ACFW Colorado, Bethany Williams, Bonnie Doran, Cheryl Meakins, Deb Besaw, DiAnn Mills, Donna Schlachter, Flash Fiction, Harpstring Magazine, HIS Writers, J. N. Hups, Jeanne Leach, Jenna Fernandez, Jerry B. Jenkins, Jill Hups, Joshua DeLong, Juliet Kennedy, Kathleen E. Kovach, Linda Abels, Mary Davis, Member Monday, Michelle Saint-Germain, Novel Crafters Seminar, Paula Moldenhauer, Rebecca Brasby, Sandi Rog, Steve Rzasa, The Inkwell
Today’s Member Monday is brought to you by Jill Hups, president of HIS Writers.
NOVEL CRAFTERS SEMINAR OF THE ROCKIES
Amazing time at the November 17th Novel Crafters Seminar of the Rockies! A HUGE thank you to those who helped make it happen:
- To DiAnn Mills for giving us a lot of wonderful info and doing a fantastic job.
- To the HIS Writers board, Linda Abels, Juliet Kennedy and Deborah Besaw, for helping put this thing together AND for helping keep me together.
- To volunteers Jeanne Leach and Bethany Williams.
- To Donna Schlachter and her husband, Patrick, for providing A/V support.
- And to all those who attended and helped make it a wonderful day. Again, thanks!!!
Next year’s seminar will be held on Saturday, November 9, 2013. Our keynote speaker will none other than NY best-selling novelist, Jerry B. Jenkins! Registration info will be available mid February. Space will be limited and we expect to sell out, so plan ahead by saving now.
Jerry is the author of more than 180 books, including the 63,000,000-selling Left Behind series. The Breakthrough, Jenkins’s most recent novel, is the final book in his Precinct 11 trilogy. It released from Tyndale House Publishers in September 2012. Jenkins’s writing has appeared in Time, Reader’s Digest, Parade, Guideposts, and dozens of Christian periodicals. He also serves as a contributing editor to Writer’s Digest.
Jerry is former editor of Moody Magazine, vice president for publishing, and now chairman of the board of trustees for the Moody Bible Institute of Chicago. He has been awarded honorary doctorates from Bethel College (Indiana), Trinity International University (Illinois), Colorado Christian University, Huntington University (Indiana), and Tennessee Temple University.
Jenkins and his wife, Dianna, live in Colorado and have three grown sons and eight grandchildren.
- Grand Prize Winner: Steve Rzasa for In the Bag
- Reader’s Choice Winner: Juliet Kennedy for The Clockmaker
- Runner Up: Joshua DeLong for The Cleansing Fields
- Runner Up: Michelle Saint-Germain for Circling Fear and The Innocent Eyes in the Storm
- Runner Up: Mary Davis for Calico Noose and Hey, Bidder
- Runner Up: Jenna Fernandez for The Great Divide and The Offering
- Runner Up: Rebecca Brasby for Fractal
All winners had their stories published in the November 17th Harpstring-Novel Crafters Seminar special edition magazine. To view the winning entries, or to order the special edition magazine, go to http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/465086. Harpstring publishes issues on a quarterly basis. Look for their next issue coming out later this month at http://www.magcloud.com, or subscribe online at http://www.written-world.com/WWC/mags.html.
HIS Writers meets the second Monday of each month from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Barnes and Noble at 9370 Sheridan Blvd (NE corner of 92nd and Sheridan) in Westminster. However, we will be taking a break in December to present our members with a Christmas party. Regular meetings will resume in 2013.
HIS Writers critique group meets the third Monday of each month from 7 – 9 p.m. at New Life Church, 1457 Nelson St. in Lakewood. The group is open to all HIS Writers members. For questions contact Donna Schlachter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here is what our amazing HIS Writers members accomplished this month:
- Donna Schlachter wrote 58,000 words in 14 days.
- Juliet Kennedy had a family devotional accepted for publication in Thriving Family.
- Bonnie Doran signed her first book contract with Harbourlight, an imprint of Pelican Books, for her thriller, Dark Biology. She got her first edit back and has returned it to them. Bonnie was also asked by Words for the Journey to read her blog post, “How to De-Orbit a Space Craft,” at their January meeting.
- Kathy Kovach and Paula Moldenhauer have a book signing scheduled at Written World Book Store in Colorado Springs on Saturday, December 1st.
- Kathy Kovach, Paula Moldenhauer, and Kordee Rose submitted a proposal for a Christmas collection about fruit cake.
- Cheryl Meakins was part of a book signing at a coffee shop last Saturday where they sold 53 copies of a book in which she was a contributor.
- Sarah Farrow’s sister-in-law, Vivian Lapp, is looking for authors to participate in book signings at the Barnes & Noble in Loveland. Sarah also learned how to outline a novel in 45 minutes at a writers retreat.
- Sandi Rog received a late advance from her publisher for Walks Alone, released earlier this year. Her kids’ school read one of her books at their book club and she did a book signing for The Masters Wall, Yahshua’s Bridge, and Walks Alone.