The theme for this year's Northeast Ohio Christian Writers Conference (NEOCWC) is Humor. What else are you going to do when the conference date falls on April 1st? Then, the search began to find a keynote that would help embody that theme.
The NEOCWC selection panel is proud to present Jeanette Levellie. “Nutty with a Dash of Meat” best describes Jeanette Levellie’s writing, speaking and life.
A spunky pastor’s wife and former History teacher, Jeanette authors a weekly humor/inspirational column, God is Greater, a popular feature in her local newspaper since 2001. She has published hundreds of stories and articles in anthologies, Christian and secular magazines, greeting card verses, and poems. Jeanette is also a prolific speaker for both Christian and secular groups, and has a unique flair for finding humor in unlikely places, bringing laughter and hope to her audiences.
Jeanette is the mother of two grown children, three grandchildren, and servant to four cats. She lives in Paris (not the French one), IL. with her husband, Kevin. Her hobbies include dining out, talking baby talk to her cats, avoiding housework, reading, and watching old classic movies.
Her debut book, Two Scoops of Grace with Chuckles on Top is a humorous inspirational look at God’s bottomless heart. Just like Jeanette’s life, it’s full of mayhem, messes, and miracles. Sample chapters include Drive up Diapers, Crawzilla, The Ice Cream Snatcher, and Can Preachers Have Sex on Sundays?
The Heart of Humor: Sixty Helpings of Hilarity to Nourish Your Soul is Jeanette’s second book. These servings of humor are topped with a wee slices of inspirational thoughts and comical drawings by her son, Ron, a former animator.
Jeanette’s third book, Shock the Clock: Time Management for Writers and Other Creatives is a unique approach to time management based on personality types. It includes tips from well-known writers and editors such as James N. Watkins, Jody Hedlund, and Cecil Murphey.
Touchable God: Finding the Lord’s Friendship Through Prayer is Jeanette’s fourth book. It details her lifelong journey in prayer with warm, poignant stories and offers 25 prayers for friends—or yourself—going through crises.
Find Jeanette’s mirthful musings on her blog, Hope Splashes, at www.jeanettelevellie.com , Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, and Pinterest