Conference News: Faculty Additions


Literary Agents
Tawny_Web2Tawny Johnson is a literary agent with D.C. Jacobson & Associaes. She has been associated with the Christian retail and publishing industry since 1979. Her years of experience in bookstore retailing give her the unique ability to recognize relevance and marketability. During her time at Multnomah Press, Tawny was the marketing and advertising manager. She was also instrumental in developing the company’s Foreign Rights division by promoting authors to foreign publishers at the International Book Fair in Frankfurt, Germany.

Tawny holds a bachelor’s degree in Bible and Theology with a minor in English Literature from Multnomah University and a master’s degree in Theological Studies from Multnomah Biblical Seminary.

“All my past experience in the industry, coupled with my passion for exceptional writing, depth of content and theological integrity, has led me to a career as a literary agent,” Tawny says. “My particular focus is on memoirs or personal narratives that highlight ordinary people doing extraordinary things.” Web site:

Blythe Daniel: Literary Agent. As president of The Blythe Daniel Agency, Inc., Blythe works with clients in the areas of her 20 years of experience: book development, literary representation, and marketing. She executes publicity campaigns, and as a literary agent she helps to develop an author’s unique, compelling message and secures publishing contracts for clients.As an agent, she represents mainly inspirational, home, and lifestyle books from authors who come from organizations like Focus on the Family, FamilyTalk, Cru, Proverbs 31 Ministries, Dollar General, JP Morgan Chase, Houston Chronicle, and others.She has booked authors on thousands of media outlets, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, Fox News,, Ladies Home Journal, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, The 700 Club, Moody Radio Network, FamilyLife, Focus on the Family, USA Radio, LA Daily News, and others.

Other Great Faculty

* NY Times Bestselling Author Jerry Jenkins
* Lamp Post publisher Brett Burner
* Baker publishing group acquisitions editor Kim Bangs
* Award-winning novelist Susan Meissner
* “The Organizing Pro” Marcia Ramsland
* Marci Seither
* Award-winning novelist Joanne Bischof

* Watch our web site for the latest faculty information.

Our fall writers conference is for all writers–beginners to professionals, and those who are wondering if this is what they are called to do. Our workshops offer instruction in how to get started, self-publishing, fiction, non fiction, marketing, book proposals, screen writing, script writing, journalism, as well as spiritual inspiration —and more. You can see a complete list subjects by going to the Faculty page here.

The all day Saturday conference is designed to instruct, inspire and let you meet the writers, editors, and publishers who are committed to helping you write, get published and follow the Lord’s call on your life. We’re here to help you use your gifts.

Faculty Consultations

Reminder: Guild members receive priority for faculty consultation signups. Signup numbers are awarded in the order your paid registration is received. So, as always, we encourage you to join the Guild and to sign up early in order to receive the consultation of your choice.

New, Lower Prices!

In response to your requests to keep ticket prices down, we’ve organized our conference into one great day. Join us on Sat., October 24 for a day of motivation, networking, and learning. Guild members who register before Oct. 1 receive a $20 early bird discount.

Ticket Prices

  • Members (before 10/1): $125
  • Members (after 9/30): $145
  • Non-Members: $165


You can register online via Paypal or print and mail in your registration form. Do it today!

Thick-Skinned Critique by Jerry Jenkins

Check the guidelines on our web site and submit your writing for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to receive feedback from a NY Times bestselling author. Deadline is Oct. 10 so don’t delay!

Help Wanted!

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Please help spread the word about the conference. Here is a flyer you can print and post on bulletin boards, tweet, promote on Facebook, or just hand out to friends. Or, submit this short blurb to your church bulletin. Thanks in advance!

Bulletin Blurb: San Diego Christian Writers Guild Conference: Saturday, Oct 24, 2015. 7:30am-4:30pm at Maranatha Chapel in Rancho Bernardo. Keynote speaker NY Times bestselling author JERRY JENKINS. Do you have a story to tell? This conference is for both beginning and experienced writers. Literary agents, editors, and authors will offer workshops and private consultations. See web site for details: or 760.239.3269. Early bird discount available if registered before 10/1.

Book Table

The book table is available to faculty and SDCWG members who attend the Fall Conference. Please read our guidelines and submit your Book Seller Form via email by Wed., Oct. 24. All books must be picked up no later than 4:30pm.

Schedule & Workshop Info

Check our web page for the latest on schedule and workshop information.

Hotel Information

The conference hotel is the Rancho Bernardo Radisson. It is located at 11520 W. Bernardo Court, San Diego California 92127. All rooms are suites. Please ask for the special rate for those attending the San Diego Christian Writers Guild conference. Note: This is not the location of the conference. The conference is a short, five minute drive from the hotel.

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