Winners of the 2019 Golden Scroll Awards

AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) announced the winners of the 2019 Golden Scroll Awards at the Golden Scroll Banquet, Sunday, August 25, at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

The Golden Scrolls Book of the Year was awarded to Jennifer Kennedy Dean for “SEEK: 28 Days of Extraordinary Prayer” from New Hope Publishers.

 

The Nonfiction Book of the Year Award went to Linda Rooks for “Fighting for Your Marriage While Separated” (New Growth Press).

The Novel of the Year Award went to Cynthia Ruchti for “Miles from Where We Started” (Gilead Publishing).

The Children’s Book of the Year was awarded to two authors: Michelle Medlock Adams for “Dinosaur Devotionals” (Thomas Nelson) and Michelle Lazurek for “Uniquely You” (Elk Lake Publishing). Second place went to Michelle Medlock Adams for “C is for Christmas” (Little Lamb Books).

The Bible Study Book of the Year was awarded to Kim de Blecourt for “I Call You Mine” (New Hope Publishers). Second place went to Susan Neal for “Christian Study Guide for 7 Steps to Get Off Sugar and Carbohydrates” (Christian Yoga, LLC). Honorable mention went to Dawn Scott Damon for “The Freedom Challenge” (Redemption Press).

The Memoir of the Year was awarded to Becky Yates Spenser for “A Bruised Reed: Memoirs of African Orphans and Their Rescuers” (Grand Staff Publishing). Second place went to Patty Mason for “Finally Free: Breaking the Bonds of Depression Without Drugs” (Living Parables of Central Florida, Inc.).  Honorable mention went to Kris Rystrom Emmert for “Providing Promise – A Navy Widow’s Journey of Hope” (Create Space Independent Publishing).

The Christian Living Book of the Year went to Lori Roeleveld for “The Art of Hard Conversation: Biblical Tools for the Tough Talks That Matter” (Kregel Publications). Second place went to Janet Holm McHenry for “The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus” (Bethany House Publishers). Honorable mention went to Blyth Daniels and Helen McIntosh for “Mended: Restoring the Hearts of Mothers and Daughters” (Harvest House Publishers).

The Inspirational Gift Book of the Year was awarded to two authors: Jill Swanson for “Simply Stylish — Look Great Spend Less” (Bold Vision Books) and Susan U. Neal for “Healthy Living Journal” (Christian Yoga, LLC). Second place went to Sarah Forgrave for “Prayers of Hope for Caregivers” (Harvest House Publishers).

The Historical Novel of the Year was awarded to Rebecca Price Janney for “Easton at the Crossroads” (Elk Lake Publishers).

The Romance Novel of the Year was awarded to Edie Melson for “Maiden of Iron: A Steampunk Fable” (Elk Lake Publishing).

 

Murfreesboro, TN  – The Contemporary Novel of the Year was awarded to Beth Vogt for “Things I Never Told You” (Tyndale House Publishers). Second place went to Deborah Raney for “Reasons to Breathe” (Gilead Publishing). Honorable mention went to Amy Williams for “Saving Sparrows” (Crosshair Press).

The Mystery/Suspense Novel of the Year went to DiAnn Mills for “High Treason” (Tyndale House Publishers). Second place went to Lynette Eason for “Holiday Amnesia” (Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.). Honorable mention went to Lynette Eason for “Called to Protect” (Revell of Baker Publishing Group).

 

The Arise Daily Writer of the Year was awarded to Jennifer Slattery.

AWSA’s official magazine, “Leading Hearts,” won their fifth straight Evangelical Press Association Merit award. The “Leading Hearts” Columnist of the Year went to Karen Porter for her column, “In the Lead.” Feature Article of the Year went to Janell Rardon for her article, “Do the One Thing That Changes Everything.”

 

The 2019 AWSA Member of the Year Award went to Julie Coleman. AWSA founder Linda Evans Shepherd said, “Julie Coleman loves to teach the Word of God! With contagious enthusiasm, she brings hope and encouragement to her audience through rich biblical teaching.”

