teaching faculty

Northwest Christian Writers Renewal with Rachel Hauck

June 12, 2018  -  Westminster Chapel, Bellevue, Washington


Miriam Adeney is a professor at Seattle Pacific University with a PhD in Anthropology and an MA in Magazine Journalism. Besides authoring many articles and chapters, she has also published six books, including Daughters of Islam; Kingdom without Borders: The Untold Story of Global Christianity; and God’s Foreign Policy: Practical Ways to Help the World’s Poor. Miriam has served as President of the American Society of Missiology, and currently is on the Board of Christianity Today, as well as task forces for the World Evangelical Alliance and the Lausanne Committee. In Hungary in October 2017 she delivered the keynote plenary address to an international conference of Christian journalists.

Dennis Brooke is the author of The Last Apostle, a finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writers' Debut Novel category. He is a former president of the Northwest Christian Writers Association and served as an officer in the United States Air Force. He and his wife sold their house, retired, and now travel the world where he collects experiences and stories. In 2016 they completed the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, a 500-mile walk across Spain.

Cynthia Cavanaugh is an author, speaker, and certified life coach with Life Purpose Coaching Centers International. She is the founder and director of Women Emerge. She is a pastor’s wife as well as an adjunct professor in the leadership degree program with Trinity Western University. She has four books in print, two with New Hope Publishers and two with Redemption Press, and serves as vice president of NCWA.

Patrick E. Craig is a lifelong writer and musician who left a successful songwriting and performance career in the music industry to follow Christ in 1984. In 2011 he signed with Harvest House Publishers to publish his Apple Creek Dreams series. His current series is The Paradise Chronicles and was Indie published by Patrick’s company, P&J Publishing. The first book in the series, The Amish Heiress, a romantic suspense novel, remained on the Amazon Top 100 best sellers list in three categories for seven months. The second book in the series, The Amish Princess, a historical romance novel, was on Amazon’s Hot New Releases for over a month. Harlequin recently purchased the print rights for both books for their Walmart Amish series. Patrick also just released Cracking The Indie Egg—A Recipe For Publishing Your Own Book as an eBook and it is available in most major digital bookstores. Patrick and his wife, Judy, make their home in Idaho. They have two married children and five grandchildren. Patrick is represented by the Steve Laube Agency.

 Blythe Daniel is a literary agent and marketer with the Blythe Daniel Agency. She focuses on the placement of books with publishers, online marketing, and publicity for authors. She helps writers build the right book proposal, conducts publicity campaigns, and has placed clients in a number of major national media outlets. She has worked in publishing for over 20 years, including seven years at Thomas Nelson and then working with New York Times bestselling authors John and Stasi Eldredge, marketing products for their ministry. The agency’s blog network, BlogAbout, creates blog reviews, launch teams, and webinars for new and established authors. They represent bestselling nonfiction authors and new voices in publishing. 

Diana Flegal has been an agent with Hartline Literary Agency for eleven years. She represents mainstream and inspirational titles, fiction and nonfiction, but nothing that conflicts with the Christian worldview. She is currently looking for nonfiction authors who have a substantial platform, as well as outstanding contemporary women’s fiction, issue fiction, and formula romance. When she is not reading submissions or stealing away with a recreational read, she is hiking in the mountains or kayaking the many lakes of her home state, North Carolina.

Adria Goetz is a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, a six-week intensive course on all aspects of book, magazine, and digital media publishing. She is also a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle with a BA in English, with a creative writing emphasis. Her career experience includes working for the Pierce County Library System for two years and fostering a knack for developing creative work during her three years as an intern and assistant at Martin Literary & Media Management. She is now a literary manager, living in an old Victorian home in the Seattle area with her high school sweetheart husband, Alex, and their two kittens, Maple and Mulberry.

Nick Harrison is a literary agent with WordServe Literary. He has also authored ten books. For fifteen years he served as a senior editor at Harvest House Publishers, acquiring both fiction and nonfiction. Nick has a long history of championing new and unpublished writers. Nick and his wife, Beverly, are the parents of three grown daughters and grandparents to two boys and two girls.

Rachel Hauck is an award-winning author, former president of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and winner of the 2013 ACFW Mentor of the Year award. Her novel The Wedding Dress sold more than 150,000 print and e-books and was named Inspirational Novel of the Year (2012) by Romantic Times. Her novel Once Upon a Prince was a Christy Award finalist and has been made into a motion picture for Hallmark.


Josh Kelley is a former pastor of 14 years and author of Radically Normal: You Don’t Have to Live Crazy to Follow Jesus (2014, Harvest House).


Steve Laube, a literary agent and president of the Steve Laube Agency, has been in the book industry for over 37 years, first as a bookstore manager, where he was awarded the National Store of the Year by CBA. He then spent over a decade with Bethany House Publishers and was named the Editor of the Year by the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association (AWSA). In 2003 he became an agent where he and his agency have represented over 1,500 new books and Steve was named Agent of the Year by American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). He was also inducted into the Grand Canyon University Hall of Fame by their College of Theology. In addition, he is the publisher at Enclave Publishing and serves as president and owner of The Christian Writers Institute and author of The Christian Writers Market Guide and Book Proposal Tips and Tricks. His office is in Phoenix, Arizona. 

Peter Leavell, a 2007 graduate of Boise State University with a degree in history, was the 2011 winner of Christian Writers Guild’s Operation First Novel contest and 2013 Christian Retailing’s Best award for First-Time Author. Peter and his family live in Boise, Idaho. For entertainment, he reads historical and theological books, where he finds ideas for new novels.

 Amy Letinsky is an online writing and literature instructor at Champlain College in Vermont. She lives in Seattle with her husband Daniel, a family practice doctor, along their two young daughters, with whom Amy is thrilled to share the love of reading and writing. Amy’s published works include newspaper and magazine articles, short stories, blogs, and research-based essays. She is also currently developing fiction and nonfiction book projects. When she’s not reading a good book or working on her own writing, she runs for fun and competition, swims with her family, and fishes for salmon on one of the Northwest’s many majestic rivers.

Inger Logelin is an author, copywriter, speaker, book coach, ghostwriter, and content editor. After working as a copywriter, she began editing around thirty years ago, and is a former staff writer for The Sentinel Group, and Creative Resources Inc. The co-author of Triumphant Faith with Susan Mackrill and collaborator with Athena Dean on Full Circle: Coming Home to the Faithfulness of God, as well as ghostwriting projects, she has served as senior editor of Redemption Press since its founding. A former missionary among the Inuit of Canada’s Northwest Territories, she has done radio ministry in Alaska, and directed a wilderness island camp in western B.C. for Native Canadian teens. She enjoys traveling, RV camping with her husband, and blogging.

 Darlene Panzera is a multi-published author, speaker, and writing coach of both sweet contemporary and Christian inspirational romance. Her career launched with THE BET, a novella included in bestselling author Debbie Macomber’s Family Affair. Two of her novellas will be included in Barbour Publishing’s Underground Railroad Brides, and Runaway Brides collections later this year. Darlene is a member of RWA, ACFW, Oregon Christian Writers, and the Northwest Christian Writers Association. When not writing, she loves spending time with her husband and three kids, teaching at conferences, and feeding carrots to her horse.

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