Prolific Children’s Writer Wows Tuscaloosa Audience

She’s published more than 65 books, but it’s the story behind Crystal Bowman’s publications that inspired a roomful of Christian writers tonight here at First Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa.

“When I was writing Meditations for Moms, I didn’t picture a young man with post-partum depression,” said Bowman. “That’s the awesome thing about publishing.  We can’t begin to know how God is going to use.”

In a keynote address titled “Finding Purpose in your writing,” Bowman gave attendees a heavy dose of advice while providing a sampling of her stellar storytelling skills.

Publishing your book is not just about being a successful author   Bowman reminded those at the Southern Christian Writers Conference we are also called “to touch lives” and “to point people to Christ.”

“What I think we need to do as writers is to be obedient, be faithful and allow God to use our writing as a way he sees fit.”

She also recounted how a manuscript she intended to be a book ended up being selected for publication in Clubhouse, Jr. Magazine

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Author: George Daniels

George L. Daniels is an associate professor of journalism at the University of Alabama. After spending eight years in the local television newsroom working as a producer at stations in Richmond, Virginia; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Atlanta, Georgia, Daniels moved from the newsroom to the classroom. He’s conducted research on diversity issues in the media workplace and change in the television newsroom as well as media convergence. Before going to work in television news, Daniels worked briefly as a freelance writer for The Richmond Free Press in his hometown of Richmond, Va.

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