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    MILESTONES CELEBRATION DINNER AT 2018 ACFW CONFERENCE

    Nashville, TN:  For the first time, the opening dinner of the 2018 ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers) conference at the Gaylord Opryland in Nashville was designated the Milestones Celebration Dinner and included honors for novelists who have reached significant milestones in their writing careers.

    Ribbons were awarded to fifty-two conference attendees who have reached bestseller status on PW, USA Today, NYT, CBA, or ECPA; top 100 overall on Amazon; or sold 75K copies of a single title (anthologies not included).

    Milestone pins were awarded to these ACFW members in attendance for having published 25-49 novels:

    • Kristin Billerbeck
    • Lauralee Bliss
    • Hallee Bridgeman
    • Robin Caroll
    • Amy Clipston
    • Brandilyn Collins
    • Ann H. Gabhart
    • Leslie Gould
    • Rachel Hauck
    • Liz Curtis Higgs
    • Denise Hunter
    • Tamara Leigh
    • Robin Caroll
    • Carol Moncado
    • Allie Pleiter
    • Cara Putman
    • Deborah Raney
    • Kathryn Springer
    • Erica Vetsch


    Milestone pins were awarded to these ACFW members in attendance for having published 50-74 novels:

    • Colleen Coble
    • Mary Connealy
    • Lynette Eason
    • Cynthia Hickey
    • Yvonne Lehman
    • Debby Mayne
    • Gayle Roper
    • Susan May Warren


    Milestone pins were awarded to these ACFW members in attendance for having published 75-99 novels:

    • Michelle Levigne
    • DiAnn Mills
    • Lenora Worth
    • Kathleen Y’Barbo


    A Milestone pin was awarded to keynote speaker Debbie Macomber for having published 100+ novels.

    Congratulations to these authors. We look forward to awarding Milestone honors to those who will reach significant publishing milestones before 2019’s conference in San Antonio.

    ACFW is a professional organization devoted to the craft of Christian Fiction. ACFW’s mission is to empower Christian novelists by inspiring them to join with God in the creative process, training them in the craft, and educating them in the publishing industry. For more information about ACFW, contact acfwrelations@acfw.com or www.acfw.com.