My author career launched at The Florida Christian Writers Conference almost 20 years ago, and going there became an annual event. After about eight years, the director decided I was ready to become a teacher, so I began teaching classes ten years ago, including guiding the teen track.
I had amazing, wonderful times with those groups and watched some skillful and passionate writers grow in the craft. To say that I love many of them would be an understatement. They became like sons and daughters to me, and some of them, now attending college, getting married, having children, are like brothers and sisters. I thank God for every one of them and for the opportunity to share precious time with them.
This year’s conference was my last, at least for a while, but that won’t be the end of teen track. My daughter, Amanda L. Davis, will take the teaching reins beginning in 2016. She is the award-winning author of three novels and has attended nearly every teen track since the beginning, so she has a lot of experience.
In order to memorialize my years at FCWC, I am posting photos from teen tracks old and new. They are not in chronological order.
If any teen trackers want me to include their photos, please contact me. Also, feel free to share your memories.