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2018 CAG Meeting Monday, June 4th

Guest speaker Patty Smith Hall will present “How to Launch An Indie Book.”

Patty Smith Hall, grew up just outside of Atlanta, hearing family stories of gallant men and gusty ladies. Those early tales whetted her appetite for history and by the age of eleven, Patty had plowed through all the history books and biographies in the county library. At age fifteen, Patty wrote her first novel, a satire of a gothic novel, for her tenth grade English class. She received an A plus, but even more, her teacher encouraged her to keep writing.

Patty received her degree in nursing  from Kennesaw State University and worked in various areas such as research and high risk infant care. But even with her love of nursing, Patty still studied the craft of writing, listening to writing tapes during her daily commute. With the birth of her daughters, her attention shifted to her home life and raising two busy little girls. Between church activities, volunteer work and extended family, her life was full.

But the desire to write never wavered. In 2000, with her girls growing up and life settling into a routine, Patty began studying the craft of writing. She first found publishing success with her short stories in the God Allows U-Turns series as well as Chicken Soup for the Nurse’s Soul; a Second Dose and Guidepost magazine. Her debut novel, Hearts in Flight, won the 2008 American Christian Fiction Writer’s Genesis Award in historical romance and was picked up by Publisher’s Weekly as a top inspirational read for the 2011 spring and summer season.

Patty lives with her husband of 31 years in North Georgia and finds her greatest joy in spending time with her family and friends.

All live (and lively) meetings of CAG are held at Prayer & Praise Christian Fellowship 6409 Bells Ferry Rd., Woodstock, GA 30189. We meet at 7 PM on the first Monday of each month.

 

Next CAG meeting will be Monday, June 4th

2018 membership is open for new and renewing CAG members. Join for all of 2018 for $30. See Payments at the top of this page.Word Weavers Logo

Many of our CAG members are also members of Word Weavers International. Word Weavers is a critique group that is essential for writers to advance in their craft. The Woodstock chapter meets on the third Monday of each month at the same location as CAG.  Annual dues for WW Woodstock chapter is $45 and may be paid at www.Word-Weavers.com

Upcoming Guest Speakers for CAG

Lindsey Bracket, July 2nd, will talk about, “TBA.”

 

The next meeting of the Woodstock chapter of Word Weavers International will be Monday, May 21. Please arrive by 6:30 if you have something to be critiqued.

North Georgia Christian Writers Conference August 23-26, 2018 presented by Word Weavers International. 

 

 

CAG Spotlight Podcast

Member Cynthia L. Simmons spotlights Sharon Norris Elliot on getting published.>