I could give you lots of reasons to attend a great writers conference like Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. Yep, even if you never write a word except in your journal or an email home to your mom. But here is one really great reason to go: You will meet amazing people.
Mark Young, for instance. He’s a great guy, a mystery writer. (He writes mystery, he doesn’t sneak around making you guess who did the writing.) And his research is impeccable. That’s because Mark is a real-life police detective.
“You have got to meet my friend Nick,” Mark told me. Nick traveled to the hard places of the world… like me. He has a passion for victims of modern-day slavery… like me.
“Sure,” I said. “I’d love to meet Nick.”
But of course I didn’t. You know how such things go. Even the business cards seem to drift astray.
Well, guess what–I just met Nick. (Virtually, that is. And Nick still hasn’t met me–though I don’t think he’s pining over that.) I met Nick on Mark’s blog.
Chief Nicholas Sensley of the Truckee, California, police department, is a globe-trotting consultant on human trafficking. He the guy who helps nail traffickers and rescue their victims. Talk about a 21st century abolitionist!
All I do is listen to the victims and record their stories. Hey, maybe Nick will let me tag along with him sometime! What do you think? Wouldn’t we make a great team? A doer and a writer?
On January 22, Mark interviewed Nick on his blog http://hookembookem.blogspot.com . He plans to post the second half of that interview on Monday, February 8.
Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.