Where Treasure Hides Receives Maxwell Medal

Ohio Christian Writers Conference

I love this photo for lots of reasons.

Reason #1: The first ever Ohio Christian Writers Conference presented their first ever awards . . . and I won!

I’m so honored that Where Treasure Hides received the (giant!) Maxwell Medal for Fiction.

Reason #2: Award-winning, best-selling author Michelle Medlock Adams won in the Children/YA category so we’re in the same photo!

Reason #3: The other two beautiful ladies in this photo are my daughters, Jillian Lancour, founder of She Lives Vintage, and Bethany Jett, co-owner of Serious Writer, Inc.

We got to spend the conference together . . . each one of us teaching workshops . . . and we had a blast!

The OHCWC, sponsored by Serious Writer, Inc., was held November 2nd through 4th in Mason, Ohio. More conferences in more locations are being planned, and we’d love to have you join us at one (or more) of them.

Congrats to all the winners!



Serious Writer Academy iPad (and more) Giveaway

Grand Opening Celebration!

Serious Writer Academy offers online writing courses from experienced professionals in the publishing industry. The grand opening celebration includes amazing prizes from the instructors and, drum roll, please . . .

An iPad!

As one of the instructors for this exciting new venture, I’m thrilled to be giving away one copy each of my novels:

Where Treasure Hides and Where She Belongs.

Prizes include:

  • iPad, 32gb
  • One critique of a Chicken Soup for the Soul submission by Tracy Crump ($50 value, not a guarantee of publication)
  • One copy of The Revisionary (The Rogues Book 1) by Kristen Hogrefe
  • A set of Lori Roeleveld’s books (3) and a one-on-one 20-minute phone call to discuss the winner’s blog with Lori Roeleveld
  • One 30-minute Instagram strategy session with Jillian Lancour
  • One copy of Just Breathe, 365-day devotional journey by Vicki Duerstock
  • One copy each of Just Breathe, and When Chocolate Isn’t Enough: A Survival Guide for Moms” devotional by Michelle Medlock Adams

The giveaway ends at midnight October 3, so be sure to enter now so you can be one of our winners! No purchase necessary, click here to enter!

Bartlett Christian Writers Annual Retreat: Establishing Your Author Platform

Workshops & Leaders

  • Gary Keith, Worship Leader
  • Johnnie Alexander, Author and Inspirational Speaker: “What is a Christian Writer?”
  • Helen Nazzaro, CEO of Nazzaro & Price Publishing: “The Three Main Components of Platform: Internet Presence, Publication Credits, and Marketing”
  • Jens Lodholm, Owner of Axiom Computer Services: “How to Create a FREE Website or Blog”
  • Londa Hayden, Author and Teacher: “Why You Need Internet Presence”
  • Cheryl Smart, Publication Specialist: “How to Build a Writing Portfolio”
  • Elizabeth Maynard Garrett, Marketing Expert: “How to Build a Marketing Strategy, Positioning, Social Media”
Date: October 8, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Event: Bartlett Christian Writers Annual Retreat
Topic: Establishing Your Author Platform
Sponsor: Bartlett Christian Writers
Venue: Decatur Trinity Christian Church
Location: 2449 Altruria Road
Memphis, TN 38134
Public: Public

American Christian Fiction Writers (Memphis Group)

Date: September 17, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Event: American Christian Fiction Writers Memphis
Topic: Fiction Proposals
Venue: Compassion Church
Location: 3505 Houston Levee
Collierville, TN
Public: Public