This conference saw its debut in April 2006, as an outreach of a local writers' group and Bible school. We met in the facilities of a local United Methodist congregation, with a grand total of 22 aspiring authors in attendance. A local delicatessen catered our lunch for free. With each successive year our event has grown, as industry professionals around the country offer to come out and speak for us.
WordWise Media Services is a diversified publishing services company. We operate as a
literary agency, amanuscript critique and editing service, and a consultancy. More about us here. Beginning with the third annual conference in 2008, the director asked us to step in and manage the event.
Our conference director Steven Hutson is a native of Los Angeles, a child of the sixties, and a storyteller almost from birth. Today he works as a literary agent and freelance editor, writes a blog about politics and religion, and serves on the Board of Trustees for his local public library. In his limited free time he enjoys swimming, gardening, and cooking.