Sunday, August 24, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
The Hope Center for Crisis Pregnancy, Beaumont, relies on love, prayer, volunteers and donations to enable us to help mothers-to-be and new mothers with pregnancy tests, counseling, parenting classes and baby needs such as diapers and clotheing.
These bottles were filled at West End Baptist Church. You may get bottles for your church to participate at the center. Put your bottle in a location so it does not become part of the decor and fill it with change, bills and checks!
Saturday, Aug. 23, the Pregancy Resource Center of Baytown will be participating with SummerFest. 'o8
I will be signing my books during that time at their booth.
Come join us for a free concert, venders and a fun filled day in the park. This is the largest Christian event in Baytown. Held at Bicentenial Park, 1001 Market St., Baytown, from 2:00 PM till???
Saturday, August 16, 2008
At this meeting we also discussed having a guild sponsored book signing at Barns and Noble this fall. All published authors, who are members will be invited to participate. What an incentive to join!
See you next month!
Monday, August 11, 2008
My computer's been in the shop so I'm late with this blog.
Tropical storm Euardo was as bust, but I couldn't take a chance, so my computer was unplugged. (It got a virus later) Time to curl up with a book, except that Frizbee wanted attention, too.
We writers must be avid readers to know what's going on in the world of publishing. Whether we read non-fiction to verify details and facts, or fiction to suggest character traits, strengthen plots or to inspire dialog, writers are critial readers, often spotting editing and author errors. Don't those bug you?
My lastest women's contemporary fiction is set in Alaska so I've been reading Alaska stuff. Imagine a heroine driving to a remote bush village north of the Arctic circle. No way! No Roads! Enough to make me throw out the book. Another fiction was written by someone who has never been north on Montana. Is research lacking?
I've driven to Alaska three summers to work as a volunteer and make copious journal entries, taken lots of photos, collected picture post cards., and added to my research library. All tax deductible.
Frizbee's not bored he's just resting his eyes.
Writers must be readers, critical readers. Writers read on!