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The 2020 MCWC Faculty Spotlight



One of our 2020 MCWC faculty members will be the chief editor and owner of Elk Lake Publishing, Plymouth, MA.
Deb Haggerty has been involved in Christian speaking and writing since 1995. She’s well known in the industry for her teaching at Christian writers’ conferences such as Glorieta, Blue Ridge Mountains, Greater Philadelphia, and Florida. She has been on staff for CLASSeminars and Florence Littauer’s Personality Training Seminars. Her seminars on communication, networking, and grace are popular with conferences and church groups alike. She also teaches writers “Tips and Tricks on Working with Editors and Publishers.”

 Since purchasing Elk Lake Publishing and incorporating, the company has gained a reputation for publishing positive books, encouraging new and experienced authors alike, and participating in the education of upcoming writers. Deb’s mission is to come alongside the authors God brings to her to ensure their work is produced in a positive and professional fashion.
Prior to her speaking and writing endeavors, Deb worked in corporate America for almost twenty-five years in a variety of assignments from sales, support staff, marketing, consulting, recruiting, and management. She even taught piano lessons for five years! All of these experiences have prepared her for running Elk Lake Publishing Inc.
Elk Lake Publishing is a traditional, royalty-paying publisher that acquires a variety of books in all genres of fiction and from children’s to adult. They also publish nonfiction “with a twist.” At this time, they’re looking for primarily fiction—especially mystery/suspense and contemporary women’s—and selected nonfiction, but no Amish, cowboy, memoirs, devotionals, Bible studies, or poetry.


MONDAY 2:30 – 3:15

What should we write about, where do we find topics, and how do we construct them?
When we decide to write or to speak, we first must decide what we want to say. We need to understand the parts of the book or speech and how to construct them. We need to understand research and know what makes us credible on the topic we’ve chosen.

TUESDAY 2:30 – 3:15

We’ll review the publishing process from query to the finished book and everything in between.
Presenting yourself and your work successfully to an editor/publisher requires certain skills and documents. Ways to ensure you make that very important great first impression will be discussed along with tips and techniques to aid in the creative process. This is an interactive seminar with questions and discussion actively encouraged.

TUESDAY 3:30 – 4:15

Speaking to groups is one of the best ways to sell books.Several studies have shown one of the best ways to sell books is back-of-the-room at a speech to a group. Many of us are terrified of the prospect of talking in front of people. This workshop will teach the steps to a professional presentation for even the faint of heart.


Deb Haggerty had met several authors at last year’s MCWC whose work she loved and has contracted with those authors for a book deal. Don’t miss this year’s conference and plan to meet with her if you are writing the genres her company publishes. You might get that contract you’ve been working for.                    
I hope to see you in July!
Marsha, Director

To contact me for a brochure: marshahubler@outlook.com

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Meet the Author: Lois Loofbourrow


Lois Loofbourrow is a single mom with a heart for children. She has been a member of Trinity Life Center in Sacramento for over twenty years. Lois’s love for children motivated her into action that led to an intense study of God’s Word.

“As a Sunday school teacher, I’ve observed that children, as well as teenagers, struggle to find their way through the scriptures. God placed a burden on my heart—to teach children how to effectively use their Bibles; hence, the idea for my soon-to-be-published project, The No Study Bible Study, was born.”

The results of her Sunday school curriculum that has taken years in the making are that children are motivated, parents are excited, and youth pastors are thrilled.

She is currently working on an adult version for the young-in-the Lord, which will be a great blessing to those who’ve just accepted Christ.

Lois’s Background

After studying at San Jose State University, Lois continued her education at Epic Bible College, where she completed a degree in  Christian Ministries. She is actively involved in Celebrate Recovery as part of their media team, which helps teach lessons and encourages newcomers in the hope of Jesus Christ. Lois lives in Antelope, California, and is thankful for her job as a Health Care Coordinator.

Time for Hobbies?

But with a full-time job and the writing of such massive projects on the side, does this busy gal have any time for herself? “I love playing a rowdy game of Cribbage with my two grown sons, as well as working on home projects with my brother, who lives in Oregon. I also enjoy early morning bike rides, photography, and the fellowship of many good friends.”

Her Latest Project

Lois is now writing another book, Silent Obedience, a nonfiction journal based on the life of a woman the Lord brought across her path in a most unusual way.

Lois met Mai (Her full name is Do Huynh Mai – last name is first in Vietnamese) at the Grand Oaks Salon in Citrus Heights, California in 2009.  As Lois’s manicurist, Mai quietly shared bits and pieces of her traumatic childhood in Vietnam. Lois felt honored when Mai gave permission to write her story, which should be finished in six to eight months. Now Mai is no longer silent and wants to share with the world what it was like in war-torn Vietnam before she was fortunate enough to come to this free land.       

 Visit Lois at http://www.thenostudybiblestudy.com

The No Study Bible Study
(Available soon)

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