This week is the big American Christian Fiction Writers conference, and it’s my first year to get to go! The first year I’d hoped to go I was too pregnant to fly. They literally would have banished me from the airplane. The year after that, I had a baby in arms which made the whole traveling to a conference a wee bit of a hurdle.

So this is the year!

It’s going to be a busy week I hear. And based on what my schedule is starting to look like, I believe it! I’m looking forward to getting to see writing friends from across the country.

I’m ALSO looking forward to FINALLY getting to meet my agent in person. She was among the first to know when our third child was on the way and she was the one texting with me at the Christy Awards, but still, we’ve yet to meet in person! That’s going to be a big highlight.

I’m also crazy excited about rooming with Sarah Sundin. She’s a gem and one of my favorite writers. That’s going to be so fun! (I’m going to try not to frighten her 😀 )

Another part of the week I’m really looking forward to is getting to visit with some of the folks from my publishing house, WaterBrook Multnomah. 

They’ve arranged a special dinner on Saturday night that I’m super excited about (I’m a homeschooling mommy of 3 who lives in ye old wilderness. And I get to go out somewhere!! 🙂 )

So for the next two days, I’ll be packing my bags, trying to figure out what I’m going to wear, and celebrating the fact that my one-sheet is DONE!


For the first time in my life, I’m no longer nervous about getting lost…now I’m just ready to go and get to spend those days visiting with the dear folks that make the Christian writing industry SO special. ACFW… two days and counting!