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Specialty Appointments

The opportunity to have personal, fifteen minute appointments with Editors, Agents, Mentors or PR/Media Professionals is a valuable highlight of the conference. These provide a great way to learn first-hand about the writing industry, to pitch your manuscript or work-in-progress, and to brainstorm ideas, get encouragement, and benefit from industry professionals.

All appointments are available on a first pay, first slotted basis. Appointments will be scheduled by the Conference Appointment Coordinator, Casey Miller. You will select multiple choices for your appointment needs when you register for the conference.

In selecting Speciality Appointments with PR/Media Professionals, we request only contracted/published authors request these appointments.

Judy McDonough
PR and Media Specialist
Portrait of Judy McDonough

Web Site:

Judy McDonough is a twenty-year PR and media specialist; her background in entertainment and music gives her a fresh, unique perspective when planning a full-service publicity campaign for authors and their projects. Over the years she has secured media for clients at nearly every major media outlet in the country, with recent hits that include Today, CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, New York Times, Associated Press, People, NPR, Us Magazine, Fox & Friends, CNN New Day, SiriusXM, Wall Street Journal, Voice of America, Publishers Weekly, Parade, American Profile, Entertainment Tonight and many others.

Judy came to PR by the Book from Thomas Nelson imprint W Publishing Group, where she worked as Director of Publicity. While at W Publishing, she worked on campaigns for such top-selling authors as David Jeremiah, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs and HGTV superstars Chip & Joanna Gaines. Before that, Judy ran her own independent PR firm, JEMMedia, representing festivals and music events, record labels, recording artists and reality TV stars.

Prior to starting JEMMedia, Judy was a long-time publicist at Capitol Records Nashville, where she worked with such artists as Keith Urban, Eric Church, Lady Antebellum, Garth Brooks, Darius Rucker and many others.
A native St. Louisan, Judy has lived in Nashville long enough to be a passionate (and long-suffering) Tennessee Titans fan. She loves travel – especially to Ireland and Brazil – and can often be found in her kitchen, creating new recipes or trying something from her extensive cookbook collection.

Ken Raney
Graphic Designer
Portrait of Ken Raney

Web Site: http://www.kenraney.com

Ken Raney has been an illustrator and graphic designer for more than 40 years and has had 2 children’s picture books published. Stick Horse, about a young boy who finds a flying stick horse and his adventures, was published by Medlicott Press in 1991. It’s Probably Good Dinosaurs are Extinct, Simon & Schuster, 1993, depicting the many perils if dinos still roamed the earth today. Ken has worked in the corporate world for 25 years as an Advertising/Marketing Manager. Lately, Raney has launched an entertainment website for Christian teens and tweens at ClashEntertainment.com.


APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
People should bring any design item they want Ken to review/critique. e.e.: business cards, book covers, flyers, one sheets, book marks, etc. Or Ken will be happy to answer any design questions you might have.

Jeane Wynn
President
Portrait of Jeane Wynn

Web Site: http://www.wynnwynnmedia.com

WYNN-WYNN MEDIA was formed in 2001 by Jeane Wynn and her husband Tyson. Jeane began in publishing in 1989, working in sales at NavPress. She was soon promoted to a team that developed and launched Clarity magazine, while also doing marketing work for Discipleship Journal and Current Thoughts & Trends.

Since then, Jeane has worked in various positions in publishing, which have given her a well-rounded view of the industry, which is essential as she navigates the ever-changing world of publicity. Before starting Wynn-Wynn Media, she hired and worked with a number of publicists in her capacity as a marketing manager.

Wynn-Wynn Media thrives due to a combination of Jeane’s love of good books, her personal care and attention to the authors who create them, and her understanding of all aspects of publishing, from acquisition to editorial to sales to marketing. Wynn-Wynn Media is a full-service publicity firm, and the Wynns work with the entire spectrum of media, including print and electronic publications, television and radio broadcasts, podcasts and live online radio, websites and blogs, social media such as Facebook and Twitter, and other emerging media tools to ensure the best and most opportunities for their clients.

Some of Wynn-Wynn Media’s latest campaigns have seen clients recognized on the New York Times, USA Today, ECPA, CBA, and Christian Retailing best-seller lists.

At Wynn-Wynn Media, we strive to for integrity, creativity, deliberation, and consistency every day for every client.

Jeane holds a Bachelor’s degree in Radio-TV Sales & Management from Oklahoma State University. She and her husband and business partner Tyson Wynn live in their childhood hometown, where they run Wynn-Wynn Media from a vintage store-front on Main Street.

Appointments for contracted/published authors only
Bring your one sheet on the title, bio, website link.






You must be at least 18 years old to attend conference without a parent/guardian present with you at all times.

Participation of an individual presenter, agent, editor, or publisher in the ACFW conference does not constitute endorsement by ACFW. Conference attendees are advised to use due diligence and take personal responsibility when choosing industry professionals with whom to schedule appointments or enter into agreement.