October 2012 Member News

Be sure to let us know of the news about your writing (publishing accomplishments, upcoming book-signings, etc.) so we can include that information in our monthly member news postings!

Carolyn Bolz, of Riverside, California, had an article included in Cec Murphey’s book I Believe in Healing. Her article, “Does God Always Hear Our Prayers?” is about a man at her church who was miraculously healed from leukemia. Her poem, “Is It Really Autumn?” is in the current issue of the ST/Quarterly (a magazine).

Barb Boswell, of Woodland, Washington, had her article “Why I Volunteer” printed in the fall Selah newsletter from Cannon Beach Conference Center. They included her picture and a tagline to let their readers know she is a published author and a speaker at women’s events.

Lydia Harris, of Seattle, Washington, reports that Clubhouse Jr. (Focus on the Family) published her “Grand Candy Gram” to send grandparents for Grandparent’s Day. Northwest Prime Time included her photo and story, “My Huckleberry Friend.” She continues to write the column, “A Cup of Tea with Lydia,” and has done so for 15 years. Christian Communicator published her book review of Charles Swindoll’s book, Saying It Well and also published an article, “Impact a Conference through Prayer.” As author of Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting, she has three grandparenting speaking engagements this fall.

Virginia A. Johnson, of Crabtree, has a fiction story, “Ornament of Grace,” in the 21st edition of Christmas in My Heart. Edited by Joe Wheeler, the book comes out late fall 2012. She sent the story to Joe years ago after its first publication in Grit Magazine and then forgot about the manuscript. “Imagine my surprise to receive his call while in Alaska this last July, and to answer his questions on my cell—in a parking lot in Anchorage! I will receive a nice check, and I retain all rights. So … the moral is to not think a tale has only one life!”

Charlotte Kardokus, of Salem, recently spoke at the Pacific Northwest Association of Church Libraries (Capital City Chapter) in Salem. She offered tips and techniques for writing book reviews and library articles for church newsletters and other publications. She also offered to critique articles and offer helpful suggestions.

Dianne Price, of Bend, recently signed a contract with OakTara for her novel The Nearness of You. Her additional comments: “My gratitude to OCW and all I’ve learned from your conferences and the friendships I’ve made. What a blessing to know your prayers have made this possible.”

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