The Orange County Christian Writers Guild (OCCWG) has kicked off their first meeting.  Published Author Francis Collins, writer of “Seashell Prisoners” and Joseph Henry, writer of “Back to the Basics – Its God’s Way or the Highway” were in attendance along with several others.

Several by-laws were passed and they are scheduled to meet from 6 to 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month at The Brown Hearing Center, 105 Camellia Street, Orange, Texas.

The January meeting will be held on Jan. 8, 2013 due to New Years Day.  The meetings will be held in the building in the back. Those attending are asked to park in the side parking lot, go in the door that is mid-way between the two buildings and up the stairs.

In January, Martha Bush will speak on “Publishing Your Book.” She has recently written a bereavement book but has written and spoke at many different outlets. Chester Moore, a columnist from the Orange Leader, will speak at the February meeting.

For more information, please call Karen Y. Stevens at 409 988-2588 or email to