Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Idahope Conference with Brandilyn Collins

Idahope Annual Conference 2013 “Capturing the Edge”

Day: March 16, 2013
Time: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Meridian First Baptist Church, 428 W. Pine Ave, Meridian ID Map
Cost includes both general sessions, your choice of breakout sessions, and soup & salad lunch. We’re sorry but we’re unable to accommodate special dietary requests or needs. You are welcome to bring a sack lunch or drive to one of the fast food locations near the church during the lunch break.
$75/person, until March 9.
March 10 — March 16 (at the door) $85/person
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Our Keynote:
Brandilyn CollinsBrandilyn Collins website | twitter | facebook
Brandilyn Collins is a best-selling novelist known for her trademark Seatbelt Suspense®. These harrowing crime thrillers have earned her the tagline: “Don’t forget to b r e a t h e . . .”®
Brandilyn’s first book, A Question of Innocence, was a true crime published by Avon in 1995. Its promotion landed her on local and national TV and radio, including the Phil Donahue and Leeza talk shows. Brandilyn’s awards for her novels include the ACFW Carol Award (three times), Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice.

Other Speakers:
Robin Lee HatcherRobin Lee Hatcher website | twitter | facebook
Best-selling novelist Robin Lee Hatcher, author of more than 65 books, is known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love.
WORKSHOP TITLE: “Creating Characters Who Breathe” 

Peter LeavellPeter Leavell website | twitter | facebook
Peter Leavell, a 2007 graduate of Boise State University with a degree in history, was the 2011 winner of Christian Writers Guild’s Operation First Novel contest. Peter and his family live in Boise, Idaho. For entertainment, he reads historical books, where he finds ideas for new novels. Whenever he has a chance, he takes his wife and two homeschooled children on crazy but fun research trips.
WORKSHOP TITLE: “Research—The Key Literary Element”

Maryanna YoungMaryanna Young website | twitter | facebook | facebook
Maryanna Young founded Aloha Publishing with the goal of helping anyone who has a powerful idea have the opportunity to write and publish. She has created opportunities to work with clients and build friendships all over the world. As the vision keeper for authors, she loves helping them take their book ideas from vision to reality. Her passion outside of sports and publishing is to see young adults find and take action on their God given talent through friendship and mentoring.
WORKSHOP TITLE: “The Top Five Things Every Writer Needs to Know about Publishing an ebook. Taking the Mystery out of Publishing”

Ray EllisRay Ellis website | twitter | facebook
Ray Ellis has been writing for more than twenty years and has been a law enforcement officer and ordained pastor for just a little while longer. Ray is the author of the Nate Richards Police Mystery Series: a “Top 100″ for African-American Christian Fiction titles on Amazon.
WORKSHOP TITLE: Crime Scene Examination for the Writer

Jill WilliamsonJill Williamson website | blog | facebook
Jill Williamson is a chocolate loving, daydreaming, creator of kingdoms. She writes weird books for teens, is a Jesus follower, a Whovian, and a recovering assistant fashion designer. She grew up in Alaska, but now lives in Oregon with her husband, two kids, and a whole lot of deer.
WORKSHOP TITLE: “Character and Storyworld Building”

Debra BurroughsDebra Burroughs website | twitter | facebook
A successful indie author, Debra Burroughs writes clean romantic suspense, full of fast-paced, page-turning mystery mixed with sweet, yet sensual romance.
WORKSHOP TITLE: Book Marketing in the Digital Age

Melissa Bent
This year we are very pleased to announce worship will be provided by Melissa Bent.
You can connect with her or listen to samples by clicking below.
website | twitter | facebook  | youtube

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Conference Flyer (click to view a PDF):
2013 Idahope Conference

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