September 9, 2017

Diving Deeper Into Fiction

A one-day mountaintop event to discover and renew your calling as a Christian writer, and learn writing techniques that will enable you to be inspired and inspire others.

Register early to secure your seat. Spaces are limited.

Bestselling authors Roseanna White, Rachel Muller, Rita Gerlach, and Dr. Carrie Fancett Pagels will be leading dynamic sessions throughout the day on what it means to inspire your readers, how to make your writing capture their attention, how to flesh out characters, and how to make every sentence count.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Gambrill State Park Tea Room, Frederick, MD

Registration is open and spaces are already filling up. Hurry and contact Rita to reserve your space at

$40  covers the cost of the entire day’s workshops. $60 for couples.

Sessions will include:

Writing Rules and When to Break Them ~ Roseanna White

Characterization. How to get into your character’s mind through backstory ~ Carrie Pagels

The Writer’s 411. The Debate between Indie Publishing and Trads ~ Rachel Muller



Rita Gerlach

Writing outstanding fiction that inspires readers should be the believing writer’s goal. The days we live in are increasingly difficult, and many people are discouraged. A believing writer can bring encouragement and comfort, and a respite from the world, both in Christian circles and to the unbelieving by developing characters and story lines readers can relate to.  This is the reason why I organized the Writing to Inspire Christian Writers Workshop, to help both published and aspiring Christian writers energize their callings and find fellowship among like-minded writers from various backgrounds.

Facilitator and teacher, Rita Gerlach is a best selling author of inspirational historical fiction. She’s been referred to as ‘The Queen of Scene’ by Colonial Quills, and loves bringing to life the settings of her stories as characters that shape the lives of her heroines and heroes. She is the author of the Daughters of the Potomac series, of which Romantic Times Book Review Magazine said, ‘Creating characters with intense realism and compassion is one of Gerlach’s gifts’.  Her most recent novel, After the Rain, is set during the Edwardian age and is receiving rave reviews. Rita lives in central Maryland with her husband and sons, where from her back porch she views mountains and farms that inspire her through each season.

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12803057_1221156944580786_322990641817585972_n Roseanna White

Roseanna is a graduate of St. John’s College. She is the author of over a dozen books ranging from biblical fiction to her new English-set series, including the Christy-nominated The Lost Heiress. When she isn’t writing or homeschooling her kids, she’s editing for WhiteFire Publishing and designing book covers for small presses and independent authors. You can find out more about her at and


RachelRachel Muller

Rachel is the author of the Love & War Series. With early recognition of her debut novel, Letters from Grace, as a finalist for Harlequin’s Mills & Boon’s So You Think You Can Write Contest (2012), her 1st World War II novel went to best selling on Amazon in just 8 weeks after release. Her 2nd WWII novel, Maggie’s Mission, followed in its footsteps, reaching bestselling status in just under 2 weeks. Both books have gained global recognition. Be sure to sign up for Rachel’s Newsletter to learn more about her works and discover when you’ll be able to take home her final installment in the Love & War Trilogy, Phillip’s War.


Dr. Carrie Fancett Pagels
Carrie is a multi-published award-winning author of Christian historical romance. Twenty-five years as a psychologist didn’t “cure” her overactive imagination. She resides with her family in the Historic Triangle of Virginia, which is perfect for her love of history. Carrie loves to read, bake, bead, and travel – but not all at the same time. Titles included among Carrie’s stable of novels are Saving the Marquise’s Granddaughter and Return to Shirley Plantation. She has also written several titles for novella collections such as Seven Brides for Seven Mail Order Husbands.

THE TEA ROOM, Frederick, Maryland:
Located in Gambrill State Park’s High Knob area, the event will take place in the Tea Room, a native-stone building constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corp in the 1930s, with breathtaking views of Frederick and Middletown Valley.

From Washington: Take I-270 north to Frederick, which transitions into U.S. Route 15, and continue to Route 40 west (West Patrick Street). Exit to the I-70 west/Route 40 split, bear right and continue on Route 40. Turn right on Gambrill Park Road until you reach ‘High Knob’. Take a left to the top of the mountain. The Tea Room is set back from the parking area as you circle to the left.

From Baltimore: Take I-70 west to Frederick and follow to U.S. Route 15 and then to Route 40 west exit. Follow Route 40 west to Gambrill Park Road on your right as above.

From Pennsylvania: Take U.S. 15 south to Frederick. Take Route 40 west exit and follow to Gambrill Park Road on your right as above.

From Hagerstown: Take I-70 east to Myersville Maryland Route 17 exit (exit #42). Turn left on Route 17 and follow through Myersville to Route 40. Turn right on Route 40 and continue to Gambrill Park Road on your left. Turn left and proceed one mile to the park.