Hotel Omni San Antone

25th Annual Conference
October 10 - 13, 2019

Writing to Remember - Remembering Why We Write

Omni La Mansion del Rio Hotel
San Antonio, Texas

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Participating Editors

Mike Bray


Mike Bray is the president and CEO of Wolfpack Publishing, which is rapidly becoming the top publisher of Western series and is now branching out to embrace the men’s adventure, western romance, and historical fiction genres. Founded in June 2013, Wolfpack found immediate success by signing an impressive list of western authors and their release ready backlist. In its first three years, Wolfpack sold two million books and went on to sell another million in 2017 and 2018. Wolfpack Publishing will look at all genres. We love strong female protagonists. With our western romance and historical romances, we like them on the clean side with any sex behind closed doors. With contemporary fiction we don’t mind a little heat. Mike can be reached through or via Facebook at

Lauren Bridges


Lauren Bridges is the Associate Editor at Wolfpack Publishing and has been with the company for over three years. Along with being a part of Wolfpack, she is the Managing Editor for their Christian Imprint, CKN Christian Publishing. CKN Christian Publishing currently has 16 authors and has published new work along with various back listed titles. As Managing Editor for CKN, she is always looking for new authors and intriguing manuscripts. We like to see authors who have multiple titles, new or back listed, and are currently working on new projects. We do publish specifically Christian work, but we accept a variety of genres. Manuscripts Lauren is currently seeking: Series, Romance, Amish, Historical, Family/Friendship, Mystery, Contemporary, and Inspirational. At this time we are not accepting nonfiction of any kind.


Meghan Farrell


A native Texan, Meghan Farrell graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Psychology before packing her bags and moving to the Golden State, where she joined Tule Publishing in 2013, working her way up from assistant to managing editor. Today she oversees and helps coordinate the development of the company’s imprints, production, subrights, editorial and marketing departments. In the last five years, Tule has grown to almost 600 books with over two dozen in film production. We are always looking for a compelling story with a strong author voice. We are especially looking for books with series potential and strong savvy heroines. Contemporary romance to fit within our Montana Born or Texas Born lines. We also are looking for paranormal, fantasy and historical romances. Meghan enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for travel, a good cup of coffee and, of course, a great book!


Erin Turner


Erin Turner is the Editorial Director for TwoDot Books, an imprint of Globe Pequot, and a senior editor for Rowman & Littlefield, acquiring books for trade imprints including Pineapple Press, Globe Pequot and Lyons Press. For the past twenty years she’s been acquiring and editing books on the American West, cookbooks, and other titles. Recently acquired books include tales of the famous sharpshooter Annie Oakley, the scoundrel Ned Buntline, Doc Holliday and his paramour Big Nose Kate, and the great 1903 western tour of Theodore Roosevelt. Erin lives and works in Helena, Montana. Currently seeking: Nonfiction, especially history and biography on the American West; cookbooks with a western theme; regional-interest titles that highlight unique features of states, national parks, or other areas; historical true crime with a strong regional focus. Very limited acceptance: historical fiction based on true events. Not accepting: general fiction, poetry, contemporary true crime, or memoir.

Jennifer Uhlarik


Jennifer Uhlarik is the managing editor for Trailblazer Western Fiction, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. LPC opened its general publishing division in 2007 and has expanded into a top-notch small press with twelve imprints. The Trailblazer line opened for submissions in 2018. Jennifer currently endeavors to publish four western novels/novellas a year, both contemporary and historical “clean reads” westerns. Not only does Trailblazer want classic westerns but would also welcome more out-of-the-box genre pairings—western-set mysteries, time-slip/dual-time westerns, ensemble-cast stories with complex plots, stories that tell the west’s history from female or ethnic perspectives, etc. More specific information can be found at