Set * Overcome * Achieve * Receive
January – February
When you commit to your dreams, it takes courage and perseverance. Windy City is committed to help and support you to make your dreams soar.
Our January Dare to SOAR participants!
R. Q. Bell
Vanessa M. Knight
Savannah Reynard* (raffle winner)
j. leigh bailey
Spend even five minutes with Allie Pleiter, and you’ll learn about knitting. She’s passionate about the craft, will teach anyone who wants to learn, and includes knitting characters in many of her stories. Outside of her books, Allie writes a knitting/travel blog called DestiKNITions which features the many yarn shops Allie finds on her frequent travels for book research, conference teaching, and promotion. She also runs a “Prayer Shawl Ministry” at her church, where volunteers knit soft, fluffy shawls that receive prayers over them before they are sent to people in need of healing or comfort. The group she started has given out over 250 shawls at last count.
“To me, knitting is the perfect refreshment from writing. It’s creative, tactile, and peaceful. No words and no screens are involved. I’ve made friends all over the country from knitting. I don’t sit still very well, so knitting helps me stay focused if I’m in a lecture, traveling, in a long meeting, or waiting for an appointment. I call it ‘my socially acceptable fidgeting’.”
Simply put, Allie Pleiter is a Windy City author who spins more than one kind of yarn!
Allie Pleiter is wonderful speaker and can give workshops on a variety of topics. Here are just a few examples. For a complete listing check out her website – http://alliepleiter.com/speaking.html
- The Five Friends Every Writer Needs
A touching, tickling look at the role of friends in every writer’s life
Aunt Allie’s Guide to Level-Headed Hysteria
How not to let life’s roller-coaster take you for a ride
The Chunky Method of Time Management
Learn how to get “chunky” about your time and watch your writing productivity rise and stress decrease
How to WRITE When Everything Goes WRONG
How to muck through the mire without losing your muse
Strategies for getting the most out of what your characters say–and how they say it
How to build characters who capture the hearts of your readers, your editors, and each other
To contact Allie: firstname.lastname@example.org