Hello. I just got home last night from the fabulous ACFW conference, held in Indianapolis, Indiana. I had a great time. Didn't get sick and I'm not too tired today. I learned a lot, too. So much that I wish I could go back and rewrite all of my books! I was nominated for the Carol Award (my category was short suspense)for my book "Code of Honor". And while I didn't win, I'm thrilled for Jill Elizabeth Nelson. Jill won for "Evidence of Murder" and her editor was Emily Rodmell.
So congratulations Jill. And also, congratulations to Mae Nunn and Janet Tronstad. These lovely ladies also won. Mae Nunn for "A Texas Ranger's Family" in short contemporary romance and Janet for her novella "Christmas Bells for Dry Creek." Their editors are Melissa Endlich and Tina James. So our Steeple Hill writers were certainly well-represented. What's good for one is good for all and we all salute you.
This was a great trip because my husband and I drove to the conference. We both love road trips because they give us a chance to see our beautiful country and to meet new and interesting people. Everyone we met along the way had a story of their own.
That's why I love this writing journey. Each road leads me to a different story and I continue to write my own faith journey along the way. But if I look back at the road map of my life, I can see God's touch on each and every turn. I hope everyone who reads this has a story to tell and I hope that your own journey has changed you and helped you to grow in your faith.