Wednesday, February 24, 2010


For relief from the winter cold, make plans to attend the free Midwest Writers' Mini-conference March 13 at the Ball State University Alumni Center. Authors will share their hottest writing tips!

"Getting Serious About Your Writing"

Midwest Writers Workshop will conduct a free mini-conference, "Getting Serious About Your Writing," Saturday, March 13, 9 a.m.-noon at the Ball State University Alumni Center in Muncie, 2800 W. Bethel Avenue.

Three writers will be presenters at the mini-conference, which will include talks about getting published, participation in break-out groups and a panel question-and-answer session.

Although the mini-conference is free, registration is required by March 5. Light refreshments will be served. The mini-conference is a service project of the Muncie-based writers group, now in its 37th year.

The speakers will be as follows: Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, who has written six novels, coached dozens of fiction writers, is author of The Power of Positive Productivity, and directs the professional writing program at Taylor University; Kelsey Timmerman, whose debut book, Where Am I Wearing, released in 2008 and was represented by the agent he snagged at Midwest Writers Workshop; and Cathy Shouse, who has written for The Saturday Evening Post, Family Fun and Focus on the Family and whose first book Images of America: Fairmount releases this fall. Moderator will be Alan Garinger, author of Alone: The Journey of the Boy Sims released in 2008 and also workshop coordinator of special events.

Each mini-conference attendee will receive a $20-off voucher for their registration for 2010 Midwest Writers Workshop scheduled at Ball State University, July 29-31. (Attendees will register for the July MWW as usual and bring the voucher to on-site registration for reimbursement.)

To register or receive further information contact Director, Jama Bigger at or 765-282-1055.


Thursday, February 25, 2010

8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
$25 for Guild members, $45 for non-members.

Call (866) 495-5177 to register.

Like any good building, a story needs a clear blueprint. Shakespeare knew what he was doing when he worked from a Five Act structure. Hollywood and most pop fiction books still follow a similar format. We'll discuss how to incorporate your creativity into that structure so your reader will keep turning pages long into the night.

Call today!

Hope to see you online,

Leilani Squires
TOLL FREE 866.495.5177

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Family Christian Stores announces that Max Lucado's latest book, Fearless: Imagine Your Life Without Fear, has been named its 2010 Book of the Year. This is the third time Lucado has been awarded Family's Book of the Year; the previous awards for Lucado were 3:16--The Numbers of Hope (2008) and Next Door Savior (2002).

Family Christian Stores has been honoring a Book of Year annually since 2003. The national retail chain will promote this year's winner, Fearless, throughout the year via consumer catalog advertising, multi-channel email blasts, website & social media promotions, and in-store signage and displays. In January 2010, Nelson and Ambassador Advertising distributed a "Fearless" Radio Special to more than 500 broadcast outlets. In February, a scavenger hunt through Facebook and was held for consumers to find 10 Fearless images. The winners received autographed copies of Fearless. More on Fearless is found online.

Monday, February 22, 2010


So Long, Insecurity by Beth Moore (Tyndale House) is #2 on the hardcover advice list.

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (Northfield/Moody) is #3 on the paperback advice list.

The Love Dare by Stephen & Alex Kendrick with Lawrence Kimbrough (B&H Publishing Group) is #6 on the paperback advice list.

The Shack by William P. Young (Windblown Media) is #7 on the paperback trade fiction list.

The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren (Zondervan) is #7 on the paperback advice list.

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson) is #15 on the hardcover advice list.

90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey (Revell) is #15 on paperback nonfiction list.

Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore (Thomas Nelson) is #16 on the paperback nonfiction list.

The Reason for God by Timothy Keller (Riverhead) is #21 on the paperback nonfiction list.


* March 4 -7: Florida Christian Writers Conference; Leesburg, Florida. Contact: Billie Wilson, 2344 Armor Ct., Titusville FL 32780; 321-269-5831; fax 321-747-0246;; Editors and agents in attendance. Offers full & partial scholarships. Speakers: Cecil Murphey & T. Davis Bunn.

