Authors 2019

Authors are available for free one-on-one 15-minute appointments! Be sure to complete and return your Appointment Request form that you will receive when you register. (Conferees already registered will be emailed the link to the form around March 20.) For your appointments to be booked in the order that you registered, your form must be received by April 15. All appointment requests must be received by April 30.

 Areas of Expertise

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Dianne E Butts
Lynne Babbitt, M.A.

Writer, Speaker
Professional Counselor 

Lynne is passionate about helping others achieve personal growth and build fulfilling relationships. She has provided counseling services for both private practices and non-profit ministries in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, including her current private practice, Lynne Babbitt Counseling.

Lynne writes and presents seminars and training materials for churches, businesses, and non-profits. Her Bachelor's degree is in psychology, with a minor in Bible, and her Master's from Liberty University is in Clinical Counseling. She added “A Counselor’s Perspective” to Marlene Bagnull’s book, #MyFamilyToo – How Our Family Coped with Childhood Sexual Abuse.

Lynne's journey has also included social work, teaching, church leadership, and rearing 6 children and 23 foster children—in part, as a single parent. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and has since lived in all four corners and the middle of America. God has entrusted her with hard life lessons, and with the transparency to share those lessons so that others don't have to learn the hard way.

Continuing Session – Speaking and Writing: A Beautiful Relationship 
Want to sell more books? Reach a wider audience? Build your brand and attract publishers? Enhance your speaking ministry! Speaking and writing hold hands to enrich each other. Learn how to write engaging, inspiring speeches and seminars, complete with Power Points and handouts. You can overcome stage fright, find speaking opportunities, and supplement income. Sell more books by setting up a great BOTR (back of the room) table. Learn to add humor and sparkle to your presentations from a veteran public speaker, singer, and therapist. The same spirit who stirs you to write His answer can empower you to speak His answer.

Workshop – Inside Your Characters’ Psyches (Friday, 3C)
Craft fascinating, believable characters by delving into human emotions, personality traits, quirks, and disorders. Create depth and richness in your characters’ back-stories. Intensify conflict and sweeten resolution by adding psychological dimension and texture to both villains and heroes.  Learn to build an accurate, intriguing human psyche from a practicing therapist.

Night Owl Prayer Fellowship (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 pm in Long’s Peak)

Click here for areas of expertise for one-on-one appointments.

Beatrice Bruno
Author, Speaker
Drill Sergeant of Life


Beatrice is an Army veteran and former (but always and forever) Drill Sergeant. An ordained gospel minister and life and writing coach, Beatrice loves showing folks how to get over themselves and let go of the PAST. Having trained over 2,000 Basic Training soldiers through Army Basic Training to graduation, she has seen characters who run the gamut from straight-arrow to cone-head! Many of these real life characters will find their way into her fictional characters in her books.

And now, Beatrice has crossed over into an area few, if any, look forward to – Widowhood. Married for 27+ years to John who passed away in August of 2018, Beatrice has raised four children - his, hers, and theirs - to adulthood. Beatrice is now looking for her new normal…if there is such a thing…after losing her beloved husband.

Beatrice is spreading her wings as a novelist and creating the series, The Baby Chronicles, Volume 1, which includes the GI Josephines (Volume 2) and the Soldiers of the Lord (Volume 3). But Beatrice will not stop there. A mind for the unusual Christian experience, Beatrice is also working on Lara Rose, HGPI. Ask her what that acronym means and she will be glad to share it with you.

Beatrice’s passion is in helping others to write the books God has given them to write. Inside of each individual writer, Beatrice believes God has planted a seed within that will glorify Him and edify His creation.

Learning Lab – Writer, Thou Art Loosed! (Wednesday, E5, 1:00 – 4:00)
Have you not yet published your first book? Or, have you published your first book but still doubt the gifting God has placed on the inside of you to write more books? Beatrice Bruno, The Write Drill Sergeant for YOU, is here to help you be loosed from those infirmities that would hold you in bondage so you can complete God’s mandate for your life. Through interactive exercises, timed writings, and perspective illustrations and exercises, Beatrice will lead you on a 3-hour Phased writing experience to show you how to embrace the Writer-You and move forward to accomplish great writing exploits for the Lord. In this Mini-Bootcamp experience, you will write, laugh, cry, and expand as you sit in a writing atmosphere created for you to receive, believe, and trust God for the writing anointing that is yours! Click here for pre-class writing assignment.

