ACFW 2015 – Dallas, Texas

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My name tag – lots of colored ribbons this year!

I had the amazing opportunity to attend the 2015 American Christian Fiction Writer’s (ACFW) Conference in Dallas, Texas this past week. It was a time of learning, pitching my novel to agents and editors, catching up with fellow writers, and meeting new ones. Lots of amazing authors were there – DiAnn Mills, Lynette Eason, Francine Rivers, Brandilyn Collins, Dani Pettry, Robin Caroll, Kristen Heitzmann, Susan May Warren, Rachel Hauck, and many more!

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Lunch with DiAnn Mills and Lynette Eason

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Kariss Lynch (my roomie!), DiAnn Mills, and I

This year our keynote speaker was Bill Myers. He was such a pleasure to listen to! I loved this – “Keep saying “Yes” to God . . . ALL the time!” There have been times when I’ve felt like giving up on my writing, but that’s not what God wants. I need to keep saying YES! 🙂

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The week was full of learning and appointments, but ended with the Gala event. Everyone dressed up. So much fun! The Oscar’s for Christian books!

This is my roommate – Kariss Lynch. She’s a great author – check out her Heart of a Warrior SeriesShaken (Book 1) and Shadowed (Book 2). Book 3 is coming out in January, 2016.

Kariss and I ready for the big event!

Kariss and I ready for the big event!

 

DiAnn and I - she's my amazing mentor!

DiAnn and I – she’s my amazing mentor!

Kariss and DiAnn's funny faces

Kariss and DiAnn’s funny faces

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My stash of books from the conference! 🙂

Had an amazing time! God is good!

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  4 comments for “ACFW 2015 – Dallas, Texas

  1. September 21, 2015 at 7:00 am

    Can’t wait to hear even more about it on Tuesday. 🙂

  2. diannmills
    September 21, 2015 at 8:39 am

    We had the best time! So great to see you Darlene and hook up. Sure you don’t want to relocate in Houston?

    • September 21, 2015 at 9:39 am

      We did have the best time! It’s always fun hanging out with you. Ha! I do want to learn more about Texas Rangers, so maybe a visit! 😉 Miss you already.

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