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Faculty

2024 WRITERS CONFERENCE

Learn from the best! Every year, we bring in a quality faculty of industry professionals – agents, editors, authors, and marketing and business experts – chosen to represent the variety of publishing methods, genres, interests, and ethnicities our writers represent.

Our faculty is excited to meet with you. If you're thinking of making a coaching & critique appointment or an appointment with an agent/editor at the conference, please review each faculty's genres and specialties before registering for an appointment with them. Use the filters below to narrow your search, and then click on the faculty's card to read their full bio and details. (Note that here the term *editor* refers to someone acquiring for a traditional publishing house vs. self/hybrid/indie publishing or freelance editors.)

Faculty Type
Stephanie Alton

Stephanie Alton

Agent, Teaching
Joseph Bentz

Joseph Bentz

Coaching
Blythe Daniel

Blythe Daniel

Agent, Teaching
Jon Drury

Jon Drury

Coaching
Susy Flory

Susy Flory

Teaching, Coaching, CREW
Cheri Gregory

Cheri Gregory

Teaching, Coaching
Shadia Hrichi

Shadia Hrichi

Teaching, Editor
Becky Keife

Becky Keife

Editor, Teaching
Mindy Kiker

Mindy Kiker

CREW
Roger Lipp

Roger Lipp

Teaching
Michelle Murray

Michelle Janene Murray

Teaching, Coaching
Katara Patton

Katara Washington Patton

Editor, Teaching
Cynthia Ruchti

Cynthia Ruchti

Agent, Teaching
Lauraine Snelling

Lauraine Snelling

Teaching, Coaching
Kelly Wilbanks

Kelly Wilbanks

Teaching
Karen Barnett

Karen Barnett

Teaching, Coaching
Lisa Bogart

Lisa Bogart

Coaching
Laurie Davies

Laurie Davies

Coaching
Sharon Elliott

Dr. Sharon Norris Elliott

Agent, CREW
Heidi Gaul

Heidi Gaul

Teaching, Coaching
Lance Hahn

Lance Hahn

Teaching
David Hyde

David Hyde

Teaching, Coaching
Keri Wyatt Kent

Keri Wyatt Kent

Coaching
Susan King

Susan King

Teaching, Coaching
Janet McHenry

Janet McHenry

CREW, Teaching, Coaching
Tamela Murray

Tamela Hancock Murray

Agent
Cheryl Ricker

Cheryl Ricker

Agent, Teaching
Marci Seither

Marci Seither

Teaching, Coaching
Sarah Sundin

Sarah Sundin

Teaching, Coaching
Ginny Yttrup

Ginny L. Yttrup

Coaching, Keynoter
 Sarah Barnum

Sarah Barnum

Teaching
Laura Christianson

Laura Christianson

CREW
Melanie Dobson

Melanie Dobson

CREW, Coaching, Teaching
Carol Feil

Carol Feil

Coaching
Tracy Glass

Tracy Glass

Teaching, Coaching
Jeanette Hanscome

Jeanette Hanscome

Teaching, Coaching
Bunmi Ishola

Bunmi Ishola

Editor, Teaching
Jan Kern

Jan Kern

CREW, Coaching
Kathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp

CREW, Keynoter
Chris Morris

Chris Morris

Coaching
Jill Osborne

Jill Osborne

Teaching, Coaching
Barb Roose

Barb Roose

Agent, Teaching
Shelley Adina Senft

Shelley Adina Senft

Teaching, Coaching, CREW
Michelle Ule

Michelle Ule

CREW, Teaching, Coaching
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