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Editor Appointments

The opportunity to have personal appointments with Editors and Agents , is a valuable highlight of the conference. These provide a great way to learn first-hand about the writing industry, to pitch your manuscript or work-in-progress, and to brainstorm ideas, get encouragement, and benefit from industry professionals.

All appointments are available on a first pay, first slotted basis. Appointments will be scheduled by the Conference Appointment Coordinator, Casey Miller. Appointments will be scheduled the week prior to conference, up until conference, so if you want an appointment, please register by August 27, 2022! You will select multiple choices for your appointment needs when you register for the conference. Your appointment information will be in your registration packet.

One of the most valuable connecting points at the ACFW conference is the opportunity for editor appointments. So many authors, so little time. In these ten minute appointments, an editor will quickly assess "Is this a storyline that interests me? Does this author demonstrate knowledge of the craft and of the Christian fiction industry? Is this worth exploring further?"

Katie Gowrie
Portrait of Katie Gowrie
Organization: Love Inspired
Title: Love Inspired Associate Editor
Web Site:

Katie Gowrie is the Associate Editor for Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense. She graduated from Carleton University with a degree in Journalism and English Literature, but a short stint on the municipal politics beat affirmed for her that her true passion for storytelling lies in fiction. After completing her publishing certificate and an internship at Quill and Quire, she got her first job in publishing in the Harlequin proofreading department. She loved it so much, she kept working up and has been with the publishing house for nearly ten years. She finds it rewarding to have worked on such a range of romance titles and is incredibly inspired by the people who write them. When she’s not reading or editing, Katie loves watching crime shows and historical dramas, traveling (whenever she can), and hanging out with her family.

Currently Seeking: I’m looking for: uplifting contemporary romance and gripping romantic suspense of 55,000 words for Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense. I love stories featuring tight-knit communities, family dynamics (even the messy kind!) and friendships. I also love seeing heroines in law enforcement or in traditionally male-dominated fields. Also, Westerns and holiday stories!


Caroline Timmings
Portrait of Caroline Timmings
Organization: Love Inspired
Title: Love Inspired Assistant Editor
Web Site:

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Currently Seeking: Info Coming Soon


Participation of an individual presenter, agent, editor, or publisher in the ACFW conference does not constitute endorsement by ACFW. Conference attendees are advised to use due diligence and take personal responsibility when choosing industry professionals with whom to schedule appointments or enter into agreement.