lish1936 wrote:Deb, I was wondering how you managed to notify Cassie's family. Obviously, from your side note next to her name, she has passed away.
Sadly, yes. Cassie passed away about a month ago after years of bad health. She was a very precious sister in Christ.
I had heard that Cassie had died, but then her daughter contacted me to let me know as well (via Cassie's email address). I asked her daughter for a contact email address for her, as I knew Cassie would have winning entries in future books and wanted to be sure of getting family permission.
I'm so thankful for that contact. Unfortunately, some people are not so easy to find. I have a feeling one of the ladies in the second book may have passed away last year, but I don't have any way to confirm that just yet.
Kristen Hester wrote:This is great news! My first EC will be in that book. Despite having 29 writer challenge stories that made EC, I haven't seen any of them published yet. Maybe seeing my writing in print will motivate me to start writing again. Maybe...
I sincerely hope so, Kristen. I still remember when you first arrived at FaithWriters and went zooming up the ranks. You are one of those writers who immediately made an impact and is not forgotten.
Writetrack wrote:Can't even remember which entry of mine made it into this one. I've aged quite a bit since then, you know...LoL...Looking forward to reading all of the entries!
Have to admit, I'm not totally sure how many winning entries you have in this book, Lynda, BUT I am fairly certain that one of the winners was for the Romance Genre.
yvonne wrote:I joined after you did this quarter, but every time I've heard about it, it sounded like a fun (but challenging) one to do. I wish I had been a part of it. Is there any chance you might do it again sometime?
(One thing about the Challenge is that there is plenty of room for creativity and variety.)
Absolutely, Yvonne. So many people have commented on how much fun that was (and how stretching). It did have weeks where people were cringing at being pushed so far out of their comfort zone, but they still rose to the challenge, week after week. They saw how valuable it was as an exercise to be pushed in that way, and some people really surprised themselves.