Preparations for our 2014 Catch The Wave Writers Conference are being made and speakers, faculty, and registration details should be announced soon. The 2014 Catch The Wave Writers Conference is set for August 14-16 at Mount Paran North Church, 1700 Allgood Rd, Marietta, GA 30062
“Catch The Wave” Writers Conference
August 14-16, 2014
A truly top-notch conference and a great value!
The Catch The Wave conference has the best of all worlds for a Christian writers conference. Strong teaching from leaders in the industry, in a beautiful Atlanta location, and all for a reasonable price.
Walk-ins and on-site accommodations are available. The price of the conference includes lodging, meals, keynote speakers, workshops, and evening critique sessions. Daily rates are also available for single day and/or local attendees.
What others are saying about Catch The Wave:
- “People were friendly and things were organized.”
- “I loved the combination of friendliness, humility and quality speakers.”
- “All the presenters were great. Each workshop varied but were very encouraging and inspirational.”
- “Awesome! Great information and delivery.”
- “I’m grateful to be part of your conference and had a great time teaching and interacting with people. They are serious about writing, and I have bonded more with this group than any other.”
Conference attendees may make 15-minute appointments (at no charge) with leading industry acquisition agents, editors, publishers, and authors to pitch their writing works and/or for consultations.
Some of our past Conference Speakers include: (2014 faculty to be announced soon):
Cindy Sproles is the co-founder and executive editor of Christian Devotions Ministries and www.christiandevotions.us. She is a popular speaker at women’s retreats and conferences and teaches at writers conferences across the nation. Cindy is the co-writer of the successful He Said, She Said devotions and is the co-host of the nationally syndicated BlogTalk Radio show, Christian Devotions Speak UP! She is a contributor to CBN.com and is the director of Writers ADVANCE! Boot Camp Writers Conference. Cindy is the author of two devotional/inspirational books, one with her co-writer Eddie Jones and the most recent, a solo book, New Sheets: Thirty Days to Refine You into the Woman You Can Be. She serves with acquisitions for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. You may visit Cindy at www.cindysproles.com or contact her for speaking engagements at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Terry Burns has been with the Hartline agency for over ten years, over five years as an agent. Terry comes from a writing background, has over 40 books of his own in print, most recently a book on the skills needed to get published entitled “A Writer’s Survival Guide to Publication.” A bookstore of his available works as well as a periodic blog can be found at www.terryburns.net. As an agent Terry says ” I’m pretty open as to genre but I don’t do picture books, sci fi or fantasy. He’s a member of the Association of Author’s Representatives (AAR).
Fay Lamb is an acquisition editor for Pelican Book Group. She also provides freelance fiction edits. Her emotionally charged stories remind the reader that God is always in the details. Fay has recently contracted with Write Integrity Press for two four-book series. Stalking Willow, the first in the Amazing Grace romantic suspense series and Charisse, the first release in her Ties That Bind contemporary romance series are both available for purchase. Fay is a past-secretary for American Christian Fiction Writers. She served for four years as the moderator for ACFW’s critique group, Scribes. For her volunteer efforts for ACFW, she received the Service Members Award in 2010. She was also a semi-finalist that year in the ACFW Genesis Contest. Fay and her husband, Marc, reside in Titusville, Florida, where multi-generations of their families have lived. The legacy continues with their two married sons and five grandchildren.
Stacy Robinson is founder of The Robinson Agency, a talent agency representing Christian speakers, authors, and artists. Agency services include live engagement bookings, media placement, and transcription services. (www.TheRobinsonAgency.com). Since 2002, Stacy Robinson has produced workshops for speakers and authors, including Professional Speaker Training 101 and Media Tips 101. Read more about both workshops, including participants’ feedback, at http://tinyurl.com/c5bmjaw. Stacy has served on many ministry boards and in executive leadership positions with churches and ministries, planning many city-wide and regional events including The North Georgia Women’s Retreat and the 4,000-seat Gwinnett Metro Baptist Association Women’s Conference. For two years Stacy served with executives from The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse on a team of church and business leaders planning a future Franklin Graham crusade in Atlanta. Stacy currently serves as an executive producer on the soon-to-be-released feature film A Cry For Justice where she is honored to help spread the powerful, true story of a courtroom drama and trial of faith. (www.ACryForJusticeMovie.com). Native Atlantans, Robie Robinson, a PGA golf professional, and Stacy are the proud parents of Erica, a senior at Georgia Tech and director of a national champion competitive and performance clogging and Irish step dance team, and Evan, who is living his dream working in the automotive industry and driving high-performance vehicles in professional drift events.
Lynette Eason, best-selling award-winning author, has written/contracted twenty-three novels, several of which have hit the CBA best-seller list. Lynette writes for Harlequin’s Love Inspired Suspense line and Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Lynette is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Romance Writers of America (RWA). She and her husband and their two children make their home in South Carolina. For more information:
ReAnn Ring, entrepreneur , has lived in Atlanta for the past 25 years as a transplant from the mid-west. She has a vast history in start up businesses in Georgia, currently owning three businesses to include a media publicity service representing multiple authors, speakers, recording artists, and television/film producers under her company – Safire Productions.
Specialties include a strong expertise in social media, image consulting, public relations, and photography. She appears regularly on Channel 57 WATC in the Atlanta area and can be heard interviewing on various local radio stations in metro Atlanta.
ReAnn also fills several roles in media: Anchorwoman for on-line business channel Jamit News, co-host for Wimo Radio Program “Rant & Rave”, Publicist for the 2013 soon-to-be released film “Return to the Hiding Place” (sequel to Corrie ten Boom’s 1975 “The Hiding Place”), and marketing agent for The 315 Project.
Her delight and objective is to fulfill God’s call on her life according to II Kings 4:1-7, who like Elisha helps other identify their oil and submit that gift unto the Lord to multiply for His glory.
During the conference, ReAnn will provide one-on-one consultations and contract with authors for ongoing publicity.
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Tracy Ruckman, Publisher/Acquisitions Editor, is currently accepting manuscripts for two publishing companies – Write Integrity Press and Pix-N-Pens Publishing. Books published by Pix-N-Pens are evangelical in nature. Manuscripts can be fiction or nonfiction, but they must share Jesus in some way. Write Integrity Press manuscripts are more general in nature, and may or may not carry an obvious Christian message, but all are clean and wholesome. We especially like books presented to us in series, and books that offer hope. We’re open to women’s fiction, mystery/suspense, and some historical, as well as a variety of nonfiction projects.