Meet Your 2014 Summer Conference Keynoters
Allen Arnold, Director of Content & Resources at John Eldredge’s Ransomed Heart Ministries and founder/former publisher of Thomas Nelson Fiction, will speak about the holy art of writing from an awakened heart—the deep pleasure and power of writing not just for God but with God. Allen has spent 20 years in Christian publishing. During his years at Thomas Nelson, he oversaw the development of more than 500 novels. He was awarded the ACFW Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. Allen savors time with his family, craves the beach, drinks salsa by the glass, is hooked on the TV series Once Upon a Time, and is passionate about helping storytellers write from an awakened heart. He and his family make their home in Colorado. Allen will also co-teach a morning coaching class, “Live Free; Write Free,” with James L. Rubart.
Dan Walsh is the award-winning author of 10 novels published by Revell and Guideposts, including The Unfinished Gift, Remembering Christmas, and The Dance. He has won three ACFW Carol (Book of the Year) Awards and two Selah Awards, and three times his books have been finalists for Romantic Times’ Inspirational Book of the Year. A member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Word Weavers International, Dan served as a pastor for 25 years and now writes full time in the Daytona Beach area. He and his wife, Cindi, have been married for 37 years and have two grown children and two grandchildren. You can find out more about his books or follow him on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest from his website at http://danwalshbooks.com. Dan will also be coaching a morning fiction class, “Mastering the Things That Matter Most to Readers.”