Saturday, September 13, 2008

ACFW Conference and Booksigning PRESS RELEASE

I'll be MIA next week at the American Christian Fiction Writers conference. I'm also participating in this mega booksigning. There will also be author panels (info below). Hope to see some of you there! I'm teaching a late night chat on Thursday with Editor Emily Rodmell and fellow Steeple Hill author Dana Mentink on how to rise from the slush pile at Steeple Hill. I'm sitting at table 66 at the signing in the mall rotunda. Hope you will come out and meet some of your favorite authors. They'd love to meet you.

What: Booksigning and Author Panels at Mall of America (Bloomington, MN)
Who: 130-ish Christian novelists
Where: Bloomingdale's court, 1st floor
When: 1-3 p.m., Saturday, September 20, 2008
Why: To meet your favorite Christian authors and because we love our readers

Authors participating:

Tamera Alexander
Jennifer AlLee
A.K. Arenz
Diane Ashley
Karen Ball
Janet Lee Barton
James Scott Bell
Joseph Bentz
Terri Blackstock
Robin Caroll
Patricia PacJac Carroll
Jeanie Smith Cash
Eleanor Clark
Debra Clopton
Gloria Clover
Brandilyn Collins
Mary Connealy
Lyn Cote
Kathryn Cushman
Margaret Daley
KM Daughters
Susan Page Davis
Mary Davis
Janet Dean
Megan DiMaria
Brandt Dodson
Lena Nelson Dooley
Cecelia Dowdy
Sharon Dunn
Wanda Dyson
Lynette Eason
Meredith Efken
Leanna Ellis
Sharon Ewell Foster
Miralee Ferrell
Tina Ann Forkner
Darlene Franklin
Jonathan Friesen
Rhonda Gibson
Terri Gillespie
Debby Giusti
Beth Goddard
Cathy Gohlke
Rene Gutteridge
Cathy Marie Hake
Rachel Hauck
Roxanne Henke
Cynthia Hickey
Patti Hill
Sharon Hinck
Joan Hochstetler
Steven Hunt
Angela Hunt
Denise Hunter
Annette Irby
Jennifer Johnson
Jenny B. Jones
Golden Keyes Parsons
Deb Kinnard
Julie Klassen
Kathleen Kovach
Harry Kraus
Patti Lacy Maureen Lang
Jeanne Marie Leach
Tosca Lee
Julie Lessman
Michelle Levigne
Sherri L. Lewis
Elizabeth Ludwig
Christine Lynxwiler
Richard L. Mabry
Sharlene MacLaren
Gail Martin
Debby Mayne
Vickie McDonough
Andrew McGuire
Susan Meissner
Becky Melby
Dana Mentink
Amber Miller
Judith Miller
Sara Mills
Siri Mitchell
Nancy Moser
Janelle Mowery
Elizabeth Musser
Mark Mynheir
Jill Nelson
Mae Nunn
John Olson
Donita K. Paul
Trish Perry
Marta Perry
Allie Pleiter
Cara Putman
Deborah Raney
Sandra Robbins
Paul Robertson
John Robinson
Martha Rogers
Cynthia Ruchti
Gail Sattler
Kim Vogel Sawyer
Shelley Shephard Gray
Virginia Smith
Lynette Sowell
Candice Speare
Kathryn Springer
Denice Stewart
Sarah Anne Sumpolec
Michelle Sutton
Camy Tang
Donn Taylor
Janice Thompson
Cindy Thomson
Missy Tippens
Carrie Turansky
ML Tyndall
Amy Wallace
Susan May Warren
Linda Wichman
Beth Wiseman
Cheryl Wyatt
Kathleen Y'Barbo

Many authors will have contests and giveaways and lots of good freebies. I'm hosting a drawing myself for an Amazon Kindle and will have the sign up sheet there.

Here's more official press release:


Glass Road Public Relations, LLC
fax (615) 986-9517
September 8, 2008
Contact: Rebeca Seitz
(615) 986-9516;
Booksigning by 100+ novelists at Mall of America September 20
(MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.) Hundreds of authors and aspiring authors will attend the annual
American Christian Fiction Writers conference at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel September
18-21, 2008. They'll study the craft of writing from a Christian worldview, get the word out
about their books, and meet with editors from nearly every major publishing house in their in-
They're also coming to get signed books. On Saturday, September 20, 1:00-3:00pm in the Best
Buy® Rotunda and Bloomingdale's Court of the Mall of America, over 100 bestselling and
award-winning authors such as Angela Hunt, James Scott Bell, Rene Gutteridge, Deborah Ra-
ney, Tamera Alexander, Judith Miller, Nancy Moser, and Brandt Dodson will sign copies of
their books for conference attendees and the public.
"ACFW is very excited to partner with the Mall of America in hosting a booksigning of such
magnitude," said ACFW President Robin Miller. "As a reader myself, I'm thrilled at the oppor-
tunity to meet so many authors and have my books autographed. I intend to do much of my
Christmas shopping at the booksigning."
For more information regarding the signing or conference, please contact Cara Putman at To learn more about ACFW, visit


Brittanie said...

I am so mad I live way way way too far away to come. I would have to buy a plane ticket and travel half way accross the country. Somehow I don't that will fly with my work,family, and money. :)

Dee S. said...

So excited for you!

Cheryl Wyatt said...

Brittanie...I know! It's a long ways away. But you all will be with me in heart, eh? LOL!


I'll let you know how it goes when I get back. I've never even been to the Mall of America. Should be fun.

I never dreamed that one day I'd be sitting at the same table with one of my favorite authors (Kathleen Y'Barbo). Have you guys read Beloved Castaway by her yet? It's SO good.

Thank you ladies for dropping by and commenting.


Anonymous said...

Have fun at ACFW...I wish I could have gone. But Denver, 2009 is my goal.
Have a great time!

Cheryl Wyatt said...

We will, Lynn. Hope you can make Denver. Be sure to come say hi.'re signing too, right?