Monday, March 24, 2008

April 12 Meeting- Review of the Early Bird Session

Four of our esteemed member's of DFW Ready Writer's will be presenting what they learned during the 2007 ACFW Conference Early Bird Session. Come hear the different perspective from these wonderful ladies.

Meeting begins at 11:00 at the La Hacienda Ranch in Grapevine.
We will have lunch before the speakers begin.

The restaurant is located on the service road between Hall-Johnson and Glade on the southbound side of Hwy 121.

Meeting ends promptly at 1:00 pm.

Lee Carver
Lee Carver has retired from her globe-trotting life as the wife of a senior vice president of the world’s largest bank. She and her husband have served as volunteer missionaries for the past six years, where he was a bush pilot in the Brazilian Amazon. Lee ran their home as a free missionary guesthouse.

Lee lived in six foreign countries and studied nine languages. She has taught biology and chemistry, served as volunteer church musician, and is a potter.

The Carvers moved to Texas in November, 2006, to care for his parents and enjoy their extended family.

Janice Olson
Janice Olson writes fiction and non-fiction for adults and children. Her devotionals appear regularly in Journeys in Faith weekly e-devotionals and she is currently working on a daily devotional book and a suspense novel. She received the NTCW 2007 Best of Conference Award in Children’s Fiction, September 2007, and her short story My First Tea was published in Chicken Soup for the Tea Lover’s Soul in October 2007. Janice is an active member of ACFW, SCBWI, TXLA, RWA, and Historian for DFW Ready Writers. Though she enjoys writing mystery/suspense, her ultimate aspiration is to inspire others to reach higher heights and greater faith in God through her writing and teaching.

PacJac Carroll
Patricia (PacJac) Carroll has been writing for more years than she’d like to admit. But in 2006, she became serious about writing as a career and calling. A member of ACFW and DFW Ready Writers, she also attends a weekly critique group in the home of multi-published author Lena Nelson Dooley. She also attended the ACFW conference in 2006 and 2007.
Patricia loves to write, travel, and laugh. She has completed one historical romance and is currently working on a contemporary romance. She enjoys the writing process and has many more unfinished stories waiting impatiently in line to be written.

Margo Carmichael
Margo Carmichael writes suspense.
She acted as charter president 2005-06 of local chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers, DFW Ready Writers.

Her passions are reading and acting (she’s played in M*A*SH, background in “Walker, Texas Ranger,” and “Jaws III”). She has also played Constanza in “Enchanted April.”

Margo loves painting, writing, piano and art. She grew up in Florida and has traveled to Paris, Tokyo, London, Scotland and Israel.
The more I study the Bible, the more I see our awesome God's hand in my life.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Martha Rogers - Sensational writings

On Saturday, March 8, 2008, the DFW Ready Writer's will be honored with a special guest, Martha Rogers for a special presentation on the importance of using all five senses in our writing.

Although Martha’s primary writing experience is in non-fiction, she has been writing fiction for a number of years. She revised seven Bible studies for First Place Health Program, published by Gospel Light, and wrote one original for them. Martha also had several articles appear in Christian magazines. In addition, ten devotionals are included in the 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2006 editions of Penned From the Heart, and nine others appear in Today is the First Day, a devotional book published by Gospel Light/Regal Books. Her first novel, Not on the Menu, was published in the spring of 2007 in the novella collection, Sugar and Grits.

In addition, Martha has two stories in Wayne Holmes’ compilations, Whispering in God’s Ear and Embrace of the Father as well as stories in compilations by Karen O’Connor and books by Janice Thompson Debra White-Smith.

Martha resigned in 2004 as editor of an eight page monthly newsletter for the writer’s organization, Inspirational Writers Alive! after five years as the editor. She serves as President of the state Inspirational Writers Alive! and also the director for the annual Texas Christian Writer’s Conference. She is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers for whom she writes a devotional every week.

We hope you'll come join us for this wonderful treat. We meet at La Hacienda Ranch restaurant off Hal-Johnson and Highway 121. The restaurant is on the Southbound side between Glade and Hall-Johnson.

Meetings start at 11:00 am and end at 1:00 pm. Come join us for lunch, visiting and learning. Visitors are welcomed. You must be a member of ACFW to join DFW Ready Writer's.