Speaking at CHAP this weekend! Come see me!

Hello Everyone! I’m going to be speaking at the CHAP Convention is Harrisburg, PA, three times this weekend! The dates of the conference at May 13th and 14th, and I’ll be there with my publishers and their booth, Great Waters Press. Here are the topics and times for my talks!

Friday, 1:30, “How To Write A Book: A Homeschooler’s Journey to Becoming an Author”

Saturday, 9:30, “What Do I Do With the Rest Of My Life?”

Saturday, 2:30, “A Field Trip to Ancient Egypt”

I hope to see many of you there! Have a wonderful week, and Happy Writing! :-)

Speaking Tonight on the Internet!

Hello All! I’m going to be doing an online session tonight with Felice Gerwitz at Media Angels Inc. for their Teen Expo! I’m going to be speaking on, “What Do I Do With the Rest Of My Life?” I’m including the link below to listen to my session LIVE! My session starts at 7pm and ends at 8:30pm. I hope some of you will attend! There will be a great Q&A time, as well! See you then!

http://bit.ly/ExpoListenLive

Getting up and Speaking!

Hello All!

This past Saturday I spoke at a small homeschool conference in Smithfield, NC, with the Johnston County Home Educators’ group (or JCHE). I was so blessed to be able to speak and really enjoyed my time there. I had many teens, and several parents, in my room for each session, and they all stayed so engaged and attentive! It was amazing! God definitely blessed it. I gave two new sessions for the first time ever. The first session was entitled, “What Do I Do With the Rest Of My Life?”, which was brand new for me! Then I gave my “How to Write a Novel” talk, which I thoroughly enjoyed. And my last talk had a packed out room, which didn’t surprise me too much because of the topic. I was speaking on “How to Have Healthy Guy/Girl Friendships,” which seemed to be a blessing to many. These talks were recorded, and hopefully by the end of this summer they will be available on my website!

Doing three talks in one day (actually three talks in four hours!!), I didn’t really know how it was going to go or how my voice was going to hold out. I also didn’t feel incredibly prepared for these talks, and while I wasn’t nervous, I was worried about stumbling over my words or taking away from the message of my talks. I’m very thankful that my parents put me into acting at the age of five so that I wouldn’t be afraid of public speaking! It definitely worked! :-) But I’ve also learned through my acting experience with a Christian group how you always need to be relying on God for the strength to do everything, even just taking a deep breath in between sentences. :-) I’m very thankful that the talks went so well and that people were very encouraged by it.