2018 Speakers

We're excited about our amazing lineup of speakers for 2018!

January 20th:

Robin Patchen

Aside from her family and her Savior, Robin Patchen has two loves—writing and traveling. If she could combine them, she’d spend a lot of time sitting in front of her laptop at sidewalk cafes and ski lodges and beachside burger joints. She’d visit every place in the entire world—twice, if possible—and craft stories and tell people about her Savior. Alas, time is too short and money is too scarce for Patchen to traipse all over the globe, even if her husband and kids wanted to go with her. So she stays in Oklahoma, shares the Good News when she can, and writes to illustrate the unending grace of God through the power and magic of story.

Robin will present Diggin' into Dynamic Dialog.  In this workshop, she will show us different elements of dialog, including dialog tags and action beats, and we will explore the ways to make your story’s dialog unique, compelling, and unpredictable.


February 17th:

Becky Wade

Becky’s a California native who attended Baylor University, met and married a Texan, and settled in Dallas.  She published historical romances for the general market before putting her career on hold for several years to care for her three children.  When God called her back to writing, Becky knew He meant for her to turn her attention to Christian fiction.  She loves writing funny, modern, and inspirational contemporary romance!  She’s the Carol Award, INSPY Award, and Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award winning author of My Stubborn Heart, the Porter Family series, and the Bradford Sisters Romance series

Becky will talk about Extreme Survival Skills for Writers and let us in on the secrets to combating joy stealers by providing testimonies, Biblical encouragement, and practical tips.

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