ANN TATLOCK – Christy Award Winner at this year’s ICRS
Promises to Keep by Ann Tatlock (Bethany House, a division of Baker
Publishing Group). Eleven-year-old Roz Anthony and her family have just moved to Mills River, IL, to escape an abusive situation. Only days after settling into their new home, they discover that the elderly former resident, Tillie, is determined to keep living there. Out of sympathy, they agree to let her stay. When danger stalks the Anthonys, it’s Tillie who exhibits unimaginable courage and selfless love in her determination to protect the family she has adopted as her own.
In addition to the Thursday Special, Telling the Truth, Ann will be teaching two workshops:
Making POV Work (Fri, 4C) – Tools to stay in your character’s POV and make your character’s POV stronger. How your readers will know whose POV you’re in, and when you can break POV rules. Note: Ann will be teaching this workshop for Lynn Coleman who is unable to come this year.
Putting Up the Frame (Sat, 5C) – Before you jump into your story, it’s important to pin down the genre, theme, and POV even if you’re a “seat-of-the-pants” writer.
JEANETTE WINDLE – The Beyond Me award at AWSA
The Advanced Writers & Speakers Association honored Jeanette Windle with the Beyond Me Award presented by Kathi Macias. “No one better epitomizes a ‘beyond me’ life than Jeanette,” Kathi said. “She selflessly gives herself away, both at home and on the mission field, and abundantly blesses those she meets. I’m honored to know this devoted lady, and to call her my friend.”
Jeanette will be leading a Novelist’s Clinic and representing Kregel Publications.
NANCY SEBASTIAN MEYER – Guest on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk
“Thriving in a Spiritually Divided Home”
July 23-24 Click here to find the program time and radio station nearest you. If you are a spiritually single mom or know of one, this broadcast will bring hope!
Nancy discusses with Dr. Dobson her own story and how others like her can thrive in a spiritually divided home.
Nancy will be teaching two workshops:
Building a Speaking Ministry (Weds E15) – An active speaking calendar will help sell your book to a publisher. Come to a crash course on how to sound like you know what you’re talking about while not getting nervous! Kidding aside, expert tips can make you an expert speaker.
The Valuable Versatile Outline (Sat, 6B) – From this amazingly simple outline format you can speak ten minutes or two hours, write a magazine article, or pen a complete book.
There’s still time to register for GPCWC. And you can still beat the $10 – $20 price increase by registering today or Saturday. You can register securely online with a $25 deposit and pay the balance at the door or in time payments.