am as I write. This annual writers conference under the fabulous direction of Alton Gansky is one of the best out there. I have learned so much from teachers like Dr. Angela Hunt, Terry Whalin, DiAnn Mills, Gina Holmes, Deb Raney, Al Gansky himself, and many others. The keynote speech delivered last night by Vonda Skelton brought me to tears! If any writers are reading this, put this conference on your to-do list for next year. Trust me, you won’t be sorry. Gotta go, time for dinner. Oh, by the way… food’s great here, too!