In addition to hosting this live online meeting, we will also record it and post the link in the next month’s issue of The eQuill newsletter.


April 17, 1:00-4:00 p.m. EasternOnline (please add yourself to our mailing list to receive the email with the online meeting link:


1:00-1:30 Bonus open forum: all-things-writing Q&A with AWC Executive Director & Acting President George Weinstein


1:30-1:45 AWC announcements and upcoming events


1:45-2:45 Ben Coles (science fiction author and instructor): Writing sci-fi

Bennett (Ben) R. Coles is an award-winning author with Harper Collins and Titan Publishing Group (UK) and he’s always looking for opportunities to help newer authors navigate the intricacies of book publishing so they don’t make the same mistakes he made early on in his writing career. He has provided nine webinars to AWC members over the past few years.

Ben served 15 years as a naval officer and United Nations military observer. His first novel, Virtues of War, was published in 2010 to critical acclaim and drew upon his years in uniform to create an ultra-realistic portrayal of military life and combat, which he set in a futuristic society. He makes his home in Victoria, Canada with his wife and two children.

On April 20th, Ben will discuss the craft of writing science fiction.





3:00-4:00 Rob Suggs (freelance writer, illustrator and cartoonist): Collaboration and ghosting

Versatile and relentlessly creative, Rob Suggs has collaborated with Dr. Bruce Wilkinson, Dr. David Jeremiah, Dr. Bill Bright, Lee Strobel, former NFL Head Coach Les Steckel, and other well-known figures. He specializes in finding the speaker’s distinctive voice in prose, as well as communicating his or her message in words that touch the soul. He has collaborated on several New York Times bestsellers; on the Evangelical Christian Press Association’s Inspirational Book of the Year; and on works that have seen nearly two million copies in print.

An award-winning cartoonist, an exciting speaker, and a sought-after consultant, Rob is a one-stop-shop for creative services. Whether it’s a children’s version of a Lee Strobel’s apologetic work, the the Bible in comic form, an NFL head coach’s inside scoop, a how-to manual for parenting, spiritual truth from America’s top teachers–or even a laugh-out-loud collection of Rob’s experiences growing up–Rob has something for everyone.

On April 17th, Rob will provide advice and lessons learned about collaborating and ghostwriting.