January 2019 Member News and Achievements

Heidi Gaul, of Albany, had her story, “Mom’s New Pet,” included in Short and Sweet Takes the Fifth. Another one of her stories, “In the Wind, Sun, Rain and Stars,” appeared in Life 2.0—Stories of Hope from Aggieland, a Great Commission Project. She also has devotions in Guideposts’ new bimonthly publication Mornings with Jesus. In November, she shared a table at a successful book-signing with OCW members, Nancy Drummond, of Sublimity, and Kathleen Ruckman, of Eugene at the Rainbow West Christian Bookstore in Eugene.

Mary Hake, of Crooked River Ranch, got a request from a mission school in Mexico to include one of her published children’s stories in a second-grade reader. It has been translated into German for this bilingual textbook. Mary’s sister, a German linguist, read the story aloud to the family on Christmas Eve, mentally translating it back to English as she did.

Lydia Harris, of Lake Forest Park, Washington, has a book review of Articles, Articles, Articles!: Your Comprehensive Guide in the January/February issue of Christian Communicator.

Linda Kruschke, of Lake Oswego, has been invited to be a monthly contributor to the “Anchored Voices” blog (https://anchoredvoices.com/) with a “Poetry Corner” post each month. “Anchored Voices” is regularly featured on iBelieve.com. Her first post will appear this month.

Rachel Lulich, now of Bloomington, Indiana, recently moved there from Oregon not only to be close to family, but also so she can pursue being a full-time writer and freelance editor.

Jennifer Anne F. Messing, of Portland, had a poem published in the Sept-Oct-Nov 2018 edition of the print magazine The Plus Years. She’s also pleased to announce that a new, redesigned paperback version of her award-winning poetic devotional book, Morning’s Promise: Poetic Moments in His Presence, which is now available on Amazon. The e-book version can be purchased on Amazon and at Barnes&Noble online. You can get more information and read sample pages of the new Morning’s Promise paperback at: https://www.amazon.com/author/jenniferannemessing.

Darlene Panzera, of Belfair, Washington, just signed a new contract with Barbour Publishing to have her novella “Hearts Sewn with Love” included in the Christian historical romance 4-in-1 collection titled Sew in Love that releases in November 2019.

Jan Pierce, of Vancouver, Washington, has had several articles published in the last few months: “Kid-Powered Play: How Simple Toys Build Brain Power” in Atlanta Parent Magazine; “Finding the Right Tutor for Your Child” in Houston Family Magazine; “Let It Snow” in Washington Parent Magazine; “Grateful Hearts in the Holiday Season” in About Families Magazine; “Five Ways to Build Critical Thinking Skills” and “Get Artsy with It: Twelve Benefits of Exposing Your Child to the Arts” in Western New York Parent Magazine; and “Get Your STEM On: Best Sites for Science-Minded Kids” in Family Life, Sonoma Family Magazine.

Beth Vice, of Tillamook, will have an article, “Road Trip Slow Down” in the November 2020 issue of LIVE.

Lorna Woods, of Hammond, recently published her latest novel, Final Choice, on Amazon in both e-book and paperback formats.

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