: began her career in copy editing in 2002 while working on the very popular Lamplighter series. Has had the joy of helping several first-time authors polish their books for print & squeezed in 4 years as the editor of a quarterly magazine & multiple newsletters. She lives by this motto: “I’m serious about editing ... but not too serious to enjoy a good laugh over it!”
: 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.
: the author of a dozen novels and several non-fiction titles. In addition to his writing he’s also a writing teacher, adjunct professor, and healthcare worker. He lives in PA with his wife, five daughters, & their border collie, Kylo.
: has been a full-time agent with Hartline Literary Agency for 3 years, though he’s been involved in the family business on-and-off for many years, reading proposals & attending conferences. Also a musician/songwriter/worship leader. He’s looking for fictional suspense, romance, women’s fiction, some sci-fi, & non-fiction: Christian living, church growth, & social issues.
: editor for Sonfire Media, a small traditional Christian publisher, & its fiction imprint, Taberah Press, in Galax, VA. Also a freelance editor at Cornerstone-Ink Editing & a member of the Christian Editor Connection, Christian Proofreaders & Editors Network, ACFW, and ACW. Sonfire: looking for Christian living & inspirational books, including memoirs. Taberah Press: YA/New Adult spec. fiction.
: Pastor’s wife & author of 4 books & hundreds of stories. Newspaper columnist since 2001 with the popular weekly humor/inspirational column “God is Greater.” Humorist & inspirational speaker for over 20 years. Member of the Christian Authors Network, Advanced Speakers and Writers Assoc., WomenSpeakers.com, & The Christian Pen.
: Award-winning actor, comedian, and author who writes comedy sketches, screenplays, and humor columns. Writes for “Adventures in Odyssey,” creating the character of Wooton Bassett. His most recent acting roles include The Ultimate Legacy
: With a passion to use God’s gifts to help young students/writers find their calling and have fun doing so, Cathy spent 25+ years homeschooling & teaching writing classes. Several students, including her three daughters, went on to win awards for their writing. Her motto? “I was born to teach!”
: Her expertise & love of writing comes from years of travel with her husband, Dan, attending writers’ conferences together while Dan was acquis. editor at AMG Publ. Currently she’s acquis. editor for Bold Vision Books. Looking for fiction: romance, mysteries, historical. No fantasy. Nonfiction: Christian living & Bible studies in our Nuts and Bolts imprint: craft books for arts and business, how-to books on teaching, preaching, speaking, marketing & social media.
: An inspirational book editor for more than 18 years, Barbara’s also an author. Gilead Publishing recently released her novella “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” in an inspirational collection, Sleigh Bells Ring
. In the mid-1990s, she published 2 bestselling novels & numerous gift books & devotionals before her long stint as a senior acquis. editor for several Christian publishers.
: former MCWC director whose articles, short stories, poems, & drama sketches have appeared in various publications such as The War Cry, Guideposts, Power for Living,
. Has written or contributed to 14 published books & has written & produced a number of plays & musicals. Many of her drama sketches can be found at www.AlphaStarDrama.com.
: a freelance writer the last 10 years. Published in 35 Chicken Soup for the Soul
books & dozens of magazines, including Focus on the Family, Woman’s World, War Cry, & Faith and Friends
. Published in children’s publications, including Our Little Friend
& has received 3 Church Press Awards for her writing with The Salvation Army. The author of a devotional book for teachers.
: award-winning author, won a spot at the Guideposts Writers Workshop in 2004. She’s published in Chicken Soup for the Soul
(40 times), Writer’s Digest, Guideposts, Angels on Earth
, & many others. Her works include a memoir: Charlie Bear: What a Headstrong Rescue Dog Taught Me about Life, Love, and Second Chances
. Representing Guideposts and Inspiring Voices.
: author of 11 children’s books, curriculum, poetry, fillers, short stories, & drama scripts. Enjoys drama improvisation, plays with words, hosts a critique group, and mentors writers.
: Pastor/Speaker/Author, Dave’s worked in the visual arts since 1986. Travels the U.S. using art to communicate the gospel. Written and/or illustrated 18 books on creativity & creative ministry & has ministered in over 150 churches in the last 4 years using art & storytelling to challenge people to use their gifts to serve the Lord.
: teaches writing at Gannon University & for Allegheny College’s arts programs for public schools. Publishes a poetry journal, “Time of Singing,” & speaks at writing, education, & arts conferences. Her award-winning writing has been published widely. Is completing a book about feeling God’s pleasure through creative expression & blogs at www.thebluecollarartist.com.
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.