Please be sure to stop by and visit our lovely vendors. They help make it possible for us to put on a top-notch and affordable conference. Don’t forget to get your card stamped for a chance to win our Grand Prize! 

Special thanks to our door prize sponsors  marked with an *asterisk.

Information correct at time of publication, but like life, it is all subject to change.


*A Twist of Karma Entertainment, LLC (table 17)

A Twist of Karma Entertainment, LLC is a distinctive consulting and design company, specializing in manuscript (novel) and screenplay editing and book cover design. Chantelle Aimée Osman will be available at the conference to discuss services as well as provide individual consulting/critique sessions, including “pre-pitch” coaching for those wanting to perfect their pitch prior to their appointments, synopsis review, book cover design consultations, and for writers who have written “the end”, advice on the next step in the process. Please visit our vendor table to make an appointment & pay for consults.


*ART Leatherworks (table 19)

Leather artist Brittany Fields brings new life to old leather with her unique handcrafted bracelets. The leather for each piece is selected from a limited supply of high character vintage leathers. Using only top materials—Swarovski crystals, heavy duty snaps, and quality conchos—ART Leatherworks creates wearable artworks from Brittany’s studio in the heart of Texas.


Barnes & Noble (North wall)

Bookseller Barnes & Noble will be providing a selection of books for the serious writer—including titles by our speakers. Be sure to shop early—the B&N pop-up store will turn into a pumpkin at noon on Sunday. You can support the DFW Writers’ Conference by presenting this voucher at any Barnes & Noble the week ending May 4th.


CaPlume! and Mary Kay (table 21)

The comfort and functionality of a baseball cap combined with the fun and whimsy of feathers—CaPlume is not your mother’s church hat! Mary Kay Consultant Kelli Hopschas will also be on hand to introduce you to the best-selling skincare program in America.


Carve Magazine (table 7)

Established in 2000, Carve magazine, named in honor of Raymond Carver, is a literary magazine publishing new short stories every quarter online, in print, and on the iPad.


Dark Filament Publishing Start-up (table 18)

The world of self-publishing can be confusing. At Dark Filament, our goal is to make your transition from writer to author as smooth and easy as possible. That’s why we offer a range of services aimed at getting you on your feet as a self-publisher and enabling you to sell your manuscript in both print and eBook around the world. Whatever you need, we’ll be with you every step of the way.


*DFW Writers’ Workshop (table 5)

Membership is open to anyone, over the age of 18, who desires to promote the art and craft of writing. There are no limitations on membership. Writers in any genre and any experience level — from multi-published to just starting out — are welcome to join and will find benefit from being part of our group. Be sure to stop by several times during the weekend, as several of our published members will be taking a turn at the table with their books.


*DFW Writers’ Conference (table 6)

Check this table often to meet and greet our speakers, including Jonathan Maberry, Donald Maass and Les Edgerton. DFW Conference merchandise is available at our registration table in the atrium.


Garner Creative (table 3)

With over 10 years in the art and design industry, Garner Creative is ready to help you elevate your digital or print visibility. From identity packages to marketing materials to web design, Garner Creative can help you stand out in today’s competitive marketplace.


*Jeanne Guerra and Tony Skur (table 9)

Guerra has two newly published books, in completely different genres. The first, My Second Wind, is a romantic murder mystery set in present-day West Texas, that will forever erase any preconceived prejudices of a barren beige land and populace. Softly, As I Leave You is a novel about mental illness and hope, based on the journal writings of Shayne, a victim of suicide. Both books (with five-star ratings) are available on in paperback and Kindle versions.


*Martha Hettich (tables 26 & 27)

Handcrafted Guatemalan goods.


Joye King (table 23)



KLUG Photography (table 10)

KLUG Photography offers image branding. An image that defines the author’s persona, it provides the perfect package for use with your resume, book jacket and marketing. Image work adds continuity and defines you as the consummate professional. CLICK HERE FOR PACKAGE AND APPOINTMENT INFORMATION.


*Literature & Latte

Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft. See the schedule for Scrivener classes with Gwen Hernandez, author of “Scrivener for Dummies.”


*Loft Literary Center (table 2)

Founded in 1974, The Loft Literary Center is one of the nation’s leading literary arts centers. The Loft advances the artistic development of writers, fosters a thriving literary community, and inspires a passion for literature. National writers may connect with the Loft through our daily blog (, our online resources for writers (, and our numerous online classes (


*Luggage Plus (tables 24 & 25)

Economical, quality luggage and Egyptian cotton sheets.


Michelle Rene (table 1)

Author of “I Once Knew Vincent” and “Vicious”. She will be selling autographed copies of her latest book.


Mrs. Purse-onalilty (table 20)

Designer-look purses and accessories.


Pampered Chef (table 11)

The Pampered Chef® is the premier direct seller of high-quality kitchen tools. The Pampered Chef® is committed to developing multi-purpose kitchen tools, providing expert cooking tips and creating simple recipes that enhance shared mealtime and suit busy lifestyles. With a product line that includes more than 500 offerings — from entertaining to cookware, cutlery to cookbooks, Stoneware to pantry products, we have the simple and affordable solution to get your meal on the table.


Premier Jewelry (tables 14 & 15)

Premier offers a line of more than 500 beautiful and affordable fashion jewelry items, with something to appeal to every customer’s sense of style and budget. What’s on your wish list?


Rapha House (table 8)

Rapha House exists to love, rescue, and heal children who have been rescued from trafficking and sexual exploitation. Sales of our handmade creations, including handbags, accessories, and silk scarves support our mission.


Tui Snider (table 22)

Tui Snider will be promoting her Amazon Best Seller, “Unexpected Texas,” a quirky travel guidebook to offbeat and overlooked places near Dallas and Fort Worth, such as the gravesite of an alleged extraterrestrial, a “palace” made of salt, the lynching of a very bad Santa Claus, and the only Michelangelo painting in the Western Hemisphere.


Debra Tischler, LMT & Arlene Koerner, LMT (table 4)

Tied up in knots over your upcoming pitch? Let our Licensed Massage Therapists help! Swedish (chair) massage—no appointment necessary. Standard rate is $1/min and there is a minimum time of five minutes.


Turtle Wireless (tables 12 & 13)

Cases and accessories for mobile phones and e-readers.


Writer’s Garret (table 16)

A full-service, year-round, non-profit literary center in North Texas.



































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