OCTOBER 21, 2017
Keynoter Jeff Gerke is an award-winning editor, multi-published novelist, graphic artist and author of five craft books for Writers Digest: The Irresistible Novel, Plot Versus Character, The First 50 Pages, Write Your Novel in a Month, and The Art & Craft of Writing Christian Fiction. He is a popular speaker and teacher at writing conferences around the country. In 2008, he founded Marcher Lord Press, a small indie house which he sold after an award-winning 5-year run. Jeff is known for his canny book doctoring skills and his humorous and encouraging manner, which leaves writers feeling empowered and like they really can do this thing after all. He lives in Colorado Springs with his wife and three children.