Last night my local ACFW chapter, better known as ACFW Chicago NW, spent a great time getting to know author Travis Thrasher. Travis has the unique background of seeing publication life from both sides having spent 13 years in author relations at Tyndale before heading out on his own last fall as a full-time writer.
He brought a wealth of insight and information to all of us, and we definitely want to have him back again.
We were also surprised by a visit from our Zone Director, Patti Lacy, who drove up from her home in downstate Illinois.
Here's a slideshow of our time together.
I for one came home enthusiastic to get busy writing. In fact, this week I have been working on a story I'd outlined several years ago, but never wrote as it was the second book in the three-book series I'd proposed. When book one never got bought, I tucked this one away and forgot about it. Now, I'm giving it CPR and hope to put together a proposal. Since Murder for Breakfast is now out and being pitched by my agent, it's time to add another iron to the fire!