I know, I know, sounds like hyperbole. But Mount Hermon’s Writer’s conference is a writer’s paradise. Consider:
#1. A beautiful setting, smack-dab in the middle of the Redwoods. Creativity—and a sense of God’s power and presence–abounds.
#2. Excellent teaching. Every year I think the teaching staff can’t get any better, and every year it does. This is THE place to refine your craft.
#3. Six days surrounded by writers! People who speak the same language you do, think like you do, and understand—and share–your “quirks.” This, my friends, is a little taste of Heaven.
I’ll tell you a secret from the editor’s side of the desk: most editors attend writers’ conferences to teach, not to find authors (usually folks attending aren’t ready to be published, so it’s good they’re at a place to learn). The exception? Mount Hermon! I’ve acquired a number of authors I met there, which is why this is the one conference I attend every year.
So come to learn, to grow in your career and craft, to soak in the beauty and peace of the place, and to see what God has in store for you. You won’t be sorry!
Karen Ball is the executive editor of fiction at B&H Publishing Group. In her 27 years in publishing, she’s acquired/worked with such amazing writers as Francine Rivers, Karen Kingsbury, Terri Blackstock, and James Scott Bell. A best-selling novelist herself (The Breaking Point, What Lies Within), Karen considers her job as an editor one of God’s greatest blessings.