* March 9-10: Heart Talk/Writing; Portland, Oregon. Contact: Beverly Hislop, Women’s Center for Ministry, 5511 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland OR 97215; 503-517-1931; fax 503-517-1889;; Speaker: Robin Jones Gunn. Editors/publicists in attendance. Offers partial scholarships based on need.

* March 12-13: American Christian Writers Conference; Dallas, Texas. Contact: Reg Forder, P.O. Box 110390, Nashville TN 37222; 1-800-21-WRITE;;

* March 19-20: American Christian Writers Conference; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Contact: Reg Forder, P.O. Box 110390, Nashville TN 37222; 1-800-21-WRITE;;

* March 20: Lancaster Christian Writers’ Seminar; Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Contact: Jeanette Windle, 121 E. Woods Dr., Litiz PA 17543; 717-626-8752;;

* March 21-24: Catholic Screenwriters Workshop; Tucson, Arizona. Contact: Fr. Tom Santa, CssR, 7101 W. Picture Rocks Rd., Tucson AZ 85743-9645; toll-free 866-737-5751; 520-744-3400; fax 520-744-8021;; See Website for additional writers’ events.

* March 23-26: Mount Hermon Head Start Mentoring Conference; Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center (near Santa Cruz, Califiornia). Contact: Rachel Williams, PO Box 413, Mount Hermon CA 95041-0413; 831-335-4466; fax 831-335-9413;; /writers.

* March 24-26: Writer’s Symposium by the Sea; San Diego, California. Contact: Dean Nelson, Point Loma Nazarene University, 3900 Lomaland Dr., San Diego CA 92106;; No editors or agent in attendance. No scholarships.

* March 26-30: Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference; Mount Hermon Christian Conference Center (near Santa Cruz, California). Contact: Rachel Williams, P.O. Box 413, Mount Hermon CA 95041-0413; 831-335-4466; fax 831-335-9413;; Offers a Career Track (for authors of 2 or more books) and a teen track. Many editor and agents in attendance. Offers partial scholarships.

* March 27: Write On! Workshop; Dayton, Ohio. Contact: Valerie Coleman, PMB 175 – 893 S. Main St., Dayton OH 45322; 937-307-0760; fax 515-474-3643;; Editors in attendance. Offers full and partial scholarships.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Community's Joel McHale to Speak at Annual Biola Media Conference
STUDIO CITY, Calif., Feb. 18 /Christian Newswire/ -- Actor Joel McHale, star of the NBC comedy series Community and host of E! Channel's The Soup will be a featured speaker at Biola University's 15th annual Biola Media Conference that attracts more than 600 attendees. In addition to McHale, the conference held at the CBS Studio Center lot in Studio City, Calif. on May 1, 2010, will be joined by a supporting cast of workshop leaders including screenwriter Brian Godawa (To End All Wars), script doctor, Bobette Buster, and a dozen other media professionals.

Themed "WORLDS COLLIDE," the conference will feature an in-depth look at how technology and the economic crisis have set the stage for serious career recalibration within the entertainment industry. The Biola Media Conference will respond to the challenges the industry is currently facing exploring how creativity, authenticity and innovation will become the pathway to productivity. With technology exceeding imagination, the conference will also deliver a hands- on tech workshop that examines producing projects in the 21st century using breakthrough technologies.

The Biola Media Conference is the largest event in the country for people of faith working in the entertainment industry. It is known for its intimate and practical conversations with leading Hollywood professionals, focusing on professional training and instruction from some of the most influential individuals in film, TV, public relations, media marketing, management and digital media. The Biola Media Conference covers every aspect of the industry -- media related careers, technologies, and ministries from the creative to the financial, and to the production process.

The Biola Media Conference is sponsored by Biola University's acclaimed Cinema and Media Arts Department. For more information or to register online, visit and take advantage of the early admission price of $135 until Feb. 16; $150 general admission from Feb. 16 -- April 27; and $180 at the door. Lunch and coffee bar provided.

Sponsorship opportunities available through FrontGate Media.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Jerry has a brand new web page. Check it out at

or access it through his blog address (now part of the new site) at


Thomas Nelson announces largest Christian fiction retail market share percentage in 2009.

