||Keynote and Banquet Speaker|
Bob is an award-winning writer, literary agent with The Steve Laube Agency, freelance editor,
frequent speaker, and former magazine editor. His fifty books, which include
The Bard and the Bible and The Red Letter Prayer Life: 17 Words
from Jesus to Inspire Practical, Purposeful, Powerful Prayer, have sold millions
of copies. He coauthored 11 books with Josh McDowell, including the award-winning
Don't Check Your Brains at the Door. He has won two Gold Medallion Awards,
four Ohio Associated Press awards, and an Amy Foundation Award.
Michelle Medlock Adams
Michelle is an award-winning journalist, bestselling author of more than 80 books, ghostwriter,
speaker, President of Platinum Literary Services, and co-owner of PlatLit Books. She has written
more than 1,000 articles for newspapers, magazines, and websites; helped write a New York Times
Best Seller; and served as a blogger for Guideposts. Her books include Love & Care for the One
and Only You, I Will Not Be Afraid, and White Chocolate Isn't Enough. Michelle has
earned top honors from the Associated Press, Society of Professional Journalists, and Hoosier
State Press Association. She is a huge fan of Write-to-Publish, which "put her career on the right path."
||Worship and Devotional Leader|
Cynthia is an award-winning author, speaker, conference teacher, and member of the worship ministry
at her church. In addition, she is an agent with Books & Such Literary Management and American
Christian Fiction Writers' professional relations liaison. She is the author of more than 20 books,
including her latest novel, A Fragile Hope; most recent nonfiction, As My Parents Age;
and the forthcoming novel, Miles from Where We Started. She also contributed to a number of
devotional books, including the Mornings with Jesus series from Guideposts, and the commentary or
devotional sections of two Bibles.