Attractive San Antonio

What a beautiful city! The area around the San Antonio River that flows through the historic district is a goldmine. Known as the River Walk, it is a huge tourist draw, and contains restaurants, bars, shops and hotels. Originally constructed by the WPA in the late 1930s, it has served as a way to minimize…

Seeking God’s Presence at ACFW

Last week I wrote about many of the fantastic authors and friends I met or reconnected with at this year’s annual ACFW Conference. That part of the conference is truly a blessing, but I failed to capture the true essence of the gathering. We all came essentially to connect with Jesus. To ask his blessings…

My First Professional Writer’s Conference

The first weekend in August I attended my first Professional Writer’s Conference at Taylor University. The experience was genuinely helpful and extremely necessary. I am so grateful that a fellow Indiana-ACFW member recommended I attend. I walked through the doors with no idea what I might find, learn, or do, and climbed into my car…

ACFW Conference 2018

Chapters, synopsis, one sheets, edited and printed. Folders organized. Business cards created. Outfits chosen and packed. Roommates found, and car loaded. I set off for Kokomo at 4 am to meet up with Abbey Downey for the drive to Nashville. I had my Bible, my water, my chocolate, my audiobook, and my expectations in the…

Prepping for ACFW Nashville

In less than a week I will be in Nashville at the annual conference of American Christian Fiction Writers. It is my first large conference. I am so glad I attended the much smaller Taylor University Professional Writer’s Conference in August on the advice of an Indiana ACFW member. It was a great way to…