Stories are Powerful

Jesus used parables to explain many of his teachings to his followers. We do too.

Today, that tradition continues in the many wonderful and talented Christian fiction authors working to share Christ’s love through books, movies, poetry, and more. We provide clean, Godly entertainment for believers as well as offering a unique gateway to others who are curious about how Christians live, think, and believe.

Writing may be a solitary endeavor, but you don’t have to go it alone. If you’re a Christian fiction writer living in the Atlanta or North Georgia area, we’d love to have you join us! No matter where you are on your writing journey, there’s a place for you here. Never stop learning, never stop supporting, and never believe that you have to walk this road alone.

* Members must also be members of the national American Christian Fiction Writers. If you’re a member of another chapter, you may become an associate member of our chapter for $5 and attend our meetings online. Contact acfwnga@gmail.com for details.

2022 Meeting Schedule

Larry J. Leech II

January 25
LARRY J. LEECH II
“Strong Foundation, Strong Fiction”
Larry has spent more than 40 years writing and editing. For the first 18 years he wrote, edited, and managed news and sports departments at daily newspapers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, California, and Florida. He next edited Christian Retailing magazine for five years. With more than 2,300 published articles and 13,000 interviews under his belt, Larry moved into freelance writing and editing in 2004. Since that time he has ghostwritten 30 books, edited more than 250 manuscripts, and written back cover copy and press releases for numerous publishers.

February 22
ATHENA DEAN HOLTZ
“The Publishing Supply Chain”
Athena Dean Holtz is an author, speaker, podcaster, blogger, bookstore owner, and a pastor’s wife. She’s also the publisher of Redemption Press, located in Enumclaw, Washington. She’ll explain the publishing process from when a manuscript goes to press to when it appears on bookshelves. And she’ll discuss the current state of our publishing industry’s supply chain challenges.

March 22
TONI SHILOH
“Developing a Marketing Strategy”
Toni Shiloh, author of 22 soulfully romantic novels, will discuss her tried-and-true method of developing and following through with a solid book marketing strategy. She and her husband are raising their two boys in Virginia.

April 26
CANDICE YAMNITZ
“How to Succeed at Instagram Marketing”
Candice Yamnitz, a mom of three from Chicago, debuted her first young adult novel in February. Nine months before her launch, she earnestly began accumulating followers on Instagram. By the time Unbetrothed released, she had more than 6,200 followers. She’s going to share her tips and tricks with us.

May 24

June 28

July 26
KRISTI ANN HUNTER
“Show vs Tell”
A member of our chapter, Kristi Ann Hunter is a RITA award-winning author of Regency romance novels from a Christian worldview. Her eight books, two novellas, and six short stories reveal her expertise in “showing” her characters’ emotions.

August 23
RACHEL HAUCK

September 27

October 25
TANYA AGLER
“Self Editing”
A member of our chapter, Tanya Agler is an award-winning author of four sweet romances, three of which are published by Harlequin Heartwarming. An exacting editor, she’s always the first to catch errors on our meeting Powerpoint presentations.

November (no meeting because of Thanksgiving)

December 6 — Christmas Party

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Meeting details


Location: 285 E Main St NE, Buford, GA 30518 Room 312

Also on Zoom. Contact us for details.

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