American Christian Fiction Writers Conference

Writing buddies... Annette Irby, Gail Sattler, and me.
Annette Irby (from Washington state) writes Christian Romance.
Gail Sattler (from Vancouver, BC) writes Romantic Comedy.
I arrived home last night from the American Christian Fiction Writers conference in Dallas, Texas. What a fabulous time! Five hundred people gathered to learn, share, and celebrate the impact Christian fiction is making in the world.

Of course, I'm slightly exhausted and my mind is reeling from all that happened during the past week. I came home with nuggets that will help improve my writing, but even better was the time spent with writing friends from across the country. I received both positive and helpful input from editors and agents. The publishing industry is a difficult one to break into and their words were encouraging.
As promised, I've included some photos.

DiAnn Mills, a favorite author, hails from Texas. Her book, When the Nile Runs Red, was recently released. Check back on Saturday to find out more about this exciting novel and what DiAnn is doing with the proceeds.

My critique buddies... Annette and Ocieanna Fleiss.

Ocieanna writes historical fiction and lives in Washington state.

Another one of my favorite people in the world is Cynthia Ruchti.

Cynthia lives in Wisconsin and is one of the writers and producers of the radio ministry, The Heartbeat of the Home, for which I'm a guest writer.

Annette, Cynthia, and I were priviledged to sing vocals with the worship team during the conference. Not only fun, it became a blessing for us! We were thrilled to be asked back to sing next year when the conference moves to Minneapolis.

It's time to jump into my other world, but I'll soon be back working on my latest project.




  1. We were asked back? Honestly? Cool. And I am so seeing a professional hairdresser before then! It was an amazing joy to sing with you two beautiful women.

  2. Dawn, this is so very fun--all these pics!!! I so enjoyed being a part of the worship team with you, Cynthia, Gail and the rest of the team. Definitely one of my favorite aspects. Looking forward to MN next year!!!

    Love ya!


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