Oh my goodness! Fun news!

This past weekend, I drove to Fort Wayne for my first ever local ACFW meeting.  And to accept the treasurer position.


(For those of you who don’t know what ACFW is, it stands for American Christian Fiction Writers.)

Each state or region has their own chapter, and my chapter is the Indiana one.

I am beyond thrilled.

I met the most precious group of writers–I can’t wait to get to know them all better!

Our speaker was Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, author of over 50 books and director of the professional writing major at Taylor University. (http://www.dochensley.com)

He spoke on how to make dialogue sparkle, and he held us captivated from the moment he started speaking.

It was so good.  I encourage you to take any class of his you possibly can.

If that was a taste of the meetings to come, I cannot wait!

How it works:

  • If you are a writer of fiction–or an aspiring author–join American Christian Fiction Writers at http://www.acfw.com.
  • Yearly membership fees (as of 2014) are $65 (renewals are $45), and that includes writing classes, critique groups, writing contests, and much, much more.
  • Then go to your local chapter’s website (Indiana’s is http://hoosierink.blogspot.com) and fill out and send in an application.
  • Our yearly fee is $12, and that includes local meetings where one can connect and fellowship with other authors, as well as a chance to blog on the Hoosier Ink website, advertise your book, join a private Facebook group, and receive a bi-monthly newsletter.
  • Note: You must be a member of the parent organization in order to join the local chapter.

If this interests you at all, I encourage you to check it out!

If not, thank you so much for taking the time to read my good news.

This journey to publication is full of crazy twists and turns–I cannot wait to see where God is taking me next!

2015 is going to be a good year.  And I think I am going to highly enjoy being a treasurer.

By the way, isn’t that header picture gorgeous?  That happens to be the genius of our chapter president, Rick Barry.  If you follow the link to our chapter website, you will see the same lovely image.

Rick, thank you so much for letting me use your picture for this blog post!

My love and prayers are with you all, dear readers.

Until next time!  :)

In Him,





One Thought on “Oh my goodness! Fun news!

  1. Jerry Callison on December 15, 2014 at 2:16 am said:

    Congrats! From the little time we had to talk at IFWC I could sense your verve and drive. I believe you will do a great job as treasurer. I’m looking forward to joining ACFW. I’ve been temporizing, and must act. I’ll be in the Chicago group, though.

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