The Jennifer Kennedy Dean Award went to Pam Farrel. This award, according to Linda Evans Shepherd, is in honor of the late Jennifer Kennedy Dean, an AWSA author who recently passed away. “This special award recognizes someone who carries the light with excellence to a hurting world.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Michael W. Smith in honor of his 35th year in ministry. He has been honored with three Grammy Awards, 45 Dove Awards, and American

Music Award. Smith ministered in song and participated in a question-and-answer session hosted by CTN host Monica Schmelter, who served as emcee for the event.

Monica Schmelter and Linda Evans Shepherd, author and AWSA founder, presented the awards and Josh Huisman, pastor of New Hope Community Church in Brentwood, performed a parody.

AWSA, the sponsor of the Golden Scroll Awards Banquet, is an outreach of Right to the Heart Ministries and consists of over 600 top women authors who both publish and speak nationally. See www.AWSA.com.

The Awards Show will be broadcast on CTN’s Roku Channels at a date TBA.

 

 

Coach Debbie W. Wilson

“The words of the wise prod us to live well. They’re like nails hammered home, holding life together. They are given by God, the one Shepherd.”                             —Ecclesiastes 12:11-14, MSG

Do you feel stuck? Do you have a message you want to get out?

As an AWSA certified writing and speaking coach, Debbie Wilson will come along side you and help you uncover and polish the treasure buried within you.

Offering Writer/Speaker Coaching sessions for AWSA Professional and Protégé Members

Are you exploring the idea of becoming a speaker or writer? Are you a seasoned writer in need of a fresh perspective on a project? Debbie’s clients describe her as a W.I.S.E. coach—Warm, Insightful, Spirt-filled, and Encouraging. As a certified writing and speaking coach, Debbie helps you:

  • Clarify your call and message
  • Identify your audience
  • Tap into fresh ideas
  • Develop your brand
  • Craft a powerful talk
  • Strengthen your writing

 Debbie offers a free 30-minute introductory session to be sure you’re a good fit for each other and special prices for AWSA sisters. Contact her (https://debbiewwilson.com/contact/) to schedule your free session. Learn more at http://lighthouseministriesnc.org/writer-speaker-and-life-coaching-with-debbie/. 

What Others Have Said:

 Debbie was able to take my duffle bag full of jumbled ideas, my writing topics and goals, ask me the right questions, and somehow repeat and coalesce this content into solid matter I could utilize. She kept the thread of our sessions alive, helped me set short-term goals, and served as a great advisor and encourager. I gained some good traction and courage to get started speaking. I wouldn’t hesitate to call her again.”— Fiction writer,  Jennifer Odom

The mark of a great coach is how the coach moves from point A to B. Debbie Wilson made me feel comfortable enough to be vulnerable from the very beginning. Her warmth disarmed my initial hesitation to open up which led to more in-depth conversations. She helped me see things a little differently. Through our brainstorming sessions, she showed me why certain details mattered to my project. I highly recommend Debbie as a coach; her guidance and wisdom will move your project along faster.” — Connie Albers 

As I spoke to Debbie W. Wilson about what I assumed were small concerns, the confusion in my heart spilled out. Debbie listened and offered insight and direction, which enabled me to make positive steps forward. I am grateful to have found such a wise guide.” —Amy S.

About Debbie W. Wilson:

Drawing from Debbie’s personal walk with Christ, twenty-four years as a Christian counselor, and decades as a Bible teacher, she helps people discover relevant faith and fulfill their role in God’s story. Debbie is the author of Little Women, Big God and Give Yourself a Break. In 1991, she and her husband founded Lighthouse Ministries, a Christian counseling and coaching ministry. Debbie loves a good mystery, dark chocolate, and a laugh with her two standard poodles . Debbie is a member of AWSA, CAN (Christian Author’s Network), and Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild.

debbieWwilson.com.

 

Coach Cindi McMenamin

AWSA Certified Coach Cindi McMenamin has 15 years experience helping aspiring writers become published authors. She specializes in helping women turn their passion and creative ideas into a speaking or writing platform. Cindi is an award-winning writer and author of 17 books (all from Harvest House Publishers), and a national speaker whose ministry has taken her to 36 U.S. states and Canada.

