I'm not an optimist. I'm a prisoner of hope.
- Desmond Tutu
Marion Bond West won the Guideposts writing contest in 1976. She's written about almost every emotion she’s ever experienced. Sharing honestly about widowhood resulted in a four-month long distance relationship and marriage for Marion and Gene Acuff in 1987. Julie Garmon grew up the daughter of a writer. At age 10, she began editing her mother’s writing with a red Magic Marker. She still does. Julie writes from her upstairs writing loft in a log cabin built by her husband. She dreams of becoming a novelist.