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Lone Star College-Montgomery Writing Tutor Hosts Book Signing at Barnes & Noble on December 12

One of Lone Star College-Montgomery’s very own writing tutors, Linda Kozar, is celebrating a personal and professional writing milestone through the recent release of her third book, Babes With a Beatitude—Devotions for Smart, Savvy Women of Faith (Howard/Simon & Schuster, 2009), which hit book store shelves on December 1. Kozar and co-author, Dannelle Woody, will be at Barnes & Noble in The Woodlands Mall, on Saturday, December 12, at 2 p.m., signing copies of the book.
 
As an accomplished author—she has also published two mystery books—Kozar is able to bring her writing expertise to the students at LSC-Montgomery. She, along with other writing tutors in the college’s writing center, The Write Place @ LSC-Montgomery, provides individual assistance with brainstorming, rough drafts, and revisions on any writing assignment.
 
According to Kozar, Babes With a Beatitude is filled with daily devotions created by Kozar and Woody from real-life experiences and testimonies through their years of ministry and church leadership.
 
“Most of us women are busy, bustling around at breakneck speed, trying to be the best wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, employee, and volunteer,” said Kozar. “We try to juggle career, children, church, and everything in between–yet struggle with our inability to be all things to all people.”
 
“We hope that through this book, women will be inspired, touched, and filled with hope and renewed faith,” said Kozar.
 
Kozar is also the facilitator for The Global Pen, LSC-Montgomery’s student publication for English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). According to her, the student’s weekly meetings are run in the same fashion as a professional writing group, where the group provides feedback on each other’s work.
 
“I’ve led and been a member of writing groups since 2003, and I’ve learned a lot about creative writing,” said Kozar. “I’ve experienced the art and hard work that goes into crafting an article, short story or manuscript.”

“At the college, I am able to share what I’ve learned with the students and hopefully enable them to meet their personal and professional writing goals,” she added. “Hopefully, some students may even wish to pursue careers in journalism or writing.”

Kozar is the president of The Woodlands Texas Chapter (Writers On The Storm) of the American Christian Fiction Writers and a member of the Christian Authors Network. She has also served as co-founder and director of Words For The Journey Christian Writers Guild.

Those who wish to do so may call Barnes & Noble ahead of time to reserve a copy in the event that book sells out.
 
“We invite women to come to any of our book signings or events this month to meet us because we would love to meet them!” said Kozar.
 
For more information about the other book signings and events Kozar and Woody have scheduled, visit http://www.babeswithabeatitude.com/  or babeswithabeatitude.blogspot.com.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
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