ACFW Conference in Dallas

In the wee hours of tomorrow morning, I leave for the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Annual Conference. This year, it is in Dallas, Texas. This is my second time attending the conference. I attended in 2010 right after Maid of Murder came out.

This year, the highlights for me will be meeting my B&H editor and my publicist face-to-face for the first time and seeing my superstar agent, Nicole. If you don’t know, Nicole is a finalist for ACFW Agent of the Year, which is truly amazing and well deserved.  I have my camera ready in case she wins, but win or lose, she’s still the Agent of the Year in my book.

Before the conference, I will be participating in a multi-Amish fiction author signing at the LifeWay Hurst, Texas store. If you live in DFW area, stop by and see us. This is an extra special signing because even though we write for many different publishers, we are all clients of the Seymour Agency.

Don’t forget, where I go, Dead Fred goes. Be on the lookout for his photo journal next week!


Micro-mini Book Tour: Amanda Flower and Mary Ellis

Bestselling Amish romance author, Mary Ellis, and I are going on a micro-mini book tour. Our tour only includes two stops, but we are looking forward to visiting both NE Ohio and Central Ohio. Mary will be signing her latest release Living in Harmony, and I will be signing A Plain Death.

Here are the details:

Paragraphs Bookstore
August 11, 11am-2pm, Mount Vernon, OH

Learned Owl Book Shop
August 25, 1-3pm, Hudson, OH

Our first stop is Paragraphs Bookstore in Mount Vernon, Ohio. I’m particularly excited about this signing because it is the county where A Plain Death is set. I lived in Mount Vernon for three years and that experience inspired the Appleseed Creek Mystery Series.

Our second stop is the Learned Owl Book Shop in Hudson, Ohio. I love this store and have had several great signings there before. They are so supportive of local authors and their community.

Mary and I hope to see you at one of these events!

Outside of the tour, you can also meet me at the following signings.

LifeWay Christian Store, North Columbus
August 18, 11am-1pm, Columbus, OH

Book Talk & Signing
Tallmadge Branch Library
September 10, 6:30pm, Tallmadge, OH