In just a few days I will be off to the HACWN (Heart of America Christian Writer’s Network) Conference. This will consist of around 100-110 hopeful writers who will network, grow in their craft and meet with 45 editors and publishers. Some will be new writers, others relatively new like me, and yet still more, already pros who want to give back a portion of what they received. The whole environment excites me! I think this is what I dreamed of that I didn’t know I was dreaming of when I was traveling – how to share my adventures, which began with the very simple  “Easter Blessings” newsletter I received so much razzing about from my editor way back when! God is so good to bring me to this time of my life when I can actually dare to believe my very own books will come to fruition. Check out my book ideas!

Synopses of my books:

1) Fading Light is an adventure-filled collection of anecdotes in which God reveals His plan for me to cope with ongoing vision loss. Sometimes dramatic, sometimes humorous, these stories will inspire readers to see the positive side of what many might view to be a tragic situation.

2) Snapper Hannah and The Tree Man is a collection of stories about two influential personalities in a small town in Pennsylvania. These stories paint a picture of small town life and how these men felt the “pulse” of this town over a period of almost a century.

3) Heavenly Light is a dramatic, sometimes painful account of a Christian woman becoming pregnant in a Muslim society and trying to come to terms with the loss of her twins. The chapters offer cultural insights, spiritual growth and personal transparency that will endear the writer to you and make you want to cheer her on as she overcomes each difficulty.

4) Many people dream of seeing the world. Ask vision-challenged globetrotter Amy Bovaird, and she will settle for seeing it in a little sharper focus. Follow Amy–but not too closely–on adventures foreign and domestic as she recounts tales of trips and travel in Focus on God’s World.

Preparing for the HACWN Conference
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  • November 15, 2011 at 3:03 am


    What a pleasure it was to meet you this weekend. The first thing I noticed about you was your smile. And second, after you pointed them out, your hearing aids that are almost identical to mine. I would like to write a post on my blog,, about how our paths crossed, and about how you are celebrating life to the fullest. Let me know your thoughts. Blessings to you!


  • November 15, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Yes, that sounds great, Shanna! I will also put the link to your site on my favorite links. So, my readers can benefit from reading how you cope with your hearing loss. I really like how honest you are in the face of the difficulties you have, but that you choose to use the tools you are given to help you overcome. May God bless your journey in bright, beautiful, unexpected ways!
    Be encouraged!
    2 Cor 3:5

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