Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Next Meeting Nov 14, Special Guest Speaker

Hello, ACFW Portland Chapter and friends!

The next meeting of the ACFW Portland Chapter will be on Monday, November 14, 2011. We meet at 6:30 pm for socializing and our meeting begins at 7 pm. Please Note: We are meeting at a new church!!! Please email Cheryl Martin (calm1954 at yahoo dot com) if you need the directions.
We'll be having a drawing for a number of signed books donated by some of our authors as well as four outside ACFW authors, as follows:
Trish Perry 
Yvonne Lehman
Donita K Paul
Kathi Macias
Miralee Ferrell
Mesu Andrews--Love Amid the Ashes

Tracie Hesket

Terri Reed--3 titles

Barbara Guardino
There may be more, but this is the list we have to date.

Our guest will be Kimberley Woodhouse. She will be speaking on her experiences, sharing quick wit, enthusiasm, and a positive outlook through difficult circumstances.
Bio for Kimberley:

Kimberley Woodhouse and her family were introduced to 15 million TV viewers in January 2008, when they were featured on ABC’s hit program Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. This followed years of front-page newspaper stories, national magazines articles, and medical journals. Since the ABC show aired, they have shared their story on The Montel Williams Show (April 2008), Discovery Health Channel’s Mystery ER (October 2008), ClubHouseMagazine (September 2009), David Phelps’ O Holy Night DVD (WORD - Christmas 2008), David Phelps’ Christmas with David Phelps DVD with feature of Woodhouse Family (Gaither Music – Christmas 2010) Focus on the Family’s National Radio Broadcast (March 2011), Homecoming Magazine (January 2011), American Family Radio (April 2011), The Harvest Show (March 2011), Chris Fabry Live on Moody Broadcasting (June 2011), Group Publishing’sLiving Inside Out (Fall 2011), the Hour of Power at the Crystal Cathedral and on TBN and Lifetime (May 2011), In Touch Magazine (Fall 2011), Susie magazine (December 2011),as well as over 1,000 other shows, newspapers, magazines and hundreds of radio programs. Her first non-fiction book – Welcome Home: Our Family’s Journey to Extreme Joy – released from Tyndale/Focus on the Family in September 2009. Fiction written with daughter Kayla, No Safe Haven (March 2011 – received Christian Retailing’s Top Pick, and 4 stars from RT), and Race Against Time (Nov. 2011) release from B&H Publishing GroupDenali Dreams releases from Barbour Publishing in November 2012, as well as more inspirational non-fiction from Barbour – A Life That Matters, releasing July 2012.

Her thirteen-year-old daughter, Kayla Woodhouse, was born with HSAN, Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathy, an extremely rare nerve disorder. Unable to sweat, or feel pain, she’s also been through brain surgery. But even through a life of extreme hardships, her ever-present smile encourages others to pursue their dreams, no matter the obstacles. In addition to being homeschooled and writing with her mom, she’s an amazing swimmer, and spends up to thirty hours a week in training. She has appeared on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home EditionThe Montel Williams ShowMystery ER, and numerous other national programs. No Safe Haven, her first release from B&H Publishers in 2011, written with mother, Kimberley, makes her the youngest author to have a full-length novel published by a royalty paying publisher.

Monday, August 22, 2011

SALLY STUART - Monday, August 29 at 6:30pm

ACFW Portland Chapter will meet Monday, August 29, 2011 at 6:30 at the Vancouver Church of Christ, 9019 NE 86th St, Vancouver, WA 98662.

Our guest is Sally Stuart, author, columnist and long-time editor of the Christian Writers’ Market Guide. She will be speaking on Trends in the Christian Marketplace.

Sally Stuart (Tigard, Oregon) has been writing for 44 years and full-time for the last 27. She was the originator and has put out twenty-six editions of the Christian Writers' Market Guide. In addition she has published a dozen other books, and countless articles and columns. After 30 years of writing marketing columns, she has passed on the market guide and the column to Jerry Jenkins and the Christian Writers Guild. She is currently writing a Q & A column for the Christian Communicator and columns for The Advanced Christian Writer and Oregon Christian Writers. She is in demand as a conference speaker/teacher nationwide. Sally is the mother of three and grandmother of eight.

We’ll begin at 6:30 with snacks and a chance to mingle, then give Sally the floor at 7:00pm. Remember, you get a chance to enter our drawing (Two Night Beach House Stay in Lincoln City) by bringing a snack, a guest, buying books, etc.

PLEASE NOTE: There has been a change in our Beach House Drawing. The Lincoln City beach house is headed for the long-term rental market soon. So, we need to draw for the winner on August 29 and schedule the winner for a stay in September. This might be tight for some people, but hopefully whoever wins it will be able to schedule a time to use the house.

From I-205 North, take exit 32 (toward Battleground)
East on NE Padden Parkway
North (Left) on NE 94th Ave
West (Left) on NE 86th St

Thursday, February 3, 2011

February 21, 2011 with CHIP MACGREGOR

ACFW Portland Chapter’s next meeting will be held Monday, February 21, 2011 at the Vancouver Church of Christ. Our guest speaker is Chip MacGregor with MacGregor Literary. This will be a valuable opportunity to hear from an extremely knowledgeable literary agent in the publishing industry.

Chip MacGregor is the president of MacGregor Literary, Inc. He has been working in the publishing industry for three decades, and made his living as a freelance writer and editor for several years. Chip is the author of numerous books, formerly served as a Publisher with Time-Warner, and began working as an agent about fifteen years ago. Five years ago he began his own literary agency, and in 2009 was the busiest agent in the United States. He works in both the Christian and general markets, and the majority of the business he is currently doing is fiction. A well-known speaker at writing conferences and via online writing sites, he lives on the Oregon coast.

What Chip will be speaking about:
Is it realistic to think you can make a living writing fiction?

We'll take some time to talk about current trends in fiction publishing, discuss both traditional and nontraditional publishing methods, then explore what an author needs to know if they are going to try to make money in today's publishing economy. There will be plenty of time for everyone to ask their questions about the industry, agents, marketing, and CBA.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to meet and learn from such a powerhouse in the industry! Please come around 6:30 pm to socialize and snack. Chip will begin sharing at 7 pm.


Don't forget - we're doing a drawing again this year for a two-night beach house stay in Lincoln City. Each ACFW Portland Chapter member will be eligible to win. The winner will be drawn at our last meeting of the year.

How do you win this stay in a four bedroom beach house with a view? Everyone who attends any given meeting will receive an entry slip. Also, everyone who brings a snack or brings a guest will receive an entry. If your guest becomes a member of the chapter, both will receive an entry. Whenever you buy a book from our used book fund-raiser, you will earn a chance as well. So, the more you attend, bring snacks or friends, and buy books, the more chances you have to win the beach house getaway!

More information about the drawing and the beach house will be available at the meeting.

VANCOUVER CHURCH OF CHRIST - 9019 NE 86th Street, Vancouver, WA 98662

View Map
From I-205 North, take exit 32 (Padden Parkway exit – right lane east toward Battleground)
Continue east on NE Padden Parkway
At 1st light, turn left (north) on NE 94th Ave
At 1st left, turn left (west) on NE 86th St