2018 Presenter Spotlight: Wendy Oleson

Wendy Oleson is the author of Please Find Us (winner of 2017 Gertrude Press Fiction Chapbook Contest) and Our Daughter and Other Stories (winner of 2016 Rachel Wetzsteon Chapbook Award). Her stories have appeared in Cimarron Review, Copper Nickel, Carve Magazine, and elsewhere. Wendy teaches for the Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension and Washington State … Continue reading 2018 Presenter Spotlight: Wendy Oleson

2018 Presenter Spotlight: Krista Jensen

Krista writes contemporary romance, and fantasy. She is the author of OF GRACE AND CHOCOLATE (2012 Whitney Award Finalist), THE ORCHARD (2013 Whitney Award Finalist), FALLING FOR YOU (2014), and KISSES IN THE RAIN (2015 Whitney Award Finalist) with Covenant Communications. She has novellas in Love Unexpected: With All My Heart (2014, Covenant), Christmas Grace … Continue reading 2018 Presenter Spotlight: Krista Jensen

2018 Presentation Spotlight: The Stakes Must Always Be Death

The Stakes Must Always Be Death: Fueling the Emotional Core of Your Story, with Maureen McQuerry and Stephan Wallenfels. As writers we long to hook our readers’ hearts as well as their minds. Together we’ll discover how conflict and tension fuel a character’s emotional journey and keep readers engrossed until the very end. Using examples … Continue reading 2018 Presentation Spotlight: The Stakes Must Always Be Death

2018 Presenter Spotlight: Kimberly Kessler

Kim Kessler is a Certified Story Grid Editor and creator of Trench Coach, an all-in developmental editing service for the whole person. A TEDx speaker and member of the Story Grid Editor Roundtable Podcast, Kim weaves expertise with infectious enthusiasm to help you write, and live, your best story. Kim Kessler will share one presentation: … Continue reading 2018 Presenter Spotlight: Kimberly Kessler

2018 Presenter Spotlight: Kira Jane Buxton

Kira Jane Buxton is an American writer who grew up in Asia and the Middle East, penning stories of overweight dragons and essays on environmental conservation. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, NewYorker.com, McSweeney's, The Rumpus, The Huffington Post, and more. Her debut novel HOLLOW KINGDOM will be published by Grand Central … Continue reading 2018 Presenter Spotlight: Kira Jane Buxton