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 this fee with your registration. However, manuscripts for critique are to be sent to Evelyn Minshull at 125 Channel Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013.

Please mail your manuscript before April 26, 2014, and Include a SASE (self-addressed stamped envelope) so that Evleyn can mail her comments back to you.


manuscript page


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.






2014 Faculty

Hana Caye Hana Haatainen Caye is agency principal for Speechless, a copywriting and voice-over business. She has authored over 25 children’s books and is multi-published in the Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies. Known as blogger, Green Grandma, Hana has had over 50 magazine articles published, and her nonfiction book Vinegar Fridays evolved from her blog. Hana also leads Writers at Work.
Gloria Clover
Gloria Clover, conference director, remains excited about her speculative romance series, Children of the King. Book 4, Dealing in Shadows, will be available for download this August. Books 1-3 are available in print as well as ebook at Desert Breeze Publishing. Her novella, The Remaking of Moe McKenna, and novel, Brianna's Pardon, were both published by Barbour.
Jean Croyle Jean Croyle has been a photojournalist for three newspapers and wrote a column in the Tribune Review of Greensburg. An award-winning freelance writer for over twenty years, she’s contributed to numerous magazines. Jean published her first novel, Encounters, in 2008 and is currently com- piling a book of short stories and a memoir about her mother, who died in 2011 from Alzheimer’s.
Mike Dellosso Mike Dellosso, keynote speaker, writes pscyho- logical thrillers. His books include Rearview from Tyndale House and Fearless, Frantic, Scream, Darkness Follows, Darlington Woods, and The Hunted from Realms (Charisma House). Mike is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers, Christian Author's Network, and Colon Cancer Alliance’s speakers bureau.
Beth Hadley Beth Hadley leads the Write Circle, a writing group that has met for over thirteen years at the Sinclairville Free Library where Beth is manager. She also leads a new group for Christian writers at the Park United Methodist Church in Sinclairville. Beth earned a B.A. and Masters degree in English from SUNY Fredonia, and has published devotionals and a column for the Dunkirk-Fredonia Observer.
Brenda Hendricks Brenda K. Hendricks has written and illustrated several picture books, including What’s the Buzz, Bumbly Bee? and What’s Better than That, Seren Dippity?, as well as a tween novel, Trouble at Turn- about Creek. She uses her BS degree in Biblical Theology to teach children of all ages, blending her artistic talent with her "gift to gab" to enhance the learning experience at women’s events.
Bonnie Rose Hudson Bonnie Rose Hudson loves creating curriculum as a member of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine’s® Star Contributors Team. She works with both SchoolhouseTeachers.com and The Old Schoolhouse Magazine® as an editorial assistant. She would love for you to stop by and meet the star of her children’s series at Exploring with Jake, or visit her author’s blog WriteBonnieRose.com.
Rebecca Minor Rebecca P. Minor is the author of four fantasy books in two series. They include Divine Summons, A Greater Strength, and Valor's Worth from The Windrider Saga published by Diminished Media, as well as The Curse Bearer from The Risen Age Archive published by Other Sheep. Rebecca is also the conference director for Realm Makers, a writer’s conference dedicated to speculative fiction.
Linda Rondeau Linda Rondeau is the author of five novels --including The Other Side of Darkness, which won the 2012 Selah Award in its category, and the bestselling It Really IS a Wonderful Life -- in addition to a nonfiction book titled I Prayed for Patience/God Gave Me Children. Rondeau has also published numerous shorter works in periodicals, devotionals, and on-line venues.
Cindy Emmet Smith Cindy Emmet Smith is an indie author from central Pennsylvania. She currently has two novels in print, Perfect Blood, Innocent Blood and The Cracked and Silent Mirror, as well as a collection of poems and short stories titled Beyond the Crossroads. Her short stories have appeared in Wolf Craft, 2013, and the premier issue of Havok, 2014.
Audrey Stallsmith Audrey Stallsmith is the author of the Thyme Will Tell series of mysteries from WaterBrook Press, The Body They May Kill from Thomas Nelson, and a nonfiction e-book, Inklings of Truth. Her work has also appeared in periodicals such as Woman's World and Birds & Blooms. She writes articles for Demand Media and Dave's Garden, as well as her own sites, Thyme Will Tell and Inklings of Truth.
Shirley Stevens Shirley S. Stevens leads a Christian writers group, The First Word, in Sewickley, and is a member of the Squirrel Hill Poetry Workshop and the Pittsburgh Poetry Society. Past president of the St. Davids Christian Writers Conference, she continues to serve on their board. Shirley has recently had poetry published in Along These Rivers, Fission and Form, and Common Wealth.
Cindy Starr Stewart Cindy Starr Stewart is the author of three family books titled The Lamp Maker, The Potter, and Our Father. She met her husband Lance at Grove City College, where she also received her B.S. in Applied Physics and Secondary Education. Having earned a M.S. in education from Clarion University, Cindy has taught middle school through college courses over the past 19 years. 
Linda Turner Linda Turner has had articles, poetry, and devo- tions published in such magazines as Frontline, Time of Singing, and Penned from the Heart. Her poetry has won various prizes, including 3rd place in serious poetry at St. David’s, and honorable mention for a ByLine free verse competition. She also offers talks on life experiences and hymn histories at ladies and youth/children’s meetings.
Lora Zill Lora Zill earned a M.A. in English and teaches writing at Gannon University and creative writing for Allegheny College’s arts programs for gifted middle and high school students. She is a teaching artist with the PA Council on the Arts, a past director of the St. Davids Conference, and edits the poetry magazine, Time Of Singing. Her award-winning work has been published widely.