Monday, December 30, 2019

ACFW The Woodlands Chapter Welcomes Author, Aaron Zook

ACFW The Woodlands Chapter welcomes author, speaker, Aaron Zook to present at our January 11th meeting. Aaron will speak on the topic, Research, A Love-Hate Relationship.

Aaron asks the question, have you ever wrestled with research to make your book's subject, emotions, and characters authentic to your readers? Aaron will help you identify what kind of research works for you - and what doesn't.

He will discuss four typical reasons people hate research, then provide four reasons why some writers love research. After exploring these areas, Aaron reveals ten different ways to research and make the process fun!

The result? Research that will kindle the fire of creativity and fill the vacuum of knowledge you need to masterfully paint with passionate prose.

About Aaron Zook - Aaron is an award-winning Christian author who enjoys writing great stories for his readers and fan base. His major focus is his Thunder and Lightning book series in which two teen boys and their talented canine sidekicks race headlong into adventure, mystery, and intrigue.

Aaron is a full-time writer, serves on the praise and worship team at Summit Heights Fellowship, and serves as a volunteer for Officers' Christian Fellowship. He is a certified Speaker, Personality Trainer, Praise and Worship Leader, and a retired U.S. Army Colonel.

Aaron has been married to his wife, Joyce, for more than 40 years. They live in Holly Lake Ranch, Texas, and have two married sons and four grandchildren.

Education: BS in Mu Ed, The Pennsylvania State University (PSU)

Masters of Military Science, U.S. Army War College

Conflict Service: Kosovo Campaign; Operation Iraqi Freedom

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Join us Saturday, January 11, 2019, 11:00am to 1:00pm at Lupe Tortilla, 19437 I-45, Shenandoah, Tx

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

An Interview With Author, Speaker, Misty Phillip

Tim Grahl, founder of once said,
There are so many things that go into a successful launch that you don’t even know about. Sure, you might absorb a few good ideas on Twitter and Facebook, and maybe a blog post or two. But that’s just the tip of a huge iceberg. What you can see is just the beginning.

Are you interested in getting a better idea about what you don’t know about book launches? Join us on Saturday, September 14th at 11 am at Lupe Tortilla to hear author Misty Phillip talk about  “The Keys to a Successful Book Launch.” Recently I sat down with her to find out a bit more about her approach to this subject.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Cathy Rueter On Connecting With Community

By: Anthea Kotlan

As writers we might envision that our top priority for our creative work is getting words on the page in total isolation, but Cathy Rueter, our speaker for August of 2019, chose a slightly different path. “I’ve become known in my little writing circle as a people connector.”
Cathy goes on to say, “I love being around other people. Especially writers and other Creatives…admittedly, as an Ambivert (a person whose personality has a balance of extrovert and introvert features) I need some alone time, but I enjoy the energy and creativity I get from being with others”

So how do writers tap into this kind of vibrant community?

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Jessica Ferguson Saturday, July 13, 2019

What are you doing this weekend?

Your answer should be: Going to hear the amazing Jessica Ferguson speak at ACFW The Woodlands Chapter!

Join ACFW The Woodlands Chapter Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Lupe Tortilla, 19437 I-45 North, Shenandoah, Texas as we welcome, Jessica Ferguson!

“Helping others find their passion, get published, complete a novel, sell a short story or just solve a writing problem — well, I guess for me, that’s the thrill of being in this business.” Jess 

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Sara Harris To Visit ACFW The Woodlands 6-8-2019!

Sara Harris
Sara is a native West Texan, conservationist, mother of four, certified elementary teacher, and certifiable Gypsy. Sara and family have made their home in places all over the world, from the majestic Oklahoma plains to the eclectic mountains of Italy – collecting inspiration and rescue animals along the way.

From Alaska to the wilds of New Mexico, Sara has piloted small aircraft, counted bats, tracked mountain lions, hiked with black bears, relocated giant Western diamondback rattlesnakes, and fallen in love over and over again with the roads less traveled.
She is married to a man who makes romance novel heroes pale in comparison and together they have six children, three dogs, and two goofy cats. She teaches school in her spare time and helps her husband, Wesley, run his aptly named plumbing business – As You Wish Plumbing. 

Despite a couple of rounds with cancer, Sara’s publication list has grown to include Civil War Romance, Amish Romance, Amish Adventure, anthology pieces, Christian Western, YA Time Travel, Light Horror, Native American Middle Grade Fiction, Children’s Nonfiction, picture books, and even more!
Sara is a member of the Romance Writers of America, is a member and the critique chair for Hearts Through History, and a member of West Houston RWA, Western Fictioneers, the Catholic Writers Guild, and the Transylvanian Society of Dracula along with several nameless groups comprised of local writers who tend to gather occasionally wherever the coffee is the freshest. Find Sara’s updates at