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2018 Conference Faculty

Ami McConnell Abston
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    Portion of Track 3: Legend in my Own Mind

Ami McConnell is a Nashville-based writer, editor, and publishing consultant. Former Editor-in-Chief and Vice President of Howard Books/Simon & Schuster, McConnell’s editing credits include many New York Times bestsellers and award-winners. She has edited many renowned authors such as Colleen Coble, Ted Dekker, Karen Kingsbury, Max Lucado, Frank Peretti, and Wm. Paul Young. McConnell served on the Advisory Board of The Buechner Institute at King College and is an active member of the Women’s National Book Association.

Rick Acker
Website: http://www.rickacker.com/
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    Portion of 3: Legend in my Own Mind
    WS16: Business for Indies
    WS21: Incorporation for Authors: Everything You Need To Know

Rick Acker writes novels during his commute to and from his “real job” as a Supervising Deputy Attorney General in the California Department of Justice. His unit prosecutes corporate fraud lawsuits of the type described in his #1 bestseller, WHEN THE DEVIL WHISTLES. Rick has led investigations and lawsuits that made headlines in and out of California. Most recently, he and his team won a string record-breaking judgments and settlements against the Wall Street players who created the toxic mortgage securities that triggered the Great Recession. When Rick isn’t writing or lawyering, you can usually find him with his wife, Anette, and their four children. They’ll be exploring in the hills east of San Francisco, watching a good movie together, or, of course, reading.

Tamera Alexander
Website: http://www.TameraAlexander.com
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    WS1: Writing a Series Your Readers Will Love
    WS19: Writing in Community

Tamera Alexander is a USA Today bestselling author of inspirational historical romance. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband Joe, not far from the Southern mansions that serve as the backdrop for many of her novels.


Her novels have received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal and routinely appear on the best-seller lists, including ECPA and Amazon Bestsellers and the #1 CBA Bestseller ranking for historical fiction. A reviewer from USA Today wrote of a recent Alexander release, “To put it simply: This book is a full-on HIT!” Publishers Weekly said, “Thanks to Tamera Alexander’s vivid writing, one can almost hear the music resonating off of the page.”


A three-time Christy Award winner and two-time RITA Award winner, Tamera shares, “I’m grateful for what I’ve learned about writing novels over the past twelve years. I’ve had many talented editors and publishers who have help me to hone my craft. Not to mention some treasured mentors. And I wouldn’t be writing today without them. So I’m eager to share what they’ve taught me—specifically as it relates to writing historical fiction and writing books in a series. I hope to see you in Nashville!


Join Tamera on location at Belle Meade Plantation in Nashville, the setting of her bestselling Belle Meade series (To Whisper Her Name, To Win Her Favor, To Wager Her Heart, and To Mend a Dream): http://tameraalexander.com/extras/videos

 

Allison Carter
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    WS2: Doing Publicity Without a Publicist

A Washington, D.C. native, Carter has more than 15 years of industry experience in marketing and public relations including managing and/or executing campaigns for large and small entities such as Florida State Parks, Belk, Publix and more. Before moving into PR full-time, Carter wrote for The Birmingham News and was a features assistant editor at Southern Living magazine, where she assisted with public relations. She was also liaison to Turner South’s Southern Living Presents television program. She earned a master’s in communications management and bachelor’s in communications from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is now the senior fiction publicist for HCCP.

 

Colleen Coble
Website: http://www.colleencoble.com
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    WS3: Cultivating Relationships in the Writing World
    WS9: Romantic Suspense Panel
    WS15: Networking with General Market Writers
    WS22: Engaging the Culture Through Fiction

USAToday bestselling author Colleen Coble’s novels have won or finaled in awards ranging from the Best Books of Indiana, the ACFW Carol Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the Holt Medallion, the Daphne du Maurier, National Readers’ Choice, and the Booksellers Best. She has nearly 4 million books in print and writes romantic mysteries because she loves to see justice prevail. Colleen is CEO of American Christian Fiction Writers. She lives with her husband Dave in Indiana. Visit her website at http://www.colleencoble.com and connect at Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/colleencoblebooks?ref=hl

Brandilyn Collins
Website: http://www.brandilyncollins.com
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    Portion of Track 4: Doing It My Way
    WS20: Panel: Suspense and Thriller Fiction

Brandilyn Collins is an award-winning and best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®—fast-paced, character-driven suspense with myriad twists and an interwoven thread of faith. She is also known for her unique how-to book on the craft of fiction, Getting Into Character. When she’s not writing, Brandilyn is teaching and keynote speaking at writers conferences.

