Editor’s Letter

September 2019 - Editor's Letter
by Lori Hatcher

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September 2019 - Editor's Letter

In August I served on faculty at a writers conference at the Georgia Baptist Conference Center in Toccoa, Georgia. I manned the registration desk, welcoming attendees.

Christian writers are a polished lot. Each writer that approached me was dressed in business casual. Most carried lap top cases and pulled rolling suitcases. Some lugged crates of books to sell in the conference bookstore. They were excited for the chance to learn their craft, build relationships with other writers, and gain skills that would help them impact the world through their writing.

After the first wave of conferees came through, I heard a rumbling from the parking lot. Motorcycles rolled past. Harley Davidsons, Yamahas, choppers, cruisers, two-seaters, and touring bikes.

Dismounting from their bikes and shedding their helmets, a very different-looking group of people approached my post.

“Are you looking for the Christian writers conference?” I asked.

“Yep,” one man, dressed in blue jeans and a black leather vest answered. “We’re here for the Christian riders conference.”

Surprised, I shrugged my shoulders and asked his name, but couldn’t find it anywhere on my list. “Are you sure you’re signed up for the North Georgia Christian Writers Conference?” I asked.

“Shoot, no!” he said with a laugh. “I thought you said RIDERS, not WRITERS. We’re here for the Christian Motorcyclists Association conference.”

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