Meet the ACFW Virginia 2019 Faculty — Michele Chynoweth

ACFW Virginia is pleased to introduce faculty member, Michele Chynoweth.

Workshop Title

The Importance of Self-Editing

About the Workshop

You’ve heard the saying, “you never get a chance to make a first impression?” Well, that’s absolutely true when it comes to getting your book published. So many writers are in such a rush that they don’t take the time, nor rely on the resources needed, to polish their book before they publish it. Enter the editing process which plays a vital role in making sure your book is perfect. Best-selling author, writing instructor, book coach and former news reporter and editor Michele Chynoweth will share some crucial editing tips that will help you get started crafting the best version of your book, including advice on style, dialogue, description, organization, proofing, formatting and more – so that, no matter which publishing path you choose, your work will be ready to be successfully launched into the world!

Mentor Appointments

Michele is also taking mentor appointments during the conference. Sign up to chat with this multi-published author about your current work in progress, brainstorm a new idea, or gain marketing advice. Click here to schedule an appointment with Michele.

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

About Michele

Michele Chynoweth is the best-selling and award-winning author of The Faithful OneThe Peace MakerThe Runaway Prophet and The Jealous Son, contemporary suspense/romance novels that re-imagine Old Testament stories in the Bible. Michele is also an inspirational speaker who has addressed a variety of writers’ conferences and other organizations across the country, a book coach/editor and a writing instructor for the Continuing Education program at Cecil College, and she has won several awards including the Selah Award for Best Suspense (Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference, 2018). A graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Michele and her husband live in North East, Maryland.

5 Fast Facts

  • My bucket list travel dream is to lead a pilgrimage tour to the Holy Land.
  • I love movies.
  • I am sometimes called “Mrs. Brady” by fellow Toastmasters who heard me give a contest speech on my blended family (3 boys, 3 girls including the dog).
  • I was on my high school synchronized swim team.
  • I am a really good cook if I do say so myself and would love to be on Top Chef (for amateurs) one day!

You can connect with Michele on Facebook, Twitter, and on her Amazon Author Page or visit 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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