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Meet Our 2021 Speakers

This list will continue to grow as we get closer to our Conference start date, so check back often for updates, and be sure to register!

Join us for this incredible event!

  • Live training workshops, pre-recorded content, sprints, and Q&As with sponsors & speakers
  • Three dedicated tracks for Nonfiction, Fiction, and Children's book authors
  • Special offers & discounts on tools & services from speakers & sponsors
  • Community support & built in 

Alexa Bigwarfe - Conference host

Women in Publishing Summit Host, Author, Speaker, Podcast Host, Publisher, Champion of Women

Alexa Bigwarfe is an author, speaker, and publisher. Her writing career began as a therapeutic journey after her infant daughter passed away at 2 days old. Her debut book, Sunshine After the Storm: A Survival Guide for the Grieving Mother, launched an unexpected career in publishing and author coaching. Her most recent book, Ditch the Fear and Just Write It! is a guide to help female entrepreneurs who know they want to write a book but need the push to get started. The Women in Publishing Summit is her third online summit for writers, but the first focused solely on women.

Kathy Meis

Kathy Meis

Building Community While Writing

Lisa Lepki

Lisa Lepki

Successful Self-Editing Tools

Non-Fiction Speakers

Roshanda Pratt

Roshanda Pratt

Visibility is Power

Angela J. Ford, Fantasy Author

Angela J. Ford, Fantasy Author

Tech Tools for Self-Publishing

Shelly Longenecker, Author & Entrepreneur

Shelly Longenecker, Author & Entrepreneur

Creating Joint Ventures & Affiliate relationships to sell more books

Amy Collins, Literary Agent - Talcott Notch Agency

Amy Collins, Literary Agent - Talcott Notch Agency

What authors need to know about finding and working with an agent

Erin Servais, Book Editor, Author Coach, and Founder of Dot and Dash, LLC

Erin Servais, Book Editor, Author Coach, and Founder of Dot and Dash, LLC

Sensitivity Readers

Mea Smith, Author, Podcaster, Speaker, & Host of StorySwell.net

Mea Smith, Author, Podcaster, Speaker, & Host of StorySwell.net

Harness Fear to Achieve More, A Theory

Joy Rancatore, Indie Author, Publisher, Podcaster

Joy Rancatore, Indie Author, Publisher, Podcaster

Not "Just" Self-Published

Pamela Sheppard, Independent Book Editor and Publishing Consultant

Pamela Sheppard, Independent Book Editor and Publishing Consultant

Market Analysis for Trends, market viability, and comparative titles

JoEllen Nordstrom, Founder of FirstEditing

JoEllen Nordstrom, Founder of FirstEditing

How Artificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing Your Editing and Changing Our World

Zaakirah N. Muhammad, Author & CEO of Phocused Media Group

Zaakirah N. Muhammad, Author & CEO of Phocused Media Group

How Publish and Tell Your Nonfiction Story Your Own Way

Jamie Beth Cohen, Author, Storyteller, & Podcaster

Jamie Beth Cohen, Author, Storyteller, & Podcaster

Creating Your Writing Community

April Beach, CEO, The Sweet Life

April Beach, CEO, The Sweet Life

How To Build Your Ideal Online Business To Generate Profit Beyond Your Book

Laura Briggs

Laura Briggs

Amazon Ads 101 for Authors: When & How to Use Them

Vivian Olodun

Vivian Olodun

Failing Forward: Intersectionality, Rejection, and Resilience

Monica Miller, Author

Monica Miller, Author

8 Ways to Repurpose Your Book in Social Media Posts that WORK

Elizabeth Ducie, Author & Publisher

Elizabeth Ducie, Author & Publisher

Pros and Cons to Publishing Routes

Michelle Lazurek,  Author/Agent

Michelle Lazurek, Author/Agent

Writing a Solid Proposal

Toby Dorr, Author & Speaker

Toby Dorr, Author & Speaker

Write your story, change the world

Stacy Roberts, Author & Speaker

Stacy Roberts, Author & Speaker

From The Writing Desk to the Bookshelf

Helen Vandenberghe, Mentor

Helen Vandenberghe, Mentor

Teach and Grow Rich! Profit from your knowledge and turn your Non-fiction book into a course

Dallas Woodburn, Author, Book Coach & Podcast Host

Dallas Woodburn, Author, Book Coach & Podcast Host

How to Create a Nurturing Writing Routine

Lindsey Hartz, CEO and Lead Marketing Consultant at Hartz Agency

Lindsey Hartz, CEO and Lead Marketing Consultant at Hartz Agency

Launch a Bestselling Book Without Losing Your Mind

Join us for this incredible event!

