2015 “Write in the Springs” Conference (7th Annual)

Bestselling and Award-winning Author
Saturday, April 11, 2015
(Optional add-on session: Friday, April 10th)

Rachel Hauck
Rachel is the author of critically acclaimed novels such as The Wedding Dress, Love Starts with Elle, and Once Upon A Prince. She also penned the Songbird Novels with multi-platinum recording artist, Sara Evans. Booklist named their novel, Softly and Tenderly, one of 2011’s Top Ten Inspirationals. She serves on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers, is a mentor and book therapist at My Book Therapy, and conference speaker. Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and pets, and writes from her two-story tower. For more information see her website: www.rachelhauck.com/


  • Building Your Story Spine – Learn the “bare bones” must-haves for every story. Great for fast drafting and for development of the character journey.
  • Developing Your Character’s Wound, Lie & Fear – Discover how a character’s Wound, Lie and Fear ties into your overall plot — and how it makes the story more compelling.
  • Ramping Up Tension in Your Story – Every page needs tension, preferably every line needs to create tension. We’ll take a look at how to create real tension using obstacles and dialogue.
  • The Writer’s Life – How do we live the life of a writer, both practically and spiritually, in a way that honors God, acknowledges the way God created us, and includes the other people in our lives?


The Franciscan Retreat Center
(Stonehaven Facility)
7740 Deer Hill Grove
Colorado Springs, CO. 80919

The Franciscan Retreat Center at Mt. St. Francis is a breathtaking setting in the foothills of the Rockies. Located on the western edge of Colorado Springs but a world away from the city. Native trails provide an opportunity for relaxing walks and beautiful views of Blodgett Peak and Mt. Cedar.


Live Book Therapy— Limited Reservations (10)

Attendees have until March 1 to submit a short synopsis (500-1000 words max) and the first 5 pages of their work in progress (maximum two thousand words). Rachel will choose one submission to do an anonymous complete book therapy. Rachel Hauck and/or Beth Vogt will do a 15 minute brainstorming session with each attendee on their submission.

The Hampton Inn
7245 Commerce Center Dr.,
(Off Woodmen Exit)
Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80919
Tel # (719) 593-9700


Discount lodging is available at The Hampton Inn and can be reserved by calling the hotel directly. Guest rooms are offered with two double beds or one king size bed at a special rate of $69 per night. The hotel offers free Wi-Fi, an indoor heated pool, exercise room, and a hot breakfast.



Prices include admission to Saturday’s Conference, continental breakfast,
hot catered lunch (Regular, Vegan & Gluten Free options available), and all workshop materials. Friday’s special session is an additional cost, and limited to the first 10 paid registrants – only available as an add-on option for those participants registering for Saturday’s conference.

Discount lodging available at the nearby Hampton Inn.



EARLY BIRD PRICING (January 1st – February 15th, 2015) 

                                                                           ACFW Member          Non-Member

All Day Conference with catered lunch   $75.00                           $95.00


STANDARD PRICING (February 16th – March 24th, 2015)

                                                                          ACFW Member          Non-Member

All Day Conference with catered lunch   $95.00                         $115.00


LATE REGISTRATION/AT THE DOOR (March 25th – April 11th 2015)

                                                                                                                     All Participants

All Day Conference (No meal/bring your own lunch)             $125.00

*Online registration ends April 10th.  After that, register in person at the event.

As Available/10 participants     SOLD OUT – WAITING LIST ONLY
                                                                        ACFW Member      Non-Member
Includes snacks & beverages                 $35.00                             $40.00


Rachel will have books available for purchase, which she can sign during breaks.There will NOT be a bookstore for other authors.A Giveaway table will be set up for author related items – bookmarks, flyers, etc… Items will not be returned after the conference. For more details send an email to: secretary@acfwcs.acfwcolorado.com


Early Bird Registration NOW OPEN!

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