Thursday, May 1, 2014

Charlotte Hubbard/Naomi King=AUTHOR

What a privilege on this writing journey to meet so many wonderful and talented people. 
Every month, I get to spend time with some pretty fabulous folks. 
These would be my "peeps" at ACFW-MN writers group. 

Last Sunday evening I met Charlotte Hubbard/Naomi King.  She is the same person! 
She spoke to our group about selling a series...writing a series...WOW!  I learned a lot.  She has many many characters in her books.  AND...she keeps them all in order.  No easy task.

The back of one of her books states.... "Welcome to Willow Ridge, Missouri!  In this cozy Amish town along the banks of the river, the Old Ways are celebrated at the Sweet Seasons Bakery Café, and love is a gift God gives with grace..."

We have many Amish families starting to live in my town, and so I am going to enjoy these Amish books. 
My autographed copies of her books! 
Me and Charlotte!

Dear Charlotte,   It was a pleasure and privilege to meet you.  Thank you for your time to come and speak with us.
My takeaway from your lecture:  "Create a hook that an editor can't say no to."
(among other things that I feverishly wrote down while you spoke!)
You are a delight. 
I wish you many blessings as you continue to bless others with your God given talent for writing. 

You can find this author at her website:


  1. Gail, it was a total delight to meet YOU, and because of so many who came up to chat and welcome me, I've joined ACFW and will become one of your peeps—but better yet, you will be one of my peeps, too! I'm so glad you enjoyed my talk. It was a real pleasure to speak to your group and answer your spot-on questions. Thanks for posting about me!

  2. Hi Charlotte! Wow! THanks for your comments. So glad you have joined ACFW. I am so much enjoying the writer world. I am truly Enjoying the Journey.
    I have such a long way to go, but meeting such wonderful people as you, makes the journey sweet.
    I always say that if I never get published, I will be okay with that. I have met the most fabulous and talented people thus far....I am already beyond blessed.
    May God bless you immensely, immeasurably more than you could ever dream.
    Take care.

  3. I am soooo proud of you, Gail! ..... for acknowledging YOUR God-given gift, for working hard to follow your calling, and for taking the huge risk involved in voicing your dreams and in sharing your writings. I seriously believe that these are some of the greatest obstacles you'll ever have to overcome on your journey. You are on your way!

    1. One of the THOUSANDS of reasons I love you. You believe in me. It means more than you know. Hugs. Sigh. Thank you dear friend. I love you.