These are our currently confirmed faculty.
We will be adding faculty members to this page over the coming weeks.


Robin Jones Gunn

Anchor Keynote Speaker

Robin Jones Gunn is a bestselling, award-winning fiction and nonfiction author whose more than 100 books have sold six million copies worldwide. Robin’s novels have been adapted into four Hallmark Christmas movies. Robin also co-hosts the weekly Women Worth Knowing podcast. Robin and her husband have two grown children and four grandchildren. They live in California.

Robynne Miller

Speaker & Emcee

Robynne is also the Conference Director

Robin W. Pearson

Evening Speaker

Robin will also be teaching three workshops.

Robin Lee Hatcher

Evening Speaker

Robin is also teaching the Fiction Major Morning Track

Major Morning Track Faculty

Lindsay Franklin

YA / Speculative / Fantasy

Lindsay is the Carol Award–winning author of "The Story Peddler," ECPA best-selling author of "Adored," and Managing Editor of Enclave Publishing. She would wear pajama pants all the time if it were socially acceptable. Lindsay is a recent transplant to the Pacific Northwest, where she lives with her scruffy-looking nerf-herder husband, their three precious geeklings, and three demanding thunder pillows (a.k.a. cats).

Tricia Goyer

Nonfiction (Long Form)

Tricia is a speaker, podcast host, and USA Today bestselling author of over 80 books. Tricia writes in numerous genres including fiction, parenting, marriage, and books for children and teens. She’s a wife, homeschooling mom of ten, and she love to mentor writers through WriteThatBook.Club. Tricia lives near Little Rock, AR.

Robin Lee Hatcher


Robin is the author of 90 novels and novellas with over five million copies in print. She’s known for her heartwarming and emotionally charged stories of faith, courage, and love. Her numerous awards include the RITA®, the Carol, the Christy, the HOLT Medallion, the National Reader’s Choice, and the Faith, Hope & Love Reader’s Choice. Robin is also the recipient of prestigious Lifetime Achievement Awards from both American Christian Fiction Writers and Romance Writers of America®. When not writing, she enjoys being with her family, spending time in the beautiful Idaho outdoors, Bible art journaling, reading books that make her cry, watching romantic movies, and decorative planning. Robin makes her home on the outskirts of Boise, Idaho, sharing it with a demanding Papillon dog and a persnickety tuxedo cat.

Bob Hostetler

The Spiritual Life of a Writer

Bob is an award-winning author, literary agent, and international speaker from Nevada. His more than fifty books, which include the award-winning Don’t Check Your Brains at the Door (co-authored with Josh McDowell) and The Bard and the Bible: A Shakespeare Devotional, have sold millions of copies. Bob is an agent with the Steve Laube Agency and the executive director of the Christian Writers Institute. As a speaker, Bob presents regularly at writer’s conferences, pastor gatherings, church and marriage retreats, and men’s events. He was the founding pastor of Cobblestone Community Church in Oxford, Ohio, where he served from 2000-2010. He and his wife, the lovely Robin, have two grown children who have given them five perfect grandchildren. He lives in southern Nevada.

Cynthia Ruchti

A Crash Course on Writing and Publishing

Cynthia Ruchti tells stories hemmed-in-hope through her novels, nonfiction, devotions, and through speaking events for women. Her tagline is: "I can't unravel. I'm hemmed in hope." To date, she's published more than 30 books and is working on more. Her books have been awarded more than 40 cherished reader, reviewer, retailer, and other honors, including RT Reviews Inspirational Book of the Year. She serves as the professional relations liaison for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and as a literary agent with Books & Such Literary Management. She and her grade-school sweetheart husband live in the heart of Wisconsin, not far from their three children and six (to date) grandchildren.

Workshop Faculty

Robin W. Pearson

Robin's writing sprouts from her Southern upbringing, her belief in Jesus Christ, and her love of her husband, seven children, and their dog, Oscar. Her novels are “rooted in the soul of the story” and include her Christy Award–winning debut, A Long Time Comin', as well as 'Til I Want No More, Walking in Tall Weeds, and her next release coming spring 2024.

Robin has corrected grammar up and down the East Coast in her career as an author, editor, and blogger and in her calling as a homeschooling mama of many. She loves to share about her faith and her family because they're the source and subject of her fiction—in her novels, in the new characters currently living and breathing on her computer screen, and in the stories waiting to be told about the experiences at her own kitchen sink.