Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Meet The Christian Authors--Pictures of the 2011 Event!

Katie Kozar (Harp Student), Darla Reid (Harpist)

Nancy Williams

Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Champions Forest/1960

Elizabeth Goddard and Pamela Ewen

Pamela Ewen

Elizabeth Ludwig and Janelle Mowery

Elizabeth Ludwig

Janelle Mowery

Cathy Messecar

Layne Johnson

Lynette Sowell and Kim O'Brien

Donn Taylor

Kim O'Brien

Linda Kozar, Dannelle Woody

A Call For Submissions. . .

Greetings, Linda,  
Would you please make the following call for submissions available to your ACFW Writers on the Storm? Thanking you in advance, I wish you and your members many blessings in your writing, and invite you to visit me at my website:
Please feel free to email me with any questions you might have.
In Christ,
MaryEllen Stone


MaryEllen Stone is seeking submissions for inclusion in her upcoming book In the “I” of the Storm—Stories of Thanks-Giving, a sequel to Run in the Path of Peace—the Secret of Being Content No Matter What.

Guidelines:  In the “I” of the Storm will be a collection of real-life accounts of individuals who have faced adversity, are in the midst of trying circumstances, who struggle with relationships, or dread day to day challenges. Stories must be non-fiction between 1,500 - 3,000 words. Narratives must embrace and reflect the message of Run in the Path of Peace. Stories can be in first or third person, but not previously published. Submissions must be accompanied by a completed submission form. For additional information and form email MaryEllen at: In the email subject bar write: Storm Submission Form
Submissions not meeting requirements will not be considered. Submission deadline is September 1, 2012.

Rights:  One-time rights.

Payment:  Three stories will be chosen for special recognition. Authors selected for this honor will receive $50 and three copies of In the “I” of the Storm. All other authors whose stories are chosen for publication will receive two copies of the book.


We are having our 3rd annual Texas Author book signing and sale at the Trman Kimbro Center in Madisonville on February 18 & 19th.
Saturday is the sale and signing and Sunday is a workshop for writers. I will have more info on that in the next week or so. (it is not necessary to do both, you can participate in just the signing if you would like)
If you are interested in having a booth to sell your books, please let me know. I think it would be an awesome opportunity for you. Also, if you know any other Texas authors who might want to participate, the more the merrier.
I was there last year and did very well selling my books. There is a lot of advertising for this and we had a really great turnout last year. I'm told there will even be opportunities to do readings throughout the day.
I hope to see you there.... let me kow if you are interested.

Rebekah Hatcher
Footprints in the Sand

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Interesting Read--An E-Pub Cinderella Story

The world of e-publishing is akin to the Gold Rush. Some authors strike it rich, others earn a modest living and some barely hang on. This is one secular writer's story of success. Thought you might find it interesting.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Our Saturday, January 7th Speaker is. . .

Lenora Worth!

Lenora Worth has written over 45 books for three different publishers. Her first Love Inspired “The Wedding Quilt” won Affaire de Coeur’s Best Inspirational for 1997, and “Logan’s Child” won RT’s Best Love Inspired for 1998. Her suspense “Code of Honor” finaled in the American Christian Fiction Writers’ Carol Award and her “Body of Evidence” made the New York Times Bestseller list in Mass Market Paperbacks. With millions of books in print, Lenora continues to write for Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense and she recently sold three books to Harlequin’s SuperRomance, still writing as Lenora Worth. Lenora also wrote a weekly opinion column for the Shreveport Times and worked freelance for SB magazine. She has now turned to full-time fiction writing and enjoying adventures with her retired husband, Don. Married for 36 years, they have two grown children—Kaleb and Carly. Lenora enjoys writing, reading and shopping … especially shoe shopping.

Category 5 Winners Announced at:

Category 5 Winners Announced at:
the Meet The Christian Authors Event!

Contest Deadline Extended!

Our Category Five Contest deadline has been extended to August 31st, 2011. If you missed the previous (July 31st) deadline, here's your chance to send your entry(s)!

Contest Details--UPDATE

Hi friends,

Janice Thompson here. I'm sending an updated version of an earlier email about our Writers on the Storm Category Five Fiction Writing Contest. We've added more information. We would like to ask three things of our WOTS members and/or Houston area writing friends:

1). If you are unpublished (on not traditionally published) please consider entering the contest.
2). Please help us spread the word to other writers by placing this information on your facebook page, blog, etc.
3). Please pray for our organization as we move forward with this, our first-ever writing contest.