 

Lynette Eason
Website: http://www.lynetteeason.com
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    WS 18: Face Off: Plotter vs Pantster

Lynette Eason is the best-selling, award winning author of almost fifty books including the Women of Justice series, the Deadly Reunions series, the Hidden Identity series, the Elite Guardians series and the Blue Justice series. She writes for Revell and Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line. Her books have appeared on the CBA, ECPA, and Publisher’s Weekly bestseller lists. She has won several awards including the Carol Award, the IRCC award, and the Christian Retailing’s Best 2017 Award. She placed in the top ten in the James Patterson 2016 co-writer contest. The movie, Her Stolen Past, based on Lynette’s novel, aired February 2, 2018 on the Lifetime Movie Network. Lynette is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), Romance Writers of America (RWA), Mystery Writers of America (MWA), International Thriller Writers (ITW), and Faith, Hope, and Love (FHL) chapter of RWA as well as the Kiss of Death (KOD) chapter. Lynette can be found online at http://www.lynetteeason.com and www.facebook.com/lynette.eason and @lynetteeason on Twitter.

 

Kristen Golden
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KRISTEN GOLDEN is a Marketing Manager at HarperCollins Christian Publishing, where she’s been since 2014. A 6th-generation Texan, she has also lived in California, Georgia, Colorado, and New York City before calling Tennessee home. After receiving a B.A. degree in English Literature at the University of Georgia (GO DAWGS!), and interning at the University of Georgia Press, she completed a graduate course at the University of Denver Publishing Institute in 2011. From there, she moved to New York City to join Macmillan in their audio division.

Her favorite part about working at HCCP is partnering with authors to help give their stories their best and brightest chance out in the bustling, crowded world of books. Besides being a bookworm for life, her true loves are board games, classic films, Disneyland, WWII history, fall weather, the Olympics, her pup Lady Grey, and anything rose gold.

 

 

Julie Gwinn
Website: http://www.theseymouragency.com
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    WS23: How to Write a Proposal That Sells

Julie Gwinn, currently a literary agent with The Seymour Agency, has more than a decade in Christian publishing including serving as marketing manager then Fiction Publisher for B&H Publishing Group and Marketing Manager for Abingdon Press. Prior to joining the publishing industry, Gwinn has more than 20 years’ experience in advertising, marketing and public relations. She uses her previous experience to aid her authors at every phase of their publishing plan.
She lives in Nashville, TN, with her husband and two children and also enjoys freelance editing, and DIY projects around the house.

Rachel Hauck
Website: http://www.rachelhauck.com
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    Portion of Track 3: Legend in my Own Mind
    WS15: Networking with General Market Writers
    WS22: Engaging the Culture Through Fiction

Rachel Hauck is an award winning, New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

Her book The Wedding Dress was named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times. She is a double RITA finalist, a Christy and Carol Award Winner.

Rachel sits on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers, and is the comical sidekick to Susan May Warren at the amazing My Book Therapy. She is a worship leader and speaker.

A graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in Journalism, Rachel is a devoted Ohio State football fan. She lives in sunny central Florida with her husband and ornery cat.

 

 

Emilie Hendryx
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Emilie is a freelance writer, photographer, and graphic designer living in Northern California. She’s a member of ACFW and writes Young Adult fiction. She’s got a soft spot in her heart for animals and a love for the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. In her spare time, you can find her designing fun, bookish items for her Etsy and Society6 shops all while drinking too much coffee.

 

Liz Curtis Higgs
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    WS14: How Not to Lose Hope
    WS22: Engaging the Culture Through Fiction

Liz Curtis Higgs is the author of 37 books with 4.6 million copies in print, including her nonfiction bestsellers, Bad Girls of the Bible, The Girl’s Still Got It, and The Women of Christmas, and her award-winning Scottish historical novels, including Whence Came a Prince, A Wreath of Snow, and Mine Is the Night, a New York Times bestseller. Liz has also spoken at more than 1,800 Christian conferences in all 50 states of the U.S. and 15 foreign countries.

Angie Hunt
Website: http://www.angelahuntbooks.com
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Christy-Award winner Angela Hunt writes for readers who have learned to expect the unexpected. With over five million copies of her books sold worldwide, she is the best-selling author of more than 140 titles ranging from picture books (The Tale of Three Trees) to adult novels.

