Monday, April 15, 2013

May 2013: Lessons About Conferences - For Veterans and Rookies Alike

You don’t just attend classes at a conference. You learn life lessons. Things like pearl-diving and treasure-hunting. Things like realizing the most important appointments may not appear on your schedule. Things like learning that “no” might mean “yes,” and that the conference doesn’t end on the last day—it begins. We’ll discuss what expectations are realistic vs unrealistic. And why that open chair at the lunch table may not be your key to publication. 

Join us Saturday, May 11th at 10:30am at the Bedford Public Library.

Dr. Richard Mabry is a retired physician, a member of DFW Ready Writers, past Vice-President of the American Christian Fiction Writers, and the author of five published novels of medical suspense. His books have been finalists in competitions including ACFW’s Carol Award and Romantic Times’ Inspirational Book of the Year. His novel, Lethal Remedy, won a 2012 Selah Award from the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference. His most recent medical thriller, Stress Test (Thomas Nelson), was released in April of this year, and will be followed by Heart Failure in October.

Richard’s non-fiction book, The Tender Scar: Life After The Death Of A Spouse (Kregel Publishers), has ministered to multiple thousands of grieving individuals. His meditations and short pieces have appeared in The Upper Room, In Touch, and several other periodicals.

When Richard is not writing, he spends his time reading, working fruitlessly to improve his golf game, and defending his title as the world’s best Granddad. He and his wife are active members of Stonebriar Community Church, pastored by Dr. Chuck Swindoll.

Upcoming Speakers: 

June: Becky Wade will discuss Advanced Writing.

Don't miss a meeting of DFW Ready Writers, the second Saturday of every month at 10:30am at the Bedford Library. Visitors welcome! 

DFW Ready Writers is the local chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW).  For details, go to