Monday News

Good morning! Today is the Monday after a VERY full weekend. This is how I feel at the moment.

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There isn’t enough coffee in this house to make me feel more awake.

Here’s what happened this weekend.

1. Julie Cantrell (New York Times Bestselling/Award winning/International rockstar of Christian Fiction) came to town. She was the keynote speaker at the Breathe Christian Writers Conference. Amelia Rhodes and I took her around ArtPrize (an art competition held in Grand Rapids). It. Was. Super-deeeeee-dooper fun.

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2. I was part of a book signing/reading/event with four authors that I greatly (read: GREATLY) admire.

From L to R: Jocelyn Green, The Sooze, Julie Cantrell, Sharon Garlough Brown, Tracy Groot

From L to R: Jocelyn Green, The Sooze, Julie Cantrell, Sharon Garlough Brown, Tracy Groot

3. Breathe Conference was this weekend. Whew! A whole bunch of writers gathered to be inspired, rub elbows, guzzle coffee, etc. Breathe is my very, VERY favorite conference.

 

Notes from one of the workshops...they were all packed with good writing protein.

Notes from one of the workshops…they were all packed with good writing protein.

Friends from L to R: Amelia Rhodes, Susetta, Catie Cordero (an writer to watch), and Kristine McGuire.

Friends from L to R: Amelia Rhodes, Susetta, Catie Cordero (an writer to watch), and Kristine McGuire.

Selfie with Jocelyn Green

Selfie with Jocelyn Green

4. At the conference, something really exciting happened.

I signed a contract with Kregel Publications for my Dust Bowl Era novel A CUP OF DUST. Standing next to me is editor Dawn Anderson.

I signed a contract with Kregel Publications for my Dust Bowl Era novel A CUP OF DUST. Standing next to me is editor Dawn Anderson.

5. Immediately after I signed my Herbie Hancock (if you don’t get that joke, you need to watch Tommy Boy…NOW), I led a workshop on writing dialogue. It was a blast. wpid-wp-1413125868947.jpeg

The conference was wonderful and I made some sweet friends and reunited with others (I got my hug quota for sure).

Oh! Also, I wrote a blog post for Amelia Rhodes’s Pray A to Z project. I wrote about my struggle with depression. Please go read it, comment, and pray for those you know who live with any form of mental illness. Compassion and mercy go a long way when given in love.

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  1. Pingback: “I Can’t Hear You, God. I’m Too Busy Doing Stuff for You.” (Things I Said This Weekend.) | Jessie Clemence

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