The award was also surprise — Doug Keck received the Catholic Arts and Letters Lifetime Acheivement award, presented by our president Ann Lewis this morning with the CMN.
Never surprising but always exciting: Eight publishers heard a full slate of authors’ pitches today, and many of the submissions were accepted for consideration! Nothing more fun than sitting at the registration desk over lunch, chatting about the future of a manuscript that’s moving on to the next step towards publication. Watch this space for more news in the months to come. There are a pile of good books in the works from CWG writers.
Wisdom in a multitude of counselors: Teresa Tomeo, Gail Coniglio, and the T-Team, walking us through the basics of PR — internet, radio, and three different 10 Stupid Things Authors Do to Make the Radio Host Hate You lists. Yep. Priceless.
A beautiful story: Collin Ray spoke this evening, and as soon his talk is uploaded, we’ll link it here. An absolutely magnificent, heartbreaking, and uplifting story of faith and the preciousness of every human life. If you have a chance to invite Collin to your diocese, do it. Outstanding.