|Posted by gayingram on July 30, 2009 at 8:49 PM|
I do love to travel and tomorrow I'm on the road again, traveling to the First Baptist Church in Houston, TX to attend my first Texas Christian Writers Conference. They have a great lineup of speakers with Cecil Murphy as the keynote speaker. I heard Cecil give a presentation several years ago when I attended the Christian Writers Conference in Denver, CO that Marlene Bagnull puts on every year. I was impressed then and I'm looking forward to hearing him again.
Another reason I've decided to attend is because I received notification that I am a finalist in this year's contest. Since I entered both a devotional and a short story, I don't know which is the winner. But it will be fun to find out.
But the reason that has me most excited is that I have been nominated for Texas Christian Writer of the Year. Isn't that wonderful! I'm trying not to get my hopes too elevated because I know there are others nominated (one of them is Martha Rogers who is the person who has organized this conference for years) but it's a thrill just to be in the running.
On another note, everybody is invited to my booksigning event scheduled for next Saturday, August 8th. I'll be at my friend Shirley Miller's shop, Select Consignments & Gift Shop, in downtown Big Sandy from 10 to 2. I've gotten in a new supply of the Big Sandy history I wrote a few years back and will have copies there for anyone who hasn't gotten theirs yet. I still have a few copies of my latest, Living With A Depressed Spouse -- that is, if they don't all get sold at the conference this weekend.
Talking about the Depressed book, I just got my author's copies of an article purchased by Seek Magazine containing my article: When Depression Comes To Stay.
Ask me about it.
Gotta go get my bag packed so I'll sign off for now. Be sure to check back next week -- I may have a big announcement to make.