Sending out a Christian Wave upon a Secular Sea

Shower the People You Love With Love

April 6 CAG Meeting Showers Members and Visitors with Love and Information.

Happy Birthday CAG 

Enjoy a variety of interesting topic discussions during the upcoming meeting of the Christian Authors Guild, Monday, April 6, 7 PM, at Prayer & Praise Christian Fellowship, 6409 Bells ferry Rd., Woodstock, GA 30189.

Various critique groups will meet after the general meeting. Refreshments always served.

Aspiring writers and visitors are welcomed. CAG 15 Birthday cake

                             Happy Birthday CAG. Founded April 2000

Coffee & Quill

Free “Mini” Writers Event

The 8th annual Coffee & Quill writers event is set for Saturday morning, March 21, from 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM, at Prayer & Praise Christian Fellowship, 6409 Bells Ferry Rd., Woodstock, GA. Two workshop sessions are planned with a buffet brunch inbetween sessions. The event is free and open to all aspiring writers.

Note: Due to Coffee & Quill event, there is no regular CAG meeting 3/16/15

The featured guest speakers/session leaders for this year’s Coffee & Quill are

Jennifer Schuchmann

Jennifer Schuchmann

Jennifer Schuchmann is a writer and television host of Right Now whichairs weekly on WATC in Atlanta. Her workshop topic is entitled A Professional Writer’s Tool Kit and will challenge you if you are a novice or a published author.

Ane Mulligan
Ane Mulligan

Ane Mulligan is a novelist who describes her writing as “southern-fried fiction.” Her workshop is titled Lies and Motivation: the Foundation of Great Characters and Plots.

 

Don’t Miss This Double Feature

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Monday, March 2, 7 pm, Prayer & Praise Christian Fellowship, 6409 Bells Ferry Rd., Woodstock, GA 30189

Naomi Shedd   and  Krista Anderson 

Naomi Shedd is an adrenaline junky.  She has done just about every thrill–seeking Naomi Shedd (2) (Copy)adventure that this life has to offer.  She loves to tell others that the greatest adrenaline rush you can ever experience is going to the extreme for God.

Krista Anderson is passionate to empower others. Since 2000, KristaKrista Anderson (Copy) has been committed to empowering children and teenagers through Community Theater. In 2005 Krista became an Executive Producer of Christian Family Theatre. Krista has used her creative writing skills as chief editor and co-writer for two self-published books.

Visitors welcome to the free event.

 This meeting was previously scheduled on 2/14, but cancelled due to weather concerns.

 

Mind Mapping for Dummies

President Presents Program

CAG President and author Bryan Powell will be presenting an interesting program at the meeting on Monday, February 2, (Ground Hog’s Day) to members and visitors.bryan powell

“I will be bringing a class on Mind Mapping –an Alternative to Plotting.  Also, if time permits, I will present a writing exercise on onomatopoeia’s. It should be a bang….blast…sizzle (you get the idea)”.

For directions click on the “Meetings” tab above.

Begin Your Best Writing Year January 19

The Kick-Off Meeting of the 2015 CAG is January 19

And what better way to begin than with inspiration from author, actress, and Kay Houston Hallcomposer Kay Houston Hall as she shares her writing journey. If you are interested in jump-starting your personal writing interest in this new year, you won’t want to miss this informative and entertaining meeting.   See “Our Meetings” tab above for details and directions. Visitors welcomed.

Kay Hall, as an author, has published two books: her first features a fictional character Dot Com who, along with her friends, saves the Pentagon in Washington D.C. from disaster. Her second book , “The Little Blind Shepherd” is a fictional story based on Luke:2.

Kay Hall, the actress, appears as the teacher in the Netflix Christian film, “The Solomon Bunch”, and Kay, the composer, was the recipient of the first place National Award in Music from the Freedom’s Foundation at Valley Forge for her song, “The American way.”

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, she relocated to Atlanta when she was five years old and learned to be a Georgia Peach. Kay received her Bachelor of Music Degree from Shorter University, and has a Master of Music Degree from Georgia State University. She is the pianist at the First Baptist Church of Sandy Springs, and is a retired Georgia Music Teacher. Kay is the proud mother of two sons, Chris and Greg, and “Grammy” to Will and Emily, her grandchildren.

Blessings at Christmas

The members and friends of the Christian Authors Guild wish you a Merry Christmas and a blessed CAG Christmas GreetingNew Year.

If you are inspired to improve your writing skills, we hope you will join us in 2015. We have a great year of meetings planned with informative classes and motivating guest speakers.

Our CAG leadership team will be meeting Monday, January 5th, at 7 PM, and our first full meeting for members and visiting guests will be on Monday, January 19, at 7 PM.

All meetings are held at Prayer & Praise Christian Fellowship, 6409 Bells Ferry Rd., Woodstock, GA 30189. See “Our Meetings” tab above for map and directions.

We hope you will visit with us soon.

CAG Celebrates

untitledBring a guest, spouse, or friend as well as a side dish and join CAG members as we celebrate Christmas this Monday, December 1, 7 PM, at Prayer & Praise Christian Fellowship, 6409 Bells Ferry Road, Woodstock, Georgia

After dinner, lean back and enjoy some seasonal readings by members, Christmas carol singing, and a humorous “String Slam”  presented by several CAG authors. There might even be a visit from a very special historical guest.

Be sure to wear your tackiest Christmas sweater/shirt. Relief Notes cover

Need the newest CAG book “Relief Notes” for Christmas gifts? They will be on sale Monday night at special member pricing.

 

Christine Hornback to Share at CAG Meeting

Christine Hornback

Author, artist, and inspirational speaker Christine Hornback will be the featured guest at the November 17, 2014 meeting of the Christian Authors Guild

She will be sharing her unique and interesting writing journey.

Christine  has several books published which include two Juvenile Fiction books Jenny Lynn’s Secret Mission and Caleb’s Cereal.  She also has an Adult Inspirational book entitled Tell the Enemy to Scat!   Her latest book an Inspirational Romance/Suspense entitled   If Oak Trees Could Talk was recently released in July 2014.

The meeting begins at 7PM at the Prayer & Praise Christian Fellowship in Woodstock, Georgia. Visitors are welcome. Refreshments are served. Free. For directions and map, please click on “Our Meetings” tab above.

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Election Time: For Christian Authors Guild and Our Country

The next meeting of the Christian Authors Guild will be Monday, November 3 at Prayer & Praise Christian Fellowship in Woodstock, Georgia. The meeting will be held in the church sanctuary. Besides a brief business meeting, there will be an interesting writing presentation and critique groups. Visitors are welcome and refreshments are served. If any member is interested in serving on the CAG  leadership team in 2015, please let Preseident Sue Schultz know prior to this meeting. _wsb_91x140_America+Remembered+front+only

Special Guest Speaker – Dr. Casey Cochran, October 20th

casey cochranJoin us for our meeting on October 20th for special guest speaker, Dr. Casey Cochran, Professor at Emory University.

Dr. Casey Cochran is a native of Smyrna, Georgia.  He became a Christian at the age of 20 while a student at Georgia. During the 1980s, he and his wife Linda were involved in Christian schools in California, Virginia, and Hawaii.  Since 1995, Cochran has been on the faculty of Emory University, where he teaches History of American Education, Philosophy of Education, and Classics of Educational Thought.  He has also directed an academic program for home schoolers since 1998. The Cochrans reside in Woodstock; they have 5 grown children and two grandchildren.

Our meeting will begin at 6409 Bells Ferry Road, Woodstock, Georgia from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

CAG Spotlight Podcast

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