Saturday, October 17, Stacy Monson and Brenda Anderson organized the first annual Fall Harvest of Books at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Plymouth, Minnesota. Well, they didn’t exactly wait until Saturday to organize, but the event was put together quickly. The idea started as a book launch for Stacy’s Dance of Grace (second in her Chain of Lakes Series) and for Brenda’s Hungry for Home (the conclusion of her Coming Home Series). When they invited other authors they knew to join them, the thing exploded. In the end we had thirteen authors and between one and two hundred attendees. (We were all too busy to count!) Besides the Facebook event page and the links we all made to that, the event was featured on the local Christian radio station.
In several Minnesota NICE meetings we have heard references to the Scrivener writing program. Some people seem to be intimidated by its huge capabilities. But you don’t have to use all of them to find the program useful. I am by no means an authority, but I love what I can do with Scrivener. In our August Minnesota NICE meeting I led members through a hands-on session to get to know Scrivener and hopefully get over their confusion. Obviously, this blog won’t work for a hands-on session, but perhaps I can start you on your way.
Congratulations to LeAnne Hardy on the release of her novel, KEEPING SECRETS!
Fifteen-year-old Sindiswe Khumalo is the most promising figure skater the South African Skating Federation has ever had. But at the rink Sindi can’t talk about what’s making her father ill. Even her best friends can’t be trusted. Her friend Mboti lost his job when people found out he had HIV. A girl in her class dropped out of school when the bullies accused her of being infected. Sindi has dreams—Olympic-size dreams. Keeping the secret could cost her everything, but the truth might cost her more.
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