The Best Thing About Being A Writer

The best thing about being a writer?

Well, there’s no one “best thing.”

What can compare to holding a finished book in your hand? Or the relief of typing The End and turning in a fought-for manuscript?

Or getting a phone call telling you your book is a contest finalist?

Or attending your first sales meeting?

Reading letters from readers and realizing once again, you’re doing this for Jesus, the Glorious One?

But for sure one of the highlights for me is the friendships with other writers as well as readers.

I just returned from the International Christian Retail Show in Atlanta and I’m full of good moments connecting with friends.  Of which included debating the “way to write” with greats Ted Dekker and Steven James along with Susie May Warren and Ted’s daughter, believe it or not, who is a contracted author herself.

I had some face time with my awesome publisher, Daisy Hutton and marketing director, Katie Bond, as well as fellow TNZ authors and Christy Award nominees, Colleen Coble and Katherine Reay!

I ran into my Norwegian publisher as well as folks from my Dutch publisher! How cool is that?

I met up with fellow belle Lisa Wingate as well as author friends Robin Carroll, Lynette Eason, Hannah Alexander, Katherine Reay, and well, too many names to mention.

So, I’ve created a pictorial review from moments at the show.

Rachel Hauck, The Wedding Dress

With the Norwegian Publisher of The Wedding Dress. Was so great to meet them on the floor. Very kind, generous folks.




Rachel Hauck, Colleen Coble,  Harper Collins Christian Publishing

With Colleen Coble and our marketing director, Katie Bond, signing books at the Harper Collins booth.


Rachel Hauck, Susan May Warren, Christy's 2014

Susan May Warren giving her Christy Award speech.








Rachel Hauck, Christy Award medallion, ICRS 2014

With my friend and book store manager, Rachel Savage, showing off my Christy Award medallion.








Rachel Hauck, Lisa Wingate, Christy Awards 2014

With fellow belle and Christy Award nominee, Lisa Wingate!


Rachel Hauck, Darryl Strawberry, Tracy Strawberry

Meeting Darryl Strawberry and his wife, Tracy!









I’m home now and it’s back to work. There were some hard moments on this trip. I didn’t sleep well which is annoying but God’s goodness to me always, always shines through.

I’m in love with Him and that’s why I write.


Rachel Hauck, Once Upon A Prince, royal wedding seriesBest-selling, award-winning author Rachel Hauck loves a great story.

She serves on the Executive Board for American Christian Fiction Writers and leads worship for their annual conference. She was named ACFW 2013 Mentor of the Year. She is also on staff at My Book Therapy as their book therapist.

Rachel lives in Florida, where she is also a worship leader, with her husband and mini schnauzer.

Her novel, The Wedding Dress, was named Romantic Times Inspirational Novel of the Year and is an Amazon #1 Best Seller.

Her novel, Once Upon A Prince, earned starred reviews from Booklist and Publisher’s Weekly, and hit #1 on Amazon in Christian romance. It was recently nominated for a Christy Award!

Her latest releases, Princess Ever After and A March Bride released in February. Buying options on web site:



  1. says

    Oh, good for you for getting all these great photos, Rachel! Looks fun, exhausting, inspiring, intense, and wonderful all mixed up together. I’m always a little nervous prior to this kind of event but I have learned to just go with the flow, which you surely did!

    • Rachel Hauck says

      Amy! I always feel like a goof half the time at these things but like you said, I’ve learned to go with the flow!


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