Thursday, December 3, 2009
Good Friends...Great Writing... and...A Contest
We met in July of 2008 at the Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop at Chautauqua. We spent seven days learning and interacting with an awesome faculty which included writers, magazine editors, publishing company editors, and the awesome Kent Brown and Clay Winters. I can’t even begin to tell you the value of attending this week long event. I left with a wealth of knowledge, life-long friendships, committed mentors and a huge number of connections in the writing world. It was well worth every penny spent. If you are on the ball and apply early you might even get a scholarship.
Yesterday I introduced you to three of my girls; Amy, Heidi and Tess (Hopefully you checked them out through the links.). Today I’d like to introduce you to our newest blogger and my oldest friend out of the group. Susan and I went to Chautauqua together. She has two completed novels, one of which I had the privilege of reading in its entirety after final revisions: In the Seventeenth Year is a timeless fantasy.
17-year-old Keenan Beckett isn’t interested in rescuing the father he never knew. He isn’t interested in meeting the mother who abandoned him at birth. He’s not even all that interested in saving his homeland from the evil King Xavier. But thanks to a momentous prophecy and a shocking revelation, he will do all of these things as he embarks on a remarkable journey that will turn him from a boy into a man.
I hope you will hop over to Susan’s blog and welcome her to the blogging world.
If you haven’t had a chance to join my three wishes contest follow the link and share your wishes…