Highlights from the 2010 Trustworthy and True: Christian Authors on Tour!

Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT)

Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT) is a project of TAKE ACTION! Publishing and is committed to introducing readers to Christian fiction and non-fiction books that (1) lead people to the Word of God (The Holy Bible); (2) help people build their relationship with Christ; and (3) inspire others to use writing as a tool for Christian ministry.

Launched in 2OO8 as the Voices of Thanksgiving: Christian Authors on Tour, CAOT started with a small group of Christian fiction and non-fiction authors from the MD, DC, VA and DE region. In 2O1O, CAOT relaunched as the Trustworthy and True: Christian Authors on Tour and included Christian fiction and non-fiction authors from all over the country.

Click on one of the links above to learn more about the dynamic group of authors who participated in 2O1O!

What's Next for Christian Authors on Tour?

Since 2OO8, Christian Authors on Tour has provided a venue for Christian fiction and non-fiction authors to use their writing as a tool for Christian ministry. Our journey started two years ago and will end this December!

In 2O11, Christian Authors on Tour will embark on a planing year to prepare for a 2O12 relaunch of a smaller, more structured tour of Christian fiction and non-fiction authors. I am asking everyone for intercessory prayer. I am also seeking individuals [non-authors and authors, alike] who are interested in serving on the planning team. The planning team will be responsible for standing in the gap for the 2O12 Tour, raising funds, budgeting, recruiting a smaller, more focused group of Tour participants and soliciting corporate sponsors.

This is a serious commitment that will begin January 2O11 and end August 31, 2O12. You will will be expected to participate in monthly conference calls, read and respond to regular email exchanges, and attend [at your own expense] at least two face-to-face quarterly planning meetings.

If you are interested in joining the 2O11 planning committee, please email lpinder@thetakeactionnetwork.com your resume and a two - three paragraph statement explaining the following:

[1] your reason for joining the planning team;
[2] your explanation regarding the impact of writing as a tool for Christian ministry; and
[3] your description of the competencies you have that will enhance the impact of the 2O12 Tour.

Deadline to submit your information for the 2O12 Planning Committee is January 15, 2O1O!

NOTE:
If you are an author, your participation on the 2O11 planning team does not automatically guarantee your participation in the 2O12 Tour.

If you are interested in joining a new, online professional development and networking group for Christian writers, CLICK HERE or visit The Christian AOT Network at www.christianauthorsontournetwork.com!

Professional Development and Networking Opportunities for Christian Authors and Writers!

If you are an aspiring Christian writer and/or author looking for structured ways to sharpen your craft and/or grow your book ministry, consider joining a new network of Christian authors/writers [www.christianauthorsontournetwork.com] scheduled to launch in 2O11!

The Christian Authors on Tour Network [Christian AOT Network] is a place for you to share resources, meet other authors/writers who are on FIRE for God and committed to using their writing as a tool for Christian ministry!

If you are interested in hosting a professional development teleconference workshops and/or webinars for network members, email the following to lpinder@thetakeactionnetwork.com:

[1] resume;
[2] one page description of your proposed teleconference workshop and/or webinar that includes specific outcomes and benchmarks of measurement;
[3] a one -two paragraph bio that speaks to your ability to facilitate the proposed teleconference workshop and/or webinar; and
[4] a referral list of at least ten people [names, email addresses, telephone numbers] who might be interested in paying $25 to participate online in your proposed teleconference workshop and/or webinar. NOTE: You are responsible for ensuring that at least seven people call-in to participate in your scheduled teleconference workshop and/or log-in to participate in your scheduled webinar in order to receive the promised stipend.

If selected to conduct a teleconference and/or webinar for Christian AOT Network members, you will earn $75 for every workshop you facilitate! Christian AOT Network members who are selected to conduct a teleconference and/or webinar will earn $1OO for every workshop they facilitate!

Christian Authors on Tour Dare 2 Be!

Welcome to our site! I do hope you enjoy the sounds of Christian author and artist, Carmen Calhoun. Carmen is not only one of the participating authors on the 2010 Trustworthy and True: Christian Authors on Tour, but she is a top 5 finalist for the VHI Song of the Year Songwriters Competition and a critically acclaimed Christian artist. Carmen is also the psalmist for the 2010 Trustworthy and True 5-day Western Caribbean Cruise (August 14 - 19, 2010) which includes a 2-day Christian writer's conference.

Carmen's single, Dare 2 Be, is the theme song for the 2010 Trustworthy and True: Christian Authors on Tour. Purchase your copy of the Dare 2 Be song at www.carmencalhoun.com. Like Carmen, I and all of the other participating authors on the 2010 Trustworthy and True: Christian Authors on Tour dare you to be determined to be what He (Christ) called YOU to be!

Take the challenge, and join www.christianauthorsontour.com in 2010 as we showcase a dynamic group of Christian fiction and non-fiction authors who are on fire for God and committed to sharing their writing gifts as tools for Christian ministry.

Lynn Pinder
Christian Author and 2010 Tour Coordinator

2010 Trustworthy and True: Christian Authors on Tour last stop is December 4th!


TAKE ACTION! Publishing is no longer accepting author submissions for the 2010 Trustworthy and True: Christian Authors on Tour.

In 2011, Christian Authors on Tour is taking a hiatus. However, it will launch a new networking group in 2011 for Christian authors in the United States who want to connect online with other Christian authors and share their writing ministry experiences.

CLICK HERE for more details!

CAOT supports HOPE FOR HAITI!

Christian Authors On Tour (CAOT) is officially announcing its support for Hope for Haiti Now!

Please call 1-877-99-HAITI to make a donation or visit www.hopeforhaitinow.org!


Please continue to pray for the people of HAITI!

Christian Authors on Tour (CAOT): 2009 Highlights!

An Overview of Tour Stops on the 2O1O Trustworthy and True: Christian Authors on Tour

In 2O1O, members of the 2O1O Trustworthy and True: Christian Authors on Tour had an awesome time at the following fellowship events:

February 2O1O
Savannah Book Festival [Savannah, GA]

March 2O1O
Clarion/Wyndham Garden Hotel [Atlanta, GA]

May 2O1O
Commonweal International Book Festival [Shepherdstown, WV]

July 2O1O
Harlem Book Festival [Harlem, NY]

August 2O1O
2-Day Christian Writer's Conference part of a 5-Day Western Caribbean Cruise [Grand Caymon Islands/Cozumel, MX]

December 2O1O
Black Writer's Guild of MD meeting at Sojourner Douglass College, Barnes & Noble Power Plant and Holiday Legend's Benefit Concert at Morgan State University
[Baltimore, MD]

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