Thanks so much for your support. Now, here's the updated information about the contest (per Linda Kozar):

Dear Writers,

Details for entry to the Writers On The Storm "CATEGORY FIVE" Writing Contest are below. The contest is open to unpublished and non-traditionally published FICTION authors, both members and non-members of the Writers on the Storm group. NOTE: If you have previously been "traditionally" published, you are not eligible. However, if you paid to publish your book(s), you are eligible and encouraged to participate.

Judges are all published authors and/or industry pros, though not members of our chapter. Entering a writing contest is a great way to get feedback or accolades, and we hope you will enter this one with great enthusiasm! The WOTS Chapter Board invite you to BLOW THE JUDGES AWAY with your fiction writing brilliance!

Our Cat Five Writing Contest OPENED on JUNE 1st and CLOSES on Friday, JULY 29th. Judges will receive entries for review on August 1st, 2011. Winners will be announced at our MEET THE CHRISTIAN AUTHOR event on September 17th, 2011 and winners will be notified by phone.
Our Five Categories (novels and/or short stories)
1. Romance (Historical and Contemporary)
2. Women's Fiction
3. General Fiction
4. Mystery/Suspense
5. Young Adult/Children's
Contest Fees:
Members-$20 per entry (Two or more entries $15/per entry)
NonMembers-$25 per entry (Two or more entries $20/per entry).

Make checks out to: Writers on the Storm

The overall grand prize (for the highest scoring entry) is the FICTION WRITING MASTER COURSE from, a $249 value. The grand prize winner will also receive a plaque, a press release he/she can share with others and a news splash on our website. The category winners will each receive a free edit of the first chapter of their book from a multi-published author, along with a certificate. Their names will be listed on our website, as well. We will also post the list to facebook, twitter, the ACFW loop, etc.

Send the first 15 pages of your novel or short story. If you have a prologue, you may send the prologue and part of chapter one or just 15 pages of chapter one if chapter one exceeds 15 pages. The total pages of your entries may not exceed 15).

Entries must be double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 point on white paper.
Entries should reflect a Christian world-view.
Entries with inappropriate content (i.e. profanity, pornography, extreme violence) will not be considered.
Entries will not be returned to contestants via the U.S. Post Office unless a SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) is enclosed with each entry submitted.
Judges are all published authors and/or industry pros, though not members of the Writers On The Storm chapter.
Send your entries via SNAIL MAIL to:
Linda Kozar
7 South Chandler Creek
The Woodlands, Texas 77381
Questions? Contact Linda Kozar at

Category Five Contest Entry Form

Registration Form Name:_____________________________________________________________ Address:_________________________________City_______State____ZIP_____ Email address:_______________________________________________________ Member of WOTS: Yes….. No….. Category Entered: 1. Historical/Contemporary Romance ______ 2. Women’s Fiction ______ 3. General Fiction ______ 4. Suspense/Mystery ______ 5. Young Adult/Children ______ Amount Enclosed: __________ Check:___ Money Order:______ Make Checks out to: Writers On The Storm Checklist: Correct Manuscript Form ___ SASE Envelope ____ Registration Form ____ Check or money order ____ Mail entries to: Linda Kozar 7 South Chandler Creek The Woodlands, Texas 77381 Contact: If you have questions. Linda Kozar: Martha Rogers: Janice Thompson:

SATURDAY, May 7th from 9:30-11:00 followed by a booksigning 11-12:30

The Multiple-Author Booksigning will feature Patrick Scott, Martha Rogers and Linda Kozar!

Patrick Scott currently serves as the Founder / Design Architect for Creative Solutions, Patrick Scott is the creator and author of the Archangels: The Saga™ comic book series. First published in 1995 - 2010; the series has sold over 1.2 Million copies.

Patrick Scott pioneered the Christian comic book market in 1995 and is a 12 time published author, a trading card game creator (Timestream: The Remnant™) and has developed and published 15 inspirational posters. Under his leadership, Cahaba Productions, Inc. received the International Christian Retail Show’s highest honor by receiving an “IMPACT AWARD” in 2003.

Patrick Scott has over 17 years of graphic design, venture capital fundraising and business experience within mainstream and the International Christian Retail Marketplace. Over those years Patrick Scott has developed a professional working relationship with Lovell-Fairchild, Dynamic Marketing, Focus on the Family, Propeller Consulting, Thomas Nelson Publishers, Dickson’s Inc., Cactus Game Design, Universal Designs, Lifeway Christian Stores and many more.

Writers On The Storm presents...

Writers On The Storm presents...
Category Five Writing Contest

Patrick Scott--May 7th Speaker

Patrick Scott--May 7th Speaker
Christian Comic Book Author

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