Keynote – But God . . . (Saturday 4:30 pm)
Do you doubt the gifting God has placed within you? You can be loosed from the doubt, fear, and unbelief many writers face today because of what they have been told, what they believe, and what they acknowledge! But God . . . He has brought you to the birthing table. Receive the PUSH you need to bring forth what He has placed within you.

Click here for areas of expertise for one-on-one appointments and availability for paid critiques.

Michael Gantt
Pastor, Author, Speaker
Active in international ministry for over 20 years
Blogging at

Michael served as Senior Minister at Agape Christian Fellowship in Brattleboro, Vermont, for 37 years before retiring from the lead position. He is the Founder and Director at Kenya Development Fund, a ministry to the deaf in Kenya. He travels widely, preaching in churches and conferences across America and around the world. He maintains his blog site where he writes on a variety of issues. His heartbeat is driven by the twin themes of guarding the integrity and authority of the Bible and the restoration of the home as the Center of the Kingdom.

Keynote – Cry Mercy (Friday am)
The fall of America is at hand. Michael’s keynote is based on Cry Mercy, his must-read book for everyone concerned about the path our nation is on. Just as God spoke through the Old Testament prophets to warn His people to return to Him, I believe He has given Michael an urgent message for us today.

Workshop – Writing Out of a Broken Heart (Thursday, 1D)
It is not likely that we will survive this life without being wounded by adversity. In fact it is our adversity that truly shapes our character and best equips us to step into the brokenness of others to bring them comfort, hope, and healing.  “We may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” (1 Corinthians 1:4 NKJV). 

Workshop – The Burden of the Watchman (Saturday, 5G)
There are some who see what others do not see, hear sounds others do not hear, and discern danger before danger reveals itself. Should he sleep, the loss of the city will stain his hands forever.

NOTE: Michael is available to meet with you for encouragement and prayer.

Darcie Gudger

Darcie J. Gudger
YA Author
Adjunct Instructor, Casper College

Freelance Editor, Writing Coach
Co-founder/ leader WY Write
Coffee Break Coordinator

Darcie spends much of her time dodging the Wyoming wind, ducking into historical museums and archives, and imagining life on the frontier prior to modern comforts. When not in a library or at her computer, Darcie can be found paddling the river in her kayak, hiking, walking her psychotic freak-biscuit of a dog, or in the pool determined to hit her two-mile goal. Her ridiculous love of books almost flattened her son when over-burdened shelves collapsed on him during his birthday party. Her husband implemented an immediate ban on physical books. Undeterred, Darcie finds creative ways to sneak books into her home and pushes her Kindle to its limits.

She earned her B.A. in psychology from Houghton College and her Masters of Education from the University of Colorado, Denver. She spent 4 years in the classroom as a high school special education teacher. For 15 years, Darcie instructed several award-winning scholastic color guard teams from Colorado. She was also on staff with WGI Open class semi-finalist team Malachi Independent Winter Guard. Currently, Darcie is an adjunct instructor at Casper College teaching courses on the craft of writing. She also facilitates WY Write, a group for Christian writers in the state of Wyoming.

A hopeless book addict, Darcie is on a mission to help writers write great books she would love to read.

Learning Lab – Creating Credible and Motivated Characters (Wednesday, E3, 1:00 – 4:00)
Practical ways to make the population of your storyworld leap off the page. Got personality? An examination of personality types and how to use them in character building. What's their motivation? Every behavior and action in fiction must have a believable reason/motivation behind it. Learn how to dig deep into the minds of your characters.

Teens Write – The Art of Storytelling (Saturday, 9:45 – 3:45)
Darcie will coordinate a team of teachers in this jam-packed day filled with new friends & learning new skills. (Ages 12-18.) For more information, click here.

Click here for Darcie’s areas of expertise for one-on-one appointments and her availability for paid critiques.

Barb Haley

Barbara E. HaleyLord Get Your Needle

Author, Speaker
Freelance Editor
Conference Registrar
Appointments Coordinator  

Barb is a teacher, writing mentor, and the author of three juvenile chapter books; two devotional books: There’s a Song in the Air and Lord, Get Your Needle—I’m Falling Apart at the Seams (The Emotional Strain of Chronic Pain); and her debut novel Biz On the Go. She’s also ghostwritten two books and written magazine articles, weekly devotions for The Quiet Hour and The Secret Place, and stories for Chicken Soup for the Soul and God Answers Prayers. A retired elementary teacher and Reading Interventionist, lives in San Antonio, Texas, where she enjoys writing at IHOP, tutoring, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Whether through fiction or nonfiction, Barbara strives to equip readers to search for God’s healing truth as they learn to Face Facts in a World of Fiction.

