Even as I’m writing this post, I’m preparing for the ACFW conference. In fact, I’m writing it early so that you’ll have something to read while I’m gone. ACFW is American Christian Fiction Writers, and it is probably the largest group of Christian fiction writers. Last year I was honored with a Carol Award for Falling to Pieces. Although I wasn’t in attendance, due to family needs, I felt that was a high compliment indeed. Nearly as high a compliment as the letters and notes I receive from you. At ACFW our stated mission is–
… to promote Christian Fiction through developing the skills of our members, educating them in the market, and serving as an advocate in the traditional publishing industry.
That’s quite a mission, especially the last one. We live and write in a time when the traditional market seems to be leaning ever more to the R or X rated side of entertainment. And so our mission is something that we can’t accomplish without God’s provision and your prayers.
Do you have a Christian author that you enjoy reading? Pray for them. Encourage them. Bless them. In return, we’ll keep seeking God’s will and blessing you with well written, clean, faithful stories.
Thank you for all you do.