“You can do this, honey. I know it’s scary because you’ve never done it before. But I’ll be right there with you. I promise.” As parents, we often encourage our children to try new things. After all, you never know what they might be good at or really enjoy doing if they never try. Our […]
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On January 25, I posted about the Orange County Christian Writers’ Conference that I was asked to direct. Last week I shared how God came through, in spite of all the obstacles the Enemy threw our way—and they were many! And how God abundantly blessed the people who attended. I heard from registrants, volunteers, and […]
With Mother’s Day coming up, I’ve been thinking about the various “transformations” my mother made over the years. (See the Closing I wrote in 21 Days of Joy: Stories that Celebrate Mom, which I posted an excerpt from on my April 4 blog.) Of course, I’m the one who changed over time, far more than […]
Most writers’ conferences are held between spring and autumn, taking a break during the big holiday season. For me, Mount Hermon marks the beginning of my conference season (although I sometimes do a small local conference in February).
Having been a professional freelance editor since 1998, I believe in the power of a well-written and well-edited book. With all the self-publishing and small-press publishing going on these days, it seems there’s a plethora of books out there that aren’t as well edited as what the big traditional publishers have put out in years […]
At last year’s Orange County Christian Writers’ Conference in Southern California, I was officially announced as the new director. I’d been arranging for faculty the past couple of years, and we had a good team of people doing everything else. I looked forward to taking a bit more of an active role in the planning. Little […]
The Lord has blessed me with opportunities to work in several aspects of the Christian writing and publishing industry. I am a professional freelance editor and writing mentor/career coach. I am a published author and ghostwriter/collaborator. I am the owner of Christian Editor Network, parent organization to four divisions for freelance editors and proofreaders: The […]
Because I believe in the power, impact, and influence of Christian writers’ conferences, and the Mount Hermon conference in particular, I am holding a contest again this year in which the prize is a full scholarship to the 2016 Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference (a $999.00 value!).