What other AWSA members have to say...
"I’ve belonged to a lot of professional and
social groups over the years, including online
groups and real face-to-face organizations, but
none have been the source of blessing and
encouragement and fellowship to me that AWSA has
been. If financial or other concerns ever
dictated that I needed to let some of those
groups go, AWSA would be the one I’d hang on
to—and you can quote me on that!!!"
"Writers don't usually get
to meet at the water cooler, have "casual
Friday," or go to lunch with their
co-workers. That's because when you work at
home, no one is ever at the water cooler
except for you, everyday is casual, and
lunch is often something cooked in the
microwave. Writing is a lonely business.
Linda Shepherd saw a need, and decided to
form AWSA to connect professional writers
and speakers with each other. I, for one,
am so glad she did! When the hard knocks of
life come, and they always do, it's so
comforting to know that our AWSA sisters are
there for us. When we have a funny story to
share, AWSA sisters laugh right along with
us. And when we have questions about the
craft, business, or ministry of writing,
AWSA sisters do their best to help. We're a
family of like-minded people who not only
love to write, but we also understand and
care deeply about each other. AWSA has been
a blessing in my life."
"For me, AWSA is all about the wonderful
camaraderie of women with whom you can be
honest about the upside and downside of
writing and speaking as well as what the
Lord is doing in your heart and life."
author of When He Leaves
“Being a member of AWSA is like having several
hundred sisters of kindred spirit. At times when
ministry responsibilities make me feel
discouraged or unsure, my AWSA sisters cheer me
on, pray for me, and share their wisdom with me.
I’m forever grateful for this organization and
the women who compromise it.”
I love AWSA...a daily 'fix' of what's happening
in ministries across our country. The insighful
counsel is amazing, and the prayers powerful.
Thanks for your vision and faithfulness to build
this organization into what it is today.
~ Judy Hampton
My sisters in Christ truly
understand the challenges of freelance writing
and speaking in an ever-changing industry. They
have help me grow as a speaker, a writer, a
marketer, and a believer. -- Carmen Leal,
author of You Can Market Your Book and The
Twenty-Third Psalm for Caregivers.