Where We Might See Each Other This Year

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2018 is shaping up to be an exciting year. On July 3rd, the sequel to The Day the Angels Fell enters the big, wide world: The Edge of Over There. I have had such a generous response to the first book, and I know a lot of you are looking forward to the sequel. Stay tuned as we get closer to the release date.

But one of the most exciting things about this year is that I’ll be at a few retreats and book-signings. Here are a few places our paths might cross in 2018:

On February 13th, I’ll be at the Christian Product Expo here in Lancaster, signing copies of The Day the Angels Fell. If you’re a bookstore owner and you plan on being there, stop by and say hi.

On March 23rd, I’ll be signing copies of The Day the Angels Fell at the Philadelphia Public Library Association Conference. Calling all librarians! Come and say hello!

On Saturday, April 7th, I’ll be doing a fiction-writing presentation at the Lancaster Christian Writers one-day conference. I’ll be talking about writing magical realism, from idea to publication. If you pre-register, it’s only $55 for the entire day, including lunch!

From April 12th to the 14th, I’ll be at the Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College in Grand Rapids. I’ll be presenting on a panel about co-writing (with Seth Haines and Kathy Khang), and I’ll also be doing a fiction writing workshop on how to develop new ideas and jump-start them into novel length. I was at FFW two years ago and it was amazing, both the content of the panelists and the online friends I finally got to meet in real life. I highly recommend it.

Last but definitely not least, one of my favorite weekends of the year is at God’s Whisper Farm where Andi Cumbo-Floyd, Kelly Chripczuk, and I host a writers’ retreat. Join us from June 22-24 for some laid-back time with other writers. There are excellent workshops, good home cooking, and plenty of time to wander around the farm and think. Register now and get special early-bird pricing, or submit a workshop proposal and if yours is selected for the conference, you’ll get free registration!