In May, 2016, Barbara was named Writer of the Year at the Colorado Christian Writers Conference. 

Workshop – Using Fiction skills in Nonfiction (Friday, 3D)
Story—what a wonderful tool! Story connects emotionally with readers and illustrates our message in a visual way. We might use story as a beginning hook or to reinforce points throughout our writing. When discussing an especially tense subject, a humorous story provides welcome relief. And ending with a story is an enjoyable and memorable way to wrap up what we have to say. This workshop will introduce you to valuable fiction skills you can use IMMEDIATELY to successfully further your nonfiction!

Teens Write – The Art of Storytelling (Saturday, 9:45 – 3:45)
Along with a team of teachers Barb will work with teens in this jam-packed day filled with new friends & learning new skills. (Ages 12-18.) For more information, click here.

Louise Looney


Bill Myers
Best-selling Author
Award-winning Filmmaker

Bill’s books and videos have sold over 8 million copies. Not bad for a man who never wanted to be a writer! He grew up in the mountains of Washington State, eight miles from the nearest town. Even with all that solitude, he read very little as a child and got Cs and Ds in the only writing class he took at the University of Washington. "When a girl I'd dated all through high school dumped me our first year at college, I wandered the campus night after night, until I finally told God He could have my life, I'd do whatever he wanted regardless of how strange it was."

Even though for most of his life Bill wanted to be a dentist, he kept getting the impression God wanted him to be in filmmaking. "We had quite a few arguments, but because I made that promise, I changed my major to film directing and a few weeks later found myself in Rome, Italy, studying a subject I knew nothing about in a language I couldn't speak. Talk about feeling foolish."

Bill’s work has won over 70 national and international awards, including the C.S. Lewis Honor Award. His children's DVD and book series, McGee and Me, has sold 4.5 million copies, has won 40 Gold and Platinum awards, and has been aired on ABC as well as in 80 countries. His My Life As… book series has sold 2.1 million copies. He has written, directed, and done voice work for Focus on the Family's Adventures in Odyssey radio series and is the voice of Jesus in Zondervan's NIV Audio Bible.

As an author, Bill writes for a wide range of audiences. “But,” he says, “regardless of the age I write for or whether it’s comedy, thrillers, fiction, or nonfiction, my purpose is always the same … to draw the reader closer to the heart of God (and maybe do some thinking and enjoy some entertainment along the way). Several of his children’s book series and adult novels have made the bestseller list.

Bill is also managing partner of Amaris Media, International – a motion picture and media company currently developing several projects for both children and adults.

Continuing Session – Fiction Writing: Keys for Unforgettable Storytelling
We’ll cover how to come up with unforgettable concepts and characters, structure, plots, writing habits that work, discovering your voice, and how to use comedy.

Keynote – Spiritual Transformation (Thursday 8:30 am)
As communicators for Christ, it’s imperative we understand Christianity is not for the religious. We must know the Good News is not about trying to be good but being supernaturally transformed.

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Charles Patricoff
Author, Historian
Future and Hope Blog


Charles is an author with a personal passion for American history and our nation’s unique Christian heritage. As a Jewish follower of Yeshua, Charles speaks at Pro-Life and Tea Party rallies about our godly American heritage. “I write to preserve life and liberty, because by fighting to provide freedom for others, we preserve freedom for ourselves.” For over 35 years he supported the Department of Defense where his work gained recognition throughout the military and weapons development corporations. 

Workshop – America at the Crossroads (Thursday, 1G)
Christian writers can prepare believers to advance the kingdom of God as America takes another step toward complete rejection of its Judeo-Christian roots.

Click here for areas of expertise for one-on-one appointments and availability for paid critiques.

Ava Pennington
Author, Speaker
Bible Study Fellowship Teacher
Appointment Desk Captain

Ava is an author, Bible teacher, and speaker. Her publications include Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional, endorsed by Kay Arthur, founder of Precept Ministries. Ava’s articles have been published in many magazines and on well known blogs such as “Revive Our Hearts.” She has also contributed to more than 30 anthologies, including 25 Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Ava teaches an interdenominational, weekly Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) class of 300 women in Stuart, FL. 

