"Don't focus on marketing, platform, and sales. Concentrate on creating heart-to-heart connections. This is your ministry. In time, these individuals may become your readers." Karen Barnett
NCWA’s September-to-June monthly meetings feature great keynote speakers, a Christian Writer’s Coach training segment, member book launches, opportunities to network with other writers, the chance to share manuscript celebrations—as well as redirections—participate in a critique group, and much more.
NCWA monthly meetings are held at Eastside Church, 14520 100th Ave NE, Bothell, WA
Screenwriting 101Jennifer Dornbush led her class through the ins and outs of writing screenplays for Hollywood.
A Glimpse Inside the General Market with Debbie Macomber.
How to Craft a Marketing Plan with Thomas Umstattd.
Meet Our NCWA BOARD Family
President: Jill Esau
Vice President: Sonja Anderson
Secretary: Liz Holtzman
Treasurer: Brett Heaston
Conference Organizers: Charles and Perry Harris
Critique Group Coordinator: Pat Schantz
Web Coordinator: Diana Savage
Hospitality: Lynette Bishop
Membership Coordinator: Kyrene Roy
Tech Coordinator: Katie Hauenstein
Writer's Coach Coordinator: Tina Gollings
Publicity Coordinator: Rose Angove
Program Coordinator: Kathleen Freeman
Book Launch Coordinator: Karen Higgins
Writer's Journey Coordinator:
The Vision of 2020
Monday, March 2, 2020
Suspense writer and author of Fireproof Speaks on "Saying Yes to Opportunity." Eric Wilson, NY Times bestselling author of Fireproof, has written 18 books, ranging from mystery/suspense to biography/memoir. He has traveled in 40 countries, but still loves the Pacific Northwest where he grew up. So excited to welcome this dynamic writer!
Monday, April 6, 2020
Susan Meissner is a top shelf novelist of Historical and Women's Fiction. Five of her many CBA (Christian) books are still in print and she now has six out in the general book market. Susan inspires many with her warmth and storytelling and brings us her secrets on "Crafting a Page Turner."
Monday, May 4, 2020
Kathy Boyd Fellure
Kathy writes Children's picture books, Including Nana's Tin of Buttons, and Women's Fiction including
The Language of the Lake
Kathy's talk on "Writing in an Ever-changing Publishing world" will include marketing tips and a look into the ups and downs of the Children's market.
Monday, June 1, 2020
Greg and Becky Johnson
Wordserve Literary agent, Greg and writer, blogger, and heart-mender, Becky, may speak together, or one may step up to the plate. Either way, their words will be a gift.
As a literary manager, JD develops and packages material for film and television and is currently in co-production of four projects, two each for television and film. She is always on the lookout for story lends itself to episodic programming.
Blessed these past months by:Monday September 9, 2019
Harvest House editor, Terry, loves art and the place where it meets God. He is the author of several books on the subject, including Not a Tame Lion, the spiritual Legacy of C.S. Lewis and the Chronicles of Narnia.
His message: "Creative Communication through writing: Looking to the greats for Inspiration." is sure to...well, inspire.
Monday, October 7, 2019
Agent with Books and Such and award-winning author of over a dozen fiction books, as well as books of hope and connection with God. Cynthia brings a message about "Writing Acoustically: The Sounds of What We Write."
Monday, November 4, 2019
Editor, Enclave staff, and award-winning Speculative fiction writer of The Story Peddler, Lindsay, is equal part author and business person -- though she confesses to finding writing more fun. Lindsay brings us help on "Surviving the Fire Swamp of Writing."
Monday, December 2, 2019
Monday, December 2, 2019
6:00 PM Book sale and Pie Social.
As befits a Pre-Christmas writer's meeting, this event is free for all to attend. Bring your writer friends, your money, and credit cards to get some awesome Christmas presents!
Janet Lee Carey
Janet writes award-winning general market YA and fantasy novels. School Library Journal calls Janet's work "fantasy at its best - original, beautiful, amazing and deeply moving." Come join Janet and learn about ordinary heroes and the unexpected twists that lead us to courageous love. Part inspiration, part writing craft.
Monday, January 6, 2020
Author David Mitts
Due to unforeseen circumstances, our originally scheduled speaker, William P. Young, is unable to be with us for our January meeting. However, we're in for a real treat as author David Mitts has agreed to step in. David has written four books and is the founder and senior pastor of One New Man Ministry. He began writing while living in Israel with his family. His first book, Love versus Law or Both, brought together his unique life experience of being raised Jewish and then receiving Jesus (Yeshua) as his Messiah. David's incredible story and heart for ministry are sure to bless everyone who attends this meeting. (We are working to reschedule William P. Young for a future monthly meeting.)
Monday, February 3, 2020 7:00 PM
Conferences are an excellent way to learn the writing craft and the best way to meet editors and agents-- whether you write Non-Fiction, Fantasy, Children's books, or wish to get into the movie industry.
With dozens of conferences around the country, and all of them so different, it's hard to know which to choose. Our panelists will answer questions about some national conferences, prices, take-away, and how to make the most of your conference experience... and all in a fun Dennis Brooke style.
NCWA Hosts an annual Renewal conference with well-known keynoters, literary agents, acquisitions editors, accomplished workshop presenters and tech trainers, manuscript critique opportunities, book tables, vendors . . . to name just some of what you’ll find.
~ Such a beautiful event! Please join us in 2020 for what is already shaping into a time of inspiration and learning.
Looking to the future with 20/20 Vision