Meet the ACFW Virginia 2019 Faculty–Zoe M. McCarthy

ACFW Virginia is pleased to introduce 2019 faulty member, Zoe M. McCarthy.

Instructional Workshop Title

Help Your Reader Commit Identity Theft: Learning to Write in Deep POV

About the Workshop

Based on Rivet Your Reader with Deep Point of View by Jill Elizabeth Nelson, and topics from Zoe M. McCarthy’s own book, Tailor Your Fiction Manuscript in 30 Days, participants will learn how to help the reader become comfortable in their character’s identity. Through instruction, examples, and short exercises, this workshop will discuss why, how, and where to use Deep POV (DPOV), what DPOV is and isn’t, as well as specific ways to incorporate DPOV in your fiction manuscript.

Mentor Appointments

Zoe is also taking mentor appointments during the conference. Sign up to chat with this multi-published talented author about your current work in progress, to gain marketing advice, or to find out you might be able to enlist a spouse or good friend to help you juggle all your writing commitments. Click here to schedule an appointment with Zoe.

**Mentor appointments are open to paid conferees only. To register, click the link below.

About Zoe

Zoe M. McCarthy is a full-time author and speaker. She writes contemporary Christian romances involving tenderness and humor. Believing opposites distract, Zoe creates heroes and heroines who learn to embrace their differences. She has a book on the writing craft, Tailor Your Fiction Manuscript in 30 Days

5 Fast Facts

  • As a Coast Guard brat, I lived in such exotic places as Haiti, Thailand, and Guantanamo Bay Cuba, from which I was evacuated during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • I use my M initial in my name because I don’t want to me confused with a Brit author named Zoe McCarthy.
  • I take sabbaticals to our lake cabin to write and hope to host spiritual and writers retreats there after some updates.
  • I write the lessons and teach the Community Bible Study. We’ve studied the book of John line by line for for two years! Hoping to finish John this season.
  • The daughter of two artists, I crave and thrive on creativity, which has gotten me into trouble … and out of trouble.

You can connect with Zoe on Facebook, Twitter, and on her Amazon Author Page or by visiting her website,


The 2019 ACFW Virginia Writer’s Conference will be held on November 9, 2019, at Purcellville Baptist Church in Purcellville, Virginia. Click here to learn more about the conference or to register.

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