Monday, September 22, 2008

Back from ACFW

I've returned from the American Christian Fiction Writers Conference (ACFW) in Minneapolis both filled to the brim and wiped out at the same time! (To the right is me with newly-signed Zondervan author, Deborah Vogt. Deb and I were writing critique partners some years back and I'm thrilled to see her writing career taking off!)

I had such a fun time teaching the Continuing Session Class on Friday and Saturday (with Deb Raney), doing paid critiques with conferees (such talent in this group of writers), and participating in the Mall of America booksigning with over 120+ authors. Plus meeting with Bethany House at their offices, having lunch, and talking about the future.

Here's a quick glimpse at the weekend. If you'd like to see more pictures, just visit my website at and hit PHOTOS, then The Writing Life. 

Me with conferee Karen Ingle

Me with Bethany House author, Elizabeth Musser

Me with authors (L to R) Deborah Raney, Meredith Efkin, Maureen Lang and Jill Eileen Smith

Me with Esther Gross, writer, conferee, and fellow Nashvillian

Next year's ACFW Conference is going to be in Denver and will feature keynote speaker Debbie Macomber. So if you're a writer and want to be inspired while also gaining skills to hone your craft, be sure and watch the ACFW website and sign up for next year's conference. We had over 500 attendees this year but there's room for you. Plan on joining the group for Denver 2009!

Now I'm crawling back in my hole to finish Beyond This Moment, that releases in April 2009. Have I mentioned how wonderful it is to be home again. Whew! 

1 comment:

  1. The covers of your next books are absolutely beautiful!


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