I had the opportunity to attend the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) Unite 2017 conference in Cincinnati as media for the second year in a row.  I had soooo much fun last year I wasn’t sure if it could live up to my expectations.  It absolutely did!!
The conference is the largest gathering of Christian-resource providers, thought leaders, faith leaders, and Christian artists and authors engaged in the production and distribution of Christian resources and related lifestyle materials.  The convention began in 1950 in Chicago. Today, it is held in a different U.S. location each year and attracts more than 2,000 participants. The event remains in the top 250 U.S. trade shows of more than 6,000 reporting events as ranked by Trade Show News Network in 2016.
I was honored to interview 19 inspirational and encouraging authors. Below is a sneak peak at some of them. Stay tuned for the in-depth video interviews with each of them coming soon to the blog.  I think you will find it as inspiring and enlightening as I did. This year I was able to take a friend, Kay with me.  We took a different approach this year and with the help of several pieces of technology, we were able to conduct Facebook Live interviews and record interviews for the blog.  This allows you to ‘meet’ the authors too.
 Pictures from CBA Unite 2017   IMG_5856[1]Kay and I on our way to CBA Unite 2017.
Jerusalem Jackson Greer – Author of At Home In this Life
IMG_5869[1]Kathy Maggart, Author of The 1947 Freedom Train
Nancy Magargle, Author of A Time to Die, A Time to Live
One of my favorite products: The Home Away scent
Joni Sullivan Baker, Buoyancy PR
Stephanie Holleman, Creator of the Bible Story Map
Lee Ann Mancini, author of the Adventures of the Sea Kids series
Helen McMahon, author of ReWritten
IMG_5870[1]Mary DeMuth, Author of Worth Living
IMG_5880[2]Mimi Tin, Creator of Pillows-on-the-GO
My last event,  I was invited to attend the Legacy Dinner.