West Coast

Christian Writers



October 18 – 20, 2023

Roseville, California


WCCW Board Member

Agent Appointments (In-Person), Agent Appointments (Virtual)

Round Table

Mary is interested in discussing:

Nonfiction books: Christian living, spiritual growth/theology, self-help/health

Gift books

Mary is looking for Christian living titles that grow people and the global church coming from a biblical worldview. She is also pursuing gift, design, and art-based books, in addition to books by theologically astute leaders. Mary’s placement, promotion, and writing expertise is primarily in nonfiction. She loves books that don’t sound like every other book on the Christian bookshelf. Are you willing to tell the truth? Are you courageous on the page?

Mary DeMuth is a literary agent, podcaster of the popular Pray Every Day podcast, artist, speaker, and the author of 40+ books, including Love, Pray, Listen: Parenting Your Wayward Adult Kids with Joy (Bethany, 2022). She lives in Texas with her husband and is the mom to three adult children. Find out more at marydemuth.com.


Trends in Publishing and Platform (Publishing): Publishing is constantly shifting, and it’s hard to keep up with current trends. But now you don’t have to! Literary agent Mary DeMuth asked colleagues in publishing what they were seeing as trends, and she’s compiled them all for you in an easy-to-digest session. Learn about the 9 general publishing trends and the 8 current Christian publishing trends from an insider.


Deep Internal Work for Publishing Success: Great writing flows from the inside out. In this hands-on CREW, you’ll

  •  Uncover your purpose for writing
  • Develop a publishing story arc
  • Lament your publishing losses
  • Learn how to pitch, self-edit, become productive, organize a book, and find the best way to promote your work

2023 Conference

October 18 – 20, 2023


Writers on the Move


“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”  Joshua 1:9