Now that her two children are grown, Angie and her youth-pastor husband live in Florida with Very Big Dogs (a direct result of watching Turner and Hooch and Sandlot too many times). This affinity for mastiffs has not been without its rewards—one of their dogs was featured on Live with Regis and Kelly as the second-largest canine in America. Their dog received this dubious honor after an all-expenses-paid trip to Manhattan for the dog and the Hunts, complete with VIP air travel and a stretch limo in which they toured New York City.

Afterward, the dog gave out pawtographs at the airport.

Angela admits to being fascinated by animals, medicine, unexplained phenomena, and “just about everything” except sports. Books, she says, have always shaped her life— in the fifth grade she learned how to flirt from reading Gone with the Wind.

When she’s not home writing, Angie often travels to teach writing workshops at schools and writers’ conferences. And to talk about her dogs, of course.

Readers may visit her web site at http://www.angelahuntbooks.com  .

Denise Hunter
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    WS15: Networking with General Market Writers

Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 30 novels, including “The Convenient Groom” and “A December Bride” which have been made into Hallmark movies. She has appeared on the The 700 club and won awards such as The Holt Medallion Award, The Carol Award, The Reader’s Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award. Denise writes heartwarming, small-town love stories. Her readers enjoy the vicarious thrill of falling in love and the promise of a happily-ever-after sigh as they savor the final pages of her books. When Denise isn’t orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking good coffee, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband raised three boys and are currently enjoying an empty nest.

Kristen Ingebretson
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    WS24: Covers That Sell

Kristen Ingebretson is a Senior Art Director at HarperCollins Christian Publishing. During her 12 years at HarperCollins, she has designed covers for a wide range of genres, from cookbooks to biographies, Bibles to science fiction. For the past 7 years she has focused on art directing all of HCCP’s fiction titles and become well-versed in Amish costuming. Kristen enjoys keeping up with current trends in cover design, reading (mostly children’s books to her 1-year-old) and creating hand-lettered artwork for her Etsy store.

 

 

Steven James
Website: http://www.stevenjames.net
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    Optional Post-Conference Session: Troubleshooting Your Novel: Essential Techniques for Identifying and Solving Manuscript Problems

Steven James is the bestselling, critically acclaimed author of sixteen novels. He has a master’s degree in storytelling and is a contributing editor to Writer’s Digest.

Best known for his psychological thrillers, he has received more than a dozen honors and awards for his books, including three Christy Awards for best suspense. His book The Queen was a finalist for an International Thriller Award.

His groundbreaking book on the craft of fiction, Story Trumps Structure: How to Write Unforgettable Fiction by Breaking the Rules, won a Storytelling World Award, recognizing it as one of the year’s best resources for storytellers, as did his follow-up book Troubleshooting Your Novel. He is the host of the podcast “The Story Blender,” where he interviews great storytellers from the world of cinema, oral performance, and writing about the craft of great storytelling.

Natasha Kern
Website: http://www.natashakern.com/
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Natasha Kern has personally over 1,500 books.  The agency has sold books to every major publisher and to most medium-sized presses in both ABA and CBA.  Her list includes: mainstream women’s fiction, romantic suspense and romantic comedies; contemporary and historical romances; ethnic, Amish and Biblical fiction as well as thrillers, mysteries and suspense. Her clients include several New York Times best-selling authors, USA Today Best Sellers; RITA winners an Edgar winner, and Christy winners or finalists including Tamera Alexander, Robin Lee Hatcher, Siri Mitchell and Cathy Gohlke as well as ACFW/Carol award winners including Mary Connealy, Julie Lessman and Melissa Jagears in addition to several ECPA best-selling writers including Beth Wiseman and Kathleen Morgan. She has assisted several writers to move from CBA to ABA and also vice versa.  Information about the agency is available on the Internet at http://www.natashakern.com.

Steve Laube
Website: http://www.stevelaube.com/
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Steve Laube, president and founder of The Steve Laube Agency, is a 35 year veteran of the bookselling industry. He began his career in the bookselling arena and his store in Phoenix was named the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) store of the year in 1989. He then spent 11 years with Bethany House Publishers rising to the position of an editorial director. In 2002 he was named the AWSA Golden Scroll Editor of the Year. The next year he became a literary agent and in 2004 formed The Steve Laube Agency. In 2009 he was named the ACFW Agent of the Year. In 2013 he was inducted into the Grand Canyon University Hall-of-Fame by their College of Theology.

