Friday, February 18, 2011

Feature a Friend Friday - Cari Weber

Today, I am featuring a wonderful friend of mine! I met Cari Weber at the FaithWriters conference a few years ago and we hit it off right away. We've since become great friends.

Cari has written for a few magazines (one of her non-fiction articles was published in Woman's World a few months ago) but she mainly writes for children. She has recently finished a children's book titled "The Angel Kiss" about a little girl with a haemangioma. This book is backed by a doctor and Cari is actively seeking a publisher. Last year, Cari submitted a short story to the Highlights Foundation, which won her a scholarship to the Highlights national Writers Workshop in Chautauqua, New York.

But, although Cari is definitely a talented writer, her passion is photography. She's won several awards for her photos, including first place for the 2010 Great Lakes Forever Photo Contest (amateur category) and second place plus an honorable mention in the Writers' Journal magazine contest. One of her photos was also featured in Best of Photography (2009). Her expertise is nature and wildlife.

Cari also does portrait photography. She took our family photos in the fall and we love them! She also has done many senior pictures (she'll be doing my son's this summer) and baby photos. If you live in the Grand Rapids area, I strongly encourage you to contact her for more information on her photography services.

UPCOMING EVENT: Cari's photos will be showcased at the Grand Rapids Schuler Books (28th Street S.E.) during the months of March and April. She'd love for you to come and check out her display!Another cool note...Cari will be taking headshots at this year's FaithWriters conference in August.

Here is the link to Cari's website, where you can check out some of her winning photographs and get more information on her writing and photography. Also check out an interview with Cari this coming Monday (February 21st) on the FaithWriters blog.

Do you have a friend to feature? Leave a link to his or her website/blog so we can check it out!


Diane said...

Will check out her site. I love the idea of featuring someone. I did a friend of mine and it was such fun.

Joanne Sher said...

Headshots at the conference??? OOOOOOHHH so cool!

And you're right - Cari is AWESOME. Thanks for featuring her!

Susan said...

Hi Lynda...I've had three guest bloggers on my own blog. Always enjoy reading posts by other writers. It's always great to get another person's perspective on things. Susan

Yvonne Blake said...

I just checked out Cari's website. I didn't know she was a photographer....beautiful pictures!