After Pubtrack (ECPA) final category analysis was released for 4th quarter sales, Thomas Nelson, Inc. announced the company has the largest Christian fiction retail market share percentage, an average of over 21%, for 2009. The report ranks the Christian-retail sales of more than 200 publishers competing in this growing category.

Thomas Nelson’s Fiction Division launched in January 2004, under the leadership of Allen Arnold, SVP and publisher.


I wanted to tell you about a resource that might be helpful to your audience of Christian authors and blog readers. Many of your readers write books and curriculum for the Christian women's market. Likewise, a lot of my clients are in the same field and struggle to find key influencers who can tell hundreds of women about their books. So, I've put together a helpful solution. WildFire Marketing has compiled an updated database of the "Top 500 Church Women's Ministry Leaders in America." I've attached a sample for you to see the details and statistics of the list. For more information, visit:

My wife, Ashley, is a former women's ministry director, and she personally conducted all of the research by phone. Several of our clients, including Lysa TerKeurst, Leslie Vernick, and Mary DeMuth, have landed major speaking engagements, new books sales, and curriculum usage by sending newsletters and new product announcements to this list.

I wanted your audience to know that this list is available for purchase. The price is $750 for an individual and $2,500 for an agency or publisher who wants to give it to all of their authors. I'd be glad to offer a 10% discount to any author or blog readers who contacts us and mentions your name. One new speaking engagement will more than pay for the cost of our database. In fact, one of our clients has directly attributed nearly $20,000 of extra income to using the list.

Thanks,Rob Eagar
WildFire Marketing
Phone: 1-800-267-2045

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


The Faith, Hope, and Love chapter of Romance Writer’s of America is now accepting entries to their 10th Annual Inspirational Reader’s Choice Contest. The IRCC is a unique contest in that it is only for Inspirational fiction and is judged by readers, not writers, of Inspirational fiction. The IRCC has seven categories for books: Long Contemporary, Short Contemporary, Long Historical, Short Historical, Women’s Fiction, Romantic Suspense, and Novella.

We are encouraging authors to enter the IRCC. This is the link to find out more about the IRCC:

The IRCC is a wonderful way for your authors to market their books. They will connect with at least four readers, who may not have read them previously. Many of our readers love to share their books at church, or with friends.

God Bless, Nancy J. Farrier
IRC Contest Coordinator


RH “Bob” Hawkins, Sr., the visionary founder of Harvest House Publishers and a loving husband, an inspiring father, and a cheerleading grandfather, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 9, 2010. He was 87 and died following a long and arduous battle with Parkinson’s disease.

A Memorial Celebration Service will be held on Tuesday, February 23, 2010, at 1:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Eugene, Oregon. Arrangements and private burial will be at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Eugene, Oregon.

Harvest House Publishers was the vision of an innovative, risk-taking, faith-extending man by the name of Bob Hawkins Sr., who believed the paperback book could carry the Christian message to the masses.

Monday, February 15, 2010


So Long, Insecurity by Beth Moore (Tyndale House) is #4 on the hardcover advice list.

The Love Dare by Stephen & Alex Kendrick with Lawrence Kimbrough (B&H Publishing Group) is #5 on the paperback advice list.

The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (Northfield/Moody) is #6 on the paperback advice list.

The Shack by William P. Young (Windblown Media) is #8 on the paperback trade fiction list.

The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren (Zondervan) is #9 on the paperback advice list.

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson) is #12 on the hardcover advice list.

Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore (Thomas Nelson) is #14 on the paperback nonfiction list.

The Reason for God by Timothy Keller (Riverhead) is #23 on the paperback nonfiction list.

90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey (Revell) is #22 on paperback nonfiction list.

Why I Stayed
by Gayle Haggard with Angela Hunt (Tyndale House) is #35 on the hardcover nonfiction list.


