. . . And what better way to celebrate than by recalling the ministry of our two-day Christian writers retreat and workshops at Pioneers with Pens 2023 on the lovely grounds of Restoration Family Farm in the heart of Southern New Jersey! SLIDE SHOW HERE!
by Kathryn Ross, Retreat Director
Pageant Wagon Publishing is proud to announce the Thanksgiving 2023 release of award winning author Stacy Lee Flury's second book, Shatter the Strongholds: Pray with Authority Over Your Child in Crisis! Stacy is the 2021 Enduring Lights Silver Medalist for Exemplary Christian-Themed Books since the year 2000 for her first book, Turning the Tide of Emotional Turbulence: Devotions for Parents of Teens in Crisis, available in print and ebook.
We are sharing the first draft of her introduction to acquaint you with how this book will be invaluable for families seeking more effective prayer for their children. See the links at the end of the post to PRE-ORDER your book today!!
The Good News Christian Writers have been in ministry at some vendor events this spring. After one of the shows, award winning author Stacy Lee Flury shared her thoughts about knowing and meeting the needs of her readers in a Spirit-led way:
In my travels marketing my book as a vendor, I have come across three types of people that will consider buying my book--or your book, perhaps. Let’s take a closer look at these customers.
For the past two years, the Lord has been speaking to me about the pioneer life. Not that I'm rolling the clock back and homesteading with a backyard full of chickens, garden fresh veg, and a cow in the barn. I will leave that to my daughter who has crossed the threshold on that score.
No--I mean pioneering in the Spirit, blazing Kingdom trails into this new era of restoring all things as the Glory of God covers the earth. What new things has He prepared for those of us bold enough to take up our pen and tell His Story through our story?
Mackenzie Finn is a rising teen from New England who learned to play the guitar from her worship leader father and participates in the music ministry at her church and Christian school. She has been ice skating for 6 years and has won many first place medals in both solo and syncro competitions. Her artistic talent is evident in her many crafty creations such as jewelry designs and crocheted goods. Her Nana is very proud of her and hopes one day to publish one of Mackenzie's books. And if you haven't guessed by now, she is Miss Kathy's oldest grandchild. Mackenzie was happy to receive Julie Lavender's first book in The Amazing Series: Constance and the Battle for Wonder. Here is her review:
STACY LEE FLURY is part of our Good News Team and author of Turning the Tide o Emotional Turbulence: Devotions for Parents with Teens in Crisis--published after a decade of work and waiting--and lessons learned. Like how to avoid "Ishmael Moments." Learn Stacy's story HERE!
My brain was fried at the latest writers conference I’d attended. From nine in the morning to eight at night, in class after class, I walked, listened, and took notes. Next day, repeat--my feet shod in the shoes of weariness and exhaustion. I'd spent four years writing and working to get my book published. All I wanted was to push that baby out! Hurry! Hurry! Hurry! I had crossed all my t’s and dotted my i’s. Surely, I was ready . . .
Guest Blogger TABATHA SCHEFFLER of shares encouragement for the "Hopeful Writer" today! Tabs is part of our Good News Christian Writers Team. Learn all about her on our Faculty Bio page!
Tick, tock, tick, tock, tick, tock.
Coo-coo, coo-coo, coo-coo.
Another hour passes, and we were so busy that we didn’t have time to . . .
Does that sound familiar? It is one of the most discussed topics today. We are always saying things like, “Gosh, where did all the time go?” or “I wish I had more time to_____” especially when it comes to our writing. Yet each of us is given the same amount of time each day. What is the difference between a writer that is published and a Hopeful Writer?
In real estate sales for over 30 years, Sam Siligato is also active in his church, teaches Sunday school, and hopes to turn his lifelong desire to write into a more active ministry as he approaches the new season of retirement. He has been published in the Amy Writing Awards, War Cry, and Upper Room devotionals. In addition, his book So You Want to Be a Landlord was written from experience in rental investment. He resides with his wife Sherry and has three grown, married daughters with six grandchildren.
Are YOU ready to sail? And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” Luke 5:4 ESV
Betsy Caffrey has been writing since her elementary school years. She is a 60-year-old retiree and woman of faith who lives in Phoenix, Arizona. Her optimistic temperament and passion for poetry spill from her pen to fill journals with words of encouragement. She wrote I Will, Because I Am in April 2021.
I will write . . .
a thousand words,
in my new-found voice . . .
by Kathryn Ross
Got challenges? Don't we all. Life is filled with obstacles on the pathway to realizing our goals and purposes. How do you conquer them?
Well, for a quick fix, I look for something in my power wardrobe. When I wear clothes that fit well and look great on me, I feel empowered and confident. Power clothes shield me from people seeing me in my unvarnished weakness.
Like, the crippling insecurity that often comes from . . . well . . . for instance—heading to a writer’s conference to mingle with peer professionals . . .
How About Some Good News!
Pageant Wagon Publishing is delighted to present this publication opportunity for the many authors we have the privilege to work with through our Good News Christian Writing Workshops.