The Northeast Ohio Christian Writers Conference is proud to announce this year's keynote speaker, Debra Rose. As a Christian actor, vocalist, director and writer, Debra Rose has explored characters in a variety of ways. In her own Christian walk, she strives to adhere to biblical principles and expand on them in her writing.
In her first self-published book, Ditch the Daisy, a Poetic Journey from Pluckin’ to Praise, she uses poetry and prose to describe her Christian walk from a love-relationship perspective. In her upcoming book, Turn it Around, a Survival Guide for Living Positive in a Negative World, Miss Rose gives readers 52 strategies to build a strong foundation of positive thought and action.
On stage, Miss Rose has portrayed characters ranging from Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music to the villainous Miss Hannigan in Annie. She has also researched and portrayed historical characters for Oberlin’s annual Juneteenth celebrations, as well as such music icons as Billie Holiday and Mahalia Jackson for her one-woman show, Legendary Ladies. Through directing, consulting and personal coaching, Miss Rose has helped other actors and entrepreneurs develop characters for the stage and real life.
In 2012, Miss Rose introduced her new character, Gramma Rose - a homespun, practical, no-nonsense lady who gives grandmotherly advice in a world where talks around the kitchen table have given way to cell phones and social media. You can get Gramma’s advice at www.grammaroseknows.com. For more about Debra, visit www.debraroseconnect.com.
Her first eBook can be purchased at this link. Her new eBook will be released prior to the NEOCWC - Northeast Ohio Christian Writers Conference on April 9.
The Northeast Ohio Christian Writers Conference is geared toward writers of all ages and skill levels. Attendees will experience a full day of workshops and panel discussions led by some of the area’s top authors and publishing professionals, and will leave equipped to embark or continue on their writing journey. Conference presenters will also be on hand to answer questions and will have copies of their works available for purchase and autographing. A light breakfast and lunch are included.
Interested and aspiring writers can register for the event and find additional information by clicking on the appropriate tab at the top of this page. You can also find the Northeast Ohio Christian Writers Conference on Facebook & Twitter.