Christian writer’s conference spotlight: Heather Gray

ACFW Virginia is hosting a one-day Christian writer’s conference in Woodbridge, Virginia, on July 25, 2015.

Early bird registration is open now!  Get more information here:

Today we spotlight one of the workshop presenters:

Heather Gray

Heather Gray authored the Ladies of Larkspur inspirational western romance series, including Mail Order Man, Just Dessert, and Redemption. She also writes the Regency Refuge series: His Saving Grace, Jackal, and Queen – plus contemporary titles Ten Million Reasons and Nowhere for Christmas. Aside from a long-standing love affair with coffee, Heather’s greatest joys are her relationships with her Savior and family. Heather enjoys writing perfectly flawed characters who, through the highs and lows of life, find a way to love God, embrace each day, and laugh out loud right along with her. You can find Heather online at,, and She can also be found most days at The Inspired Inkpot,

How to Have a Rocking Awesome Facebook Party: The How to Have a Rocking Awesome Facebook Party workshop will include an overview of Facebook parties, including organizational structure and reasonable expectations. We will also discuss the many avenues used to promote Facebook parties, as well as varying styles and structures of parties and the different purposes those styles serve. Suggestions will be made for what authors can do to engage guests/readers during a party with the end goal of turning readers into fans. Facebook Party Etiquette will be mentioned (aka “How Not To Make Enemies”). There will be advice about how to make your party successful.

Strategies to Launch your Book and Keep It Selling: Whether you publish with a small press, traditionally, or independently, you need a marketing plan.  Heather Gray will share a plan she’s devised through trial and error.  Find out how to:

  • launch your book with $100 or less
  • budget for ongoing advertising
  • utilize free and paid marketing options (list of websites provided)
  • have a healthy perspective on marketing and promotion
  • take the stress out of marketing by planning ahead with a calendar (provided)
  • create a balanced and strategic approach to advertisers


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