Pre-conference Mix and Mingle for ACFW Conference in St. Louis

new ACFW logo whiteIt’s  time!

In a few weeks I will be attending the American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) conference in St. Louis, MI. I am so excited! Since joining the ACFW in August I have already met so many wonderful authors and had opportunities to review books and write for blogs that otherwise I would not have known existed. I can’t wait to see what other opportunities the ACFW brings me! Last year to help newbies become familiar with other ACFW conference attendees, author Laurie Tomlinson created a pre-conference mix and mingle. It went so well that she has created the form again for us to get to know one another. I’m filling out my sheet below and hope that you enjoy getting to know me better. I’d love to do the same for you, so please be sure to link back to Laurie’s page! Can’t wait to see everyone in just a few weeks!

Here’s what to do:

– Copy/paste and fill out your own answers (you don’t have to answer all of them!) in a post on your own website and paste the URL to that post (not your home page) using the handy link-up tool on Laurie’s page. Just click on the blue button below that says “Add your link”.

– Make sure to link back to this post after you fill out your answers so any of your readers who are conference attendees can participate, too! The more, the merrier.

– Click through the links below to get to know other conference attendees before St. Louis!

Here are the questions and my answers!

Name: Marisa Deshaies

Location: Bear, DE

What you write/tagline/trademark: A Way With Words Writing Services

Place in the book world: Aspiring editor who wants to work in publishing!

On a scale of hugger to 10-foot-pole, please rate your personal space: Handshakes first, hugs afterwards

The unique talking point that will get you going for hours: Books, anything British (I love Jane Austen novels, Downton Abbey, and Harry Potter!), all things Disney 🙂

Loved ones at home you’ll be missing: My parents, my two younger brothers, and my miniature dachshund, Winston

Conference goals we can pray for? Please, please, please that I find some leads in editorial employment

Anything we can celebrate with you? I’m doing very well with book reviews and promotions! 🙂

One or two ways we can help you build your platform? Yes! I would be so grateful if you could follow my website, A Way With Words, and, of course, any recommendations to fellow authors, editors, agents, or publishers would be so incredibly helpful. Thanks in advance!!