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Realm Makers: 2013

Realm Makers: 2013 was a blast. Imagine about 80 Christian speculative lovers gathered in one place for two days. I can’t believe the place didn’t explode! We had some great speakers including Jeff Gerke, Bryan Davis, L. B. Graham, Robert Treskillard and more. Classes and panels included writing horror, worldviews and world building, swordfighting, and comics. And of course a night of dinner and cosplay 🙂

Here are the pics from my first Realm Makers conference:

Realm Makers
Me and my friend Jill
Stephen Burnett and Phyllis Wheeler
Me and Becky Minor (Realm Makers founder)
Me and Kathy Tyers
Me and Kathy Tyers
At the book signing with Jeff Gerke (my editor)
Realm Makers
With friends Jen and Joe
Sword fighting!
Sword fighting!


To find out more about future Realm Maker events, follow their website at www.realmmakers.com


My First American Christian Fiction Writers Conference

I took off Wednesday to Dallas to attend my first ACFW Conference. Even though I wasn’t pitching anything at this conference (pitching is where you try to “sell” your manuscript to an agent or editor), I was more nervous than I have ever been for a conference.

Thursday morning, I stepped off the elevator, saw all the people, and stepped right back on and hid in my room for an hour. I was intimidated! But I couldn’t hide forever. The classes were about to begin and I had paid good money to come here. So I straightened my shoulders and went back down.

And I’m so glad I did. I met friends I have known on the internet for years, met new friends, learned some great stuff, and ate really, really well (dessert at lunch and dinner, yes please!). But instead of writing more about my experience at the ACFW Conference, I am going to post pictures (since pictures are suppose to be worth a thousand words). Enjoy!

Friends and Fellow Speculative Writers
Me and Jill Williamson
More Friends and Speculative Writers
Marcher Lord Press Authors
All the Speculative Writers at ACFW 🙂

At the end of the conference, I had the privilege of accepting the Carol Award in the speculative category for my friend and fellow Marcher Lord Press author, Steve Rzasa, for his book Broken Sight . Now I’m heading home, my head filled with ideas and my heart full of friends. Thank you everyone!