Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Introducing Terry Whalin, 2009 Featured Speaker and Guest Blogger

In the next few days, the KCWC blog posts will increase in frequency as we gear up for Conference 2009. Featured speaker Terry Whalin will be a regular guest blogger beginning later this week. Although we are introducing him today, he will provide more details about himself and give you ideas on what to expect as you prepare for conference in June.

At Conference 2008, Emcee Carlton Hughes announced our 2009 featured speaker as follows:

"Mark your calendars for June 19-20, 2009. Our featured speaker next year understands both sides of the editorial desk–as an editor and a writer. He worked as an editor for Decision and In Other Words magazines. His articles have appeared in more than 50 publications including Writer’s Digest, The Writer and Christianity Today. He is the creator and Webmaster for

Do you know who it is yet? He is a native of Kentucky. In fact, one of the counties was named after his five-great grandfather--and his mother lives in Frankfort. A building on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University is named for one of his relatives.

Still don’t know? He’s a journalism graduate of Indiana University, and he has written more than 60 nonfiction books. His latest is Book Proposals That Sell, 21 Secrets To Speed Your Success. For more than 12 years he was an Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Gold Medallion judge in the fiction category. He has written extensively about Christian fiction and reviewed numerous fiction books in publications such as Faithful and BookPage. He was an acquisitions editor in the book divisions of Cook Communications and Howard Books. And, now he is a literary agent living in Scottsdale, AZ.

If you haven’t guessed by now, I’ll tell you that next year’s featured speaker is Terry Whalin. You will not want to miss KCWC 2009."

Like the publishing industry itself, Terry's life has changed since June, 2008. Terry is no longer a literary agent. He is now a publisher with Intermedia Publishing Group, and his newest book is Jumpstart Your Publishing Dreams.

The KCWC committee has been excited about having Terry as our featured speaker for some time now. We pray that each person who needs to benefit from Terry's extensive experience in Christian publishing will have the opportunity of attending KCWC 2009.

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