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March 23, 2007

Treat Your Author Right

photo at Taco John's
Taco John's: Lunch of Champions

This week I visited Chris Heuertz, international director of Word Made Flesh and forthcoming Likewise author (I'll tell you the title when we make up our minds). After being well-fed and hydrated by him and his wife Phileena (below) and well-entertained by the good people of WMF for several days, I treated them to lunch at Taco John's, because I know how to treat people right. I wore my extra-large jeans in anticipation of all the Potato Ole's I ate. Yummy.

photo of Chris and Phileena
From left: Chris Heuertz, Phileena Heuertz, Dave Zimmerman

The U.S. office for Word Made Flesh is based in Omaha, Nebraska, but they have like-minded people befriending the poorest of the poor all over the world. If you've read the Likewise book The New Friars, Chris probably looks and sounds familiar. Keep an eye out for his book; it's gonna be a good one for shizzle.

Posted by Dave Zimmerman at March 23, 2007 1:45 PM Bookmark and Share


I love Taco Johns. When I saw the picture, I got all excited. Maybe there is a Taco Johns somewhere in Chicagoland? Oh, can it be? And then I read the post, and alas, it is not so.

Maybe I should move to Omaha and write a book.

Comment by: llama momma at March 23, 2007 6:53 PM

Dave: You growin' a beard?

Comment by: Isaac Bickerstaff at March 26, 2007 11:28 AM

I am growing a beard. It's coming in much whiter than the last time. I'm in an Easter play at my church, where I play Peter the Whiner. Interestingly enough, my first whine in the play is about food. The conventional wisdom at my church is that to be a Palestinian fisherman in the first century CE was to have a beard--except for my friend Mark, who shaved his beard when he noticed that Leonardo D. Vinci painted his character beardless. Incidentally, he painted my character bald, but that ain't happening.

Comment by: Dave at March 26, 2007 11:34 AM

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Lisa Rieck is a reader and writer who likes to discuss good ideas over hot drinks and gets inspired by the sky. She takes in all kinds of good ideas as a proofreader for InterVarsity Press.

Rebecca Larson is a writer/designer/creative type who has infiltrated IVP's web department, where she writes and edits online content. She enjoys a good pun and loves the smell of freshly printed books.

David A. Zimmerman is an editor for Likewise Books and a columnist for Burnside Writers Collective. He's written three books, most recently The Parable of the Unexpected Guest. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/unexpguest. Find his personal blog at loud-time.com.

Suanne Camfield is a publicist for InterVarsity Press and a freelance writer. She floats ungracefully between work, parenting and writing, and (much to her dismay) finds it impossible to read on a treadmill. She is a member of the Redbud Writers Guild and blogs at The Rough Cut.

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