Tuesday, September 1, 2015

August 2015 Newsletter: Elections, Book Release, and More!

Can you believe it's almost September - where did the summer go?? We had three great events this summer, including our August Meet & Eat with Ann Byle and Dawn Crandall. If you missed them all, there's one more event yet this year, plus we have all kinds of fun news from our members. Here's what's happening.
Chapter News
Elections Coming Soon! I know it seems early, but please be praying about our 2016 board. Karin Beery and Ron Estrada have volunteered to serve again next year as president and vice president. We need at least one more board member, but would like to have two (secretary and treasurer). In order to serve, you need to be a member in good standing for at least six months. If you're interested or have questions, please don't hesitate to contact one of the board members!
There's still time ... to volunteer to host a meeting nest year! We have one in-person event scheduled for April. If you'd like to host a meeting in June, August, or October, please contact Karin Beery ASAP. 
Member News
Rohn Federbush has been busy this summer, releasing Separation Anxiety in July and preparing for her upcoming release In Lincoln's Shadow. Congratulations Rohn!
About Separation AnxietyThe final horror began the first week of the winter semester. Who knew three of Curtain Taylor's college friends would lose their young lives to a serial killer within the year? Author Rohn Federbush’s Separation Anxiety thrills and stuns murder-mystery and crime-fiction lovers. A gripping, action-packed read, this book will keep the readers at the edge of their seats from the very first page to the last.
Deb Gardner Allard’s YA fiction suspense, Under the Blood Moon, the first book in her series, "Path to the Apocalypse," will be available by e-book in early September. A self-proclaimed prophecy addict, Deb spends countless hours scouring the internet, reading books and articles, and watching shows on TV, as well as DVDs about the newest insights in prophecy. The prophet Daniel said, “in the end times, knowledge will increase.” And it has. The "Path to the Apocalypse" series will unite fiction with the most recent prophecy material for reader enlightenment and suspense.
Deb is waist-deep in life. When not cavorting with family and friends or reading the Bible, researching, or writing, she is most likely on Facebook—at least that’s what her husband says.Please click here for 1 ½ minute Blood Moon trailer, or click here for the 7 second book teaser.
Karin Beery is excited to announce that she'll be teaching a four-week Intro to Fiction Writing course at the Elk Rapids Library this October. Every Monday night she'll present a two-hour workshop and the fiction basics. This is the first class she's done like this, so prayers and encouragement are appreciated!
Karin is also once again hosting the At-Home Conference in coordination with the annual ACFW conference. If you have a book, service, or goody that you'd like to donate as a conference giveaway, please let Karin know.
Upcoming Events
Don't forget! Saturday, October 17, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Meet & Eat in Gaylord featuring Pegg Thomas and Christine Johnson. We'll have a flier available soon so you can help us spread the word!
As always, if you have any news you'd like to share, please let Ron Estrada know - send your blurb to him at ronestrada66@icloud.com.
May you have an amazing September - praying God's guidance for your work, family, and writing. Write on!
Karin Beery
ACFW-GLC President