Her most popular books include When Women Walk Alone (more than 130,000 copies sold), Letting God Meet Your Emotional Needs, When a Woman Discovers Her Dream, When Women Long for Rest, When God Sees Your Tears, and When Couples Walk Together (co-authored with her husband, Hugh).

As an AWSA-Certified Writing Coach and Communications Specialist, Cindi can help you: 

* clarify what God is calling you to write or speak about.

* organize your thoughts and come up with a structured outline for your book or spoken messages.

* guide you in the writing of a nonfiction book proposal to get an agent’s or publisher’s attention.

* develop your writing and speaking skills to become a credible professional.

* polish your already-written manuscript and help make it reader-relevant and marketable.

* expand your platform to reach the largest audience possible with your message.

* explore avenues of opportunity for exposure to your writing or speaking.

* assist you in developing a fee structure to begin making a living at writing and speaking.

Whether it’s short- or long-term coaching that you need or a specific service like proposal-writing, editing, or manuscript critique, Cindi’s expertise, and affordable fees can help you move forward with your goals and accomplish your dream to write or speak.

Fill out Cindi’s “Do We Fit?” questionnaire on her website for a complimentary half-hour coaching session to determine if her coaching or consulting is right for you.

Learn more about Cindi’s coaching credentials, her satisfied clients, and her affordable fees at www.StrengthForTheSoul.com

Cindi Most Popular Coaching & Consulting Packages:

Getting Started in Article Writing:

Did you know one article – in the right magazine or on the right website – could be viewed by far more people than will ever see your published book? Published articles are also great ways to build your reader audience, and get the attention of radio and podcast hosts, and agents or publishers interested in expanding your article idea into a book. Cindi can help you brainstorm ideas, polish your article, and know where to pitch your work. (Recommended: 3 one-hour coaching sessions.)

Non-Fiction Book Proposal Prep:

Don’t write your entire manuscript and then try to sell it. Write a compelling, convincing proposal that you can pitch to an agent or acquisitions editor at a writer’s conference. This saves you the time and disappointment of writing something that might not sell. (Cindi has pitched all 17 of her published books by writing proposals only, never an entire manuscript. She has helped numerous writers put together award-winning proposals,* some which have gone on to become published books.) (Recommended: 3- or 6-session package, depending on the solidity of your book idea.)

* Cindi’s non-fiction book proposal format has won awards (for various book topics) at Christian Writing Contests in Southern California and was used as a template for beginning authors by her publisher for several years. Because of the diversity of book topics and subjects taken into consideration when contracting a book, her proposal format does not guarantee an award or publication of your manuscript.

Organizing and Structuring Your Book Idea: 

Do you have a great idea but you aren’t sure where to start? Are you writing but it’s all going in different directions? Cindi specializes in helping you focus your ideas into a marketable topic, find your specific hook and target audience, and organize your material. You will come out of these sessions with:

* a solid table of contents

* a basic outline to organize your material and guide you through the writing process

* ideas for additional value and price-boosting material for your book

(Recommended: 6 to 12 one-hour sessions to organize your book and draft your manuscript)

Chapter-by-Chapter Coaching: 

Do you already have your outline? Are you writing, but not sure how it’s going? Maybe you’ve already written your book but it’s just not getting the attention of an agent, publisher, or reader base. Cindi can help you take what you’ve written (or are writing now) and make it reader-relevant, and full of value-boosting material so it can actually SELL in today’s crowded marketplace. (Recommended 6- to 12 one-hour sessions to get you started)

Writing and Polishing Your Keynote Message or Seminar:

Would you like to start a speaking ministry or business? Cindi can help you develop your talk, topic or testimony so that it relates to your listeners, and contains solid biblical instruction and practical application. Don’t just go for entertainment or a “nice talk.” Aim for life change. Cindi will show you how. (Recommended: 3 one-hour sessions)

Testimonials from Writers Cindi Has Coached:

“The Lord used Cindi’s experience and expertise to help launch my writing career. Her passion to guide writers toward becoming published authors is unparalleled as she becomes not only a writing coach but also a trusted friend. As a consultant, she is incredibly helpful and encouraging. Cindi is an expert in the ins and outs of the publishing industry and her zeal to help you pursue your dream is contagious and inspiring. If you’re looking for a coach to help you put your best foot forward in the publishing world, look no further than Cindi McMenamin!” – Rhonda Stoppe, No Regrets Woman Speaker & Author of Moms Raising Sons to Be Men, Real Life Romance, and The Marriage Mentor (Harvest House Publishers) 

“If you are seeking a writing coach, I would highly recommend Cindi McMenamin. I was a stranger to Cindi, who was speaking at my church’s women’s retreat, yet when she learned I wanted to write a Bible study, she encouraged me to take it a step further and write a book. What meant the most to me, is that she followed through with the steps I needed to take, encouragement, and writing and editing advice.” – Christi Kari, Author of On the Other Side of the Glass and The Boy Named Lucifer 

“Cindi is a natural coach! She explained the details I needed to know about the speaking industry and then helped me develop my message into something others want to hear. Her coaching sessions were just what I needed to jump-start my own speaking career!”

Ashley L. Jones, blogger at www.BigSisterKnows.com and author of The New Era of Cast Iron (Spring/Summer 2020)

“Cindi has come alongside me and given me the one-on-one support and tools I needed to excel. She offers encouragement and direction in practical steps that lead to progress and helped me realize a dream God has placed within me. – Lisa Pacheco, Blogger, Bible teacher & Director of Women at Calvary Chapel, Oceanside, CA

 

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2018 AWSA Golden Scroll Winners

 

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2018 Golden Scroll Award Winners

AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) announced the winners of the 2018 Golden Scroll Awards at the Golden Scroll Banquet, Sunday, September 9, at the Music City Sheraton Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

The Golden Scrolls Book of the Year was awarded to Cindy K. Sproles for Liar’s Winter from Kregel Publications.

The Nonfiction Book of the Year Award went to authors of two books: Cynthia Cavanaugh for Anchored: Leading Through the Storms (New Hope Publishers) and Linda Gilden and Linda Goldfarb for Linked (Bold Vision Books).

Second place for Nonfiction Book of the Year was awarded to Janell Rardon for Overcoming Hurtful Words from Worthy Inspired and the honorable mention was awarded to Janet Holm McHenry for 50 Lessons for Grads from Worthy Publishing.

The Novel of the Year Award went to Eva Marie Everson for The One True Love of Alice-Ann from Tyndale House Publishing.

 

Second place for Novel of the Year went to Deborah Raney for Home at Last (Abingdon Press); honorable mention was awarded to Lynette Eason for Chasing Secrets from Revell of Baker Publishing Group.

The Novel of the Year Award went to Eva Marie Everson for The One True Love of Alice-Ann from Tyndale House Publishing.

The Children’s Book of the Year was awarded to Michelle Adams for My First Day of School from Worthy Kids.

Congratulations to our 2018 Golden Scroll Award Winners

Second place for Children’s Book of the Year went to Sheri Schofield for The Prince and the Plan from Carpenter’s Son Publishing and third place went to LeeAnn Mancini for Forever With Jesus from GLM Publishing.

The Bible Study Book of the Year was awarded to Pam Farrel for Discovering the Hope in the Psalms from Harvest House Publishers.

The Devotional Book of the Year was awarded to Leigh Powers for Renewed: A 40-Day Devotional for Healing From Church Hurt and for Loving Well in Ministry from FaithWords, a division of Hachette Book Group.

The Memoir of the Year was awarded to Eleanor Isaacson and Jeanette Windle for Dancing From Darkness from Eleanor Isaacson Publications.

Julie Coleman, the editor of Arise Daily, AWSA’s online devotional, awarded Rhonda Rhea the Devotional Writer of the Year.

AWSA’s official magazine, Leading Hearts, won their fourth straight Evangelical Press Association Merit award and honored their columnists, including Pam Farrel, Michelle S. Cox, Penelope Carlevato, Saundra Dalton-Smith, Sharon Elliot, Karen Porter, Rhonda Rhea, Karen Whiting, and Cynthia L. Simmons and Edie Melson. Leading Hearts also honored Tom Young as the 2018 AWSA MVP.

