Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Congratulations to Bonnie Calhoun by Terry Burns

Our congratulations to Bonnie S. Calhoun for being named "Writer of the Year" at the Greater Philadelphia Writer's Conference for the second consecutive year. That's terrific!

Bonnie is a force to be reckoned with in the publishing world with the many hats that she wears. As the Director of the Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, she leads a contingency of 200+ book reviewers that do bi-weekly blog tours for the latest in Christian fiction.

She is the Owner/Publisher of Christian Fiction Online Magazine which posts a monthly issue of 35+ columnists by the best and brightest authors, publishers, and agents in Christian fiction.

The American Christian Fiction Writers have designated her as the Northeast Zone Director, where she leads the membership loop for New York, New Jersey, and the New England states.

She is on faculty at the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conference, teaching workshops on Blogging and writing mechanics as well as on faculty at the Colorado Christian Writers Conference and the Montrose Christian Writers Conference. She is an Author member of International Thriller Writers.

As an expert "Blog*Star", certified by Google, she dispenses problem resolution advice on the Blogger Help Forum for those using the Blogger platform and runs a blog specifically addressing blogging problems at "How Can I Do That?"

In her home-every day life, she is a Bible Study teacher and Teen Sunday School teacher at her church and serves as the webmaster for her church's website.

She runs her own business as a seamstress and clothing designer. She and her husband Bob live in a log home on 15 acres with a pond, an old apple orchard, and a dog and persnickety cat who she says "are pretty sure that we are wait-staff and they run the show!"

In her spare time Bonnie . . . hmmmm . . . what spare time?


Jeanette Levellie said...

Wow. I'm impressed! Congratulations, Bonnie, for your hard work paying off.


Diana said...

Girl, I am always learning something new about you. Someday I hope to meet that man you are married to. He must be somethin' else to have snagged you!:-) You are a catch yes you are! I am glad to know ya!

Bonnie S. Calhoun said...

Thanks Jeanette.

ROFLOL...husband? I have a husband around here somewhere! Shoot! I knew there was something I was forgetting!

*snort-giggle* He's a very solitary person, so our pairing works well. Unless he's drinking coffee :-)

Margie Vawter said...

Bonnie, this is an award that is richly deserved, as Terry has pointed out. Congratulations, again. :)

Bonnie S. Calhoun said...

*waving furiously* Hi Margie! I miss you!

Debra E. Marvin said...

What spare time?


Believe me, it's a full time job just keeping ACFW NE Zone in check.

Congratulations Bonnie! You richly deserve this honor.

Thanks, Terry!

Bonnie S. Calhoun said...

LOL...I love my NE Loop! They are the best support group a girl could want!

tamela hancock murray said...

Congratulations, Bonnie! It was nice to learn more about you in this post.

Bonnie S. Calhoun said...

Well bless your l'il heart Tamela. I'm glad Terry could share things that you didn't know. :-)

Thank you.

Bonnie S. Calhoun said...

And as a sidebar to sweet Debra up there. Ha! I've signed today with Hamby Media to do my PR on Deadly Accord...so I will have a sliver of free time!

Michelle Sutton said...

Congratulations, Bonnie. :)

Bonnie S. Calhoun said...

Thanks Michelle!

Elaine W. Miller said...

I met you at Montrose and you spent 2 hours with me one-on-one teaching me to navigate my blog. How selfless of you to spend that time when there is so much else you could have been doing. Thank you, again. This award is proof that when we give ourselves away, we get it back. You are a blessing, Bonnie.

Bonnie S. Calhoun said...

Thank you Elaine. These are the abilities that the Lord gave me, and He tells us not to hide our light under a bushel.

You are a very adept student, and it was fun spending time with you!

God bless.

Elaine W. Miller said...

Bonnie, my blog boasts that you are a great teacher. Congrats on your award, btw.

Bonnie S. Calhoun said...

Thank you Elaine :-)