Writing Success XIX


Everyone who registers for the conference is entitled to one FREE critique of 6 or less double-spaced, (size 12, clear font), pages of a manuscript. Additional critiques may be purchased for the following fees:

10 additional pages for $10.00
25 additional pages for $22.00
50 additional pages for $43.00

REMEMBER: Do not send contest entries with manuscripts to be critiqued, or vice versa.

Include the fee with your registration and send manuscripts for critique to Gloria Clover, 26 Everbreeze Drive, Hadley, PA 16130.

Please mail your manuscript before April 25, 2016, and Include a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) so that Gloria can mail her comments back to you.


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Testimony Table

In lieu of a freebie table that gets harder to stock each year--publishers are putting their guidelines online-- we would like to begin a table for article writers and poets to share their published work. You can bring originals for show and/or copies for conferees to take with them.






2016 Faculty

Cindy Bingham Cindy Bingham, a former English and speech teacher, writes contemporary Christian fiction. Her books include Lion's Awakening, Perfect Timing, and Sufficient Strength, all of which are part of the Pennsylvania Series. Cindy also creates greeting cards and blogs on writing and papercrafting. She currently is working on the biography of a World War II bomber pilot and border patrol agent.
Hana Caye Hana Haatainen Caye is Agency Principal for Speechless, a writing, editing, and voice-overs business. Multi-published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, she has authored over 90 Marvel’s iStorybooks as well as Green Grandma's Vinegar Fridays. Hana is currently teaching writing courses at Carnegie Mellon University through their Osher program.
Gloria Clover
Gloria Clover, conference director, remains excited about her speculative romance series, Children of the King. Books 1-4 are available in print as well as ebook at Desert Breeze Publishing, with the most recent two titled From the Frozen Depths and Dealing in Shadows. Her novella, The Remaking of Moe McKenna, and novel, Brianna's Pardon, were both published by Barbour.
Sally Ferguson Sally Ferguson has had over 100 devotions published in Pathways to God from Warner Press. Her coloring book, What Will I Be When I Grow Up? was also published by Warner and her ebook, How to Plan a Women’s Retreat, is now available on Amazon. Retreat planner, women’s leader and speaker, Sally seeks to communicate God’s Word in fresh and encouraging ways
Carol Hamilton Carol Hamilton, a speaker, writer, and encour- ager, enjoys promoting her writing friends. She is the secretary of ACFW's Pennsylvania chapter and will be teaching professional speaking at the St. David's Christian Writers' Conference in June. Carol has had over 100 articles, short stories, poems, and devotionals published and recently finished writing her first Christian young adult novel.
Lisa Jordan Lisa Jordan writes contemporary romance for Harlequin's Love Inspired line, including Lakeside Redemption, Lakeside Sweethearts, Lakeside Family, and Lakeside Reunion. The latter book won the 2012 ACFW Carol Award for the best Christian fiction published in the previous year. Lisa, whose fifth novel will debut in 2016, also serves on the leadership team for My Book Therapy.
Linda Rondeau Linda Rondeau won the 2012 Selah Award for best first novel for The Other Side of Darkness from Pelican Book Group. Her A Christmas Prayer was a finalist for both the 2014 Selah and Carol Awards and joins It Really IS a Wonderful Life in LPCH’s lineup. The author’s latest book, Fiddler’s Fling, was released in 2015 by Elk Lake Publishing. Watch for her upcoming release, Red Sky Promise.
Carol Silvis Carol Silvis, the current president of Pennwriters, is also the author of such business-related books as Giving Presentations, Business Writing, Job Hunting After 50, 101 Ways to Make Yourself Indispensable at Work -- all from Cengage Learning -- and a General Office Procedures textbook. Her article "Time Management and Organization for Writers," appeared in the 2012 Writers Market.
Donna Smith Donna Smith is a graduate of the Christian Writer’s Guild Craftsman program and holds a B.S. in Telecommunications from Oral Roberts University with a M.A. in Mass Communication from Wichita State University. Her career has included broadcast and print journalism articles, public relations, and marketing. Currently, she serves as ACFW State Chapter President and Area Coordinator for PA.
Audrey Stallsmith Audrey Stallsmith, contest coordinator, authored the Thyme Will Tell mysteries from WaterBrook Press, The Body They May Kill from Thomas Nelson and the e-books Love and Other Lunacies and Inklings of Truth. Her work also has appeared in Writer's Digest, Woman's World, Birds & Blooms, etc. She writes for Dave's Garden as well as her own sites, Thyme Will Tell and Inklings of Truth.
Shirley Stevens Shirley S. Stevens, retired English teacher and English Coordinator for the Quaker Valley School Dist. is a past president of the St. Davids Christian Writers Conference and a tutor and mentor for the Writing Academy. Her poetry has appeared in The Christian Century, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania, and many other publications.
Daisy Townsend Daisy Townsend is the author of an autobio- graphical devotional titled Homespun Faith, Reflections on the Seasons of Life. A certified pastoral counselor and former missionary to Japan, Daisy also has had her work published in Guideposts, The Upper Room, The Secret Place, New Man, Christian Home, and many other Christian periodicals
Cee Williams Cee Williams currently serves as the fourth poet laureate of Erie County, PA and is a past recipient of a Chautauqua Writers Grant. He founded Poets' Hall and Poets' Hall Press, community organizations dedicated to the presentation and publication of poetry. Williams is the author of four chapbook poetry collections and his work has appeared in both online and print journals and anthologies.  
Lora Zill Lora Zill is a teaching artist with the PA Council on the Arts and speaks at writing, arts, and educator conferences. She conducts residencies in schools and teaches writing at Gannon University, creative writing in Allegheny College’s gifted programs for public schools, and poetry to challenged students. Lora also edits Time Of Singing and her poetry and nonfiction have been widely published.