Knollwood Christian Writers Conference
Saturday, February 12, 2011
8:30 am to 12:30 pm at Knollwood Church • 1501 Knollwood Drive, Mobile, AL
Registration: $10 per person (until Feb. 5); Late registration or at the door: $15 per person
To register call Knollwood Church at 661-8383 or Evergreen Press at 861-2525
Sponsored by Knollwood Church and Evergreen Press.
For more information, call 861-2525
For all writers, authors, and aspiring authors…
Grow as a Christian writer and learn what it takes to become a published author. The conference is open to all men, women, ministers, and lay people who aspire to become a published author. Whether you’re already published, have a completed manuscript you’d like to publish, or are just getting started as a writer, this conference will help move your writing ministry forward!
Robert Strand is the author of more than 60 books—many bestsellers—and his “Moments to Give” series has sold more than five million copies. In addition to writing, Robert frequently speaks at writers’ conferences around the country. A consummate storyteller, Robert knows how to blend the emotional impact of true stories with practical insights from his 40+ years of pastoral experience to produce breakthrough results. He and his wife, Donna, live in Springfield, Missouri.
Evergreen Press has published 14 books by Robert, many of them best-sellers including: Angel at My Door, The Power of Forgiving, Desperate Housewives of the Bible, and The Power of Motherhood.
Aaron Fruh is the Lead Pastor of Knollwood Church & author of three books: Two Minute Warning (with Coach Bill McCartney, VMI Publishers, 2009), The Forgotten Blessing (Chosen Books, 2006), and The Decree of Esther (Chosen Books, 2004). He holds an M.A. in educational ministries from Wheaton College Graduate School.
Aaron and his wife Dr. Sharon Fruh have four children: Rachel, Elizabeth, Hannah, and Nathan. Aaron is a regular speaker at Promise Keepers conferences along with Coach Bill McCartney and pastor Tony Evans.
Coach Mike Gottfried is the founder of Team Focus Ministries & the author of two books: Wisdom From Winners (Ampelon Publishing, 2010) and Coach’s Challenge (Howard Books, 2007).
Coach Gottfried spent 12 successful seasons as head coach at Murray State, Cincinnati, Kansas, and Pittsburgh. During his four years at Pittsburgh, his team won 26 games and defeated NCAA powerhouses Notre Dame, Penn State, and West Virginia. He finished his coaching career with 77 victories. He was later hired as the lead college football analyst for ESPN. In 2000, Mike and his wife, Mickey, founded Team Focus, a non-profit organization in Mobile, Alabama, that provides a comprehensive community and outreach program. Their goal is giving young men without father figures in their lives the leadership skills, guidance, and godly values they need, along with a continual relationship with a mentor. Team Focus now has chapters in 15 cities across the country.
Brian Banashak is the publisher of Evergreen Press and author of The Little Book of Business Wisdom. Evergreen Press was founded in 1994 as an imprint of Genesis Communications, Inc., a company that began operations in 1987. Since then, Gazelle Press, Axiom Press, and RevPress have been added. The company has published nearly 400 titles in its history. Genesis has served the communications needs of ministries for more than 23 years. They work with authors from all across the U.S. and around the world and help them bring biblical solutions and life-changing ideas to their readers. Brian and his Editor-in-Chief/wife Kathy are currently working on a novel, Sabiduria Island. Brian is also working on a 52-week marketing guide to help authors sell more of their books.
8:30—Registration and coffee / donuts
9:00-9:45—Robert Strand–Session 1 includes: Are You Cut Out To Be a Writer? / My Life at the Keyboard
9:45-10:00—Aaron Fruh: Working With an Editor—a Reality Check
10:00-10:45—Robert Strand–Session 2 includes: There’s More Than One Way to Get Published
10:45-11:00—Break, coffee / donuts
11:00-11:15—Mike Gottfried: Prayer and Writing—The Value of Journaling
11:15-12:00—Robert Strand–Session 3 includes: Writer’s Success Secrets / Things I Learned the Hard Way
12:00-12:30—Brian & Kathy Banashak: Publishing FAQs and Resources / Panel: Q&A
12:30 until?—Meet the editors, one-to-one in the foyer after the conference ends. Bring your manuscript, book proposal, or book idea and discuss it with an acquisitions editor.