Important Announcement for CSW 2014 Attendees!

Central Soapers Workshop 2014 is just a few short days away, and I have a little bit of sad news.

Unfortunately, Donna Maria Coles Johnson who was scheduled to speak on Work/Life balance this weekend, is experiencing a family emergency and will not be able to join us. Her message in her presentation, to prioritize our families and our businesses rather than striving for some kind of imaginary balance, is being honored as she makes that decision for herself as a fellow entrepreneur. We are sending lots of hugs to Donna Maria and her family, and are keeping her in our thoughts.

Donna Maria asked me to share a personal message with you all, straight from her, here it is:

I am disappointed that I will not be able to join you for all of the fun Kenna and her team have planned for you this weekend. Fellow speaker, Lela Barker, will deliver my presentation, and the two of us are working together as we speak to make sure you don’t miss me one single bit.

I will miss you though, and I want you to know that I would not make this decision unless it was in line with my highest priority — to be in the presence of my children when life’s train wrecks dictate that I simply cannot leave their side.

I wish you the best conference ever, and I will see you at a future event. And of course, we will meet, as always, on Facebook and Twitter as I join the fun virtually.

A huge thank you to Lela for filling in! See you in a few days everyone!


  1. Stacy says:

    Sorry to hear this, keeping you and your family in my thoughts. We will miss you though.

  2. laurie coultrip says:

    no worries !
    You are doing everything possible to make this wonderful for us !
    We appreciate you, your gracious and enthusiastic work and communication !
    Can hardly wait to be there.

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