Keynote Address – Writing to Touch the World

Jeanette WindleWe’re excited to have Jeanette Windle as our keynote speaker.

An author whose ministry and novels transverse the planet’s darkest corners, ECPA Christian Book Award and Christy Award finalist, Jeanette shares from her own walk through life’s storms how every writer’s unique journey with God can become a message that will touch and change this world.


As daughter of missionary parents, award-winning author and journalist Jeanette Windle grew up in the rural villages, jungles, and mountains of Colombia, now guerrilla hot zones. Her detailed research and writing is so realistic that it has prompted government agencies to question her to determine if she has received classified information.

Currently based in Lancaster, PA, Jeanette has lived in six countries and traveled in more than thirty on five continents. Those experiences have birthed 16 international intrigue titles, including bestselling Tyndale House Publishers release Veiled Freedom, a 2010 ECPA Christian Book Award and Christy Award finalist, sequel Freedom’s Stand, a 2012 ECPA Christian Book Award and Carol Award finalist, and Congo Dawn, 2013 Golden Scroll Novel of the Year.

Jeanette mentors developing-nation writers in both English and Spanish on all five continents. She is the head of Lancaster Christian Writers, an ACW chapter that welcomes all writers of any genre and skill level.