September 2020~

Continuing the

Vision from

a distance through

Zoom :

September 14, 2020 7:00 PM

JD DeWitt

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As a literary manager, JD, with 5x5 Productions, develops and packages material for film and television and is currently in co-production of four projects, two each for television and film. She just completed the film version of our own Lesley McDaniel's sweet romance, Home Sweet Home, Available on Amazon Prime. JD is always on the lookout for story which lends itself to episodic programming, and would love to hear your pitch!

Due to Covid,

Fall Speakers

are subject to

change as we

consider wishes

and enjoy

Some of Zoom's



Monday October 5, 2020 7:00

Kathy Fellure

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 November 2 , 2020 7:00

Emilie Hendryx Haney

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Emilie is a photographer, ghostwriter and freelance writer.

Blessed the past year by:

Monday September 9, 2019 7:00 PM

Terry Glaspey

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

7:00 PM

Cynthia Ruchti

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

7:00 PM

Lindsay Franklin

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 7:00 PM

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 7:00 PM

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

Conference Panel

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.

Monday, March 2, 2020 7:00 PM

Eric Wilson

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 7:00 PM Rescheduled and Zoom meeting in place of the live one.

Susan Meissner

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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 7:00 PM Author Interview: David Rawlings, The Baggage Handler | Author ...

David Rawlings, up and coming Australian author of Christy Award winning The Baggage Handler, The Camera Never Lies, and Where the Road Bends, a new adventure featuring  Australia's Outback, will be joining us on Zoom. He'll be sharing  his media secrets with "Lights, Camera, Platform: Making Video Work for You."

Monday, June 1, 2020 7:00 PM

Via Zoom

Greg and Becky Johnson

Wordserve Literary Agent, Greg Johnson and writer, blogger, ghost writer, editor, and heart-mender, Becky Johnson, bring you: "Inside Scoops: a Double Dip of Hacks, How-Tos and Happenings from a Pro Agenting, Editing, and Writing Duo." Greg knows the nuts and bolts of the business and ministry, from proposals to trends, and Becky can help fix flaws and give insider tips to take your work to the next level.

Alone, they are each awesome. Together, they are truly a dynamic duo.

How to Join the Meeting 

1. Click on the link below and fill out the form with your name and email to register.

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2. You will receive a confirmation email inviting you to join the meeting. Save the email and shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Monday, May 4th click on the link provided and join the meeting.

The link will be active starting at 6:45 p.m. Everyone but the speaker will be muted to avoid background noise and accidental disruptions. You will be able to ask questions by typing in the chat feature.

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Monthly Meetings

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

Devotional Coordinator:

Program Coordinator: Kathleen Freeman

Book Launch Coordinator: Karen Higgins

Writer's Journey Coordinator:

Writers Conference

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.

Sadly, due to the developing situation concerning the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, we have found it necessary to cancel the 2020 Writers Renewal Conference. Those who have already registered will receive a full refund.

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