I’m excited to explore these questions along with Shirley Showalter (author of Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World) and Danny Unrau (author of You are the Boy) on Friday evening, July 11, 7pm at House of James in Abbotsford, B.C. We invite you to join us for this author panel and discussion followed by book signing. We’d love to see you there!
Shirley Hershey Showalter, author of Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World, grew up on a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, dairy farm and went on to become a professor and then college president and foundation executive. She learned to write from reading, good critique and practice, practice, practice. Her memoir Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World (Herald Press) was named a best spiritual book of 2013 by Spirituality & Practice.
Dan (Danny) Unrau is a frequent convention speaker, guest preacher/speaker, workshop facilitator, and professional story-teller. He utilizes humour in much of his speaking, and yet found his work around death and dying to be his most satisfying work as a clergyman. He was born and raised in Boissevain, Manitoba, and has lived in Manitoba, British Columbia, Israel, and Germany. He has authored 2 books of short vignettes about some of the weird & wonderful people he has encountered in life, and just recently released a novel entitled, You Are the Boy.
April Yamasaki is a pastor, writer, and blogger. She grew up in Vancouver, B.C., has lived in Elkhart, Indiana; Richmond, Virginia; and now in Abbotsford, B.C. Her most recent books are Sacred Pauses: Spiritual Practices for Personal Renewal (Herald Press, 2013) and a collection of sermons, Ordinary Time with Jesus (CSS Publishing, 2014). She has taught college-level writing and journaling and will lead a workshop on Writing Your Spiritual Story this fall.