Thursday, April 17, 2008

Faculty Buzz - Michael Brewer, Jan Watson

Michael Brewer:

H. Michael Brewer sold his first story at the age of fourteen. He’s never recovered from the writing bug! He has written over three hundred articles and short pieces, winning national awards for both fiction and non-fiction. He is the author of four books, most recently Lessons from the Carpenter published by WaterBrook. Michael is a fulltime pastor in the Presbyterian Church and an adjunct professor of religious studies at Northern Kentucky University. He doesn’t do anything in his spare time because he doesn’t have any.

Brewer will be teaching two workshops.

Comic book heroes are enjoying a resurgence on television and the silver screen because those childhood characters still excite and uplift us. Generations have absorbed life lessons from the likes of Spider-Man and the X-Men. This workshop offers inspiration for the writing life, for closet heroes, and for all who reach for the sky. (Capes are optional.)

Why do we have four gospels written about one Savior? Because each gospel writer brings to the task his particular slant, unique style, and personal vision of Christ. God wants you to use your personality and your passions in your writing ministry. As we consider how Matthew and company poured themselves into their writing, we will discover ways to tap the unique vision and voice that God gives to each of us.

Jan Watson

A retired registered nurse of twenty-five years, Jan Watson specialized in the care of newborns and their mothers. Jan has three sons and is a charter member of Southern Acres Christian Church in Lexington, Ky. Jan's hobbies are reading, antiquing and entertaining her Jack Russell terrier, Maggie.

Jan's first novel, Troublesome Creek, won the 2004 Jerry B. Jenkins Christian Writers Guild Operation First Novel Contest. The sequel, Willow Springs, was selected as one of the Library Journal's 2007 Best Books. Her third book in the Troublesome Creek series,Torrent Falls, will be released Feb. 2008. Currently, she is working on a new series. Her books are listed on Amazon.

Jan's workshop is So You Want To Write Inspirational Fiction: Six Tips To Jump Start Your Success. Jan Watson shares how she overcame common writing obstacles to become an award-winning author.

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