2012 Faculty

Mentoring Track – Writing for Children Christine -- Harder Tangvald
Mentoring Track – Non Fiction -- Janis Whipple
Mentoring Track – Fiction -- Eva Marie Everson
Mentoring Track – Fiction -- Ken Kuhlken
Teen Track -- Bryan Davis
Writing  --  Smith
Marketing -- Karen H. Whiting
Writing for Children -- Crystal Bowman
Writing the Non Fiction Book -- Craig Bubeck
Create Your Own Video for Social Media Marketing -- Linda Mitchell

MarkCecil Murphey, KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Nonfiction book track.

Veteran author and speaker Cecil (Cec) Murphey has written or co-written more than 120 books, including the NY Times bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper) and Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (with Dr. Ben Carson). Some of his more recent titles include Knowing God, Knowing Myself, When Someone You Love No Longer Remembers, and When a Man You Love Was Abused. His books have sold in the millions and have brought hope and encouragement to countless readers around the world. Cec offers writing tips and advice twice a week at For more information, visit


Shelly Ballestero, Author -


facultyJevon Bolden, Editor
Strang Communication –




Crystal Crystal Bowman, Author –




CraigCraig Bubeck, Editor - Wesleyan Publishing



facultyAndy Butcher, Editor – Christian Retailing



KennElaine Creasman, Author
Manuscript Submission Team



BrendaBrenda Coffin, Author





facultyEva Marie Everson, Author




SteveSteve Feldman, Agent – The Sam Hill Group




JesseJesse Florea, Editor – Focus on the Family




SusanSusan Gesell, Editor – DaySpring




LindaLinda Gilden, Author –




GingerGinger Kolbaba, Editor – and Christianity Today




Ken Kuhklen, Author



facultySteven Lawson, Editor – Regal Publishing Group




LarryLarry Leech, Editor

Regal Publishing Group



KennNancy Lohr, Editor




AmandaAmanda Luedeke, Agent




Macgregor Literary


facultyTorry Martin, Author



AndrewAndrew Mckay, Editor – Believer’s Press




Sarah McManus, Author


facultyLinda Mitchell, Author



AvaAva Pennington, Author



Judi Perry, Editor – Beacon Hill



AllenMarti Pieper, Editor SUSIE




facultyAllen Quain, Editor – Creation House - Strang Book Group



DottieMary Lou Redding, Editor, The Upper Room

Basic Writing Track



ScheerAndy Scheer, Agent -- Hartline Literary




RickRebeca Setiz, Publicity – Glass Road PR





Portrait of Mary Sue SeymourMary Sue Seymour, Agent



RickVirginia Smith, Author

Fiction Track



Rick Steele, Editor – AMG Publishers


Leslie H. Stobbe




Christine Harder Tangvald, Author








RamonaRamona Tucker, editor

Oak Tara Publishiers



Beth Patch, Editor –



JohnJohn Vonhof, Author




CarolCarol Wedeven, Author
Mentoring Track – Writing for Children



Amber Weigand-Buckley, Editor – On Course



JanisJanis Whipple, Author/Editor




Karen H. Whiting, Author


CarlaCarla Williams, Author



Billie Wilson, Conference Director



KarenRusty Wright

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