Members Present: Helena, Jackie, Judy, Karen, Luneil, Patty, Rachael, Ruthann, Valia
Members met at Clarendale in Schererville for a Christmas / holiday party. Everyone brought a dish, dessert, drink, and/or appetizer. Earlier in the month Judy suggest members also bring “a gift of words” to the gathering.
Patty reported her editor Esther had her story for 6 weeks. She has also heard from a few publishers that she submitted to. Patty then read her tribute “The Magic Hour” and said some pretty amazing things about our group.
Rachael’s 2nd book in the One Kindness at a Time series won a Readers’ Favorite 5 stars award. She will bring copies of her first and second book to the next meeting.
Karen sold 12 of her The Medal With a Heart book at the Indiana Historical Society in Indianapolis at an author’s fair. The book launch went well also. Karen then read a poem she wrote about writers.
Valia read two poems: “Grandfather” and “Fabrics That Carry Us”.
Judy read “I Walk in Beauty,” a Navajo prayer/song. She reads the prayer often and it has helped her keep her focus.
Helena read A Gift of Promise, inspired by her friends from MHW who encouraged her to send her story to them when she needed some critique.
Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! See you in 2019!