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2021 Conference Staff

  • Name: Robin Miller
    Position: Conference Director
    Conference Task(s): It would probably be much easier to note what details of the conference DON'T fall under Robin's job description. Then again, none really come to mind. If it has to do with conference, she oversees.

    Robin Miller, writing under the name Robin Caroll, is the best-selling author of over 30 novels, including the best-selling, critically acclaimed Deliver Us From Evil. Robin.grew up in Louisiana with her nose in a book. She still has the complete Trixie Belden series, and her love for mysteries and suspense has only increased with her age. Robin’s passion has always been to tell stories to entertain others and come alongside them on their faith journey—aspects Robin weaves into each of her published novels. Best-selling author of 30+ novels, ROBIN CAROLL writes Southern stories of mystery and suspense, with a hint of romance to entertain readers. Her books have been recognized in several awards, including the Carol Award, HOLT Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, RT Reviewer’s Choice Award, and more. When she isn’t writing, Robin spends quality time with her husband of over three decades, her three beautiful daughters and two handsome grandsons, and their character-filled pets at home in the South.

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  • Name: Pam Hillman
    Position: Conference Treasurer
    Conference Task(s): Pam handles all of the accounting and bookkeeping aspects of the annual conference.

    Pam Hillman spent her teenage years perched on the seat of a tractor raking hay. In those days, her daddy couldn’t afford two cab tractors with air conditioning and a radio, so Pam drove an old Allis Chalmers 110. When her daddy asked her if she wanted to bale hay, she told him she didn’t mind raking. Raking hay doesn’t take much thought so Pam spent her time working on her tan and making up stories in her head. Now, that’s the kind of life every girl should dream of! Her debut historical romance, Stealing Jake, was an EPIC eBook Awards finalist. Claiming Mariah, her second novel, won Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart. As past treasurer of ACFW, Pam continues to give back to the organization as Conference Treasurer. She lives in Mississippi with her husband and family.

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  • Name: Casey Miller
    Position: Appointment Coordinator/Conference Sponsorship Liaison
    Conference Task(s): Schedule all conferee ACFW appointments (with Agents, Editors, Mentors, PR/Media Professionals, and Paid Critiquers) and oversee the sponsorship program. Also assists with the virtual conference setup, and virtual appointments.

    Casey Miller is a husband, father to three daughters, and grandfather to two rowdy grandsons. With experience as an independent business owner, he’s accustomed to scheduling appointments and organization. With a heart for the Christian fiction industry, Casey helps organize, set up, and execute book signings and events.

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  • Name: Nick Kording
    Position: Carol Awards Coordinator
    Conference Task(s): Coordinating ACFW's Carol Awards

    Nick Kording is a Frasier Bronze Medalist, Rattler finalist and Splickety Love finalist. She writes modern-day adaptations of Biblical stories with a touch of romance and speculative stories of love and redemption as well as Christian living, Bible studies and devotionals. You can find Nick’s adventures teaching Bible studies, with her family, in the City or traveling on twitter & instagram @nickesque and at

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  • Name: Teresa Haugh
    Position: Genesis Coordinator
    Conference Task(s): Coordinating ACFW's Genesis Contest for unpublished writers

    Teresa Haugh and her husband live in Arizona and sweet home Alabama. She has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Montevallo and took extra Shakespeare classes for fun. She is a proud retiree of the U.S. Forest Service, Alaska Region, where she worked in Public Affairs. She has interviewed twenty-five authors for ACFW’s Author of the Week web page. She writes contemporary and speculative fiction.

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  • Name: Robert Turner
    Position: Contests Coordinator/Conference Administrative Assistant
    Conference Task(s): Robert oversees all of ACFW's contests and monitors feedback and assists contests coordinators as needed. Onsite, Robert also assists the conference office in various ways. You'll see Robert doing a multitude of tasks, including entry to meals and general sessions as well as overseeing the sponsorship items to attendees.

    Robert Turner recently retired after a 28-year career in with the 138th Fighter Wing of the United States Air Force. Instead of keeping F16s flying, he now tinkers with his camera and his vintage BMW convertible. Robert has been married to bestselling author Kathleen Y’Barbo since 2010, leading him to consider writing a book about how to survive as the spouse of a writer. It will be fiction, of course.

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