Following is an ACFW press release:
HUNDREDS OF NOVELISTS COMING TO MINNEAPOLIS
Booksigning by 100+ novelists at Mall of America September 20
(MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.) Hundreds of authors and aspiring authors will attend the annual
American Christian Fiction Writers conference at the Sheraton Bloomington Hotel September 18-21, 2008. They'll study the craft of writing from a Christian worldview, get the word out about their books, and meet with editors from nearly every major publishing house in their industry.
They're also coming to get signed books. On Saturday, September 20, 1:00-3:00pm in the Best Buy® Rotunda and Bloomingdale's Court of the Mall of America, over 100 bestselling and award-winning authors such as Angela Hunt, James Scott Bell, Rene Gutteridge, Deborah Raney, Tamera Alexander, Judith Miller, Nancy Moser, and Brandt Dodson will sign copies of their books for conference attendees and the public.
"ACFW is very excited to partner with the Mall of America in hosting a booksigning of such magnitude," said ACFW President Robin Miller. "As a reader myself, I'm thrilled at the opportunity to meet so many authors and have my books autographed. I intend to do much of my Christmas shopping at the booksigning."
For more information regarding the signing or conference, please contact Cara Putman at (765)418-3427 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about ACFW, visit www.acfw.com.
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I always have such an amazing time at this conference, but this year could be the best yet! The learning, networking, fellowship time and even the goofy clowning around time...especially with my wacky slippers! It's all part of a magical and memorable experience.
But what's new this year is that instead of our book signing being held in the hotel in which we are staying, Barnes & Noble will be hosting it at the Mall of America. OVER 100 CHRISTIAN FICTION WRITERS will be signing books at the Mall of America. Whoa! What an impact that will have on the general shopping population! I pray it will be a lasting and obvious one.
I will be signing both Promises, Promises and Quills & Promises, and I'll also have a guestbook if you'd like to subscribe to my quarterly newsletter beginning January 2009.
If you're able to join us, the authors participating are:
Janet Lee Barton
James Scott Bell
Patricia PacJac Carroll
Jeanie Smith Cash
Susan Page Davis
Lena Nelson Dooley
Sharon Ewell Foster
Tina Ann Forkner
Cathy Marie Hake
Kelly Eileen Hake
Jenny B. Jones
Golden Keyes Parsons
Jeanne Marie Leach
Sherri L. Lewis
Richard L. Mabry
Amber Miller <-- THAT'S ME!
Donita K. Paul
Kim Vogel Sawyer
Shelley Shephard Gray
Sarah Anne Sumpolec
Susan May Warren
If you can't make it, please consider praying. We've never done anything on this scale before in the general public. I pray that seeds are planted, and that at the very least, people will consider Christian fiction as a viable form of reading entertainment and be touched by the stories they read.