Learning Lab – Devotionals and Other Nonfiction Books: From Passion to Process (Wednesday, E4, 1:00 – 4:00)
You're passionate about your nonfiction project. It could be a devotional, a how-to book, or a  Christian living manuscript. Join us as we explore how to process your passion into a manuscript. We'll examine strategy, purpose, and audience. How does your premise tie into your theme and concept? How will you research your topic and organize your material? What style will you choose? What storytelling techniques will you employ? (Yes, even for nonfiction.) When and how will you edit your work?  Finally, what is included in an attention-grabbing query? What are the components of an effective book proposal? Lots of questions. Bring your book idea and we’ll find the answers together!

Keynote – Write His Answer: Dig Deep, Build High (Saturday, 8:30 am)
Regardless of your genre or target audience, how you handle God’s Word influences what you write and how you write. Ava will share how to dig deep into God’s Word, lay a strong foundation, and build high . . . in your writing and in life. 

Click here for Ava’s areas of expertise for one-on-one appointments and availability for paid critiques.


Dr. Bruce Porter
Church Planter, Pastor
Firefighter, Chaplain

Bruce is a “man with a mission” to call people into biblical truth and Christians back to their ancient roots and radical passion for Christ no matter the cost. Church planter, pastor, international speaker, and responder to disasters worldwide, Bruce brings a unique perspective that challenges and motivates his readers. His most recent book is Destroying the Shadow Agenda – A Christian Manifesto

Workshop – Make Some Noise! (Saturday, 6G)
Paul Revere’s night ride of 1775 rallied the Colonists. Christian writers are also night “writers” upon their keyboards to awaken God’s army. A Shadow Agenda seeks to discourage us, but Bruce sees only inevitable victory in Christ. He encourages God’s heralds to “Write His Message”’ of Christ’s final ultimate victory over the Shadow Agenda!

Click here for areas of expertise and availability for paid critiques.

Susan Rehberg 
Author, Speaker
The Poet of Notes
Photographer, Speaker

Susan is an award winning poet, photographer, speaker, and cancer survivor. Her poetry has touched millions of hearts through her books, cards, and social media. Her poems have appeared in Power for Living, LIVE, The Bible Advocate, and God’s Word for Today to name a few. Several of her poems are in Marlene Bagnull’s book, My Turn to Care – Encouragement for Caregivers of Aging Parents. Note from Marlene: Susan has combined her gifts of poetry and photography into wonderful gift items –bookmarks, frameable prints, cards, and booklets. 

When asked, “Who are you? What do you do?” Susan likes to respond, “I have no tools but this pen and keyboard. I have no wisdom but what comes from The Book. But I have a passion to encourage my fellow writers and poets to continue to write for Him and to help them spread hope to the discouraged. By doing this, I want to give a glimpse of what faith in God can do. I am a poet. But by the grace of God I am who I am (1 Corinthians 15:5).

Workshop - Write Thru Life (Thursday, 1A)
Learn how to journal your way to God’s heart and enrich your passion for writing. Discover how the lessons God gives you day to day, year to year, can help you develop your book ideas, articles, devotions, and poetry.

Click here for areas of expertise and availability for paid critiques.

J. Chris Richards
Author, Editor
Writing Coach
Conference Bookstore

Chris is an author, editor, and writing coach. She is somewhat addicted to writers groups of which she is currently a member of two, American Christian Fiction Writers and Writers on the Rock. In the past, she has worked for two publishing houses, been the member of multiple writers groups, and taught/directed writing conferences for teenage writers. While still trying to figure out exactly what part of the writing world she wants to live in, she is working on the sequel to her suspense novel, Shattered Trust; is near finishing a chapter book; is creating journals; and is helping new authors learn the writers’ life. Her biggest challenge is finding time to write between spending time with her husband, three daughters, and six grandchildren while exploring as much of the world as she can, taking pictures, and doing needlework.

Early Bird Workshop – It Takes a Team (Wednesday, E12, 3:30 – 4:30)
The traditional picture of an author is a person sitting alone with paper and pen, or a typewriter, or a computer. However, the truth is it takes a team to create a published book. This workshop talks about who needs to be a part of that team, how to find them, and how they need to work together.

Workshop – Spiritual Footprints (Saturday, 5A)
We leave many footprints as we travel through life – ink, sand, carbon, dirt, digital, wandering, grass-stained, spinning, and spiritual to name a few. In this workshop we will explore the spiritual footprints from our hearts, through our books and articles, to our readers’ hearts.

Click here for Chris’ areas of expertise for one-on-one appointments and availability for paid critiques.

