Will be on the road headed to the “Catch the Wave” Christian Writer’s Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference is August 22-24th at the Lodge at Simpsonwood and is put on by the Christian Authors Guild. I’ve been there once before and it is a beautiful facility and a great place for a conference.

I have a little more expanded role this time as I’m going to set the tone for the conference in an opening talk on “Just Say Yes.” Decisions that we make take on a whole new meaning when we realize that there are only two answers when we come to realize that the Lord wants us to do something, yes or no. Later, maybe, I’m not qualified, I can’t do it, are just forms of saying no. We’ll talk about what this means for writers . . . and just for Christians in general.

I’ll be doing appointments, of course, and doing a workshop on “Developing a writer’s persona” as well as one on “Agent and Editor pet peeves.” I’ll be speaking in the closing session as well, talking about, talking about “Why do we write?”

Hopefully there is something in these for everybody and the remainder of the conference content is very strong with presenters like Cindy Sproles, cofounder and Executive Director of Christian Devotions Ministries, Faye Lamb, acquisition editor for Pelican Book Group, and Stacy Robinson of the Robinson Talent Agency. Others are bestselling author Lynette Easton, publicist and media specialist ReAnn Ring, and Pix-N-Pens publisher Tracy Ruckman.

The conference is very affordable and a great opportunity to network and learn, particularly convenient for those who live in the Southeast. I hope I get the chance to meet you there.