Back from Mount Hermon

So the big news is, the two women I rode with to the Mount Hermon Christian Writers’ Conference both won awards—two of eight offered.

Rachel Marks, on the left, won the True Grit Award, described as honoring a writer who perseveres under personal difficulty. Rachel is a cancer survivor. In the last year or so she had two surgeries with chemotherapy sandwiched between. By God’s grace and mercy, she is doing well and has continued to write.

Merrie Destefano, on the right, won the Mount Hermon Writer of the Year Award. Besides her many past accomplishments in the business, including her work as the editor of Victorian Homes magazine, she sold a novel to a general market publisher that will be releasing later this year.

I can’t tell you how happy I am for them both. What a fun/wonderful Awards event that was. More on the conference later.


  1. wowie! Congratulations to Rachel and Merrie! What fun! I wish I had been there.

    And they’re so gorgeous. What lovely smiles.

    Glad to hear you had a good time and made it home safely. Can’t wait to hear the “more from the conference” you have for us.


  2. Becky,
    What a sweet post! I can’t believe you have the brain power and energy to blog after our marathon car drive home. And after rescuing me when I had mysterious “radiator” problems with my car. I laughed all the way home from your house.

    You’re the best, Becky! Really. I hope the right publishing doors open up for you soon.



  3. Awesome photo of the Dynamic Duo! 🙂

    Nice to see you again at MH.


  4. Laura,
    I like that! The Dynamic Duo. Very cool.


  5. You both are so deserving of the awards, Merrie. I’m happy it has put you in the spotlight. Hopefully more people will discover your writing.

    Yes, Laura, “Dynamic Duo” is a good way to put it. 😉

    Agree, Sally. You can see how happy they were by those beautiful smiles.



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