Realm Makers @ Sheraton Westport Chalet
Apr 19 – Apr 22 all-day

Realm Makers is the only conference for Christians who write speculative fiction. Come find your tribe at this unique conference. This year’s preconference workshop is by the amazing Tosca Lee, who will teach what it takes to craft a successful writing life. Carla Hoch will lead a post-conference workshop on writing fight scenes. In between will be a fantastic lineup of continuing tracks and classes specially designed for those who write science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Daniel Schwabauer, creator of the One Year Adventure Novel program, will lead the teen track.

Kristen will moderate a panel discussion on writing diverse characters with sensitivity.

The Well Lake Michigan @ Geneva Camp and Conference Center
May 17 – May 19 all-day

The Well is a ministry to Christian artists who are at all levels of their creative journey. Whether you are just starting out have been in the business for a long time, you are welcome. The Well Lake Michigan conference is called focused on Christian writers. There is a speculative fiction track, a screenwriting track, and general writing workshops.

Kristen will be teaching two classes:
Edit Like a Pro: A System for Editing Fiction and Nonfiction and
Unventing Language: Use Real Languages to Inspire Your Fiction

We’ll see you at The Well!

SoCal Christian Writers Conference @ Biola University
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day

This Christian writers conference includes several continuing tracks, plus afternoon workshops and meetings with faculty members. A teen track is offered, and teens get a 30 percent discount on their registration.

Keynote speakers: Mary Demuth and Liz Tolsma

Kristen will be teaching two classes:
Satisfying Endings: A Crucial but Overlooked Element of Great Fiction and
Unventing Language: Use Real Languages to Inspire Your Fiction

17th Annual Florida Writers Conference @ Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs
Oct 18 – Oct 21 all-day

With more than 70 workshops and panels ranging from sessions for beginners to deeper, more interactive workshops, the Florida Writers Conference offers a satisfying and supportive celebration of the writing world in all its infinite variety.

Featured Authors: Linda Fairstein, National Guest of Honor; Heather Graham, Florida Writer of the Year; Peter Meinke, Florida Poet Laureate.

6th Annual Florida Youth Writers Conference @ Hilton Orlando/Altamonte Springs
Oct 20 @ 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

This event for middle school and high school students features a unique series of presentations for young writers:

  • Dynamic Dialogue
  • Writing for Video Games
  • A Passion for Poetry
  • Fight Scenes
  • Exciting Characters

We’ll also have a Q&A with bestselling authors Heather Graham and Linda Fairstein.