Meet & Greet on Friday, April 5, 2019
Coming soon. . .
Main Event on Saturday, April 6, 2019
Tentative Schedule . . .
Small Groups: (groups of 10 lead by the following authors)
"Upside-Down Influence" 1 - Authors get to ask readers questions about what they look for when choosing a book; what they like best in covers; all sorts of questions authors wonder about. How interactions with readers shape and direct new writing.
- Mesu Andrews
- Dani Pettrey
"Upside-Down Influence" 2 - Authors get to ask readers questions about what they look for when choosing a book; what they like best in covers; all sorts of questions authors wonder about. How interactions with readers shape and direct new writing.
- Stephanie McGee
- Megan Whitson Lee
"Diversity" - How to include everyday family issues, people of color, how to address that respectfully in a book and how people deal with these things in real life... as opposed to how we often see them in Christian fiction. (Or don't see them at all....)
- Ruth Logan Herne
- Elaine Stock
"Find Your Story" - How do you "find" your stories in general, and how did you specifically find your latest story?
- Sandra Ardoin
- Susan May Warren
"Book Buzz" - How fans can REALLY help their favorite authors with book buzz...
- Eva Marie Everson
"What Should I Read Next?" - Help readers discover newbies who are similar to their well-known favorites.
- Lindsay Brackett
- Mikal Dawn
"Early Influences" - What early influences moved you toward becoming an author, and how do those impact your stories now?
- Carrie Turansky
- Mary Connealy
"Kiss and Tell" - Authors share how they wrote some of our favorite kissing scenes
- Dawn Crandal
- Kristin Noel Fischer
"Research, Research, Research" - Talk about researching for your stories. Questions like what’s the craziest thing you’ve ever googled, how did you research a place you have never been to, what’s the most effective way to research a different profession, what is the coolest thing you’ve learned while researching, have you ever changed something in your story because it was too difficult to research, etc?
- Kimberley Woodhouse
- Carole Towriss
"How-to" - The nuts and bolts of writing a book and pursuing a publisher. Many readers dream of becoming authors one day. What better way to be encouraged than to see and hear real people sharing how-to. It could also include Indy published authors and how they went about the process.
- Gabrielle Meyer
- Debby Giusti
"The Faith Thread" - A panel on writing how we authors integrate our faith into our writing.
- Tracey Lyons
- Aubrey Grayson