Brock and Bodie Thoene, award-winning authors of 65 works of historical fiction, will be at the YWAM Woodcrest campus in Lindale to teach a one-week writing workshop Jan. 28 to Feb. 1.
The workshop costs $300, which includes lunch daily and a ticket to the premiere. Woodcrest is also offering workshops in editing, magazine writing, children’s literature, journalism, thematic writing, ebooks and social media marketing.
The Thoenes (pronounced Tay-nee) have taught at Youth With A Mission writing schools in England and Hawaii but this is their first time at Woodcrest.
Bodie began her writing career as a teen journalist for her local newspaper in Central California. Eventually her byline appeared in U.S. News and World Report, The American West, and The Saturday Evening Post.
She also worked for John Wayne’s Batjac Productions (she’s best known as author of The Fall Guy) and ABC Circle Films as a writer and researcher. John Wayne described her as “a writer with talent that captures the people and the times,” according to the written release.
Bodie and Brock have four grown children — Rachel, Jake, Luke, and Ellie — and eight grandchildren. Their sons, Jake and Luke, are carrying on the Thoene family talent as the next generation of writers, and Luke produces the Thoene audiobooks.
Classes begin at 8 a.m. and after lunch there will be writing critique groups. Visit ywamwoodcrest.com to register online for any of the 2013 workshops or call 903-882-9663 for more details. Woodcrest is near Interstate 20 and Texas Highway 110 at 15186 County Road 440.