"Write down the revelation and make it plain ... so that a herald may run with it." Habakkuk 2:2 (NIV)
Hill Country Women of Words is a nurturing experience - warmth for your heart and for your words, coupled with supportive offers of fellowship.
United in a teachable spirit and a desire to encourage one another, this glorious group of women writers have been meeting continuously since July, 2001, in Fredericksburg, Texas.
Members write in a variety of genres including: children's, Christian, magazine articles, poetry, greeting cards, mystery, westerns, romance, fiction, nonfiction, journaling, and newspaper articles.
Be sure to drop by HCWOW member, Sally Clark's, blog for the latest Christian writer's submission opportunities.
Our most recent good news:
Judy Koch's story, "Walking With the Lions" will be featured as the lead story in Miracles and Moments of Grace being published by Leafwood Publishers.
Katy Jones' book, Return to Finian Jhandra, has been released by Cool Well Press. This is the second book in her young adult fantasy series.
Liz Brookshire's story, "The Best Seat in the House," has been accepted for publication in the February edition of Texas Coach, the official publication of the Texas High School Coaches Association.
Dorothy Leyendecker's story, "Prairie Potato Roast," was published in The Village Neighbor, a Florida publication. This was the second publication of this story.
Sally Clark's poem, "Rear View Mirror," won First Place in the SouthWest Writers "Anything Goes" Poetry Contest.
Katy Jones' has a wonderful write up in the Houston Banner newspaper about her new book, Leandra's Flute.
Barbara Loyd's poem, "Dancing for Exercise" was choses from over 100 entries as the Third Place winner in the Watch Me Bounce contest and is published on their web site.
Sheri Pattillo's poem, "An American in Spain," won Second Place in the Whispering Prairie Press 2012 Writing Awards.
Sally Clark and Valerie Gaumont both speak at the Johnson City library's writer's workshop: I've Got An Idea - Now What? on August 4, 2012.
One of Katy Jones fantasy short stories has been accepted for publication in Chamberton Publishing's latest science fiction/fantasy anthology.
Megan Willome's poem, "S'mores" has been chosen from approximately 1,000 submissions for publication in the second volume of The Cancer Poetry Project, published by Tasora Books.
Barbara Loyd's bio/love story, "Proposal Among the Peacocks" will be included in the Falling In Love With You anthology to be published by OakTara Press this fall.
Sally Clark won First Place for her poem, "Barking and Clawing Against a Sensible Leash," in the Kay Snow Poetry Contest sponsored by the Willamette Writers organization in Portland, Oregon, the largest writers organization in Oregon.
Valerie Gaumont is celebrating the release of her newest book, Haven, the fourth book in her Channel Riders contemporary sci-fi series.
Figurines used in the above photo are from Spiritual Harvest ® "In Their Midst."