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.