Yvonne Lehman
Website: http://www.yvonnelehman.com
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Yvonne Lehman is a best-selling author of 59 novels and compiler of 10 non-fiction books.  She serves as Acquisitions and Managing Editor of Candle Romance and Guiding Light Women’s Fiction with Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. She founded and directed the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference for 25 years and now directs the Blue Ridge “Autumn in the Mountains” Novelist Retreat. She earned a Master’s Degree in English from Western Carolina University and has taught English and Creative Writing on the college level. Her recent novel releases include the Secrets in Savannah series (The Caretaker’s Son, Lessons in Love, Seeking Mr. Perfect (LPC), and non-fiction compilation Coola-nary Moments (Grace Pub). She periodically signs her popular novel, Hearts that Survive—A Novel of the Titanic (Abingdon) at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge TN. She blogs at http://www.christiansread.com and www.yvonnelehman.com – yvonnelehman3@gmail.com

DiAnn Mills
Website: http://www.diannmills.com/
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    WS10: Writing with Compelling Emotional Tension

     

DiAnn Mills is a bestselling author who believes her readers should expect an adventure. She combines unforgettable characters with unpredictable plots to create action-packed, suspense-filled novels.

Her titles have appeared on the CBA and ECPA bestseller lists; won two Christy Awards; and been finalists for the RITA, Daphne Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. Firewall, the first book in her Houston: FBI series, was listed by Library Journal as one of the best Christian Fiction books of 2014.

DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, a member of Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. She is co-director of The Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference and The Mountainside Marketing Conference with social media specialist Edie Melson where she continues her passion of helping other writers be successful. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country.

DiAnn has been termed a coffee snob and roasts her own coffee beans. She’s an avid reader, loves to cook, and believes her grandchildren are the smartest kids in the universe. She and her husband live in sunny Houston, Texas.

DiAnn is very active online and would love to connect with readers on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/diannmills Twitt,er: https://twitter.com/diannmills or any of the social media platforms listed at http://www.diannmills.com .

Carrie Stuart Parks
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    Early Bird
    WS 18: Face Off: Plotter vs Pantster

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.

Frank Peretti
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    Optional Early Bird:  Frank Peretti - On Writing For the first time ever, the man called “the Dean of Christian Fiction” will share his experience, intuition, and thoughts on writing. From the broad sweep of story, to the nuts-and-bolts of how to write well, participants will have an learning journey they won’t forget!

Frank E. Peretti is a New York Times bestselling author who, to date, sold over fifteen million books. He is best known for his novels This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness. This Present Darkness was on the CBA’s bestselling list for over 150 consecutive weeks. His novel The Oath received the ECPA Gold Medallion Award for best fiction of 1996.

Cara Putman
Website: http://www.caraputman.com
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    WS16: Business for Indies
    WS21: Incorporation for Authors: Everything You Need To Know

As a preteen Cara Putman watched lawyers change legislative opinions at an important legislative hearing in Nebraska. At that time, she wondered if she became an attorney if people would give her words the same weight. An honors graduate of the University of Nebraska Lincoln, George Mason University School of Law and Krannert School of Management at Purdue University, Cara has turned her passion for words into award-winning stories that capture readers. Her legal experience makes its way into her stories where strong women confront real challenges.

An award-winning author of more than 25 books, Cara writes legal thrillers, WWII romances, and romantic suspense because she believes that no matter what happens hope is there, waiting for us to reach for it.

When she’s not writing, Cara is an over-educated attorney who lectures in law and communications at the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University and homeschools her children. She and her family live in Indiana, the land of seasons. You can read chapters for most of her books and connect with Cara at her website: http://caraputman.com.

 

 

Deborah Raney
Website: http://www.deborahraney.com/
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    WS 13: Panel: Women’s Fiction Moderator
    WS19: Writing in Community

Deborah Raney’s first novel, A Vow to Cherish, inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title and launched Deb’s writing career. Twenty years later, thirty-plus books, and numerous awards later, she’s still creating stories that touch hearts and lives. Her awards include RWA’s RITA Award, ACFW’s Carol Award, the National Readers Choice Award, and the HOLT Medallion. Deborah is also a three-time Christy Award finalist and serves on the executive board of ACFW. She and her husband, Ken Raney, traded small-town life in Kansas for life in the friendly city of Wichita. They love traveling to visit four grown children and a growing brood of grandchildren who all live much too far away. Find out more about Deb’s newest releases at http://www.deborahraney.com.