The 2018 AWSA Member of the Year Award went to Erica Wiggenhorn. AWSA founder Linda Evans Shepherd said, “Besides her busy schedule, which included the launch of her latest Bible study, The Unexplainable Church, Erica volunteered behind the scenes at our conference.”

The Beyond Me Award went to Sioni Rodriguez, an advocate for women who have been sexually assaulted and victims of domestic violence. She is a dedicated team member of Our Freedom Journey Ministries (Stand against Human Trafficking).

Dr. Erwin Lutzer, who received the Golden Scrolls Lifetime Achievement Award, served as the keynote speaker.

Professor, author and Life Coach Cynthia Cavanaugh announced the first class of AWSA certified speaking and writing coaches including Yvonne Ortega, Jayme Hull, Cynthia L. Simmons, Karen Whiting, Faith Blatchford, Debbie Wilson, Debbie DeArmond, and Linda Gilden.

Recording artists Dick and Mel Tunney performed the special music. AWSA President Karen Porter served as emcee. CTN host Monica Schmelter and author and AWSA founder Linda Evans Shepherd presented the awards and Mel Tunney performed a parody written by Martha Bolton and dedicated to bookstores.AWSA, the sponsor of the Golden Scroll Awards Banquet, is an outreach of Right to the Heart Ministries and consists of over 500 top women authors who both publish and speak nationally. See www.AWSA.com.

See the 2017 winners, click HERE.

See the 2016 winners, click HERE.

See the 2015 winners, click HERE.

See the 2014 winners, click HERE.

See the 2013 winners, click HERE.

See the 2012 winners, click HERE.

See the 2011 winners, click HERE.

See the 2010 winners, click HERE.

See the 2009 winners, click HERE.

The 2019 Golden Scroll Awards Banquet – Registration Closed

You are Invited to the Golden Scroll Awards Banquet 2019

NOTESorry, registration is now closed.

The members of the Advanced Writers and Speaker Association are pleased to invite you to our 2019 Golden Scroll Awards in Murfreesboro, TN, Sunday, August 25, 11:30 am at the

Oakley Ball Room at the Murfreesboro Embassy Suites

1200 Conference Center Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37129

 

 

You will be treated to our special guest:

Michael W. Smith

The event will be broadcast of Christian Television Network

Enjoy our program and be a part of the fun as we announce our Golden Scroll Books of the Year as well as our Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

 

 

 

All Invited.  To reserve your spot and to put your name on the guest list, click the button below.

 

SOLD OUT

 

Note:  AWSA members may also register for the preceding AWSA Conference by clicking HERE.

AWSA 2018 Fall Conference Protégé Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7

9:00 Prayer Warrior Class — Linda Evans Shepherd and Team

11:00 Protégé Seminar: Invest to Increase — Deborah DeArmond

12:00—FRIDAY LUNCH

Keynote — Kathy Howard

1:05–4:00 Seminar (For Everyone): The New World of Social Media — Edie Melson

4:00 New AWSA Pro Member Meeting — Jayme Hull

4:00 New AWSA Protégé Meeting — Cynthia Cavanaugh

6:00 —FRIDAY DINNER (Reception at 5:45)

Worship — Cheri Keaggy

Keynote — Becky Harling

8:00 Professional & Protégé Introductions with Susan Mead

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

8:00 Worship — Jayme Hull

Devotional — Sioni Rodriguez

9:00 Special AWSA Prayer Time — Linda Evans Shepherd

10:15 Protégé Seminar: Be Irresistibly Relevant — PeggySue Wells

11:30—SATURDAY LUNCH

Industry Update — Vicki Crumpton, Sr. Editor Baker Publishing Group

SATURDAY PM Seminar

1:15 – 2:20 Protégé: Publishing — Cindi McMenamin Writing — Amy Williams

SATURDAY PM Roundtable Workshops

1 and 2 3:00 – 4:30  Protégé Workshops — Patty Mason and Joyce Zook

4:30 Final Charge — Linda Evans Shepherd

Girls Night Out

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

9:00 Prayer and Worship led by Karen Porter and recording artist Karin Simmons —

AWSA invites Bookstores to join us!

