2017 ACFW Conference Mix & Mingle

It’s that time of year again… Soon hundreds of fiction writers and publishing industry professionals will arrive in Dallas for four days of fun! We focus on professional growth and development, networking, and connecting/re-connecting with our writer friends. In the spirit of getting to know one another and gearing up for the conference, author Laurie Tomlinson hosts a virtual mix & mingle on her website.

Here’s how you play along:

Copy/paste the questions and fill out your own answers in a post on your own website and paste the URL to that specific post (not your homepage) using the handy link-up tool over at Laurie’s website. Then visit the links already posted there, comment, and make some connections before you get to Dallas. Easy peasy!

Here are my answers:

Name: Heidi McCahan

Location: North Carolina

What you write/tagline/trademark: I write sweet, inspirational romance.

Place in the book world: Published author of two novels, several novellas, and recently contracted with Harlequin Love Inspired. I’m polishing another manuscript targeted for Love Inspired and hope to submit before Dallas.

On a scale of hugger to 10-foot-pole, please rate your personal space: 10-foot-pole, please. Not a hugger.

Something VERY serious: How do you take your Starbucks? Tall, skinny vanilla latte

The unique talking points that will get you going for hours: Alaska, coffee, chocolate, Instagram, parenting boys, my Goldendoodle puppy…

Conference goals we can pray for? We were displaced from our home due to water damage and I’d love to be able to put my concerns about the ongoing renovations and the needs of my family out of my mind (temporarily), and focus on really being present at the conference.

Anything we can celebrate with you? I sold my first manuscript to Harlequin Love Inspired and that novel is scheduled for release in June 2018. Whoop! Whoop!

One or two ways we can help you build your platform? Instagram is my favorite and you can follow me here.

Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to seeing you in Dallas very soon.


  1. Melissa Ferguson:

    Thanks for sharing, Heidi! I hope and pray that you will be able to spend next week worry-free and totally present to all the joys the ACFW conference has to offer. And congrats on your LI contract! I write romance as well 🙂


    • Heidi:

      Thanks, Melissa. Looking forward to seeing you in Dallas.


  2. Rachel Dylan:

    Congrats on your sale! Hope to meet at ACFW!


    • Heidi:

      Thanks, Rachel. See you soon.


  3. Laura C. Brandenburg:

    It’s great to meet you, Heidi. Congrats on your LI contract! I hope to meet you in Grapevine.


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