We're pleased to announce that we're partnering with Gotham Writers' Workshop to bring you the The Writer's 2010 Short-Story Contest! This year, we've got even more great prizes:

First prize: $1,000; a free 10-week creative writing class offered online by Gotham Writers' Workshop ($420 value); publication in The Writer and on; and a one-year subscription to The Writer

Second prize: $300; free enrollment in a four-week "How to Get Published" seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers' Workshop ($150 value); publication on; and a one-year subscription to The Writer

Third prize: $200; free enrollment in a four-week "How to Get Published" seminar taught online by a literary agent and Gotham Writers' Workshop ($150 value); publication on; and a one-year subscription to The Writer

Rules and guidelines for the contest are available on and Gotham's Web site. The deadline for submission is May 31, so if you have a short story just waiting to be written, now is the time to sit down at your computer and get started!

As I mentioned in our last newsletter, we've upgraded with a new look, more article organization and a better forum setup. If you haven't had a chance yet, take a look around the site and let us know what you think.

Martha Lundin
Newsletter editor

Monday, February 8, 2010


The Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman (Northfield/Moody) is #5 on the paperback advice list.

The Love Dare by Stephen & Alex Kendrick with Lawrence Kimbrough (B&H Publishing Group) is #7 on the paperback advice list.

The Shack by William P. Young (Windblown Media) is #10 on the paperback trade fiction list.

The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey (Thomas Nelson) is #11 on the hardcover advice list.

The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren (Zondervan) is #13 on the paperback advice list.

Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall and Denver Moore (Thomas Nelson) is #13 on the paperback nonfiction list.

The Reason for God by Timothy Keller (Riverhead) is #21 on the paperback nonfiction list.

90 Minutes in Heaven by Don Piper with Cecil Murphey (Revell) is #23 on paperback nonfiction list

Sunday, February 7, 2010


It is with great excitement that Act One announces the public launch of our new website.

Lord willing, it will be a huge step forward for the public face of Act One and in our ability to serve our alumni and prospective students.

Great thanks goes to Genevieve Parker, Melissa Smith, and Ana Maria Montero who did the lion's share of the work on this demanding project.

You can visit the site here:

Thursday, February 4, 2010


I realize some of you may not have ever seen a copy of the market guide, or even if you have a copy, how to use it may still be a mystery. THey just posted my article taking you through the guide--step-by-step--on this Website:


Act One is now accepting applications for the summer Writing for Film & Television Program and Producing & Entertainment Executive Program. Courses are taught by industry professionals who literally step off studio lots to teach and range from 2 weeks to 18 months. Applications are due by April 1st.

To apply or to discover more about Act One, join us at our office for Info Night on February 10th at 7 pm, visit us at or call 323-462-1348 x21.


Name: Nancy Villella (WNB Radio Network)

Category: General


Media Outlet: WNB Radio Network

Deadline: 09:00 PM EST - 7 February


Seeking authors of children and Christian books for ongoing radio
show broadcast online. Each interview approximately 15 minutes,
done by telephone.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


If you're in the Cincinnati-Dayton area, mark your calendars. We have classes on writing for children, illustrating for children's books, determining if self-publishing is a viable option for you, how to write a novel, and yes, more! We're very excited about this jam-packed Saturday. Presenters include Linore Burkard, Diana Jenkins, Teresa Slack, Liz Ball, and Donna Shepherd.

Registration Fee: $29

Healing Word Assembly of God
5303 Dixie Highway
Franklin, OH 45005

Have you always wanted to write but haven’t known where to start?
Is it your desire to write articles and devotionals for magazines and books?
Have you written a book, or would like to, but have no idea what step to take next?
Have you started to write, but need to be inspired to keep the momentum going?

Greater Harvest Workshops are designed to move you closer to your goal of becoming a working writer and published author. Taught by authors and speakers, Donna J. Shepherd and Linore Rose Burkard along with our guest presenters, these workshops, along with hands-on training, will motivate you to step up to the next level!

For more information and to register,

Greater Harvest Workshops: Sowing Spiritual Seeds...One Word at a Time


Tyndale House Publishers launched its entirely revamped corporate Web site ( ) on Monday, February 1, 2010. With the virtual explosion of social networking communities available to consumers, Tyndale understood that a relatively static Web site featuring primarily one-way communication was not fully meeting the needs of its visitors. To satisfy the demand for a corporate Web site that would place a larger focus on harnessing external discussions and provide an ear for the voices of its customers, Tyndale felt it should enter into an interactive, multiple-platform dialogue. Development for the overhauled Web site began in June 2009 with the primary purpose of implementing an improved user experience.


