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Posted by on Jun 16, 2017 in 2017 Conference, Faculty |

Faculty Spotlight: Sara Turnquist

A native of Middle Tennessee where she currently resides, Sara Turnquist enjoys reading and writing clean Historical Romance. She is the author of The Lady Bornekova, The General’s Wife, and Hope in Cripple Creek (through Clean Reads) and Off to War (a venture in self-publishing). Sara is a member of ACFW.



  • Marketing with Memes: Ah, the minefield of marketing. What is an author to do? More and more, we’re seeing pictures on social media. How do we capture this market by adding quotes, reviews, or even our book cover to these pictures? This workshop will help you understand what memes are, when, where, and how to use them effectively, and how to create them using internet software such as Canva or PicMonkey.
  • Basic Characterology: This workshop is all about characters! We will discuss the importance of character in your novel and do exercises to increase your understanding of character development. When you walk away, you’ll have flexed those creative muscles and be able to go deeper with well-rounded, three-dimensional characters.
  • Writing a Proposal & Querying (BY Sara and Greg Turnquist): One of the toughest things you will have to do for your manuscript is to boil it into a couple of paragraphs. Those few precious sentences will be what sells it to an agent/publisher. Yes, the query. Or maybe the agent/publisher wants even more…the dreaded proposal. This workshop is all about the do’s and don’t’s of effective query/proposal writing. Learn tips and tricks that will get you started and help you with this (sometimes painful) process.