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Keynote Speakers

Callaway, Phil

Phil Callaway

Phil Callaway is an award-winning author and speaker, known worldwide for his humorous yet perceptive look at life. He’s the best-selling author of 25 books, including Laughing Matters, I Used to Have Answers…Now I Have Kids, Making Life Rich Without Any Money, and Family Squeeze. He hosts the daily radio program Laugh Again, which is broadcast across North America, the UK, and English-speaking Africa. Phil’s writings have been translated into Polish, Chinese, Spanish, German, Dutch, Indonesian, and English (one of which he speaks fluently!)

  Phil’s humorous stories on family life have been featured in hundreds of magazines worldwide. But he insists that his greatest achievement was convincing his wife to marry him.

Collins, Brandilyn

Brandilyn Collins

Brandilyn Collins is a best-selling and award-winning author of more than 30 books. She is best known for her Seatbelt Suspense®--fast-paced, character-driven suspense novels with myriad twists and an interwoven thread of faith. Her nonfiction title, Getting into Character: Seven Secrets a Novelist Can Learn from Actors, is a popular and effective teaching book on the craft of fiction. www.brandilyncollins.com

Brandilyn has long been a favorite of the Mount Hermon writers conference. In 2002 she won the Mount Hermon Writer of the Year award. She was last on faculty in 2013.

Myers, Bill

Bill Myers

Writer/director Bill Myers's work has won more than 70 national and international awards, including the C. S. Lewis Honor Award. He’s sold more than 8 million books and videos, including McGee and Me, Imager Chronicles series, Eli, and his latest nonfiction, The Jesus Experience: Journey Deeper into the Heart of God. His  film company, Amaris Media, is in development with multiple projects. Find out more at billmyers.com.

Bill first taught at Mount Herman in the late 1980s, when he and Robin Jones Gunn were rambunctious newbies having food fights in the cafeteria. (He says biscuits fly the best.)

Marshall Strom, Kay

Kay Marshall Strom

Kay Marshall Strom is the author of forty-two books. Her writing credits also include numerous magazine articles, newspaper op eds, and devotionals. She wrote for two TV series (Murder She Wrote and The Equalizer). She contributed to various devotional Bibles as well as The Bible for Today’s Christian Woman. She has written curriculum for children’s Sunday school, children’s church, and VBS. Much of her most recent writing concerns social issues, both at home and globally. She has ghostwritten twelve books, including for Beverly La Hay and the Minirth/Meier Clinic, and one cowritten with Joni Eareckson Tada. Kay has been on faculty with Mount Hermon for as long as anyone can remember! She is our Critique Team Coordinator. We are delighted to have her keynoting for us.