  • Live training workshops, pre-recorded content, sprints, and Q&As with sponsors & speakers
  • Three dedicated tracks for Nonfiction, Fiction, and Children's book authors
  • Special offers & discounts on tools & services from speakers & sponsors
  • Community support & built in 

Fiction Speakers

Jennie Goutet, Author

Jennie Goutet, Author

Steps to Take for Success

Lucy Hay, Author & Script Editor

Lucy Hay, Author & Script Editor

Writing Diverse Characters

Otescia Johnson, CEO of B.O.Y. Enterprises, Inc.

Otescia Johnson, CEO of B.O.Y. Enterprises, Inc.

Fiction: The Lie Through Which We Tell the Truth

Judy L. Mohr, Writer, Freelance Editor & Internet Security Expert

Judy L. Mohr, Writer, Freelance Editor & Internet Security Expert

Creating Perspective Through Deep Point of View (POV)

Eileen Cook, Author & Co-Founder of The Creative Academy for Writers

Eileen Cook, Author & Co-Founder of The Creative Academy for Writers

Writing better conflict

Farzana Doctor, Author & Speaker

Farzana Doctor, Author & Speaker

Polish That Draft! Self-editing and revision techniques for writers with a manuscript

Niki Simone, Author

Niki Simone, Author

How to write strong dialogue

Jocelyn Lindsay, Coach

Jocelyn Lindsay, Coach

Writing Emotions

Caroline Smith, Editor & Author Coach

Caroline Smith, Editor & Author Coach

Grace in the Writing Process

Claire Fullerton, Author

Claire Fullerton, Author

Marketing and Promotion doesn't have to cost a fortune

Kim Gravell, Author & Well-being Coach

Kim Gravell, Author & Well-being Coach

Creating believable magic in your real world writing

Bethany Maines, Author

Bethany Maines, Author

Fighting for Fiction (Writing Fight Scenes That Don't Suck)

Children’s Speakers

Belinda Mays, Author, Speaker, Woman in Tech

Belinda Mays, Author, Speaker, Woman in Tech

6 Step To Self Publish Your Children's Book

Meg Welch Dendler, Author & Editor

Meg Welch Dendler, Author & Editor

Writing for Young Readers - Dos and Don'ts for the genre of kidlit

Cynthia L. Fails, CEO, LaunchCrate Publishing

Cynthia L. Fails, CEO, LaunchCrate Publishing

What Makes a Children's Book Great - And How Do I Write One?

Karen Ferreira, Owner of Get Your Book Illustrations

Karen Ferreira, Owner of Get Your Book Illustrations

How to find the right illustrator and work with them

Maria Dismondy, Founder of Cardinal Rule Press

Maria Dismondy, Founder of Cardinal Rule Press

Best tips for a successful children's book launch

Joycelyn Strickland-Egans, Educator & Author

Joycelyn Strickland-Egans, Educator & Author

Reaching your Audience: Connecting with Parents & their Children

Phillipa Warden, Author

Phillipa Warden, Author

How to grow your audience through themes and activities

Allison Andrews, Author and CEO of Andrews Creative

Allison Andrews, Author and CEO of Andrews Creative

Tools for Success - Making videos for more success

Natasha Carlow, Author

Natasha Carlow, Author

How sharing our stories can have magical results

Arielle Haughee, Author & Owner of Orange Blossom Publishing

Arielle Haughee, Author & Owner of Orange Blossom Publishing

Perfecting the Picture Book Manuscript

Gayle M Irwin, Author & Freelance Writer

Gayle M Irwin, Author & Freelance Writer

Using Your Passion to Inspire Readers

E. Danielle Butler

E. Danielle Butler

Change Begins with Children: Creating Children's Books with Change in Mind

Jennifer Navarre, Kidlit Editor & Coach

Jennifer Navarre, Kidlit Editor & Coach

Take your first steps toward becoming a Kidlit Author: Genres & categories, methods of publishing, tips on how to get started!

More speakers added every day!

Join us for this incredible event!

  • Live training workshops, pre-recorded content, sprints, and Q&As with sponsors & speakers
  • Three dedicated tracks for Nonfiction, Fiction, and Children's book authors
  • Special offers & discounts on tools & services from speakers & sponsors
  • Community support & built in 

{Live} Why You Need a Team

 

 

 

Alexa Bigwarfe

Alexa Bigwarfe

Author and Publisher; Host of the Women in Publishing Summit

Nancy Cavillones

Nancy Cavillones

Author and Publisher; Host of the Women in Publishing Summit

Raewyn Sangari

Raewyn Sangari

Unicorn Virtual Assistant

Join us for this incredible event!

  • Live training workshops, pre-recorded content, sprints, and Q&As with sponsors & speakers
  • Three dedicated tracks for Nonfiction, Fiction, and Children's book authors
  • Special offers & discounts on tools & services from speakers & sponsors
  • Community support & built in