Professional Background

Professional Background

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Memberships:

    • Romance Writers of America and Faith, Hope and Love Chapter, 2003-present;
    • Carolina Romance Writers (RWA chapter), 2014-2015
    • American Christian Fiction Writers, 2000-present

    • Carolina Christian Writers (ACFW-Charlotte Chapter), 2011-2014; Writers of Inspirational Fiction, 2006-2011

    • Oklahoma Writers Federation and Tulsa Night Writers, 2008-2010

    • Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (National and North Central Texas Chapter) 1985-2000

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    • Instructor for The Institute of Children’s Literature, 1991-2000

Major conferences attended:

    • RWA National Conference, 2005, 2006, 2013, 2014

    • ACFW National Conference, 2003-2013, 2016

    • Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference, 1999, 2001, 2008

    • Highlights Foundation Writers Workshop at Chautauqua, 1993

    • plus numerous SCBWI and other local and regional conferences

Writing courses:

    • Long Ridge Writers Group “Breaking Into Print,” 1990-1992

    • ICL “Writing for Children and Teenagers,” 1983-1985

Related work experience:

  • writer, editor, and designer of various printed materials for Kinsmen Lutheran Church, Houston, TX, 1994-2004

  • writing, editing, and layout assistant for Duncanville (Texas) Chamber of Commerce monthly newsletter, 1990-1991