11:30 GOLDEN SCROLLS AWARD BRUNCH

McGavock’s Ballroom

Music — Cheri Keaggy

Keynote — Dr. Erwin Lutzer

Awards

AWSA Protégé: Join us in Nashville for the 2018 AWSA Conference!

NEW DATES:  Sept 7 – 9, 2018 

WHERE: The Sheraton Music City in Nashville, TN.

 

Cheri Keaggy Our Musical Guest

AWSA Proteges Join Us in Nashville!

You are invited to come to our AWSA Conference this September.  We have wonderful workshops, speakers, training, prayer times, and our special musical guest will be Cheri Keaggy.

Try to get to town by Friday morning, so you can experience our fantastic AWSA Protégé Seminars planned just for you, under the direction of Jayme Hull.  Feel free though to drop into the festivities whenever you do arrive, then stay for our  Friday night kick-off banquet.  Following that is a full day of training, prayer and fellowship on Saturday.  You can mingle with the AWSA pros, sign up for free coaching sessions, and also enjoy special events just for protege members.  Our grand finale happens Sunday without wonderful Golden Scroll Award Banquet which features book awards and Dr. Erwin Lutzer as keynote and recording artist Cherri Keaggy with our special music ends about 2:00 pm.  If you can, stay for the Christian Book Expo book-signing and evening banquet following. This is followed by Monday and Tuesday’s Christian Product Expo Show which you can also attend if you wish.  See more details below.

Hope you can come!

You can review our schedule of  AWSA-only events HERE.

Register for AWSA Conference Events 

The AWSA Conference Events include:

AWSA Event 1:  Friday- AWSA AM Prayer Time, All Day Protege Seminar, Lunch and Evening Banquet with the AWSAs and Cheri Keaggy.  Be introduced and meet our profession and protege members. 9:00 am – 9:00 pm. Sept 7.  (Lunch and Dinner options.)

AWSA Event 2:  Saturday Conference Day –  Sept 8   (Breakfast and Lunch options.)

AWSA Event 3:  Saturday PM Girls Night Out – Sept 8. (Bring your wallet.)

AWSA Event 4:  9:00 am Sunday—AWSA Led Worship Service – Sept 9 (Open to all.)  Come worship with Karen Porter, recording artist Karin Simmons and the booksellers.

AWSA Event 5:  Sunday—The AWSA Golden Scroll Banquet – Sept 9 (Included with purchase of full conference.)  

Register Early Bird Rates for Full Conference CLICK HERE.

(Note our rates go up significantly on August 15.)

For EARLY BIRD RATES for SINGLE DAYS or Events – SEE BELOW (Mix and Match)

  • Friday only (all day with lunch and dinner)  CLICK HERE *
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  • If you are attending the Golden Scrolls, additional guest tickets can be purchased at a discount; CLICK HERE *

Book-signing Events

  • Enjoy the Book Signing Party – Sunday afternoon.
  • Hang out at the AWSA booth on Monday and Tuesday at Expo.  Meet the booksellers!

To See Complete Schedules of Events, CLICK HERE:

 

Immediately Following Our Conference:

You are invited to stay and participate in the Munce Expo Booksigning and AWSA Booth for Christian Booksellers at Expo.Sept 9 – 11.  See more information below…


Christian Product Expo Events

September 9 – 11, at same hotel in Nashville (Sheraton Music City.)

You are invited to stay over and participate in the Munce Christian Book Expo banquets, book signings, the AWSA book-signing booth, and meeting  book buyers.

Keep Reading to Register for these Events Separately:

 

You are Invited to the Munce CPE Expo (Banquets and more!) Sun. Sept 9 – Tues. Sept. 11  LINK COMING

MUNCE INFORMATION BELOW

LINK COMING for more information and to register.  But note, this is an event  which is entirely separate from AWSA, and if you wish to attend their banquets, you must register with the link we have provided for you here.

