Coming to Northern Virginia Christian Writers Fellowship June Meeting
NVCWF welcomes our own Elaine Beachy, author of three children’s books, and James Brewster, author of five Uncle Rocky, Fireman books to share their writing and publishing experience.
June 2, 2014 ~ 7:00 – 9:00 PM
(7:00 to 7:30 is meet and greet and light refreshments)
Potomac Ministry Center
14525 John Marshall Hwy, Gainesville, VA 20155
(If you are coming from route 29 or Linton Hall Road, the building stands alone on the left -right before the Post Office. )
This session is open to non members for only $5.00; please invite anyone that you think may be interested.
Elaine completed a Special Publishing Course with the Institute of Children’s Literature of Redding Ridge, Connecticut in 1992, and has published two children’s fiction books: Biff and Becka’s Springtime Adventures and Biff and Becka’s Stupendous Vacation. She is working on her third book titled Biff and Becka’s Splendiferous Christmas.
A member of the Northern Virginia Christian Writer’s Fellowship, she writes a blog for home and family titled “Elaine’s Place: Turning Hearts toward Home” at www.elaine-beachy.blogspot.com.
Elaine lives with her husband, Dave, in Manassas, Virginia. They have three children and four grandchildren.
James Burd Brewster was raised in Albany, NY, learned to sail on Lake Champlain, navigated a Polar Icebreaker in the US Coast Guard, and married Katie Spivey from Wilmington, NC. They lived in Baltimore, MD when Ben and Luke heard the Rocky Hill, Fireman stories. The family grew to five (Ben, Luke, Rachel, Andrew, Sam) and settled in Pomfret, MD outside of Washington, DC. Twenty-three years after the first telling of Uncle Rocky, the first book, Fire!, was published followed within four months by Something’s Missing, Sparky’s Rescue, and Sparky Protects. One year later he published The Adventures of Uncle Rocky, Fireman, a chapter book containing 12 episodes written for 3rd and 4th grade readers. Ben and Luke are no longer 6 and 41/2. Ben is a Marine, married, and father of 4 and Luke is an Apple employee in Chicago, IL. Ben now tells Uncle Rocky stories to his oldest son Levi (5).
Uncle Rocky maintains a website at www.GladToDoIt.net where free downloads are available for Fire!, the first book, and coloring pages.
Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference
July 30 – August 2
Northern Virginia Christian Writers Fellowship Mini-Conference
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Potomac Ministry Center