Saturday, May 16, 2015

Fun and Great Info Mark May 9th Meeting!

Super turn-out for our May 9th meeting, especially considering that it was Mother's Day weekend!

Janice Thompson presided over the meeting--which meant we had cookies after lunch. Those of you who couldn't make it missed out. She also hosted a give-away, 2015 calendars and her 3-Minute Devotions for Families.

Kathrese McKee masterfully held our attention with her speech, "Preparing for Disaster, Saving Your Manuscript from Oblivion," and fielded questions from those of us who are technophobes.

Kathrese knows her stuff, and given her background in All Things Computer, she should. She made us think about what we'd lose if something happened to our computers and we hadn't taken proper protective measures. Then she told us just what those measures should be.

If you missed it, she has generously provided the link to her notes, so you can read the outline to the entire speech "here."

My favorite Kathrese quote had nothing to do with computers: "We are never done learning English." How true is that?!


Congrats to our WOTS members!

Selah Award Finalists: Donn Taylor, for Lightning on a Quiet Nightand former member, Mary Hamilton, for Speak No Evil

Genesis Semi-finalists: Stacey Zink

Golden Quill (Desert Rose RWA) Finalist: Carla Rossi

Coming Thursday, June 4

Don't forget our "Write-Out" Day! We're having a field trip to the National Museum of Funeral History, 415 Barren Springs Dr., Houston. We'll meet at 10:00 and have lunch together after the tour. Entry fee is $10.00--unless we can swing 25 attendees, then we can qualify for the group rate of $8.00. Bring pen and paper. You never know what'll inspire you!

2015 Short Story Contest

You can learn more about it "here." Contest is open for entries on June 1! Also, don't forget about last year's anthology, featuring many stellar authors including Annette O'Hare, Carla Hoch, Linda Kozar, and Crystal Barnes.

Meeting on June 20th

Regular time and place. Don't miss it!


  1. Our own, Kathrese McKee, did an amazing job teaching us about backing up our computers before the worst happens. Kathrese knows more about computers than an Apple Store Genius. Congratulations to all our members who are contest finalists! Can't wait until next month for our field trip to the Funeral Museum!

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