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Sunday, February 8, 2009


The first Christian Book Expo takes place in Dallas on March 19 - 22. This is an important event for several reasons. It's a great resource for what is happening in Christian communities across the nation with some of the country's leading speakers: Henry Blackaby, Don Piper, Max Lucado, Donald Miller, Liz Curtis Higgs, Randy Alcorn, Mary DeMuth, and many others.

It's also an author event with more than 200 Christian authors signing throughout the three days. On Thursday night, my friend and amazing author, Susan Meissner, is a finalist for the Fiction Book of the Year. So, whether you're a writer, reader, or involved in ministry, this should be a very worthwhile few days.

Right now, I'm planning to go. Max will get a couple of golf days, and we're anxious to visit some long-time friends in the area. What a deal! Spending time with writers, great friends, and my husband in a wonderful city.

How about you guys? Any great getaways planned?


Erica Vetsch said...

Oh, Yeah! I'm so glad you get to go. I would love to be there. Take lots of pictures. :)

I'm not planning any getaways at the least not until Denver in September. Lord willing, I'll see you there. :)

Koala Bear Writer said...

Sounds wonderful--wish I was going too! :) I'm looking forward to a writing conference in Calgary (on a much smaller scale, but still inspirational) in the spring, where I'll be a panelist (yikes!).