: has worked at the crossroads of web design, photography, marketing, & social media for more years than he cares to count. Since launching Clearly See Media in 2008, he continues to work as a digital advertising specialist for companies including Amazon Publ., Lamplighter Publ., QVC, The Shopping Channel, Child Evangelism Fellowship, and many retail & service businesses.
: a former corporate editor & writer for multi-million-dollar corporations & versatile nonfiction writer with more than 30 years’ experience. An award-winning freelance writer who writes for general & Christian markets. She’s the author of I Want to Talk with My Teen About Money Management
. She’s written articles, columns, essays, devotionals, fillers, Bible Study Guides, & book chapters.
: an award-winning author, lit. agent, & speaker from southwestern OH. His 50 books, including the award-winning Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door
& The Bard and the Bible: A Shakespeare Devotional
, have sold millions of copies. Bob’s also the executive director of the Christian Writers Institute. He & his wife have been married for 40 years. They have 2 children & 5 grandchildren.
: a full-time freelance editor/writing mentor since 1998, she works with new writers, established authors, & book publishers. She teaches at writers’ conferences across the country & is the director of the Orange County Christian Writers’ Conference. She’s the manuscript critique team coordinator at Mount Hermon & the founder & director of the Christian Editor Connection & The Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network.
: the managing editor of the Christian Communicator
, a monthly magazine; editor-administrator of The Christian Writers Market Guide; author of more than 70 books with a specialization in Bible curriculum. A Gold Medallion Book Award & an Evangelical Press Association Higher Goals award recipient. Lin also directs the Write-to-Publish Conference in the Chicago area and teaches at writers’ conferences around the world.
: a multi-genre award-winning author, speaker, pastor's wife & associate literary agent for WordWise Media Services. Winner of the Golden Scroll Children's Book of the Year, the Enduring Light Silver Medal, & the Maxwell award for best non-fiction. A member of the Christian Author's Network & the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association. She & her husband live in Coudersport, PA, with their 2 children.
: acquires for both the youth & adult markets for JourneyForth. Nancy has over 20 years of experience in book publishing and has experience as an educator and children’s librarian. She loves to teach about the art & craft of writing. Her personal writing résumé includes two historical novels for children, curriculum stories and articles, and book reviews and articles for parents and educators.
: has attended MCWC for over 20 years, has written drama, puppet skits, devotions, & two published books: A Ram for Isaac
and The Window in the Wall
(BJU Press). She’s working on illustrating Revelation
as a personal project. She’s a speaker for Stonecroft Christian Women's Connection and lives in Clyde, NY, with her husband, Ray.
: the founder of Chris Morris CPA, LLC, an accounting firm focused on creative entrepreneurs. His clients include editors, digital designers, authors, photographers, online marketing firms, & publishers. He has an MBA from Grand Canyon University & a Bachelor in Biblical Studies from Arizona Christian University. A regular faculty member & keynote at Christian writers’ conferences. He’s authored two books.
: 2018 marks Nancy Rue's 36th year as a published writer. She’s a best-selling author of 125 books for tweens, teens, and adults. She’s expanded her offerings to include a mentoring program, “From Shadow to Shelf,” for budding authors with dreams of their own, specializing in women writers under 30. She travels North America, speaking & teaching at writers’ conferences & holding writing intensives.
: an author, teacher, & speaker. She’s the managing editor for Straight Street Books and Son Rise Devotionals (imprints of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas) & the executive editor of ChristianDevotions.us
. She travels nationwide teaching at writers’ conferences & women's conferences. A best-selling author & writing mentor, she’s the author of 9 non-fiction and 2 fiction books. Cindy’s devotions are widely published over the eastern seaboard.
: an international speaker, former TV host, & award-winning author of 18 books. She’s written more than 600 articles for more than 60 publications. Currently, she writes for “Leading Hearts Magazine” & “Molly Green Magazine.” She writes for women, families, children, & the military. Best sellers include God’s Girls
and My Princess Devotions
: Award-winning novelist, journalist, editor, & collaborative writer Jeanette Windle has lived in six countries and traveled in almost 40. Those experiences have birthed 21 fiction and non-fiction titles, including Forgiven: The Amish Schoolhouse Shooting, a Mother’s Love, and a Story of Remarkable Grace
(2016 ECPA Christian Book Award/Christian Retailing Best Awards finalist) and bestseller All Saints
, also a Sony movie.
Conrad and Donna Krieger
: accomplished musicians, who have traveled worldwide presenting concerts & workshops in churches & conferences. Conrad has been a church music director for many years. He plays the piano, guitar, & flugelhorn. Donna has taught music at the college level and is a pianist, vocalist, writer, & arranger. The Kriegers have recorded 13 albums, & Donna's publications include solo, duet, piano & choir arrangements, as well as two original cantatas.
Private 15-minute appointments with editors and agents to show them material which may be suitable for their publications and/or to discuss ideas for stories. Sign-up sheets available at the conference. Bring professionally prepared manuscripts. Be sure to bring copies! No charge.
Juvenile fiction with Nancy Rue: $40 (4 sessions)
CRITIQUE GROUPS and GENRES of INTEREST GROUPS
Opportunity for feedback from other writers. No charge.
Features books by faculty and conferees. When registering, please indicate books you’ve written which you would like to sell. Please tag all books with prices rounded to a dollar.
Listen to the sessions you missed or those you want to hear again.
MONDAY: THE PUGS SEMINAR - Are you sure you know where all those commas go? How about “em” dashes? Apostrophes? Join this fun activity presented by Kathy Ide and Vie Herlocker, which will be entertaining as well as informative and will make you a better writer.
TUESDAY: FREE TIME or REHEARSAL FOR WEDNESDAY EVENING
WEDNESDAY: MAKE YOUR PITCH – Here’s your chance to share your book idea for no more than one minute to an audience of your peers AND a panel of faculty members, who will give you their honest opinion. Wear a character’s costume, sing, or be as creative as you like to get your point across. Do you have the nerve?
THURSDAY: WRITERS’ THEATER - another opportunity for you to shine! Bring your own work, an excerpt from a short story, memoir, novel, or a poem and trimmed to three minutes and read it to the conferees at the Writers’ Theater, a delightful program that celebrates your creativity.