Francis Collins and Anna Smith to speak at the Orange County Christian Writers

By Karen Y. Stevens

Francis Collins is a local published author.  She has a new book out called “John’s Revelation  God’s Greatest Love Story”.  Collins will be speaking to the Writers Guild about her new book and the struggles she went thru to write it.  Collins has lived in the area for 40-plus years and published “Seashell Prisoners”.  Anna Smith is Francis’s youngest daughter and has been a business women in Orange for 10+ years.  Smith owns and operates Asher Luis Boutique, a resale shop off of Green Ave/Hwy. 87.  Smith has 2 children and is married to Michael Smith.  Please come and listen to these two great, powerful women.  The Guild is a free organization and is open to all.  We will meet on Sept 1st at 6:00 to 7:00pm at the Brown Hearing Center, 105 Camellia, Orange behind the Dairy Queen.  Park in side parking lot, go in the last door and up the stairs.  Any questions, please email Karen Y. Stevens at karen.stevens@coldwellbanker.com  or call 409 988-2588.

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