Tuesday, January 22, 2008

February 9, 2008 Meeting

The DFW Ready Writers meeting on Saturday, February 9, will feature aspecial guest speaker--ACFW member Sandy Glahn.

Sandra Glahn, Th.M., teaches creative writing and journalism classes in the media arts program at Dallas Theological Seminary (DTS), her alma mater.

Sandy also teaches classes on homiletics and women’s history. She is pursuing a Ph.D. In Aesthetic Studies (art/history/ philosophy) at the University of Texas at Dallas. And she serves on the board the Evangelical Press Association and the women's executive committee for bible.org. She is editor-in-chief of Dallas Seminary's award-winning quarterly magazine, Kindred Spirit.

Her books include The Coffee Cup Bible Study series (featuring AMG's Mocha on the Mount, Espresso with Esther, Java with the Judges, Solomon Latte, Cappuccino with Colossians and Premium Roast with Ruth) and the medical suspense thriller, Informed Consent (Cook).

She has also coauthored seven books: When Empty Arms Become a Heavy Burden (Broadmanand Holman); Sexual Intimacy in Marriage (Kregel, now in its third edition); Lethal Harvest (Kregel, a CBA best-selling Christy fiction finalist); Deadly Cure (Kregel); False Positive (WaterBrook) ; The Infertility Companion (Zondervan); and The Contraception Guidebook(Zondervan ). She has contributed to several additional works and numerous publications.

Her passions include helping writers get published (see www.aspire2com/writing. htm), speaking on bioethics, and discussing issues of particular interest to women. She frequently speaks at women’s retreats, as well as, at marriage and infertility conferences. She and her husband, Gary, have been married twenty-eight years and have one daughter.

She will bring these books to sign at the meeting:
Informed Consent
False Positive
Lethal Harvest Deadly Cure

All the coffee cup books
Sexual Intimacy in Marriage
The Infertility Companion

Seminar training

Breaking the Publishing Barrier
is a one-day writing seminar presented by the CenTex Chapter of ACFW.

Saturday, February 2, 2008
From 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Speakers will be award-winning authors Anita Higman and Kathleen Y'Barbo.

The event will take place at the Lane House,
First Baptist Church
306 Round Rock, Avenue
Round Rock, TX,

Topics will be of interest to any fiction writer or potential fiction writer. Cost is $35 which includes a light breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and handouts. Books by the speakers will also be available for sale/signing. Registration is limited and on a first-come, first served basis; seminar is fragrance-free.
Registration form and more information is available at the chapter website: http://home.austin.rr.com/linharris/centex.html Any interested writer is invited to attend.
Contact me if any questions.
Dorothy Featherling
CenTex Chapter President

January 2008 Meeting with Lena Nelson Dooley and Dawn Morton