Wednesday, July 30, 2008

FHL Conference 2008

Today’s the Faith, Hope and Love Chapter Conference in San Francisco. My roommate Darlene Buchholz and I are staying at the San Francisco Marriott where the National Romance Writers of America Conference is being held. We’ll leave the hotel early and head to the JW Marriott for the FHL event.

This year, there’s a fantastic lineup of speakers. Lyn Cote is our keynote. If you want info on the Christian publishing houses, check out Lyn’s web site for the latest: Lyn keeps all the Steeple Hill authors up-to-date on publishing trends and stats, and I know her talk will be fantastic.

Gail Gaymer Martin will present a workshop on Christian Romance Plotting—Not Plodding. I’ve heard Gail speak before, and she’s wonderful. Last December, Gail’s how-to book on writing Christian Romance was published by Writers’ Digest.

Our own Craftie Lady of Suspense Roxanne Rustand will present a program on Career Building—Before and After the First Sale that’s sure to interest unpublished and published writers alike. Although Roxanne and I have chatted online, we’ve never met in person so I’m excited about having that opportunity today.

Narelle Atkins, our conference chair, has done an outstanding job. Narelle’s from Down Under and organized everything long distance. Thanks, Narelle, for all your hard work!

An added bonus will be the editors and agents joining us:
Cynthia DiTiberio from Avon Inspire
Dave and Sarah Long from Bethany House
Michelle Grajkowski from 3 Seas Literary
Danielle Egan-Miller and Joanna MacKenzie from Browne and Miller Literary
Janet Kokobel Grant and Wendy Lawton from Books & Such Literary Agency

No wonder I’m excited!!!

It’s time to head to the conference! Wish you could all be here. I’ll take notes and fill you in next week.

Happy writing!

Wishing you abundant blessings!
Debby Giusti

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1 comment:

Cheri2628 said...

What a wonderful opportunity to learn, make new friends, and celebrate! Have fun!