Welcome to the Florida Christian Writers Conference! We are so glad you stopped by to check out what we have in store for you this year. This conference is nestled in the heart of Florida at Lake Yale Conference Center. The sunrises and sunsets are breathtaking, and the spreading Oak trees beckon you to sit beneath their limbs and write a page or two in your journal.

It’s an opportune week to meet agents and editors, award winning writers and others who have heard the same call to write.  Come attend workshops and continuing classes that will sharpen your pen, develop your platform, and strengthen your resolve. Critique groups, meetings with agents and editors, writing contests, and camaraderie with fellow writers make this week one to remember.

If you have a book inside of you, if you have the dream to publish that book, and you don’t know where to begin, come be encouraged and trained at the Florida Christian Writers Conference February 21-25.



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Faculty Interview with Ramona Richards
Friday, February 16, 2018
Bethany Jett

Ramona Richards is a 30-year veteran of Christian publishing, and is now the associate publisher for New Hope Publishers, located in Birmingham, Alabama. She writes too, and her latest book is My Mother’s Quilts, from Worthy Publishing.


Workshop Presented by Ramona:

Writing for New Hope Publishers…and other advice

This session will begin with a review of the changes that have taken place at New Hope Publishers over the past year and will continue with a description of the type of books we are looking for at this time. But because Ramona can’t stay on topic, it’ll also involve general questions about writing, editing, the Christian market, custom and self-publishing, and what editors look for in a writer. If time allows, she’ll hand out chocolate and discuss why tea is better than coffee.


In this interview, New Hope Acquisitions Editor Ramona Richards shares the book that deeply impacted her, tips for making the most of the 15-minute appointments, and great writing advice that will help you create amazing scenes for your readers.