Back in November, ACFW Colorado launched their own Web site, thanks to Tiff Stockton, our resident Web designer. And with the new year, we are finally ready to blog. We want this blog and the Web site to be helpful to everyone interested in writing Christian fiction. It’s specifically geared to promote the American Christian Fiction Writers who live in or near Colorado.

I’m the Colorado Coordinator in the Rocky Mountain Zone, and I have the responsibility of helping the established chapters keep going and aiding new chapters getting started. I’ve been writing for a long time—over twenty-five years! But I’ve wanted to be a published author since I was very young. Raised in a Christian home and living in other countries the first few years of my life (my parents were missionaries), I’ve always had a desire to point others to Christ through my writing. As far as being published, I’ve had several articles published in magazines and newsletters; I maintain my own blog, The Writer’s Tool; and I’ve had several devotionals published, with many more coming out in devotional collections from Barbour later this year. As for fiction, I write cozy and historical mysteries—none of which are published . . . yet. *smile* I’ve been a member of ACFW since 2004, and I served as president of the first chapter established in Colorado, HIS Writers, for nearly two years before moving on to the position of Colorado Coordinator. By day, I’m a freelance editor, working for two Christian publishers and several individual clients. I live in Westminster with my husband, Roger, of over thirty years, and we have two adult children: Kathy and Randy.

Take some time to check out the rest of the Web site. We’d love to hear from you, so please use the contact page to let us know of your interest or concerns. Leave a comment on the blog to let us know what you would like to see us talk about in our posts.

We have a rotating schedule of bloggers each month. Kathy Kovach, the Rocky Mountain Zone Director, and I, along with our chapter officers will be blogging at least once each month on various topics related to the writing life and writing Christian fiction. So check us out each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as we blog through 2009. We’ll start the official rotation on Monday, January 5. In these first-time blogs we will be introducing ourselves, telling you a little about us and our responsibilities within ACFW Colorado, and keeping you up-to-date with conferences, workshops, and chapter meetings.

If you’re not already a part of one of our chapters, please check out each chapter’s page and find out where they meet and what they will be doing each month. I look forward to meeting many of you, if I haven’t already.

May you all have a blessed and wonderful New Year!~

Marjorie Vawter