Today I attend my second annual American Christian Fiction Writers’ (ACFW) National Conference–and I am SOOOOO excited! As you’re reading this, I’m on my way to (or may have already landed in) Dallas, TX, where over 2,000 aspiring and/or published authors will meet for three days of networking, training, and celebrating the very best of Christian fiction.
Not a Rookie Anymore
Last year, everything about the ACFW Conference was new. I was awed and overwhelmed by the quality of training and the caliber of published authors who attended. Liz Curtis Higgs, Julie Klaussen, and Mary DeMuth were just a few of the amazing authors I met and visited with last year. I was a little star-struck all week when Liz Higgs, Tracie Peterson, Teri Blackstock, and others like them walked the halls and chatted with folks as if…as if…well, as if they were normal people.
Hrumph…I discovered they ARE normal people! 🙄
Lots of Folks I Can’t Wait to See…
This year Michael Hyatt will be the keynote speaker, and I’ve signed up for workshops with Davis Bunn, Jim Rubart, Rachel Hauck, and Susan May Warren. A few of my Revell buddies are going to be there, too, and we get to have a special dinner together on Friday evening, so I’ll say “hi” to my Northwest pals, Laura Frantz and Ann Shorey. I’m looking forward to lots of already-scheduled “coffee dates” with my agent, editor, and website design folks. And who knows what unscheduled appointments the Lord has in store? Those are REALLY exciting!
If You Could Be at the ACFW Conference With Me…
- Which Christian fiction author would YOU want to meet? Give me a name, and I’ll try to find him/her!
- If you could ask your favorite author a question, what would it be?