Upcoming Events

Getting Pitch Ready

Sarah Forgrave is an author and speaker who loves encouraging others. Her writing career began in fiction, where she achieved multiple contest wins, signed with her agent, and garnered interest from publishing houses. After eight years, however, God led her into the world of non-fiction and opened doors for her book, Prayers for Hope and Healing, to be published with Harvest House Publishers in October 2017. Her second book, Prayers of Hope for Caregivers, releases in Spring 2019. Her other writing credits include contributions to Guideposts' A Cup of Christmas Cheer, the e-devotional Arise Daily, and The Gift of Friendship.

Outside of writing and teaching, Sarah is the busy mom of two preteen kids and the wife of an entrepreneurial husband. When she has a moment to herself, she loves to shop the aisles at Trader Joe's or curl up with a good book and a cup of tea. Visit Sarah at www.sarahforgrave.com.
Michele Israel Harper is an author, editor, publisher, wife, and mom to three little ones. Whew! When she's not wearing one of those hats, she loves to scrapbook. A true Francophile, ask her anything about France, and she'll love you forever!

Michele has published four books with a fifth ready to go. Her boutique publishing company, L2L2 , specializes in the speculative, but she'd love to expand into other genres someday. You can learn more at www.MicheleIsraelHarper.com.
Cara Putman is a woman of many talents. Currently, she serves on the executive board of ACFW, but she's also a practicing attorney, has earned her MBA, and teaches at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management.

Cara started writing to publish in 2005 after she met Colleen Coble at a book-signing. Colleen encouraged her to follow that dream, and over twenty-five books later, Cara is enjoying her dream come true. Add homeschooling her four children to the above accomplishments, and you can see why she calls herself an "all-around crazy woman!" Check out more details at www.caraputman.com.

What you need to know:

  • MCL Township Line, 2370 W. 86th St. Indianapolis. Indiana 46260
  • 11:30-2:30
  • Cost: Members Free +the cost of lunch
  •  Non-Members: $10.00 + the cost of lunch
  • Membership to Indiana ACFW is $15.00 for the year.
This session will be a panel discussion on how to prepare a one sheet, what happens in a pitch session, how to move towards publication with an agent/publishing company.