Robert Ruesch
Chaplain, Christian Resort Ministry

Robert is currently a Senior Chaplain with Christian Resort Ministries and lives in another paradise, Evergreen, with his wife and special needs son. He is an ordained pastor that places chaplains in RV parks and resorts across the USA. 

Robert started his writing career writing with Bethany Press in 1968. Since then, along with a career at the YMCA of the Rockies, he has been blessed with articles in emergency medical magazines; Workamper; and several local, regional, and national newspapers on various subjects including covering Promise Keepers events.  

Robert grew up at Estes Park Center, YMCA of the Rockies. Each summer he would meet families, college staff, and conference guests from the United States and many countries. From the 1950s through the college years, he had the opportunity to work, play, and learn alongside people from many avenues of life. Unlike most children growing up, his friendships were as varied as an artist’s pallet of colors which gave him a unique perspective on the values of meaningful relationships.

Early Bird Workshop – So, You Have Been Indy Published for a Year . . . with Roy Hanschke (Wednesday, E10, 3:30 – 4:30)
Bob and Roy will talk about the publishing process with an indie publishing company and a traditional publisher. They will discuss the pitfalls, snags, and triumphs of getting a book published in each venue. You’ll learn how to choose a publishing company; what the publisher requires from the writer; and what to expect during the selection, working process, and bringing a title to the market for the first time.  

Click here for Robert’s areas of expertise for one-on-one appointments and availability for paid critiques.

David Rupert

David Rupert

Corporate Communicator
Journalist, Ghostwriter

Featured writer at Patheos Evangelical

David is an award-winning corporate communicator who has also found success as a journalist, ghostwriter, and speaker. He founded and leads Writers on the Rock, a community of more than 800 writers along the Front Range. With more than 2,000 published articles, he is also a featured writer at Patheos Evangelical. His passion is to Live a Life of Yes, helping others experience the joy and wonder of simple trust and faith.

Workshop – The Rocks Cry Out (Thursday, 2G)
Are you afraid to engage? In today’s world, traditional principles provoke reactions that can be unfair and personal. But the incredible shrinking Christian writer does the world no good. Let’s learn to write truth!

Workshop – Don’t Kill Your Writing (Saturday, 6B)
Discover the things that will destroy your writing and what you can do to eliminate them.

Click here for David’s areas of expertise for one-on-one appointments.

Sheri Schofield 
President, Faithwind 4 Kids


Sheri is an award-winning children’s author/illustrator and a skilled veteran in children’s ministries. She has written and produced seven musicals for churches and schools. Sheri now has her own ministry: Faithwind 4 Kids, an evangelical children’s book outreach. In addition, she also writes for Arise Daily Devotions ( as well as for her local newspaper. Sheri is the 2018 CCWC Writer of the Year.

Workshop – Writing to a Child’s Heart (Thursday, 2B)
Learn how to draw a young audience into your story through an introductory hook. You will learn the basics of writing for young children and preteens, how to determine your audience’s age, and how to develop characters and plots, as time allows.

Click here for areas of expertise for one-on-one appointments and availability for paid critiques.

Tim Shoemaker

Tim ShoemakerCode of Silence

Full-time Author, Speaker since 2004


Tim is the author of 14 books and is a popular speaker at conferences and schools around the country. Over twenty-five years working with kids has helped him relate to his reading and listening audience in a unique way.  He is a regular contributor to Focus on the Family Clubhouse and Clubhouse JR. magazines. Code of Silence, the first in his middle-grade series, was listed by Booklist in the “Top Ten Crime Novels for Youth.” 

Tim speaks at churches and parachurch organizations such as Focus on the Family, Iron Sharpens Iron Men’s Conferences, and Moody Pastors Conference. He speaks at homeschool conventions as well as retreats for men and couples. He also speaks at public and Christian schools across the country—so if you know a librarian, principal, or English teacher, talk to Tim about that. Happily married for over 35 years, Tim has three grown sons and still loves doing volunteer youth work.

Tim’s energetic style of teaching helps make even difficult topics clear. He is all about encouraging and equipping writers to do what they do—better.

Continuing Session – Reaching Youth through Fiction 
This isn’t just about writing for “kids.” It’s about writing for possibly the toughest market out there . . . but one of the most rewarding. We’ll share secrets to realistic action and fight scenes. Deepening your point-of-view, when to show—and when to tell, creating stronger scenes, and writing better dialogue. We’ll look at strong starts and other essentials to writing for youth. We’ll touch on plausibility and avoiding “hokey” Christian fiction. We’ll cover all these essentials of great fiction and more—and we’ll show you how to use them to boost your story to the next level.

