I recently attended the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference in Ridgecrest, North Carolina. The BRMCWC is one of the largest meetings for Christian writers in the country, occurring annually in May. This year almost 400 people gathered to enjoy learning and collaborating about writing and publishing.
The BRMCWC holds a contest for unpublished authors. Contestants may enter into categories that they have not been paid for publication. I was awarded the following three awards for the unpublished authors contest: Honorable Mention in Devotions for the devotion God in the Bookstore, 3rd place in Poetry for the poem A Clean House One Day, and 2nd place in Non-Fiction Books for the book Hurt by the Church, Healed by Jesus. Here I am pictured with the directors of the conference, Dr. Alton Gansky of Fresno, California, and Edie Melson of Simpsonville, South Carolina.