 

Ken Raney
Website: http://www.ClashEntertainment.com
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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.

Carrie Schmidt
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    WS11: Count Your Stars - What Professional Reviewers Are Looking For in Your Story
    WS04: Emerging Trends

Carrie Schmidt is an avid reader, book reviewer, story addict, KissingBooks fan, book boyfriend collector, and cool aunt. She also loves Jesus and THE Story a whole lot. A reviewer for RT Book Reviews and a co-founder of both the Christian Fiction Readers’ Retreat and JustRead Publicity Tours, Carrie lives in Kentucky with her husband Eric and their quirky dog Zuzu. She contributes to several blogs, including Seekerville, but her main home on the interwebs is ReadingIsMySuperPower.

Karen Solem
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Karen Solem is the President of Spencerhill Associates Ltd., a literary agency.  She represents a broad range of commercial fiction including women’s fiction, thrillers and mysteries and a small selection of non-fiction. A number of her clients have become NYT bestsellers and though it’s wonderful to have that kind of recognition she still takes a lot of pleasure in discovering and working with new talent.

Prior to her years as an agent Solem had 25 years of corporate publishing experience.  She was most recently Associate Publisher and Editorial Director of Harper Paperbacks and, earlier, Editor in Chief of Silhouette Books.

Jan Stob
Website: http://www.tyndale.com
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Jan Stob is the director of fiction at Tyndale House Publishers. Since joining the fiction team in 2000, she has enjoyed working with authors from concept development through publication. She loves discovering new talent and unique concepts and enjoys working with authors who share her passion for publishing books that bring hope to a troubled world.

Over the years, she’s had the pleasure of working on several bestselling projects including the Left Behind series, Safely Home by Randy Alcorn, and The Prayer Box by Lisa Wingate. She looks forward to new acquisitions releasing from Beth Vogt, Carla Laureano, Heidi Chiavaroli, DiAnn Mills, and Allison Pittman. Jan and her husband reside in the Chicago area, near their two married sons and their amazing first grandchild.

Sarah Sundin
Website: http://www.sarahsundin.com/
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    WS5: Moderator of Historical Fiction panel

Sarah Sundin is the author of ten historical novels, including The Sea Before Us. Her novels When Tides Turn and Through Waters Deep were named to Booklist’s “101 Best Romance Novels of the Last 10 Years,” and Through Waters Deep was a finalist for the 2016 Carol Award and won the INSPY Award. A mother of three, Sarah lives in California, works on-call as a hospital pharmacist, and teaches Sunday school. She also enjoys speaking for church, community, and writers’ groups. Please visit her at http://www.sarahsundin.com.

Dan Walsh
Website: http://www.danwalsh.com
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    WS17: How to Grow Your Newsletter and Maximize Your Impact

Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of 19 novels including The Unfinished Gift, The Reunion and When Night Comes. He has won 3 Carol Awards (finalist 6 times), 3 Selah Awards and 4 of his books have been finalists for RT Review’s Inspirational Book of the Year. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Word Weavers International, Dan writes fulltime in the Daytona Beach area. He and his wife Cindi have been married 42 years, have 2 children, both married, and 3 grandchildren (more coming). You can find out more about his books or follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads or Pinterest from his website at http://www.danwalshbooks.com.

Susan May Warren
Website: http://www.susanmaywarren.com/
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Susan May Warren is the USA Today bestselling, Christy, RITA and Carol award-winning author of over fifty novels with Tyndale, Barbour, Steeple Hill, Summerside Press and Revell Books. Two time Christy winner, RITA winner, she’s also a multi-winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice award, and the ACFW Carol award. A seasoned women’s events speaker, she’s a popular writing teacher at conferences around the nation and the author of the book, The Story Equation.

She is also the founder of Novel.Academy the school for novelists that builds writing careers!

Karen Witemeyer
Website: http://www.karenwitemeyer.com
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    WS8: Moderator of Panel: Romance: Popular Tropes and How to Make Them Yours

For those who love to smile as they read, bestselling author Karen Witemeyer offers warmhearted historical romance with a flair for humor, feisty heroines, and swoon-worthy Texas heroes. Winner of the ACFW Carol Award, National Reader’s Choice Award, HOLT Medallion, Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, and a finalist for both the RITA® and Christy Awards, Karen is a firm believer in the power of happy endings. . . and ice cream. Learn more at http://www.karenwitemeyer.com or join her private Facebook group-The Posse.

 



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