Click here for Tim’s areas of expertise for one-on-one appointments and availability for paid critiques.

Eric Sprinkle
Author, Speaker
Founder, Adventure Experience

Founder of Adventure Experience Press and author of the AdventureDevos book series for Men, Women, and Youth, he is also a Writing Conference Faculty veteran and can help with almost any questions you have. A Colorado native, please forgive him for jogging between buildings and don’t  be alarmed to find him wearing Teva sandals in the snow.    

Early Bird Workshop – Making the Most of Your First CCWC (Wednesday, 2:15 – 3:15)
First time at a writers conference?  Why wait till the last day to feel like an expert?  Come join us for some insider tips and tricks in the areas of Networking, Craft Sharpening, and Selling your Work.  All designed to help you make the most of your CCWC time, starting with Day 1. Note: There is no charge for this important workshop. Even if you’re not a first-timer, I urge you to attend.

Night Owl – True Tales of Indie Publishing Success (Friday pm)
Come for a story of excitement and mayhem; stay for all the time-saving tips and tricks you'll learn for use in your own Indie Pub projects.

Click here for Eric’s areas of expertise for one-on-one appointments.

Angela Ruth Strong


Angela sold her first Christian romance novel in 2008 then quit writing romance when her husband left her. Ten years later, God has shown her the true meaning of love, and there's nothing else she'd rather write about. Her books have since earned TOP PICK in Romantic Times, been optioned for film, won the Cascade Award, and been Amazon best-sellers. She also writes nonfiction for SpiritLed Woman. To help aspiring authors, she started IDAhope Writers where she lives in Idaho, and she teaches as an expert online at WRITE THAT BOOK.

Workshop – The Power of Story (Thursday, 2C)
This class is all about digging deep to find the truth in your fiction and how to tell it in a way that resonates without being preachy. We'll examine plot/characters according to Bible stories as well as novels and movies, dissecting the stories that have had the most impact on us to better craft our message for the world.

Click here for areas of expertise for one-on-one appointments and availability for paid critiques.

Marjorie Vawter 
Freelance writer and editor
Appointment Desk Assistant


Margie is a full-time freelance editor and writer. She is the author of many published devotionals; several devotional books, articles, and book reviews; plus four novellas and several nonfiction books. As the recently “retired” assistant to the conference director for the Colorado and Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Conferences, Margie has had the opportunity to work with publishers, editors, agents, and publicity directors, as well as other writers. An avid reader, she also judges for several prestigious awards in the inspirational marketplace. Mom to two adult children and a daughter-in-love and Gramma to two grandchildren, Marjorie currently lives in the Denver metro-area with her husband, Roger, and cat, Sinatra. 

Early Bird Workshop – Weaving in a Biblical Worldview (Wednesday, E9, 1:00 – 2:00)
What fiction book or series has impacted your walk as a believer the most? Would it have been the same story without the spiritual thread? What made it so powerful to you? We will look at what Scripture has to say about the importance of a spiritual takeaway for fiction and then look at techniques for making this work through your characters in your work-in-progress. Mainly for fiction writers, but also helpful for creative nonfiction and memoir. 

Click here for areas of expertise for one-on-one appointments and availability for paid critiques.

Charlie Wolcott

Lori Wildenberg
Author, Speaker
Co-founder 1 Corinthians 13 Parenting 

Lori came into her writing career through the backdoor. She is a licensed parent and family educator and speaks nationally to parents. Her talks and parenting workshops contain the inspiration and material for her books. Lori has authored and co-authored 5 books, with her most recently published book being The Messy Life of Parenting. Lori is also the co-founder of 1st Corinthians 13 Parenting Ministry and the Team Leader for the Moms Together Facebook Community  and the Moms Together Facebook Group. A perfect day in Lori's world is hiking with her family. 

Workshop – How Not to Talk to an Agent or Acquisitions Editor (Thursday, 2E)
Gain some tips on things to avoid doing or saying when pitching your book to an agent or publisher.

Workshop – Write for the Reader (Saturday, 6D)
Why do you write? What is the message God has put on your heart? Who needs to hear it? No book (other than the Bible) is for everyone. Discover how to write to your reader to expand your reach.

Click here for areas of expertise for appointments and availability for paid critiques.