NOTE:  Sunday Evening Banquet to feature our AWSA Lifetime Achievement Award and AWSA book award winners! This would be worth coming to,

TRAVEL INFORMATION

See you in Nashville, TN.

Flying?  Land in Nashville, blocks from our hotel!

 

HOTEL INFORMATION for 2018 

We are staying at the beautiful Sheraton Music City.  Discounted Hotel Reservation LINK is coming.

SHIPPING BOOKS 2018

Sending books to the hotel for the Munce Conference…

TBA

2018 AWSA Professional Conference Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER  7

9:00 Prayer Warrior Class — Linda Evans Shepherd and Team

11:00 Professional Seminar: Ministry Marketing — Rachel Peck

12:00—FRIDAY LUNCH

Emcee – Linda Goldfarb

Keynote — Kathy Howard

1:05–4:00 Seminar (For Everyone): The New World of Social Media — Edie Melson

Friday AM Program ENDS

4:00 New AWSA Pro Member Meeting — Jayme Hull

4:00 NEW Member meeting – Cynthia Cavanaugh

6:00 —FRIDAY DINNER (Reception at 5:45)

Emcee – Susan Mead

Worship — Cheri Keaggy

Keynote — Becky Harling

8:00 Members & Protégé Introductions with Susan Mead

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

Emcee – Cynthia Simmons

8:00 Worship — Jayme Hull

Devotional — Sioni Rodriguez

9:00 Special AWSA Prayer Time — Karen Porter

10:15 Professional Seminar: Making Videos — Monica Schmelter

11:30—SATURDAY LUNCH

Emcee – PeggySue Wells

Industry Update — Vicki Crumpton, Sr. Editor Baker Publishing Group

Special Announcements

SATURDAY PM Seminar

Emcee – Cynthia Cavanaugh

1:15 – 2:20 Professional: Promoting Your Work — Suzanne Kuhns

SATURDAY PM Roundtable Workshops 1 and 2

3:00  Professional Workshops (listed below)

4:30 Final Charge — Dr. Gail Hayes

Night Out

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER

9:00 Prayer and Worship led by Karen Porter and recording artist Karin Simmons — AWSA invites Bookstores to join us!

11:30 GOLDEN SCROLLS AWARD BRUNCH

McGavock’s Ballroom

Emcee – Karen Porter

Music — Cheri Keaggy

Keynote — Dr. Erwin Lutzer

Awards

AWSA PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOPS

  • Torry Martin – Turn your book into a screenplay
  • Radio and Podcasts – Cynthia Simmons
  • Secrets to Collaborating – Linda Goldfarb & Linda Gilden
  • Facebook Groups and Your New Book – Cynthia Cavanaugh
  • Brand Yourself – Amber Weigand-Buckley
  • Book Proposals Secrets – Kim de Belcourt
  • Are You Ready for a Publicist?- Lori Lenz-Heiselman
  • Lynette Eason – Novel Writing 1 and 2 – MAIN MEETING ROOM

Join the AWSA Protégé Power Call

Attention Protégé—AWSA has a special phone mini-conference workshop opportunity just for YOU—the AWSA Protégé Power Call!

Jayme Hull

Jayme Hull, our resident AWSA Mentor Extraordinaire, leads this call every Wednesday.

Jayme will host a special guest, an AWSA member expert, who will share the helps you need.

Then Jayme will open the call for your questions!

And when you hear the questions of your peers, coupled with the advice our experts, you’ll learn things you didn’t even know you needed to know!  It will be an amazing process.

Watch Jayme and Linda talk about Power Call!

Not only is this a great opportunity for you, it’s remarkable that these coaching calls will only cost you about $10 a week.  Compare that with the price of coaching which can be up to $200 an hour, or more.

PLUS, for the first twenty people who sign up, your cost will be slashed in half for your first year!

Remember, you must be an AWSA Protégé member to sign up.  Not a member yet? Click HERE first.

Already a member of AWSA Protégé, click HERE to sign up for the Power Call.

See you with Jayme Hull on March 1st!  And yes, I will be there!

Love,

Linda Evans Shepherd

Author and Speaker and AWSA Founder

Right to the Heart CEO