Top 10 Bestselling Christian Authors:

Max Lucado
Stephen & Alex Kendrick
Karen Kingsbury
Stormie Omartian
William P. Young
Ted Dekker
Francis Chan
Beverly Lewis
Gary Chapman
Joyce Meyer


All retailers selling Christian products and readers of Christian books are invited to vote for the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award. The Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year award honors books produced by small publishers for outstanding contribution to Christian life.

The award is offered in eight categories: Fiction, Biography, Christian Living, Relationships/Family, Bible Study/Theology, Children’s Book 4-8 years, Children’s Book 8-12 years, and Young Adult (12+ years). The winners of this award are determined solely by Christian retailers and readers’ votes.

Retailers and readers can vote online at Voting on the award is open from now until March 31, 2010.

Christian retailers are encouraged to display the books they vote for in their stores during the month of March in honor of Small Press Month.

Winners of the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award will be announced on April 15, 2010.

The Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award is sponsored by Christian Small Publishers Association (CSPA). CSPA was established to represent and promote small publishers in the Christian marketplace. The organization represents over 70 small publishers producing materials for the Christian marketplace. CSPA is a supplier member of CBA. Christian Small Publishers Association can be found online at

PREACHINGTODAY.COM ANNUAL PREACHING BOOK AWARDS, a non-profit ministry of Christianity Today International, has announced the winners of its annual Preaching Book Awards. names preaching books of the year in two categories: one focused on the preacher's skills and the other on the preacher's soul.

This year's winner of the skills category was Setting Words on Fire, author Paul Scott Wilson, published by Abingdon. Honorable mention in the skills category was given to Why Johnny Can't Preach, author David Gordon, published by Presbyterian & Reformed.

In the soul category, there was a three-way tie for winner between Deep Preaching, author Kent Edwards, published by Broadman & Holman; Dying to Preach, author Steven Smith, published by Kregel; and The Glory of Preaching, author Darrell Johnson, published by InterVarsity.

The award winners were chosen by votes from two preaching experts and the editors of

The article announcing the awards can be found here:

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


We are working on the next volumes of the Guideposts series Extraordinary Answers to Prayer (formerly Incredible Power of Prayer) series and I welcome you to join us. Guideposts has launched a series of 12 compilation books on various aspects of prayer and how people from every walk of life have been transformed through God’s response to their prayers. These books will be available by mail only, sent monthly as part of a book series promotion.

You may have contributed to the first four titles in this series (Praying from the Heart, The Healing Touch, Expecting Miracles, and From Tragedy to Triumph) or perhaps to my Cup of Comfort, Life Savors, or Love Is a Verb brands. Or perhaps I’m contacting you for the first time. Whatever the case, I eagerly seek your participation in this next phase of prayer volumes.

Right now we need stories for book five, Refreshed by the Spirit. This topic focuses on prayers we send to God when we are spiritually dry; and we just don’t feel His presence; or during a dark night of the soul when life is difficult. The fault may be your own because you’re not walking with the Lord, or He may seem distant because of struggles in your life.

This has led to telltale signs of spiritual dryness: fear, doubt, depression, bitterness, and so on. The circumstances behind these feelings are widespread: finances, marriage or parenting issues, illness, spiritual attack, loneliness, job issues, or maybe your own lack of moving on to maturity by neglecting church, prayer, or scripture reading. As you continually pray for His presence and change your behaviors and attitudes, suddenly things change and you are refreshed and filled with his reassurance, peace, and joy.

How did God visit you in a new way that caused praise and thanksgiving and may have even changed your life? Perhaps a very concrete answer to prayer in times of need led to this refreshment, or maybe it was a Scripture verse, advice from a friend, or spiritual sign from God, or maybe just an overwhelming sense of his love that picks you up and encourages to grow deeper with Him.

