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Amy Leah Magaw is a computer science-teaching, mother of two college students by day. By weekends, she is an Independent Facilitator working in cooperation with Code.org, providing FREE professional development for teachers on infusing computing skills into the classroom. She is available to go to your school, church, or community center to train your teachers or staff on site. To contact Amy about FREE professional development, visit her blog at www.AmyLMagaw.com, or email her at amagaw.chs@gmail.com. In her "free time," Amy loves to write Christian Fiction. She has samples of her writing on her blog, as well as links for purchasing her books. Amy is also the First Lady of Temple Baptist Church in Sumter, SC. She is available for speaking at Ladies’ Conferences and meeting your freelance writing needs. To learn more about Amy’s writings, visit her blog at www.AmyLMagaw.com, or email her at AmyLMagaw@gmail.com.

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Now That Fall is Here...

It finally feels like fall here in Paxville, South Carolina, but I haven't been able to enjoy much of the weather. I am so glad to have tomorrow off for Columbus Day!
These past nine weeks have been extremely challenging. The Masters Program at Southern New Hampshire University is rigorous! I was able to use Book Three Coming Home progress in my Story and Concept class and I got some great feedback. There are changes--big changes--but they are for the better. I am eager to get my revisions done.
One of my assignments has turned into something of an enigma. I am venturing out into a YA story. I have tailored it for the SNHU's Fall Fiction Contest. The grand prize is a $3K scholarship. I pray this at least places!
One of my professors recommended that I get a publicist to get Hearts of the Carolinas really out there. We'll pray about that.
I am in the process of changing programs. I would like to be in the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program, instead of the Master of Arts in English w/Concentration in Fiction. The MFA program is a terminal degree, which would open more doors for me in the long run. There are also more classes about the publishing industry, and my thesis must be a novel. It sounds like a plan for Book Four, The Free Agent.
However, I must apply for admission to the MFA program. I must write a 200-word personal statement, and submit an 8-12 page sample of my work. I plan on submitting "Beauty and the Beast" from The Collage. I am praying the Lord's will over this and the entire work!
Thank you for your prayers and support! It means so much to me.
~ Amy

The Collage

The Collage
Coming July 2019