Christian Writers Downunder is a diverse group of writers, editors, bloggers, illustrators. As a group we support each other through our facebook page and blog.
Today's blog will highlight some of the achievements of our members from October to December 2018
The CALEB award winners were announced at the end of October, including some of CWD members. Congratulations to the winners.
Jen Gibbs (Non-fiction, for She)
Penny Reeve (Children’s, for Camp Max)
Susan J Bruce (Unpublished Fiction)
Carolyn Miller - overall runner-up
Penny Reeve - overall winner of CALEB award.
The competition is sponsored by Tabor College, Eternity Matters and Lutheran Schools Association and a cash prize is given to each runner-up.
Jeanette's short story if the story of a long-term friendship, written with past tense (Peter as a vibrant, faith-filled young man) interwoven with present tense ( Peter has Parkinson's disease).
Jeanette have been writing most of her life. She is a published author of numerous books and a teacher living in the Moreton area north of Brisbane.
Three Dummies in a Dinghy is available from Morning Star Publishers here.
R J Rodda has a story accepted in the recently published The Crux anthology
Stone of the Sea
Clash of Faiths is the third in the series, and as the title says – there is a ‘clash of faiths’ when Judah, is reunited with his father after he returns from Egypt and becomes curious about the faith of the followers of the Way. Heretics!
The novella is $2.99 US and can be purchased here.
It was published on Amazon in October, 2018 and Susan plan to finish a fourth novella completing the series next year.
If They Could Talk is a collection of stories from a local Adelaide writing group, Literati, and edited by Susan J Bruce. Each story is a bible story told by an animal. Released by Morning Star Publishers on 29th November, you can purchase a copy here.
Hell on the Doorstep by John and Jan Graham and Meredith Resce was released by Golden Grain Publishing in October.
If they could Talk
Hell on the Doorstep
Hell on the Doorstep is a a nonfiction story, a semi biographical story by church workers, John and Jan Graham who in the thick of the Black Saturday Bushfires, found themselves in charge of the major relief effort. It's available at Koorong and other stores.
Omega Writers Book Fair (Brisbane)
Planning for the Omega Writers Book Fair in 2019 continues. Please note the date change to Saturday 16 March 2018
We are excited to have Healing History workshop presented by Anne Hamilton and Writing Life Stories by Ruth Bonetti. To keep up to date with developments, like the Omega Writers Book Fair page here.
And save the date Saturday, 16 March 2019
Toowoomba Writers Retreat (Toowoomba)
The keynote speaker will be the fabulous Jo-Anne Berthelsen. She'll do two sessions relevant to fiction and non-fiction writers. There will be an Indie Publishing Panel; and lots of free time for writing, networking, brainstorming and soaking up the beautiful surrounds. So pop it in your calendars now. More info to come in the New Year.
Congratulations to all our members for your milestones and achievements in 2018. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas time and a blessed and happy New Year.