Sunday, November 30, 2014

November 2014 Newsletter - It's Almost Christmas!

Greetings, and hoping you had a happy Thanksgiving! We’ve been having an on-again, off-again
relationship with the snow here, but I decided to embrace the winter feel and put up the Christmas tree. I even wrapped the gift, which the cats love – they’ve been knocking off the bows and playing with them all weekend!

I can’t believe it’s almost December. As I start to prepare the make Chex mix, decorate cookies, and attend Christmas parties, I’m keeping time free for GLC events and plenty of writing. Here are some things to remember this December:

Saturday, Dec. 6, 7 p.m. – The Six Enemies of Deep POV by Amanda Stevens. This will be an online meeting. You will receive an invite from AnyMeeting.com later this week. To make sure we’re all ready for the digital experience we will have two test runs this week: Tues. Dec. 2 and Wed. Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.

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Our 2015 calendar is ready (mostly)! Here's what you have to look forward to: 

February (1st week of the month, day/time – TBD) – online: Robin Patchen – Grammar 

April 4 – Davison: Sarah Grimm – Flash Fiction; Sue Brower, Natasha Kern Agency – The Agent/Author Relationship

May 1-3 – Bellaire: Writing Retreat – Shanty Creek

June 6 – Lansing: Kathy Rouser – Time Management; Judy Eick – Pitching/Toastmaster

August 1 – Grandville: Dawn Crandall – Tips from a Newly Published Author; Ann Byle, Credo Communications – Publishing Options, Reaching Your Readers, and How an Agent Can Help

September 17-20 – ACFW NationalConference, Dallas, Texas

October 17 – Gaylord: Pegg Thomas – Conflict, Consequences, and Conclusions

December – online: TBD
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Don't forget to vote! You must return your ballot to Karin Beery by December 14 (Karin(at)karinbeery(dot)com). If you've lost your ballot, the candidates are listed below. You can cut/paste this and send it in:

___ President - Karin Beery (would be serving for her 2nd year)
___ President - __________________

___ VP - Ron Estrada (would be serving for his 1st year)
___ VP - __________________

___ Treasurer - Pegg Thomas (would be serving for her 3rd year)
___ Treasurer - __________________

___ Secretary - Susan Tuttle (would be serving for her 2nd year)
___ Secretary - __________________

___ Prayer Coordinator - Joy Melville (would be serving for her 3rd year)
___ Prayer Coordinator - __________________

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And here’s some news from our Great Lake Members:

*Our very own Kim Russell has been named a finalist in ACFW's First Impressions Novel Category. Congratulations Kim from all your Great Lakes friends!

*Karin Beery is excited to announce that she has signed on with agent Steve Hutson at WordWise Media. She’s excited to be part of the WWM family and is looking forward to the next phase of her publication journey.

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If you have news that you’d like to share in next month’s newsletter, please contact Judy Eick at juditheeick(at)gmail(dot)com.

Thanks!

Sincerely,
Karin Beery & Judy Eick