Debora Coty Book Signing



We hope you can come out and support our own Debora Coty during her book signing on Saturday, October 11, at Brandon LifeWay Christian StoreDebora Coty


Save the Date for FIWR 2014

This year’s Florida Inspirational Writers Retreat will be held on October 4, 2014 at the Cedarkirk Retreat & Conference Center.

The retreat will feature presentations by Cheri Cowell, Barbara Routen, Terry O’Grady, Timothy Barrios, Wright Ellinger, as well as workshop directors Debora Coty and Ruth Ellinger. The keynote speaker for this year’s event is Ronda Storms.

Please see the attached brochure for additional event and registration information.

FIWR 2014 Brochure


February Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder our next meeting will be on Thursday, February 27, at 7:00 PM.

BCW is proud to present our very own member Kat Heckenbach as she discusses the various forms of publishing, specifically small press publishers, and the differences among them. Kat’s upcoming presentation was recently featured in The Tampa Tribune.

Kat is an award winning writer and author of the young adult, fantasy books Finding Angel and Seeking Unseen.

Join us for her talk and light refreshments in room 305 of the St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church Family Center Building, 3315 Bryan Road, Brandon, FL 33511.


Christmas Wishes – January Meeting

Christmas is just two weeks away, and we want to wish everyone a wonderful and blessed Christmas season. May your Christmas be filled with family and faith as we celebrate the birth of our Savior.


We also want to remind you to save the date as we kick off yet another wonderful year of Brandon Christian Writers.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, January 16. BCW is proud to present radio personality, columnist, speaker, and bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher, author of award-winning fiction and nonfiction books about the Amish.

Suzanne’s topic for aspiring writers of all levels of experience and genres will be “Stepping off the Curb: Taking Risks in Your Writing.”

There’s an element of danger in writing – fear of failure and countless rejections, for one. Feeling exposed to the world in your underwear, for another. Suzanne will share her own journey to publication and a few things she gleaned along the path that should help make your experience easier, less anxiety-ridden, more fruitful and fun.

Join us for her talk and light refreshments in room 305 of the St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church Family Center Building, 3315 Bryan Road, Brandon, FL 33511.

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling, award-winning author of ‘The Stoney Ridge Seasons’ series and ‘The Lancaster County Secrets’ series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. Suzanne is a columnist for Christian Post and has a free downloadable app, Amish Wisdom, which delivers a daily Amish proverb to your iPhone, iPad or Android. Suzanne lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit Suzanne online at

Suzanne Woods Fisher

Discovering and Sharing Grace: 30 Day Devotional

Congratulations to BCW member Rick Christensen on having his devotional work consolidated into an eBook which is now available on In addition, his eBook is also available through the aggregate site Smashwords.

Discovering and Sharing Grace

Many thanks to our friends at Impact Media Creations for their help in producing Rick’s new eBook.

Florida Inspirational Writers Retreat 2013

This year’s Florida Inspiration Writers Retreat will be held Saturday, September 28, at the Cedarkirk Retreat & Conference Center in Lithia, FL.

This year’s retreat will once again offer dynamic guest speakers, workshops for beginning, intermediate and advanced writers. In addition, the conference will provide cutting edge information on the publishing industry, practical tips for publication, manuscript critique by successful authors and editors, and many networking opportunities.

Delicious snacks and lunch are also included.  Early bird registration is only $95, and a limited number of reduced-price scholarships are available. There will be a special ‘Night Owl’ evening of writer chat, networking, and manuscript critique on Friday, September 27, beginning at 6:30 PM at St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church (Family Center Building, Room 209)

Please download the PDF version of this year’s brochure for more information.

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FIWR 2013 Brochure