This is an old blog that I started in 2006. I keep it because it has a lot of historical data and people still come here. As of September 2016, no new updates will be made here. All new blog posts and writing/publishing related news will be posted over on my new site at

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Back From ACFW Conference

By Jennifer Hudson Taylor

The ACFW Conference was wonderful!

This was my first Christian writer's conference outside of RWA's mini-conference for FHL. As we sang songs of praise and worship to the Lord, I couldn't help but feel overwhelmed with thankfulness that I was able to be there, and regretful that I had not joined ACFW sooner. Everyone I met was so friendly, sincere, and welcoming. Members were helpful and uplifted each other. I met so many people I had conversed with online, and hopefully formed friendships I'll have for the rest of my writing career.

The workshops were full of valuable information. Published authors shared experiences, testimonies, and knowledge. Editors and agents hosted tables at meals to give people a chance to chat with them and get to know them. Some gave out books, others allowed people to pitch, or send queries and/or proposals. God moved in the lives of so many people during this conference, and I was one of them. I feel like I'll never be the same again.

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2007 Book of the Year and Genesis contests! While I didn't win in my categories, I was thrilled just to be a Genesis finalist. It was such an honor to place second in the Historical Romance category with Promised Blessings, and third in the Contemporary Romance category with By His Plan. A huge thank you to all the judges.

My Agent, Terry Burns and myself

Me with Author Tamera Alexander

F.A.I.T.H. Girls: Christy, Jennifer, Angie, Mindy

Members of my critique group: Dan, Tracy, Jenness, Cathy, Jennifer


Those are great pictures, Jenn! It was wonderful meeting you. Congratulations again for 2nd and 3rd place - God Is Awesome!

Hey, great post!!!
I enjoyed seeing the conference through your eyes.

Great to finally meet you face to face, Jennifer. And congrats on your placings. I look forward to seeing what God's going to do with your talent, friend!

So great to finally meet you face to face, Jennifer. Congrats on those placings and I look forward to seeing what God's going to do with your writing talent!