After registering for our Publishing in Color conference, you will have the opportunity to sign up for a virtual 1-on-1 meeting with one or more of our conference speakers or other industry professionals or authors. These are informal ~20-minute chats (by phone, Zoom, or equivalent) that can be scheduled at a mutually convenient time, either before, during, or after the conference.  Speakers are not obligated to follow up with you after the meeting.

Meeting slots are filled on a first-come, first served basis while supplies last.  Within 5 days we will contact you by email to confirm your selection, or to let you know if we are unable to provide you with the meeting you have selected. After your meeting selection has been confirmed you will be contacted by the speaker in order to arrange a mutually convenient time to talk.

Below is the list of specific meetings you can sign up for, along with the person’s bio in case you need it. In addition to conference speakers, we have included many additional additional industry professionals and authors who are not speaking at the conference, but are available for these 1-on-1 meetings.

Please note: if you registered as a VIP, this is NOT the place to reserve your first three 1-on-1 meetings – please see the email sent to you for instructions on how to do that. However you may pay for additional 1-on-1 meetings.

All meetings are $10 each, which is donated to the Publishing in Color Scholarship Fund.


Joyce Dinkins (Our Daily Bread Ministries) – learn more about Joyce here – sold out

Andy Rogers (HarperCollins / Zondervan) – learn more about Andy here

Kelsey Bowen (Baker Publishing Group / Revell) – learn more about Kelsey here

Patnacia Goodman (Baker Publishing Group / Bethany House) – learn more about Patnacia here

Jillian Schlossberg (Tyndale House) – learn more about Jillian here

Jason Fikes (Leafwood Publishers) – learn more about Jason here

Jevon Bolden (literary agent) – learn more about Jevon here – sold out

Rachelle Gardner (literary agent) – learn more about Rachelle here

Elizabeth Jackson (Tyndale House Fiction) – learn more about Elizabeth here

Matt Reynolds (Christianity Today) – learn more about Matt here

Amy Simpson (Moody Press) – learn more about Amy here

Edwina Perkins (Harambee Press) – sold out

Valerie Weaver-Zercher (Fortress Press / Broadleaf Books) – learn more about Valerie here

Pam Perry PR – learn more about Pam here – sold out

Taneki Dacres (Vine Publishing) – learn more about Taneki here

JoLanda Rogers (T.A.L.K. Publishing) – learn more about JoLanda here

Porscha Burke (Penguin Random House) – learn more about Porscha here

Brian Allain (Writing for Your Life) – learn more about Brian here

Keely Boeving (literary agent) – learn more about Keely here – sold out

Celeste McCauley (Guideposts) – learn more about Guideposts here

Vinita Hampton Wright (Loyola Press) – learn more about Vinita here

Credo Communications – learn more about Credo here

Susan Salley (Abingdon Press) – learn more about Susan here

Milton Brasher-Cunningham (Church Publishing, Inc.) – learn more about Milton here

Deborah Arca (Chalice Press) – learn more about Chalice Press here

Dayna Olson-Getty (Herald Press) – learn more about Dayna here

Jessica Miller Kelley (Westminster John Knox Press) – learn more about Jessica here

Annette Leach (Urban Ministries / Uriel Press) – learn more about Annette here – sold out

Ashley Hong (Penguin Random House / Convergent) – learn more about Ashley here – sold out

Amy Newmark (Chicken Soup for the Soul) – learn more about Chicken Soup here

Darcy Wiley (author) – learn more about Darcy here

Michelle Reyes (author) – learn more about Michelle here

Dorina Gilmore (author) – learn more about Dorina here

Xochitl Dixon (author) – learn more about Xochitl here

Sheila Wise Rowe (author) – learn more about Sheila here


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