Kathy Bruins

Kathy Bruins believes everyone has a story to tell. She walks with her clients and tells their story through her writing. Her newest releases are The Book Proposal co-authored with Kim de Blecourt, Exposing the Darkness with Malynda Osantowski-Hughes. She is an editor/ghostwriter for SDP Publishing. Kathy is President of Word Weavers West Michigan. Her speaking topics include writing book proposals, ghostwriting and collaborating, mind mapping and other helpful writing workshops. She also speaks at women's retreats, churches, and human trafficking events. Kathy loves to serve using her prayer gifts, so she coordinates prayer coverage at events, and she implements drama with her speaking engagements when possible.

Kathy calls southwest Michigan home. She is married to her perfect life-mate, John, and enjoys reading, cooking and celebrating life's milestones


Workshops Presented by Kathy:

Book Proposal Studio, Wednesday afternoon from 2:30-5:30PM.

Our pre-conference track, BOOK PROPOSAL STUDIO, is facilitated by published authors, Kathy Bruins and Kim de Blecourt.

The studio is for writers in the process of preparing a book-length manuscript to present to agents or editors. Participants will work side by side with Kathy and Kim to create a One Sheet for use at the conference. Participants will also begin preparation of a professional book proposal.

A book proposal has a specific format and must answer the questions on an editor’s mind. As an author, you must be able to answer questions such as the topic and message of your book, the take-away value, your target market, and more.

An editor wants to get right to the point. A well-written book proposal helps you to clarify your project in your own mind, so that you can clearly communicate your idea for publishing consideration. This will give you the confidence you need to show any agency or publisher you are a professional.

Attendees for this session should come with their manuscript and all the information needed to write the proposal. Attendees who register for the session will receive materials (via email) before the conference to help you pull together the necessary information for your proposal.

Make sure you register for the BOOK PROPOSAL STUDIO by sending an email to FloridaChristianWritersConf@gmail.com. Put "BOOK PROPOSAL STUDIO/Your Name" in the subject line. 

The Book Proposal Studio will be co-taught with Kim de Blecourt.


Media and Promo with Punch

This fun and informative workshop will give hands-on experience to attendees as they learn to create promotional media for their products and services. 

Attendees will be taught the overall marketing basis for these promos including: