Author of Snapshots Shared Her Writing Journey at November 9 Meeting

Twelve gathered for the November 9 meeting of Word & Pen Christian Writers to enjoy Mary Van Deraa’s story about her journey of writing her newly released book, Snapshots: Framing My Life’s Purpose (Tate Publishing). Her husband, Michael, assisted her in an interesting question-and-answer format.

An endorsement her book by Wisconsin’s first Poet Laureate, Ellen Kort that says it all: “What an engaging story Snapshots is, as it carries the reader through the hard truth of life. There is heart and soul and bravery. There is hope here, he heartbeat of our lives.” For more, go to Mary’s website:

Besides Mary and her husband, those in attendance included Marilyn, Kathi, Kris, Chris, Diane, Nancy, Pedar, Donna, Beth, and Leslie Turner, a guest invited by Mary and also a Tate author. Leslie’s book, Cowboys Coffee and Inspiration, released in 2014. For moew, go to:

Diane Pulda also inspired us with a reading from Smith Wigglesworth’s Devotional Book.

Beth Ziarnik provided refreshments and opened and closed the meeting in prayer.

The next meeting is scheduled for January 11, 2016.


About Beth Ann Ziarnik

Author of Inspirational Romantic Suspense Her Deadly Inheritance available at,, Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas, and through your local bookstore.
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