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2016 Conference Faculty

Allen Arnold
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    CE1: Level All: Story Sense: Creation by Design
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ALLEN ARNOLD is the author of The Story of With, an allegory that reveals a better way to live and create through the doorway of identity, imagination, and intimacy. His mission is to help people actively pursue and transform their talent by discovering how to pursue it with God. As the founding Fiction Publisher for one of the world’s largest Christian publishing houses, Allen oversaw the development of more than five hundred novels. He knows first-hand how common it is for creators to become disheartened, overwhelmed or burnt-out–as well as what it takes to help the dreams of writers become reality. In his current role at Ransomed Heart, he oversees content from the mountains of Colorado for the ministry. Before becoming a Board Member for ACFW, he was awarded their Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012 for his substantial contributions to the world of Christian Fiction.

Caleb Breakey
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    CE5 The Book Funnel Method: Build Your Platform and Sell More Copies - Senior

Caleb is one of the nation’s leading book directors and book funnel creators. He built two six-figure companies using his Book Funnel Method and is determined to change the publishing industry in a powerful and personal way. How? By helping authors (both fiction and non-fiction) implement their own book funnels that produce results. Caleb’s accolades include Lead Book Director of SpeakItToBook.com and SermonToBook.com, ECPA Christian Book Award finalist, winner of the prestigious Genesis Contest, graduate of the Christian Writers Guild’s highest level, award-wining journalist and interviewer, and teacher at all of the major Christian writing conferences across the nation.

Kristy Cambron
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    CE1 Story Sense: Creation by Design

KRISTY CAMBRON has a background in art and design, but she fancies life as a vintage-inspired storyteller. Her novels have been named to Publishers Weekly Religion & Spirituality TOP 10, Library Journal Reviews’ Best Books and RT Reviewers’ Choice Awards Best lists, and received a 2015 INSPY Awards nomination for best debut novel. Kristy has 15 yrs. communications experience for a Fortune-100 company, partnering with companies such as IBM, Gallup, and Disney. She and her family live in Indiana, where she can probably be bribed with a coconut-mocha latte and some Verse Mapping.

Carrie Stuart Parks
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    CE2: Secrets to Great Writing - Freshman

Carrie Stuart Parks is an award-winning fine artist, instructor, and author, and an internationally known forensic artist. Her first two books finaled in mystery/suspense/thriller category in the Christy, Selah, and Christian Retailing Best, and won a Carol and Inspy awards. She was mentored by NY Times bestselling author, Frank Peretti.

Cara Putman
Website: http://www.caraputman.com
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    CE3: Peeling Back the Curtain on Publishing - Sophomore

Cara Putman is the award-winning author of 25 books with more on the way. She is also a full time lecturer at Purdue University, homeschool mom to four, and looking at colleges with her oldest. She is a frequent teacher on writing and loves sharing with others what she’s learned in large part from those who mentored her along the road.

 

 

James Rubart
Website: http://www.jameslrubart.com
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    CE3: Peeling Back the Curtain on Publishing - Sophomore

James L. Rubart is 28 years old, but lives trapped inside an older man’s body. He’s the bestselling, Christy, Carol, INSPY, and RT award winning writer of eight novels and lives with his amazing wife on a small lake in eastern Washington. More at http://www.jameslrubart.com

 

 

Lacy Williams
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    CE4 Intermediate Self-Publishing - Getting to the Next Level - Junior

USA Today bestselling author Lacy Williams has published 35 titles since 2011. Twelve of those were with a traditional publisher and the rest have been independently published. Lacy’s books have been award finalists
and sold over 350,000 copies.

 

 

 



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