Book six, Love and Forgiveness, deals with relationships that have been strained or broken due to offenses against us, or our own faults. When we pray for love for those who mistreat us and pray for the willingness to seek restitution and restoration we regain our families and friends and change the hearts of our enemies. How was prayer the determining factor in a renewed love, forgiveness, and eventual restoration of relationships?

We’re pleased to consider as many stories for these three volumes as you wish to submit. We’ll look at stories of up to 2,000 words and prefer that they be at least 1,000 words. The stories should have a creative title, an attention-grabbing introduction, main body with a conflict or challenge, and a clear, satisfying resolution. They need to be descriptive, rooted in time and place, compelling personal experience stories with a realistic portrayal of the people involved. They need to be stories rather than testimonies, Christian living articles, and shouldn’t focus on mere feelings or mental states.

Most important, they need to revolve around prayer itself and not the circumstances of the story. These are themed books but the purpose is to convince the reader of the power of prayer in these situations.

We prefer original stories but you may also submit previously published stories that you have full rights for and are not currently in print with a major publisher. We pay $25 for stories under 1200 words, and $50 for stories over 1200 words. You may retain the right to publish the stories in magazines and in books with less than national distribution and not carried in nationwide bookstores.

We are accepting manuscripts for Refreshed by the Spirit until February 10 and Love and Forgiveness until March 1, but the sooner you submit the better your chance of acceptance. We will send you a permission form by April if your story is a finalist for any of these volumes.

Please send your manuscript attached to the e-mail rather than pasting text in the email
Window. Feel free to send your manuscript in normal manuscript formatting, with your full contact information on the manuscript—name, address, phone number, email address—and whether you’re offering First Rights or Reprint Rights at the top of each manuscript. Please include a biography of 30 words or less at the end of each manuscript.

Please direct all inquiries and manuscript submissions to my colleague, Jeanette Littleton, at If this email has been forwarded to you and you can’t submit to this call, but would like to hear about other editorial needs as they arise, please send us your email address and we’ll add you to our notification list. Also please pass this along to any writing or praying friends who might be interested.

Blessing to you and yours,

James Stuart Bell
Compiler, Guideposts Incredible Prayer series

Monday, February 1, 2010


On Saturday, May 1, 2010, authors from across the nation will gather for the first Dayton Book Expo. In addition to book signings, the one-day expo will feature panel discussions for aspiring authors, activities for children in the Kidz Zone and an appearance by a celebrity author. The event will be held from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the Great Hall at Sinclair Community College's Ponitz Conference Center, 444 West Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402. The family-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Valerie J. Lewis Coleman, expo co-founder says, "We have traveled to many cities as participating authors at city-wide book events. Each time wondering why Dayton doesn't have a similar platform to connect avid readers and authors." Coleman, who is an award-winning author and publisher, hosts annual writing workshops in the city. "We collaborated on this endeavor to make Dayton a place where book lovers connect. The expo is an opportunity to promote and encourage literacy in our community. Traditional and self-published authors will provide lively and detailed discussions about the literary business while Kidz Zone will have story tellers, reading games and crafts."

"Marketing is the most difficult aspect of publishing," says Charlotte Brown, author and expo co-founder. "As a bookseller, I was compelled to recognize the authors' accomplishments and will be reporting sales to New York Times and Essence Bestsellers Lists." As an added bonus for authors, the top seller in each genre will be awarded as a Dayton Book Expo Bestseller. The achievement includes a crystal plaque, book medallions and year-long presence on the Web site.

Expo co-founder and award-winning author, LaTonya Branham, invites sponsors to collaborate with the Dayton Book Expo. She says, "We anticipate more than 1,000 book lovers at our first event. Since the expo is an investment in our community, we hope to partner with sponsors as they are vital to its success." Businesses, organizations and private donors can send inquiries for sponsor-level information to or call LaTonya Branham at 513.265.9412.

The Dayton Book Expo is consulting with world-renowned artist, Willis "Bing" Davis, on the design of a commemorative poster which will be designed by a Dayton artist. A portion of the proceeds from the poster will be donated to the Haiti relief efforts.

Authors have confirmed from the Greater Dayton area, Atlanta, Memphis, Detroit and throughout Ohio. Authors interested in autographing at the Dayton Book Expo can register online at